Amazon Wishlist | March 9, 2004
When I designed my blog, I added my Amazon wishlist more because everybody else did it, than because I though people would want to buy me stuff. However I figured, nothing ventured, nothing gained. Somebody may find something on this site that helps them, and decide to buy me something as way of thanks.
However I’ve never been bought anything and to be honest, it didn’t come as a surprise. Then last week, I was browsing my wishlist and saw a link saying “Items already purchased for you are hidden from view. Reveal purchased items”. Cool I thought, somebody has bought me something. Sure enough, I see that some kind sole has bought me a couple of books of my list.
Hang on a minute, I thought. I’ve not actually been sent any books. So I shoot off an email to Amazon asking if they can tell me what’s going on. The following day I get a polite email back saying no, they can’t tell me what’s going on, I have to speak to the person who bought me the items. I tried to explain that I didn’t know who bought me the items, but get sent back a reply saying that Amazon can’t tell me who bough the books for me. I try to explain that I wasn’t asking them to tell me who sent me the book, but that surely they must know, and couldn’t they find out what’s going on. I get a reply back, basically saying exactly the same thing. Sorry but we cant tell you who sent you the books. End of conversation.
So if the person or persons who bought me these books is reading this, I’d just like to say a big thanks as they are both books I’ve wanted for a while. However is there any chance you could drop Amazon an email to let them know that the books haven’t been recieved :-(
Posted at March 9, 2004 9:38 PM