Being a bookworm, the only thing about online shopping that attracts me is the books. Or the availability of a book. Especially for books that aren't available in Malaysia yet. So one day, while in the car on the way home from work, I had such a wonderfully brilliant idea.
"Dad, I was wondering if I can use your credit card?"
*insert suspicious look from him*
"Well, I was thinking of getting some books from Amazon. I'll pay you back!"
I know, I was thinking "Sure? That easy?" but I just shrugged and hummed my way to happiness. Or more like fell asleep during the car ride. I just love those car ride naps. Wonderful.
Later that night, I went to Amazon, hummed for a bit as I try to come up with a book I want.
Yes, the list is so long.
I finally made up my mind for a J.R Ward book. If you don't know her, google her. She has amazing amazing books. One is a vampire romance adventure series. And no, the vampires don't sparkle like a certain silly vampire. Boy, I wish Buffy will stake him. Or splash holy water on him. Wait, stake to the heart, spread the ashes on Bella. Damn, I got a bestseller idea there.
*clears throat* Anyway, I found a guidebook on the Black Dagger Brotherhood. We got that here but at about 50 ringgit. And not many copies. I've only come across one copy. And it was only 8 American dollars. Which is 25 Ringgit-ish.
Ding Ding Ding.
We got a winner.
But wait, there's the delivery charge.
Fuck,I need to live in the States to get it free.
How much was it? 12 dollars.
Yes, ladies and gentlemen. It was 4/3 of the book's price.
I know, do curse away.
Say it with me.
What. The. Fuck.
There, feels good right?
The total would be 2o dollars = 63 ringgit.
Now, imagine the smirk on my dad's face when I told him. Yes, I'm crying. Well, not really. But still.