just out of curiousity

Mark Storer mjec.storer at NTLWORLD.COM
Mon Sep 5 19:16:52 EDT 2005

Hi Dave,
I have to point out that Bloody Amazon sent my two singles separately,
thereby charging me twice for postage!!!
Mark Storer
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dave Law" <dplaw at IC24.NET>
Sent: Monday, September 05, 2005 10:00 PM
Subject: Re: just out of curiousity

> thanks to all of you who replied, i've had over 65 now and feel that there
> is now enough data that we can make use of it!
> anyway the results make fascinating reading and I'll try to put it in a
> nutshell -
> from what data I've gathered i suspect that something in the region of 50%
> of the total orders have yet to be despatched and that's from someone (me)
> who doesn't have the greatest brain on their head, some key points are
> a - most of you ordered from Amazon.co.uk, we banged on long enough about
> this and they were the first to offer it for sale so this all fits in,
> approximately 50% of the votes cast (33) are now proud owners of SOTA
> thanks
> to the online retailer. BUT a further 18 of you are still waiting! that in
> itself is over twice as much!
> b - far fewer, as expected ordered from HMV and this time the mathematics
> are even easier to calculate - 6 of you have received it whilst 6 of you
> haven't put another way a straight 50%
> c - and just for the record a couple of you shunned both these giants and
> went for another retailer, well credit where it's due you've both got
> yours!
> thanks for your support in this (again!) and if you haven't done so please
> vote, remember it's at
> http://uv1.pollhost.com/
> and will literally take seconds of your time.
> i fully understand that you can make figures look exactly how you want
> them
> to but I'd argue that there definitely a pattern here.
> I'll leave you with one fault here, assuming that both these retailers had
> sufficient copies, and lets be honest they've been taking orders for
> nearly
> 6 weeks now and i don't think there was a great surge at the last minute
> then i reckon part of it is a case of, addopting the role of Amazon or HMV
> team leader
> "we'll process the more important orders first, the stuff that's going to
> chart high but when you've got a minute can you despatch some of these
> Hawkwind orders, don't know why but there's bl**dy loads of them!"
> somehow i can't see them taking the same attitude for the likes of Robbie
> Williams or Oasis!
> makes you think
> cheers
> Dave
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