I received an email from Book Depository earlier this week, which mentioned a 24-hour sale 'coming soon!'. I didn't open it - perhaps I thought I'd receive another one when it was starting instead of just 'coming soon', perhaps I thought it was more important to respond to client emails (which it is, I suppose), or perhaps I focused on the emails containing the comments from readers of this very blog (the most likely scenario). Whatever the reason, I didn't open it. Until yesterday afternoon.
By then, the sale was 16 hours into its 24-hourness (and 24-hourness is soooo a word too). There were 24 offers, each available for one hour of the day before the next offer started.
The offer that was on display when I clicked through was an eight-book Paddington Bear set in a cute little suitcase... and it had sold out (of course).
|I'm not missing out on anything. It's not that good... sob.|
Image from here.
What fabulous deals had I already missed? Why didn't I open that email? How does a 'coming soon' sale on books, my most favourite of all things, not prompt me to open an email? If I was coordinated enough to manage the logistics of it, I would have kicked myself.
The sale continued with a new offer available every hour, and I have a few booky bargains on their way to my front door. But, great though the offers were, nothing that followed quite hit the mark for me when compared to that Paddington set. And I'm still wondering what offers I missed seeing altogether. Why, Emily, why did you not open that email?
Have you ever missed, or been late to, a sale and regretted it?