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Et tu, Amazon.com? - The Phantom Librarian
Spewing out too many words since November 2003
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Et tu, Amazon.com?
Grrr. Just because holiday seasons are always so non-stressful. I decided to do the "easy" thing and order three gift books from Amazon to go home to mom, and to my grandmother and her husband. First, I think I checked the wrong thing, because they decided to ship things in different shipments even though they were leaving at the same time. Then, I forgot to gift-wrap Mom's, so I went back and edited it. I got no message that it hadn't gone through in time. So I get a call from Mom saying that she got the gift, unwrapped and with no message. And my step-grandfather's present didn't get there with the others, though the company didn't seal the box on my grandmother's properly, so who knows? Maybe it fell out somewhere over Kansas.

I've never had the slightest problem with Amazon, ever. What the hell? I'm stressed about many things anyway, can't get to my family for the holiday, and now the gifts are screwed up.

I feel a bit...: stressed stressed

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redlily From: redlily Date: December 22nd, 2006 11:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hey!! I've been ordering all my family's holiday gifts on Amazon for the past, oh, seven years, and this is the first that I've had a problem, too! They assured me (on multiple occasions) that the $300 worth of things I'd bought would make it here by Christmas, but then yesterday retracted that promise, forcing me to go on an odyssey of last-minute gift-buying. My family is not happy with Amazon this year, oh no . . . .
harriet_wimsey From: harriet_wimsey Date: December 23rd, 2006 05:34 am (UTC) (Link)
There's an Amazon center Kansas, actually, in my dad's hometown.

How frustrating! I ended up doing most of my Christmas shopping yesterday and today, because I didn't have time to think about it until the semester ended. Perhaps it will suddenly appear tomorrow.
drujenn From: drujenn Date: December 24th, 2006 12:53 am (UTC) (Link)
Amazon just shipped a present that was supposed to go to a friend in Colorado to my house here in NC. It arrived today, so of course I can't get it turned around in time to get it Colorado for Christmas.

Not only that, it's a toy for a small child and whoever wrapped it up at Amazon left it turned on. So every time it gets bumped or moved, I hear Winnie the Pooh singing. Hope the shipping people don't crush it out of sheer annoyance.
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