Nerds Vs. Amazon

March 9, 2010

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Nerds worldwide are still waiting to hear how Amazon.com is going to handle a recent graphic novel pricing snafu that could cost the internet giant thousands of dollars and formally-dedicated consumers.

Blamed on a computer glitch, the mistake resulted in normally-expensive hardcover comic omnibus’ being sold for as low as $8. Originally reported on Bleeding Cool, Nerds from all over the world flocked to the mistake, buying multiple copies of each mislabeled book, skewing Amazon’s bestseller list for the better of two days. Now, Nerds want to know what will happen with their orders, as reports have surfaced of multiple cancellations and modifications.


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The question is “what should be done?”. Should Amazon be punished for their mistake? Is it the Nerds, who technically have done nothing wrong, that should suffer?

Normally, this sort of thing could easily be ignored, but the sheer number of dollars involved, and the whole live-by-the-internet/die-by-the-internet thing makes this story of particular interest to us here @ Nerd City. Stay tuned for more updates as this clash of Nerd-ery continues.

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    2 Responses to “Nerds Vs. Amazon”

    1. Mike Says:

      Amazon fulfilled single orders of the books, so if you ordered multiple copies they only sent you one and cancelled the rest off your order. Once their stock was out, they had to cancel the remaining orders outright. So some people got really lucky.

    2. Mike Says:

      People who had their orders canceled are reporting Amazon giving them a free $25 credit towards any future purchases. So pretty classy move on Amazons part to please anyone who was upset.