Earlier this, I was talking to some one about an unpleasant experience I had with an on-line bookstore—some 3 or 4 years ago. It’s wasn’t horrid—just annoying.
I ordered a book—The Vogue Knitting Book—(along with some other books) –but the other books were go alongs.
The book I wanted was the Vogue book--24 hours or so later, I got email feed back… my books were on the way, here is the shipping information...
Oh, and by the way, the Vogue book is temporally out of stock-- It will be shipped (at NO additional charge) in a few days.
A week passes (the other books arrived) and I get a second email.. there is still no Vogue in stock. Do I want to continue to wait or a refund?
I opted to continue to wait—again, and again. Until finally they sent me a notice, about being unable to fulfill my order, and sent me a refund.
I was happy that I didn’t lose my money, but I really wanted the book.
Soon after that, my finances changed (for the worse) and while I wasn’t living in poverty, I was more conscious of spending money-- and well, I wanted the Vogue book, but with 45 + years of knitting, and over 50 knitting books on the shelf, I hardly needed it.
In the past few years, I received some Barnes & Noble gift cards (usually a $25 one)--and when I had some extra money (to pay for the $40 book) they didn't have it stock. So I've bought other books.
What a surprise then—to unwrap an unexpected Christmas present—and find Vogue Knitting!
I am a bit tired today—I stayed up long past my bed time, looking at the detail.
It’s a wonderful book—and as much as I know about knitting, I know it still has things to teach me.
(and while I know she doesn’t read this blog, Thank You, Joan!)