Two Sets for the Geek!

Captain’s Log   5,857

I have the weirdest time with online shopping.  I either get nothing.  Or I get two of the same thing in shipments spread weeks apart.  In some cases, a mystery person tosses a package over my fence.   Or……

I thought having things shipped to the museum would be easier and less errors would be made.  

In this case, I received two shipments on the same day.  Two different tracking numbers.  Two different packages.  Sent to me at the museum very nicely………but only charged for one.

So I am now in possession of TWO complete sets of Game of Thrones DVD’s!

geek shrine

What to do?  A real geek’s moral dilemma.

I decided to do the right thing and contact the company to tell them I had two sets instead of one.  So far, nobody has said a word about it.  Odd.  I need to hear something soon so I can ship one set back in a timely manner.  Or wait for their instructions to just keep the DVD’s with their blessings.

If I don’t hear anything in the next few days, guess what?  I am keeping them!  They will be my “loaner” set (since I never had any intention of letting my set out of the house for anyone – anywhere – anytime).  I will let them know that I waited patiently for an answer.  I even provided the two different tracking numbers on the boxes.  I really think someone might have checked their email by now!

Some days you are short-changed and other days you are given unexpected treasure.  I’m sure the karma bank is keeping track of it all so we can just go about our lives in peace.


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12 responses to “Two Sets for the Geek!

  1. Treasure for the Pirate Captain.

  2. poundheadhere

    Wow – riches indeed. Technically you’re entitled to keep the extra set, by law, since they were sent to you without your ordering them. It’s always kosher to do the right thing though.

  3. Valerie

    “Some days you are short-changed and other days you are given unexpected treasure.” or as I like to say…Some days you’re the statue and some days you’re the pigeon.

  4. Patty O'

    I have received the wrong item. And NO item. But never, ever a duplicate of anything. I feel left out.

  5. Since you usually don’t get your purchases, I’d say this second set is a great way for Karma to come back around for you. I just wrote to a company this am because something I ordered wasn’t the right size…They have already offered to replace the item with something within $5 above my original purchase…..with no extra cost to me…..

  6. Susanna

    Loaner huh, smile…I have no idea what Game of Thrones is about. I just caught up on the Nordic tradition of Taming Your Dragon, the first movie, two nights ago and loved it but Game of Thrones looks a little scary.

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