Hello, my name is Adam Spunberg — creator of thefandom.net — and I’m here to tell a cautioning tale of book purchasing gone wrong.
You see, I ordered my copy of Pandemonium well in advance from Amazon, which would have been perfectly fine if I hadn’t gotten other ideas. As many of you probably know, Amazon has a Super Saver shipping discount: If you order $25 of merchandise or above, shipping is free.
Naturally, I thought, “What a perfect opportunity to get the Deathly Hallows I and II DVDs I’ve been wanting!” It never occurred to me that this inspired decision would also mean I wouldn’t get Pandemonium on its release day — February 28. Curses!
If you look at the image below, this is the less-than-lovely email I received from Amazon this morning:
As you can see from the parts marked in red, I now won’t be receiving Pandemonium, OR the Deathly Hallows DVDs until Friday. I’ve learned my lesson. Don’t make the same mistake I did! Super Saving isn’t worth hearing the whole world rave about how good a book is while you wait impatiently at your mailbox!
Ahhh. Getting that out makes me feel better now. Better, but not cured. Never will I be cured.