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Just Not Right
  • I ordered a paperback from someone at paperbackswap, and they sent me a VHS tape! We don't even have a VCR!
  • Crusades In Europe, a memoir by President Dwight D. Eisenhower about World War II, is listed at Amazon.com under (among other things) "Science Fiction". Admittedly, alternate-history WW2 is a classic science fiction genre, but I think we can accept this one as real-history rather than alternate.

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    chenoameg From: chenoameg Date: June 13th, 2006 07:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
    What's the videotape? Perhaps I can save you shipping...
    firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: June 13th, 2006 08:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
    "Somewhere in Time". I'm told it's a good movie. :)
    chenoameg From: chenoameg Date: June 13th, 2006 09:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
    I don't think we need to own it though. Oh well!
    From: readsalot Date: June 13th, 2006 08:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
    The science fiction thing is wacky. You could write to them and point out their error, and they might fix it. I think I managed to get them to fix a listing once.
    firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: June 13th, 2006 08:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
    Yeah, I submitted it as a comment on the page. Unfortunately, "category" isn't one of the easy things to flag as needing fixing, so I don't know how long it will take for the suggestion to wend its way through their checking-stuff department.
    twe From: twe Date: June 13th, 2006 08:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
    A video tape! Was the sender just having a really bad day?
    firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: June 13th, 2006 08:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
    The sender has a bunch of videotapes posted on his bookshelf (which are strictly against the rules), so I think it's more that he's terminally unclear on the concept of what a book is.
    twe From: twe Date: June 13th, 2006 10:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
    D'oh! Have you complained to the people who run the place?

    On a related topic, I see you have the Viscount of Adrilanka books and Harrowing the Dragon on your PBS wish list. I can loan you those if you're just wanting to read them, rather than obtain copies for your library.
    firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: June 13th, 2006 10:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
    The people who run the place explicitly don't want to have to adjudicate every "They sent me something that wasn't what I wanted!" dispute and basically say "try to resolve it yourself first". So I sent a message to the guy saying hey, you sent me a VHS tape, which is against the rules and definitely not the paperback you had listed, and I reported him under the forum posting of "report people with inappropriate stuff for trade". That's sufficient for day one. :)

    I would happily borrow Harrowing the Dragon; Viscount of Adrilanka I want to keep (and in fact just picked up Phoenix Guards and 500 Years After from PBS when we realized that the copies we thought we had, had been yours. :) )
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