I heard about the pop-up for "The Girl who loved Tom Gordon", and immediately rushed out to Barnes & Noble to find it. No luck. So I drove to Borders. No again. None of the used book stores around had one either. By this point, it is a quest. I MUST find this book.
So I went to Amazon, and purchased a new copy from one of their approved sellers. Didn't pay shipping, because I found some other stuff I couldn't live without. So the purchase price for the book was $ 2.80, with a expected ship time of 14 days. So two weeks pass, nothing. I wait another week, still nothing. So I email the seller, and get no response. After 21 business days, I email Amazon, and tell them I am unable to reach the seller and have not received my books. No response.
I was at the point of total depression, having wasted all two dollars and a couple of minutes of time, when what's this? An email from the seller- they had sold the book to someone else, but went out and bought another copy which they would then send to me. I was so flippin happy just to hear something I didn't even think of chewing them out.
So 7 weeks after my initial order, I finally receive the book. And I am very impressed. It was definitely worth the wait. It is by far the best pop-up I have ever seen. Even my husband (who is literate, but grudgingly) thought it was awesome. So it is now on my top shelf, one of my little victories.