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Gack. Amazon wishes sent to the wrong place! Posted on 12/01/2002.

I just realized that since last February, has been sending wish list items to my old address. There've been 7 items sent, none of which I've received. If you sent me something and I didn't acknowledge it, that's why! My apologies. (I've now fixed the address, which I'll have to remember to change in a few weeks...)

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i am furious i bought them all
Posted by ima tester @ 12/01/2002 11:04 PM PST [link to this comment]

Peter, unfortunately you are not the only one to have this misfortune happen to. I had sent one to somebody and fortunately Amazon let me know the package was returned to Amazon and was *undeliverable*. In everycase I have heard of none of the intended receivers knew their address was wrong with Amazon as they had changed it. Amazon is usually very good with tying all components and areas of their system together. Hopefully they will get enough complaints and fix it.
Posted by vanderwal @ 12/02/2002 06:01 AM PST [link to this comment]

What bothers me is that I've sent something that didn't arrive--and Amazon didn't tell me! So now they have my ducats, Peter's got butkus, and I've got bills no honest man could pay....
Posted by Joe @ 12/02/2002 11:14 AM PST [link to this comment]

Isn't it silly that your wishlish address isn't linked to your default delivery address? I think Christina Wodtke pointed this out a week or so ago.
Posted by Joshua Kaufman @ 12/02/2002 12:48 PM PST [link to this comment]

Had that problem when I moved a year ago. Emailed them to notify them of it, and they pointed out that a small note mentions the need to change the wishlist address if you make a change to your main delivery address. The fact that a note was needed seemed a sign of a bad design, which I noted in my email. Apparently they haven't fixed it in the past year.
Posted by Anil @ 12/02/2002 08:27 PM PST [link to this comment]

thhis is further exasperated by the fact that when you are signed in to check out, and selecting an address to ship to, your wishlist is hidden from you for reasons of privacy. Okay, your whole address book lies before you except your wishlist address. huh? If it was someone else's, sure, but yoru own? I smell technology infrastructure poking its nose up into the interface...
Posted by christina @ 12/15/2002 05:34 PM PST [link to this comment]

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