Do you know the feeling when you really really want a book? Like BAD? You´re so eager that you pre-order it like four weeks in advance?
So, I pre-ordered The Iron Queen and felt really really happy. I Imagined myself on my couch with this beauty in my hands.
But you know what? I still haven´t got it yet! First, I get a mail from the amauon customer service telling me that it might take them a few days longer than expected to deliver it. No problem, see I can be very patient (sometimes). But after “a few days” I get another mail telling my that they are incredibly sorry blah, blah, blah but as of now they don´t know when or if they can deliver it. WTF? Isn´t the whole point of pre-ordering so that I get my book right on time?
This is a problem I often have to face here in Germany. Even though I pre-order pretty much ALL of my books, some still can´t be delivered. The alternative is ordering from book depository, but it also takesthem over a week to ship the books. It is sometimes slightly frustrating and one of the reasons I sometimes consider buying an e-reader, even though I love only few things more than getting a new book, opening it for the first time, admiring the cover and just skim through.
Maybe, one of these days I might get myself a Kindle. But then again, who knows if they (meaning amazon) can deliver that???
In case you are wondering now: yes, I cancelled my order with Amazon and placed a new one with The Book Depository. Ha, take that stupid online bookstore!
(I know this might be slightly boring for you, but I had t tell someone who gets why I am mad about this.)