Wednesday, October 17, 2007

The Table Saw Saga

For over a week the Amazon web site has shown that my table saw has been sitting in Chicago with an estimated delivery date of Oct. 11 to Oct. 16. Yesterday came and went and no table saw graced my garage (that there's alliteration).

So last night I used the Amazon Customer Service option which is kinda freaky. You enter your phone number for Amazon to contact you and the instant you click on the OK button your phone rings. Spooky.

It turns out that the table saw has been in Fort Wayne since last week but they haven't been able to reach me at my work number. I guess entering my extension or using the keypad to enter my name is not within the realms of trying to contact a customer.

But shipping was free so unless it took a month (currently it's only at half a month) I don't have much room to complain. The saw will be delivered tomorrow by a team of white horses and tomorrow night I get to cut off the obligatory finger. YEAH!

1 comment:

Robotface Shumway (Big Doofus) said...

This is a scheme that Amazon puts on. Basically, they rent out your merchandise (in this case, a table saw) to people in town. They don't get to actually use it, but they can have it in the room with them. While there are a few people who simply enjoy the company of large workshop tools when they travel, most of them end up as props on movies. I'm quite certain I saw your table saw on a preview for the movie Weirdsville:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0758798/