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Amazon email sent in error?

According to this, Amazon didn’t mean to send me an email saying that my copy of Half-Blood Prince might not arrive on the 16th.

Amazon.com e-mailed customers to say its notice that books might be delayed “was sent to you in error.”

“We sincerely apologize for the concern we caused with this incorrect message, and hope you will be thrilled to know that we’ve begun preparing your order for shipment and we are confident that it will be delivered on Saturday, July 16,” the e-mail to customers reads.

Amazon.com spokeswoman Patricia Smith said a few thousand customers mistakenly received the notices.

“It was a complete goof on our end,” Smith said. “I don’t know if it was human error or computer error, but the bottom line is, it was an error.”

I didn’t receive the apology email. My Amazon account still says July 19 for the delivery date. I’m not really sure what to think at this point.

I can hazard a guess that the email was actually intended for people who preordered within the last few days, but who knows for sure?

I guess I won’t try to buy one on Saturday, though…it’s not like I have money to burn. If the book doesn’t show up all day Saturday, maybe I’ll go out and try to find one on Sunday.

This is irritating, and kind of depressing, since I’m really looking forward to the book.