The idiot. That's me. Or so Amazon thinks.
I ordered and paid for a book a week ago. It was a copy of Eat and Run by ultra-runner Scott Jurek.
Two days ago I received a computer generated email from Amazon: Your book has been despatched. You will receive it in approximately 6 days.
Today I received a second email, again by computer generated email, to the effect that the book was undeliverable. It listed several possible reasons why my order had not be delivered, albeit there were still 4 days to go before the delivery date according to their earlier email.
As far as I could see none of the given reasons applied to me. I could reorder it via their website if I wanted to they said. But I don't think I'll bother. I think I'll buy it elsewhere. I think I shall place an order for it at a small independent bookshop. I don't think I'll be visiting Amazon again.
I now recall that there were problems at Amazon earlier in the year; something to do with the pathetic rate of pay at the main European warehouse in Germany it was. There was talk of relocating elsewhere. I think Poland was mentioned.
A third computer generated email, ten minutes after the second, informs me that my money will be refunded within 10 days.
That's very generous of Amazon don't you think?
Not one word of apology for the inconvenience by the way. Just as well I didn't order any of the other books they have recently been bombarding me to buy.