October 27, 2003

Overstock.com

I've been planning on writing about my latest Internet purchase. Some of you might remember my ordeal with selling stuff on Amazon.com. It worked out in the end but here's my latest find.

If you go to Overstock.com you will be presented with a pop up window asking for your name. If you fill out this information they will give you $5 off your first order over $10. Not a bad deal if you ask me. I figured I'd give them a try expecting to find outragous shipping costs. Nope. They will ship a media type item for $1.40.

I did some browsing and found a new book, Quicksilver, by Neal Stephenson. This book was recommeneded to me by a friend at work. He told me it's getting rave reviews and all the slashdot geeks are talking about the book. I wanted to check it out. I placed the book in my shopping cart and proceeded to checkout. There was my five dollars off right above the $1.40 for shipping. What a deal. I was able to buy a brand new book for $11.07 what would have cost me $27.95 a the local book store.

Now I'm just waiting for my new book to arrive. I've been following it using the tracking system on the USPS website. I placed my order on October 17th. The book shipped out on the 20th. Pretty speedy. Now it's in the hands of the postal service. The book was picked up in Momence, IL. It then traveled to Forest Park, IL. From there it's gone to Cincinnati, OH. What? It went past me. I'm near Indianapolis. The book went through, or over Indiana to get from Illinois to Ohio. I'm still waiting for the book to be delivered. I wonder if it's going to hit any other states before landing on my door step. I wish I could get stickers on the outside of the package like you use to see on old steamer trunks.

Posted by Joe at October 27, 2003 10:09 AM
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Steamer trunk...nothing like an ocean voyage!
"May you live to be a thousand years old, sir."

Posted by: Erin at October 27, 2003 4:13 PM

Obscure movie quotes are always a favorite of mine!

Posted by: Joe at October 28, 2003 8:25 AM
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