Shipping. I love the idea of it essentially based solely on the "no
money" aspect of it. The thing that kills me is that any time you
order something that offers free shipping, you can't expect it
any time soon. Last week I ordered FarCry from Best Buy cause it
was on sale and had free shipping. Because I'm fundamentally lazy,
and despite that I drive past Best Buy almost every day, I figured
it was easier than actually going to the store to have it delivered
to my door. On top of that, at the time I was still playing a lot
of Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow. I figured in the three or four
days that it would take to get to my home, I'd have beaten Splinter
Cell and have time to play Far Cry.
That was 8 days ago. The tracking info says it's been in Illinois awaiting
delivery since last week Tuesday.
You know how some packages have delivery instructions on them? Like "Fragile", "Leave
at Neighbors", and "Dogs In Yard Will Eat Package if Left Inside Fence." Mine
must say "Deliver when you're not otherwise busy." or "I don't really want this
purchase to ever arrive."
Free Shipping, I hate you.
I'm not even going to get started on the bonehead things the delivery guys
have done in the past, but lets just say if you ever want a free laptop, just
wait near my porch.
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