June 17, 2005

I wish...

I got an email from Amazon today...

As someone who has recently purchased literary classics, you might like to know that the Penguin Classics Library is now available in one complete collection--only at Amazon.com. "The Penguin Classics Library Complete Collection"

List Price: $13,317.74
Our Price: $7,989.99
You Save: $5,327.75 (40%)

Dang, if I had $8,000 lying around, I'd definitely go for it. But where would I keep it? You'd need a pretty big bookshelf:

From Edwin A. Abbott to Emile Zola, the 1,082 titles in the Penguin Classics Complete Library total nearly half a million pages--laid end to end they would hit the 52-mile mark. Approximately 700 pounds in weight, the titles would tower 828 feet if you stacked them atop each other--almost as tall as the Empire State Building.

Whoa. Someday, someday.

But what's up with the shipping? When I place it in my cart:

Order Summary Items: $7,989.99 Shipping & Handling: $3.99 Total Before Tax: $7,993.98 Estimated Tax: $0.00 Order Total: $7,993.98

$3.99? That's gotta be the best deal on shipping in the history of e-commerce.

Posted by smit2174 at June 17, 2005 12:14 PM