Thursday, July 21, 2011

What a Gyp!

Because I'm all about "My Big, Fat Gypsy Wedding" which is/was (who knows if there will be a Season 2) the best show EVER, I found a book on Amazon that was a Must-Have.

"Will and Kate's Big Fat Gypsy Wedding."

Combining Will & Kate's, excuse me, William and Catherine's wedding with the fabulousness of MBFGW was a win-win for me and I couldn't wait until the book arrived.

And yesterday, I got a package from Amazon.  And WHAT THE HELL, Amazon!!!!

Here is the box Amazon sent:
And I'm all, "ooooh, this is gonna be good!"  So I open the box and see all this crumpled up paper.
 Okay.  So I fling the paper aside and peer into the box.  Which was a pretty large box, by the way.  And there at the bottom of the box is my book.
 And I'm all, "Really?  REALLY?"  This big, enormous box just to send this itsy-bitsy book?  Here I'm thinking this is going to be a coffee table sized book because of the size of the box but nope, it's a 5" x 7" book.  That required a huge box for shipping it to me.
Look at the size of the box.  Look at the size of the book.  Look at my reading glasses next to the book.

Can you say, "Excess packaging?"  A padded shipping ENVELOPE would have sufficed.  I'm surprised this book didn't come in a wooden shipping crate that required a forklift to bring it in my house.

But wait.  It gets better.  Or worse.

So I sit down to read my brand new book and well, to use a derogatory expression, I was totally Gypped. 

33 pages.  33 pages of very poor quality pictures that have the members of the Royal Family & Friends superimposed on them.  And when I say "superimposed" I am not talking about PhotoShop.  No, these look as if someone took some nail scissors, cut out the faces of the Royals from magazines and then got themselves a glue stick, stuck the faces on existing fuzzy out of focus pictures that were obtained by taking a picture of the television during a broadcast of "My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding" and THAT is how BAD this "book" is. 

I'm not going to say how much I paid for this book okay it was $12.95 and yeah, What a Gyp!

Now if you'll excuse me, I must go and write a SCATHING review of this for Amazon.


  1. Strangest Amazon packing I have ever seen! Lately I have been getting stuff in a brown cardboard-ish envelope with no plastic stuff at all and I was very impressed at their eco-friendly ways.

    And I am sorry that the book was such a dud. I will be sure to check for the scathing review!

  2. Ditto what LisaPie said! I've been getting Amazon padded envelopes too...maybe they ran out of them and that's why they had to use excess packaging?

    Can you return the book?

  3. Oh lordy! Your description of this is hilarious. Now I will go back to quietly reading.