I ordered a used book from Amazon, and used books come from small partner booksellers, not directly from Amazon. Generally, when I buy a book, I want it within a week. Sometimes overnight. This e-mail from the vendor really set me off. Be patient? You've got to be kidding.
Sent: Sunday, December 12, 20— 11:40 AM
To: Bill Frank
Subject: your book purchase
Thank you for your purchase of "1500+ Keywords for $100,000+ Jobs." It will be shipped Monday via USPS Media Mail. Please note that Media Mail CAN take up to 21 days (according to the Post Office). Please be patient.
Friends of the Ignacio Public Library
From: Bill Frank
I would gladly pay a few extra dollars to receive the book in a timely manner. 21 days is completely unacceptable—worked fine in covered wagon days.
Please ship standard UPS or USPS Priority mail (what is that, $3.85?).