And as such, we saw last week that ALL of our short stories and one of our books were bought by a single person in one day. It was pretty exciting. Six instant sales! But then, after a few days, with all of them having been read... they were returned. Every single one of them. For a refund.
And while Amazon doesn't condone this kind of freeloading, they're well known for their lax return policy regarding eBooks. See, you have up to a full week to ask for a refund on eBooks, and even if you read the whole thing, you can send it back for a refund, claiming you didn't intend to buy the book. Which brings us to today's topic: what would happen if you tried to pull this kind of shit at other businesses?
And it's not just food. Would this kind of practice be acceptable in the sex-for-hire trade?
1 week later...
...and 1 week after that...
Of course, we don't have to ask if this kind of thing is acceptable at Wal-Mart, which is basically the landfill of returned merchandise...
So what we're saying is, if you really want to read our books and you're hard up for cash (we definitely understand, I mean, see above), there's no need to rip us off. Go to the tab at the top of the page where it says Contact Us, send us an e-mail, and we'd be happy to send a free copy of one of our eBooks to a financially strapped reader.
Just please don't get our hopes up by buying all of our books, then reading them, and then returning them. That's a pretty big e-kick-in-the-dick.
So, fess up, have you ever returned something you shouldn't have?
Cheers and stay thrifty, folks,
Beer: Hamm's (urine, returned and re-canned)
Music: Fats Domino