More on Downloading Elbow’s New Single

This morning, before nine o’clock Eastern, I received an e-mail from HMV. With the subject line “it’s on its way” (no capitalization), HMV was writing to tell me that Elbow’s Build a Rocket, Boys! was in the post, and I should have it in seven to ten days. Naturally, I’m hoping for seven days. DeliveryContinue reading “More on Downloading Elbow’s New Single”

On Tristram Shandy and Book Buying

I’ve decided that I’m going to use Barnes & Noble’s website more often for my book-buying needs. Our story begins two nights ago. I’d recently acquired Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story on DVD for less than five dollars. When it came out in 2006, I wanted to see it, despite never having readContinue reading “On Tristram Shandy and Book Buying”

On Being Offered Things I Already Have

I find it mildly annoying at times to receive an e-mail from, telling me about a fantastic offer they have on a product, when it’s a product I already own. It’s not a mystery why I receive these e-mails–they’re based on things I’ve bought from them in the past, and as at best fiveContinue reading “On Being Offered Things I Already Have”

On an Amazonian Frustration

Received today, an e-mail from Amazon’s UK division: Dear Customer, We are sorry to report that the release of the following item has been cancelled: Lance Parkin “Doctor Who: Gallifrey Chronicles (Doctor Who S.)” This item has now been cancelled from your order and we can confirm that you have not been charged for it.Continue reading “On an Amazonian Frustration”