The Musings Of An Opinionated Sod [Help Me Grow!]

Sometimes It’s Better To Keep Your Mouth Shut …
March 27, 2008, 7:21 am
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Cadie's Piggy Bank

Just received this from Amazon …


Greetings from

You saved $1.00 with’s Pre-order Price Guarantee!

The price of the item(s) decreased after you ordered them, and we gave you the lowest price.

The following title(s) decreased in price:

Extras: The Extra Special Series Finale

Price on order date: $13.99

Price charged at shipping: $12.99 

Lowest price before release date: $12.99

Quantity: 1

$1.00 is your total savings under our Pre-order Price Guarantee


A dollar?

A whole bloody dollar?

And that’s in US currency.

Whoppedobedoo, I’m rich beyond my wildest dreams!!!

Look it’s nice to know I have to pay less than I had originally been told – but with that level of saving, maybe they would have been better to keep quiet about it [so I’d “discover” it by myself and think they’re a great bunch of guys, even though in reality I doubt I’d of even noticed it] or simply sent an email that didn’t feel like they were stating I’d won the national lottery.

And that ladies and gentlemen is the problem with CRM – especially computerised CRM – because what they think [or want to think] is important to their customers is about as significant as a small dry fart after a plateful of Baked Beans.


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That’s my favourite use of a word that is no actually a word on this blog so far: Whoppedobedoo!!! I imagine you wearing pink speedos jumping up and down in that jacuzzi where you share some hot body water with Andy. Huhg. Too much red wine.

Comment by Seb

Seb. That’s there for ever.


Comment by Charles Frith

You’re excited aren’t you Seb – what other reason could there be for your spelling?

And how could you tell I was wearing pink Speedo’s – I thought my jacket was covering my bits 🙂

Comment by Rob

Not excited exactly. The reason actually was in my last sentence. Red wine.

Comment by Seb

did you buy that jacket with the dollar you saved?

Comment by andy@cynic

And I got change …

Comment by Rob

i love amazon. i love it when they drop the price. I love it when they tell me how much I’ve saved. I love it when they take as much effort to tell me that i’ve paid an extra $15 for my book than when i’ve saved $1. i love amazon.

Comment by lauren

I love Lauren 🙂

Comment by Rob

What a love-fest!

The series finale is pretty good. A bit long but I enjoyed it.

Comment by Rob Mortimer

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