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Book seems ok, shame about the condition of it.
on 20 December 2010
I bought this book as a present for a young family member. Apparently they already have several of these books and love them.
However the review should cover not only the product, but also the service. After all people need to know not only "do I buy this book?", but also "do I buy it from Amazon or somewhere else?"
The book arrived with a big hole in the box (ok possibly not Amazon's fault).
However inside the package, the book was dented (at the OPPPOSITE END of the hole in the package - suggesting the damage was already there).
Not only that, but the front cover was dirty. Pretty much like someone had dropped it, then picked it up and wiped their nose on it.
I used to buy ALL of my books from Amazon. For the very reason that, unlike the books in shops, they were less likely to have been picked up, read, stood on etc. At the beginning they always arrived in perfect condition, so Amazon became my first point of purchase.
Recently however things have changed. This is the third book to have arrived in this state - prompting me to write this review.
Please remember Amazon, it's not JUST about price. Had I known the state this book would arrive in, I would have bnought it from the shop down the road.
If they want to argue that the book arrived from the manufacturer in this state, then it should have been sent back by Amazon. It's not nice giving someone what looks like a second hand present, and it's too late to send it back.