Thursday, December 27, 2007

A Note on e-Commerce

I try to buy my books locally, but must admit the service from Amazon is remarkable. 20 hours after ordering it, I just received Art and Text in Byzantine Culture edited by Liz James (Cambridge University Press, 2007). Obviously, this is not a book that my local bookstore would have in stock. To have such an obscurity delivered so quickly is amazing.

I am under a bit of time pressure, and the service is appreciated.


Blogger Nin Andrews said...

Yes, I have this same issue. I love Amazon because I am totally impatient. But I've yet to find a really good source for OP poetry books.

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Blogger Susan Och said...

Glad it worked for you. I ordered Christmas presents from Amazon on December 11 and still haven't received them. I think my mistake was in falling for the "Free Shipping on Orders over $25" and then not scouring the fine print.

But a new bookstore opened in my neighborhood and their website is hooked in to the independent booksellers' website, so I hope to be able to enjoy online shopping for at least new books while still supporting my local bookseller.

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