Friday, February 11, 2011

What I Chose

Wow! You guys are terrific! I asked for opinions and you gave them. THANKS!

Whether you own a Kindle, a Nook, or an iPad, one thing is for certain: People are fiercely loyal to whatever eReader they use. They LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them. I'm hoping this is going to be contagious! Because I bought ...

a Kindle. I got the 3G+WiFi in white.

Not very long after the first responses to this post came in, I got an email from Amazon. FREE TWO-DAY SHIPPING on all Kindles it proclaimed. It was enough to get me back to my abandoned cart. That meant I could have it by this weekend. I thought that was so cool that I bought it. Estimated delivery: Feb. 11. That's today!

I've been very excited. Until this morning.

I've always had very good luck and experiences with Amazon and this wouldn't be so bad EXCEPT I was very excited about it. I thought it was a little odd when my shipping information hadn't been updated AT ALL yesterday. Then this morning, I find that it's been updated ... my Kindle left Florida about two hours ago. Projected delivery date: "by end of day, Tuesday, Feb. 15."

WHAT?! So much for two-day shipping. And I really shouldn't complain. It's just another couple of days but ... the anticipation and expectation had been set. I don't set myself up to look forward to too many things, so when I do, the excitement is usually palpable. (So, yes, I feel cheated and I'm not happy. Waaaah. *momentarily sinks into 3-year-old mode, whines*)

OK. We'll let that pass. I'm sure I'll still be just as thrilled with it when it arrives on Tuesday.

Maybe ...


Chris Simon said...

Glad we could help you make your choice. I think you'll love your Kindle. Check out for a good daily rundown of what's free and cheap for Kindle reading.

It's so frustrating to have to wait, isn't it? Mine was a birthday gift, and didn't arrive in time. I had four days in a row of "out for delivery" that was definitely not weather related. In the end, it turned out that my first one went missing while in UPS control - I think someone can tell which packages contain Kindles, even though they come in an ordinary Amazon box. Anyway, Amazon sent a new one, no problem, but I did have to wait over a week. Hope yours arrives safe and sound!

Ty'sMommy said...

Ohhhh I have had Amazon do that to me several times. It really irritates me! I try and remind myself that its still really fast, but what's the point of giving me a delivery date if you're not even going to SHIP it until then, right?

Karen Anne said...

I don't know what's going on with amazon. I placed a recent order and the delivery times were a month away, even though there was no notice on the product pages that they were out of stock.