Sunday, March 18

Since I'm so dumb, I'll have a contest!

Well not really a contest, but more like a giveaway, cause I have got to be the stupidest Amazon Shopper in the world! I bought myself two of these :


I thought I was being all smart using the one click shopping, until I was sent two invoices for the same book! Anyways, rather than cry about it, I will share the love, so I will randomly choose one person to win this lovely book. All comments left before 11pm EST Thursday March 22 will be entered into the draw.
I've also got lots to tell you about my trip, but I'm painting my bathroom at the moment, and was just stopping for a quick break. More tommorrow!

40 comments:

Lovs2Knit said...

lol...Been there, done that. Most of the time my mom is the one who benefits from my mess ups. :)

Ruinwen said...

LOL...I can never remember when I pre-order something. I usually get so hyped up about reading about a new book on the blogs that I end up buying another....then the original one comes in and I walk into the LYS and donate it to a knitter in need. They think I'm super nice...I never had the heart to tell them I'm just that forgetful. :)

Rebecca said...

I have enjoyed reading your blog today. I have never ordered anything from Amazon - being a SAHM cash is a bit tight sometimes so I borrow most books from the library (leaves more cash for yarn!!!).

Chris said...

Having recently purchased a duplicate book (albeit not on amazon), I feel your pain!

I'll mention your contest on my blog tomorrow, if you don't mind!

Valerie said...

All right, all right, no need to twist my arm off to participate in another contest! : ) Came over from Chris's blog... So this is a first time read for me. Will be adding you to my bloglines!

Brittni said...

I do that all the time, but luckily I sell it or return it.

danni said...

Yeah, been there done that. Your decision to share will bring such good knitting karma your way, and bring new readers your way too. Not too shabby!

Inky said...

I have done that too! It's an Amazon conspiracy :)

Amy said...

Hey, you can always blame the computer. Don't take the fall for the mistake!

Debra said...

I always worry about ordering yarn twice from websites. It's the 'submit'--- nothing happens, so you hit it again action. Argh!

Well, at least it's a lovely book! :)

Ella said...

I always do that with magazines. People at my guild love me as I usually have extras to hand out!

Hockey Mom said...

Doh! I have ordered a book that hubby also ordered for me, so it's pretty much the same. Thanks for sharing the love!

Jodi said...

I've done that before! Thanks for the contest.

MoonMaiden said...

Thanks for sharing with a giveaway! It looks like an interesting book.

Samantha said...

(runs to check yesterday's Amazon order)... Phew :)

Lucky for us though - you kind thing!

Criosa said...

I too, stumbled over from Chris' site.

I found the first one at my library's 'friends' shop. gorgeous stuff in them!

I don't think I've bought a book twice. other stuff I have though!

Lynne aka Witchypoo said...

I have bought two of the same book, just not at the same time :)

Sachi said...

Oh my gosh! That's a book I don't own yet! How the heck did I miss that one? LOL!!

Sunflowerfairy said...

I've never had a positive experience with Amazon. And I've tried repeatedly.

PS. Love your banner. It's adorable!

Wendy said...

This is my first time to your blog. I love the header! After reading your post, I had to comment because I cannot pass up a contest, especially when it involves knitting!

Brenda said...

Found your blog through Chris posting about your contest. Love your header! I collect antique holiday postcards (Santa puts some in my stocking every Christmas), and it reminds me of those.

I don't use 1-click ordering for fearing doing what you did.

Karen said...

I stumbled over from Chris' site... but will be back. I've done the same thing and passed on the book to a friend. Thanks for the sharing the love.

Karen said...

I have purchased multiple books before. What's even worse, my husband recieved 3 copies of the same book for christmas last year. My mother, my younger brother-in-law, and I all bought him the same book. Lesson learned? Communication!

Faith! said...

this is so generous of you! and so exciting for us. I've bought two copies of the same book before, but never on purpose!

melissa said...

ooh, that book looks great! it's nice of you to give it away!

p.s. found your blog via chris's blog. :)

Laura said...

Hi, I came from the comments on Harlot. First time here, I like it I'll come back. Anyway once my two year old one clicked a book for me. Turned out to be a good book and I glommed everything the author wrote. One click can be good ;).

Jenn said...

I've pulled that stunt several times, just not with books. I have bought a book years later after reading it, forgetting that I read it, thought it sounded good when reading the back and buying it only to find once I start reading it that I already read it.

And I found you through Chris' blog too. :)

flwrhead said...

I love your header! Too cute! I hope your bathroom came out like you hoped, sometimes the smallest rooms are the hardest.

allergicmom said...

Does ordering something and then going out and buying it count too? Cuz I'm guilty of that, for sure!

(Came through Chris' blog, by the way.)

lorinda said...

That's how Amazon gets you. Oh well, thanks for sharing. Good idea! I LOVE your header; cutest knitting pic ever.

--Deb said...

Yeah, that's one of the reasons that I've never turned that one-click shopping option on at Amazon . . . besides, I LIKE using my shopping cart! Good luck with your contest!

ikkinlala said...

Sounds like the one-click shopping is not such a great idea. I tend to do this sort of thing with classics at thrift stores (at least I think that's how I ended up with three copies of Macbeth).

Diane said...

I never use the one click shopping on Amazon just for that reason. I love it when you are getting ready to check out and they suggest other books you might be interest in. I've never been interested in a single one but they keep on suggesting.

Paper Tiger said...

I had a similar situation--I hunted down an album , brought it home & ripped off the wrapping, then checked the label... and realized that a friend at the record company had sent me a promo copy months ago. (I gifted it to the person who introduced me to the band.) I hope you enjoy your copy anyway!

Stitchy Fingers said...

It's so nice that you are giving the book away! And it's nice to find another Canadian knitting blog.

Kelly said...

doh! Your header is super cute :)

Eve said...

I do that with DVDs and CDs. I bought UHF twice (because the second time I couldn't imagine ever having bought it) and almost with Sweet Baby James by James Taylor (I have a soft spot for him, and the beau had to remind me that I already had it). I get so excited about things that I really want, and I desire them for so long, and then when I finally have them I still desire them. Go Figure.

ldymosquito@yahoo.com said...

It's my birthday tomorrow!!!

Em said...

Hooray for contests! I never really expect to win, but it's good way to get out and explaote the blogosphere. And hey, you're Canadian too! Very cool.

samjbutler [a] gmail.com said...

I never expect to win either - and it not yet happened to me that I got two books from Amazon - are you sure that it wasn't their mistake?