Monday, March 16, 2009

When e-commerce sssssllllllllooooowwwwwwsssss down

I've ordered the book "Where Wizards Stay Up Late" on December from Submarino, the biggest/greatest/one of the oldest Brazilian e-commerce website[s] . OK, by that time they told me it was available, but I  would have to wait 52 days for their deliver... hunf, ok, I hate credit cards... even international ones, my mistake. So, let's buy it via Submarino.

Eighty days later, no news. I call them and tell me they were only a reseller; for this reason, not only the book wasn't available there, or at the place they buy from, but they also told me they couldn't find the book within any of their sellers.

For Christ/Buddha/Allah sake! Pedro Álvares Cabral, the man who "discovered" Brazil, took something like 40 days to cross the ocean 500 years ago! How can a single book take that much to do it? Worse: how can a single book take that much not to do it?

[Almost] Anyone can reach Amazon and Amazon can reach [almost] everywhere in the whole world. So, instead of "feeding" a national website, I will be forced to choose a worldwide one, unfortunately.

This submarine has just got knocked by my Maxwell's silver hammer.

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