I pre-ordered the signed hardcover edition of Tim Minchins’ Storm via Waterstone’s - at a premium compared to Amazon, I might add.
I’ve just received an email from them, informing me that due to “unprecedented demand”, they’re unable to fulfil the order.
HOW ABOUT TAKING IT OFF THE GOD DAMN FUCKING WEBSITE THEN, AND GIVING PEOPLE THE OPTION TO TRY OTHER AVENUES.
Like, oh I don’t know - AMAZON?!?
Who, of course, have now sold out their - cheaper, copies of that edition, thus making it unavailable.
Maybe, if they’d emailed me to say they couldn’t fulfil the order - that their website still doesn’t fucking display stock volumes correctly, I could have tried Amazon.
Who knows when they realised they hadn’t got enough stock - I’m guessing it wasn’t half a bloody hour ago.
To add insult for good measure, they’ve offered me a discount code for the regular version.
Even with the discount code, it’s still more expensive than Amazon.
This is the second time Waterstone’s have fucked up an order of mine; Fuck you, I hope your inevitable demise arrives sooner than my original prediction of the end of the decade.