Posts Tagged ‘amusement’
If you read my previous post, you will know what is going on.
If you haven’t, here’s the short version:
Friend ordered an item from Forbidden Planet in UK. Had order shipped to my house, as packages can’t be shipped to her residence. Package was not what she ordered – they had sent Simon Pegg’s autobiography instead. I decided to keep the book, because I’ve been thinking about buying it before this happened.
So. I went ahead and placed an order with Forbidden Planet to pay for the Simon Pegg autibio, because I wanted to read it. As soon as I had my order confirmation number, I sent them an email.
Two days pass. …They didn’t get my above email.
Ouch. That shipping price is pretty high! Good thing I already have this book.
So I reply..
I guess I can see “since we already had it” as being somewhat confusing there.
The weekend passes. Today I receive another email.
I just sent this back to them:
We will see if they understand when they get that message. I will try making it absolutely crystal clear if they don’t – after that, I may as well just tell them to cancel the order, and keep the book anyway.
Ahhhhh fun. If I had enough time left on my calling card, I’d just explain over the phone. ha!
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My best friend ordered an Ironside Dalek toy from Forbidden Planet in England. It was on backorder for a few months, but they finally sent a shipment last week. She had it sent to my house, as hers isn’t as reliable for leaving packages on the porch.
However, when it arrived here, I could immediately tell it wasn’t a Dalek. It was a book.
We opened it up, and inside the padded envelope was a thin cardstock envelope. Inside THAT was a packing slip – for an Ironside Dalek. But with the packing slip was a signed copy of Simon Pegg’s new autobiography. LOL
Now that’s what I call a warehouse error. Right packing slip, obviously in the WRONG packaging with a totally incorrect item.
I emailed Forbidden Planet for her, saying they sent the wrong item, but that I was also interested in keeping the book, and asked if there was a way I could pay for it on my card.
Reminds me of the time when Verizon stuck the mobile phones Mom and I had ordered into a box, AND included some dude’s Chocolate phone, which was supposed to go to Jersey.
Someone’s been smokin da ganja.
At any rate, I’m going to Twitter to Mr Pegg tonight, and accuse him of switching the items out himself. After all, he was just at the Forbidden Planet signing.
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This Ping thing is kind of useless so far, in my opinion. For those who don’t know, it’s the beginning of Apples iTunes ‘social networking’ idea. At least I hope it’s the beginning – there really isn’t much to it, so far. But I am following a couple of bands and two people on it. lol.
One of those people is Benjamin Cook, one of the cooler writers for Doctor Who Magazine. I have been following him on Twitter for a while, because he’s a witty and funny fellow. He posted his Ping link there, so hey.
And look here! haha..
Benjamin started following Weezer. (yesterday at 3:06 pm)
Kathryn – Hi, Benjamin. You have just reminded me that I haven’t heard anything but Weezer’s first album. 15 years? I really must check them out. *shameful sigh* (yesterday at 3:36 pm)
Benjamin – Hooray! Ping works! :D :D xx (yesterday at 6:55 pm)
lol. And he posted on twitter that he was still oblivious to Ping’s potential.
Well, I still am, but whatever. hahah
Feeling: full of coffee!
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