Here is my sad, sad tale, as commented on quillable.ca :
I pre-ordered Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (the very first rehearsal version of the screenplay that was published), from Amazon, as a birthday/retirement present to myself.
I was SO excited and waiting on pins & needles for it to arrive on the 5th of August that I started meeting the postman at the street beginning on my birthday, which was the 3rd! Yayyy!!????
It didn’t arrive on Friday the 5th, and nor did it get here on Sat. the 6th. And my internet was down last week so I couldn’t check on Amazon for delivery/tracking until yesterday…Mon the 8th.
“Delivered Aug 5, left on porch by door.” – that’s the postal notice listed on Amazon. How could that have been, when the mailman never even had a chance to step out of the mail truck to even deliver our mail for 4 days, what with me standing at his vehicle door, blocking him?!
Called USPS. Lady said, “It was scanned in the truck and noted left on porch.”
“Lady,” I said, “I met him at the truck for FOUR days in a row. He never got out of the truck…he did NOT deliver it.”
She: “Sending someone to your street to investigate and ask your neighbours if it was accidentally delivered to them.”
“When will you do this?”
“I’m sending someone to your street now.” (this is Mon. at 12:40 in the afternoon, mind)
Tues (today): have approached all my neighbours…no one from the post office has knocked on their door, no one has contacted them in any other wise, either. Cursed Child is still missing as of mail delivery today.
Called post office today to ask why no one came to street to investigate. Response: “She left right after I got off the phone with you Monday.”
“I sat outside all day waiting. No one came. All 10 of my neighbours will corroborate this.”
(click, went the phone.)
At least I got to read a review.
Where is my Cursed Child book, USPS? I paid for my birthday/retirement present…Amazon got their money…J.K. Rowling will get her royalties. You even got your money for postage…SO WHY DON’T I GET MY DAMN BOOK??