[b-greek] Re: Barnes and Ignoble?

From: Carl W. Conrad (cwconrad@artsci.wustl.edu)
Date: Sun Nov 26 2000 - 07:22:23 EST

At 9:21 PM +1100 11/26/00, One of the McKays wrote:
>I have just received the following message from Barnes and {Ig]Noble:
>Despite our efforts, we were unable to ship the following title(s) in the
>expected time frame.
>Below are the revised details of your order. As a part of our ongoing
>customer service commitment to keep you informed, we will send you an
>e-mail as soon as the title ships.
>[snip boring stuff]
>Please accept our sincerest apologies for any inconvenience you
>-The Booksellers at Barnes & Noble.com-
>The following title has been backordered:
>QTY PRICE TITLE (Expected Ship Date)
>--- ----- ------------------------------ ------------------
> 1 $52.00 A Greek-English Lexicon of the 12/17/2000
>I understood I was getting it for $US42.
>Jim! Get down off the roof! You were right!
>Why do people offer to supply stuff they ain't got?
>BTW, We have 12 months per year in Australia, not 17! I guess this is to
>allow more time to clear up the recent election fiasco.
>David McKay

I suppose these questions may have been rhetorical, but in case they may
not have been so, (1) that price was a pre-publication offer and it's a
good one; and (2) in the U.S. we normally put month/day/year, so the
expected shipping date is December 17--it should still arrive for
Christmas. I got the same note, and I'll be glad to have it for Christmas.
(It will be Advent season then, won't it?)


Carl W. Conrad
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