I just made yet another attempt to order a new entertainment center for myself online, yet once again I’ve been officially thwarted by the powers that be. Buy.com had a really nice set that I liked, but by the time I was able to scrape together the money, their free shipping offer had ended and they wanted something like double the cost of the furniture itself to get it to my house. I then substituted a similar piece from BestBuy.com and had the order nearly completed when I was informed that this item wasn’t available for special delivery in my area…I would’ve been happy to settle for regular, old UPS delivery as long as it eventually showed up, but no – apparently everyone’s caught onto just how heavy all of this crap is and opted to put clauses in their “free shipping” offers to omit themselves from actually having to live up to it.
My next option would be to drive a little over an hour to go pick it up in person, but if I had the time to do that, I probably wouldn’t be shopping online in the first place, now would I???