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The free market at work

So I read this great blog post by David Heinemeier Hansson.

then I went out and immediately ordered the book. I found dozens under $15. Here’s my receipt for the one I picked:


Order #: 104-8101664-7051438
Shipping Method: Standard Shipping
Items: $7.49
Shipping & Handling: $3.99
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Total before tax: $11.48
Estimated tax to be collected:* $0.00
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Order Total: $11.48

Delivery estimate: Jan. 3, 2013 – Jan. 18, 2013

1 “Are Your Lights On?: How to Figure Out What the Problem Really Is”
Donald C. Gause; Gerald M. Weinberg; Paperback; $7.49
In Stock
Sold by: bordeebook


COOL!

Well, today I just got this cancellation:


We’re writing to inform you that your order from bordeebook has been canceled because the item you purchased is out of stock. Please return and place your order again at a later time. We’re sorry for the inconvenience this has caused. In most cases, you pay for items when we ship them to you, so you won’t be charged for items that are canceled.*

Order Details

Order #104-8101664-7051438

Placed on Wednesday, December 26, 2012

  • Are Your Lights On?: How to Figure Out What the Problem Really Is

Sold by bordeebook

Cancel Reason: Out of Stock


OK, no worries. I’ll just pop on over to Amazon and get one of the dozens of other copies available for roughly $10.

DOH!


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