January 24, 2001
9:21 AM   Subscribe

"IT," also known as "Ginger," has not yet been released by its inventor, but we'll be glad to notify you by e-mail when we actually know what IT is and if IT will be available for purchase from Amazon.com.
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They should call this their "Buy From the Future" z-shop.
posted by dhartung at 9:39 AM on January 24, 2001

I kind of dig Amazon's tongue-in-cheek opportunistic humor; thank goodness there wasn't anything in my mouth when I saw their butterfly ballot gimmick a while back, or my monitor would've been a mess.
posted by lia at 9:58 AM on January 24, 2001

"Cons: you don't know what it is, and neither do we".

Nice one.

Good to see a big company still has a sense of humor, even though you *know* there were 6 meetings and 3 lawyers...
posted by baylink at 1:58 PM on January 24, 2001

"6 meetings and 3 lawyers"

On the contrary: As with the butterfly ballot interface, this appears to have been a guerrilla action on the part of Amazon's designers.
posted by jjg at 2:55 PM on January 24, 2001

The reply you get....

Greetings from Amazon.com.

Just a note to confirm that we've received your request to be notified when "Ginger" is available for ordering.

We don't yet know when this item will be available again, but as soon as it is, we'll send you an e-mail to let you know. Since supply is often limited and some products sell out quickly, we recommend that you place your order as soon as you receive our notification e-mail.

If, for any reason, you change your mind and want to cancel this request, please follow the link below

posted by fullerine at 4:39 PM on January 24, 2001

All I want to know is how much will it cost and what sort of Associates referral percentage I'll get.
posted by jdiaz at 6:22 AM on January 25, 2001

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