Pink Floyd Discovery Box for £1.27

Discussion in 'Third Party Sales & Auctions' started by AnyColourYouLike, Nov 11, 2011.

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  1. spice9

    spice9 Forum Resident

    Location:
    New York, NY
    Aw big deal. I got the box at the library and it didn't cost me a cent. And I also have an extra square foot or so of space in my house you guys will never have.
     
  2. KeithH

    KeithH Success With Honor...then and now

    Location:
    Beaver Stadium
    I'll keep the box I purchased, thank you. Fortunately, I have plenty of the other square feet here free. :)
     
  3. mrdiscman

    mrdiscman Disc Manufacturing Specialist

    The canceling of orders has begun...

    My Discovery box and others have been canceled by the 3rd party seller.

    They claim that the items are "not in stock."
     
  4. swvcc

    swvcc Active Member

    Location:
    KY
    ditto. Item "not in stock"
     
  5. krlpuretone

    krlpuretone Forum Resident

    Location:
    Grantham, NH
    That's because of automatic pricing software that some sellers have...:righton:
     
  6. Todd Fredericks

    Todd Fredericks Senior Member

    Location:
    A New Yorker
    I just got an e-mail explaining that it was a pricing error and cacelled my order. Fair enough.
     
  7. HiredGoon

    HiredGoon Forum Resident

    G'day,

    That's my guess ... the automatic pricing software for two vendors got into a feedback loop and reduced the price to $0.01 for both, so the orders will be cancelled.

    Although I've seen these feedback loops go in the opposite direction (e.g. CD prices of $500+ when other vendors are around $10) and one assumes that orders at those prices are cheerfully accepted.

    Still, worth a shot, I suppose.

    --Geoff
     
  8. My order summary still says "Dispatching soon - Dispatch estimate: 14 Nov 2011 - 15 Nov 2011". I expect it to be cancelled at any moment given the above experience, but there's still a chance!
     
  9. Cerebus

    Cerebus Forum Resident

    Location:
    Seattle
    This year's 2% annual reward check is due soon, so I may have to pick one of those up!
     
  10. musicfan37

    musicfan37 Senior Member

    Me too.
     
  11. Well, now my order has also been cancelled due to "automatic pricing error/out of stock". Aw, phooey. If you cant trust Paperbackshop1 to fill their orders, who can you trust? :)
     
  12. eelkiller

    eelkiller Technically right but still wrong

    I was being sarcastic Claude. Thinking back to older hall of fame worthy threads (Kinks Picture Box, Amazon megabox sale)
     
  13. Bill

    Bill Senior Member

    Location:
    Eastern Shore
    I've received three emails from the seller canceling and apologizing.
    I feel so cheap and tawdry....
     
  14. alan909

    alan909 Member

    Location:
    Eastchester, NY
    I was very close to ordering one of these myself a couple of days ago. I'm glad I didn't now. Amazon should crack down on this kind of activity by the sellers.
     
  15. Claude

    Claude Forum Resident

    Location:
    Luxembourg
    It looks like an error to me. What is there to gain by receiving and cancelling orders? The seller just risks getting negative feedback.
     
  16. Bill

    Bill Senior Member

    Location:
    Eastern Shore
    I agree- no grassy knoll here. It also costs the seller money to process and cancel the orders.
    Looks like a harmless (but annoying) mistake- nothing more.
     
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