Friday, May 13, 2011

My quest for free shipping for Jacob Wonderbar

The wait is over!!

Nathan Bransford is not only an Internet 'host with the most' and literary guru, he's also a published author!

Nathan's first book, Jacob Wonderbar and the Cosmic Space Kapow, is finally available at retailers near you. And because A) Nathan rocks, B) I write MG, and, C) I like it, I've included the trailer for his book. Please watch then head over to his website to read the first chapter of Jacob Wonderbar!

Naturally, I was eager to buy this awesome new book. Who wouldn't be after a trailer like that, amirite? So I click over to Amazon and realize I'm again tricked into loading my virtual cart with $25 worth of product in order to qualify for free shipping.

Don't get me wrong, it's not like I live in another country. And there are plenty of bookstores in my area where I'm certain I could buy Jacob Wonderbar. But I'm one of those shoppers. I can sit here in my sweatpants and with a few strategically placed clicks, I can get all my holiday or birthday (or personal!) shopping done--and shipped for free!--within a few minutes.


So here's my not-so-secret secret...

Wanna know what else I secretly put in my shopping cart? Watch the video. I've been giggling about this ridiculous straight-to-DVD video ever since I saw the Blu-Ray version for sale for $5 at Target. Why, oh why, don't I have a Blu-Ray player? Curses!

But now, NOW I have a *need* for extra items in my cart. What's that, you say? Donald Maass books or the latest YA paranormal books also qualify for free shipping? C'mon. Do they have Debbie Deborah Gibson?

I didn't think so.

There is a reason this video has almost 3.5 MILLION views. It's. Just. That. Good. (kinda.)

Thank you, Lorenzo Lamas. You have now added $7 to my Amazon cart. Jacob Wonderbar, I'm coming for you!

1 comment:

  1. I'm kind of a sucker for shark movies, so I get it. Enjoy!


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