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Amazon omnibus orders canceled

So the cancellation order finally came for my dirt-cheap Marvel Omnibus order. Here’s what they said:

Hello,

Our records indicate you recently ordered ‘Secret Wars Omnibus

Secret Wars II Omnibus

Golden Age Marvel Comics Omnibus Volume 1 HC Jelena Kevic Djurdjevic Cover

The Death of Captain America Omnibus

Madman Gargantua (Madman Comics)’. Unfortunately, due to a pricing error, we sold many more than expected. In fact, we completely sold out — we don’t have any in stock right now, and we’re not even sure if we’ll be able to get more.

As a result, we’ve had to cancel your order. I realize this is disappointing news, and I’m so sorry for any inconvenience this causes.

You may want to check our website from time to time to see if this item is available. If anyone is selling it, you’ll see a “More Buying Choices” box on the product detail page; if it’s not available from any sellers, you might see an “Order it used” or “Alert me” link. “Order it used” allows you to place a pre-order for the item in case another seller lists the item for sale later. “Alert me” allows you to sign up so we can e-mail you when Amazon has stock available for purchase.

I’m sorry I don’t have better news. We hope to see you again soon.

Not that this was unexpected, but it’s not like Amazon never runs such sales. Ain’t It Cool News frequently posts news of flash DVD sales on Amazon featuring huge discounts for short periods of time, so it was worth a shot to get a chance at those books so cheap. 
It’s interesting that their reason for canceling the order is they sold out of those books, not the glitch itself. It sounds like some people are getting at least some of the books they ordered. Maybe if I’d ordered huge quantities they’d have honored at least a few of them.
Maybe next time. 

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4 Comments

  1. i haven't received an email yet, but the order isn't showing up in my order history on amazon either. i think the "we oversold" thing is pretty obviously a lie, since the website knows how many they have in stock and stops selling things when they're sold out.

  2. Noooooo!
    fingers crossed my order works.

  3. The Wolverine Omnibus I ordered is listed as "Shipping Soon", but everything else has disappeared from my order history. That was probably the one I cared about the least, but it's still a great deal.

  4. well it was nice while it lasted – Just got word from Amazon that my Marvel Omnibus order has been cancelled too. 🙁

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