Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Amazon.Com Sends a Reply

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We apologize for any frustration you've experienced. It is certainly
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If an item is listed as "Usually ships in 4 to 6 weeks," that means
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Gee thanks, you fuckers. You bascially told me I'm screwed, but did it in a semi-business like manner. Awesome. And thanks for telling me that there is literally nothing you can do about how long YOU take to ship out an item. Makes me feel all warm inside. They might as well have said, "PS: You are never going to get this item, so please stop trying."

Well screw you, Amazon.com! I didn't want the fucking calendar, anyway.


Think Frustrated said...

They could've explained why it takes 4-6 weeks to put a fucking calendar in a box and mail it. I can do that in three minutes, eight seconds.

Kay said...

Is it all calendars, or just the Far Side one that take so damn long?

Arlene said...

Have you told them to eat shit yet? I'm thinkin' ya should!

Shanshu said...

Frustrated: I agree. The fact that they say it takes 4-6 to PACK the damn calendar is just insane. maybe you should open up a shipping business, and i'll buy the calendar from you.

kay: I've only tried the Far Side one, but I saw another one that was the same 4-6 weeks to start shipping it, thing. So I guess it's calendars in general that Amazon has trouble with.

arlene: I tried, but the "eat shit" website from Amazon takes 3-4 days to process an insult, and that's just too much time to wait.

Ookami Snow said...

Hey sorry about that, I posted the wrong link. It would be very lame to lose around of the competition if the opponent didn't post.

Even though the it was posted at 9.30, I wrote it around 7.45am, I was just too sleepy and copied the wrong link off.

I'm glad at least somebody is paying attention. :)

Shanshu said...

Whoa, whoa, whoa....so I wasn't knocked off?


That is what I am talking about! See, why can't Amazon do that shit?

Oh, well. Thanks for keeping me in the tourney.

MsLittlePea said...

You totally love Amazon-just admit it. This little feud you guys have going on is a love spat...you'll be singing love songs together tomorow.