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canoe? .... no

I've been avoiding shopping at Amazon, since they seem to be so peculiarly unpleasant to their staff and after all, one can buy the same things easily enough from much smaller businesses online -- but yesterday I was checking a wishlist, and the site showed me a  kayak for 59 quid including delivery from a local manufacturer.   I'm pretty sure that the price was entered wrongly and it should have been 259 or even 359, but  I bought it anyway, and the money has been taken and the order not cancelled yet, so I'm starting to think they will honour the price.

Feeling weirdly guilty about it, though I'm pretty sure that selling 260quid items for 60 is not going to make Jeff Bezos any richer.  Also, yay!  new kayak!?  Wait and see, I guess.

... and they finally noticed the pricing error, and cancelled the delivery at 2:30pm today.  The kayak is now listed at £329, which puts it well out of impulse buy territory.  Drat.  Oh well, I expected it really! 


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30th Apr, 2019 12:03 (UTC)
Good luck on the kayak! This made me laugh! I have ordered clothes that way and those orders were terrible fails--too good to be true! Tiny! And I am hardly a tiny person. I am trying to imagine a tiny kayak!
30th Apr, 2019 12:19 (UTC)
I thought that, but it's not an unbranded item, it's from a Cornish company that sells via other websites and shops, and is fairly well reviewed, and has a proper product specification sheet etc. Still, we shall see!
30th Apr, 2019 12:26 (UTC)
I figured you probably checked the specifications. Not everyone is as silly as I can be--or as optimistic.
30th Apr, 2019 14:35 (UTC)
Bah! the order was cancelled. I guess it took them that long to notice the pricing error! Ah well.
30th Apr, 2019 15:50 (UTC)
Too bad! I was hoping there was a logical reason for the price--like the last one in stock or something of that nature.
30th Apr, 2019 20:45 (UTC)
This reminds me of an episode of Would I Lie To You, when one of the guests showed a teeny-tiny wardrobe, the size you'd find in a doll's house, and claimed that she'd bought it online thinking it was a full-sized one at an amazingly low price. The story turned out to be true. So until I reached the last paragraph, I was wondering if you were going to end up an exquisitely crafted model of a kayak, perhaps erroneously listed with dimensions in feet rather than inches, as with Stonehenge. Although £59 would be rather a lot for a kayak miniature. Unless it was like our collapsible swan ship, and could be converted to full-size with the right word of power...
1st May, 2019 07:23 (UTC)
I was wondering if it was a miniature one, although I'd checked the dimensions and the amount of weight able to be carried! The feet / inches thing had not occurred to me...

Inflatable canoes are a thing, but I really prefer to think of our magnificent swan-ship as simply leaping into life under the power of enchantment rather than all of us taking turns puffing furiously to fill it with air.. :-D
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