Amazon Ironies

Gffzzzzttttzzgg!, I bought Harvey’s Marx Prompter online (I know, I should’ve ordered it from a real bookshop, but I was in a hurry) and now I get some sort of unanticipated refund, just as I was rereading the section on Credit. And my ‘dividend’? – 50 pence. Wow – you bet I have some ‘questions about their refund policy’ (basically, I’ve lent them 50 p for a week – it all adds to the nectar they leach out of us – see pic):

From Amazon:

We are writing to confirm that we have processed your refund in the amount of £0.50 for your Order 202-483690-478037.

This refund is for the following item(s):

Item: A Companion to Marx’s Capital
Quantity: 1
ASIN: 1844673596
Reason for refund: Pre-order price protection

The following is the breakdown of your refund for this item:

Item Refund: £0.50

Your refund is being credited as follows:

MasterCardDebit Credit Card [ending with 6055]: £0.50

These amounts will be returned to your payment instruments within 10 business days.

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About john hutnyk

Writer on culture, cities, diaspora, history, film, prisons, colonialism, education, Marxism. Studied and taught in Australia at Deakin and Melbourne Universities; and in the UK in Manchester University’s Institute for Creative and Cultural Research; before moving to Goldsmiths in 1998, and becoming Academic Director of the Centre for Cultural Studies in 2004-2014. Has held visiting researcher posts in Germany at the South Asia Institute and Institute fur Ethnologie at Heidelberg University, and Visiting Professor posts in InterCultural Studies at Nagoya City University Japan, Zeppelin University and Hamburg University, Germany, Sociology at Mimar Sinan University, Istanbul, Turkey and at the Graduate institute for Social Research and Cultural Studies, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan. Immediate past adjunct Professor of RMIT University, Melbourne and GIAN Visiting Professor Jadavpur Uni Kolkata.
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