OGL Steampunk... Amazon cancelled my order...


I understand if this is an Amazon thing, but it's never happened to me before... and I was kinda ticked, especially since it was a good deal, and I was really looking forward to the book. Thought the mongoose people should see...
Greetings from Amazon.com.

We are sorry to report that we will not be able to obtain the following
item from your order:

Alejandro Melchor, Scott Clark (Illustrator) "Ogl Steampunk"

Though we had expected to be able to send this item to you, we've
since found that it is not available from any of our sources at this
time. We realize this is disappointing news to hear, and we apologize
for the inconvenience we have caused you.

We have cancelled this item from your order.
I emailed them back this morning, and got a response:

Unfortunately, when we contacted our supplier, we learned that "Ogl
Steampunk" is no longer available. Therefore, this item has been
cancelled from your order.

Your credit card has not been charged for the item, as our policy is
to charge for items at the time of shipment.

Please accept my sincere apologies for this inconvenience. We
appreciate your business, and would like to give you a $5.00
promotional certificate for use toward your next Amazon.com order.
When you redeem this certificate, please be sure to use the shopping
cart rather than ordering via 1-Click.

While you are welcome to place a new order, it is possible that this
order, too, may be cancelled. For this reason, you may want to wait
at least a week or two before placing a new order for this item. If
you do choose to order again, please know that we will do our best to
complete your new order.

We make a significant effort to keep abreast of prices and
availabilities, but our reliance on our suppliers for information
about the items they offer means that, occasionally, our database
will not reflect all changes.

So.... worst case scenario, I get five bucks out of this.. Usually when Amazon has a delay on something, they email you and ask you if you want to keep the order active. This time I had no choice... it also caused me to lose the free shipping on the order AND they didn't give me time to cancel the rest of it so I could order it with something else... Fortunately, they're refunding me the shipping fee AND giving the 5 bucks..

Hopefully the book is still coming soon.. I can't wait..

The book wil be out in JUly. I think maybe Amazon ha dit down for May and since it went past their window they nixed it. Happens in comics also.
I edited the title of this note so people don't get heart attacks when seeing the title.. :D

See.. the problem is that in all the years I've ordered through Amazon, I've never had a problem with an item being cancelled like that. All the time, I get an email saying "This merchandise is going to take longer than originally expected, please give us your okay to keep the order open" blah blah blah. I'm patient. I have no problem waiting (in fact, I just GOT one of those e-mails on another book I ordered), but to actually CANCEL it? Maybe it's possible that amazon's not going to carry it for whatever reason... I dunno. Either way, I still get five bucks out of the deal. Hopefully they reinstate it when it's released.

kiln publications said:
Amazon must like giving people ulcers early in the morning. If Matthew says it's going to be out, it will be out!!!

Aye.. that it is true laddie, that it is... but Matt can na'er control the date, an'more an Canute them waves.... :wink:
Strangely enough, OGL Steampunk is now available to order again... :p

Time to place the order again....