Barnes and Noble unclear on meaning of "In-Stock"

Wanting a hard copy of  Three And Out by Jason Bacon, I surfed over to BarnesAndNoble.com and saw that it was available at the Easton store. So off I went. When I arrived at the store I was informed that they had the book in-stock but all the copies were on hold. When I asked why the website would tell me copies were available when in fact they were not, I was met with blank stares. I assume the book is not taken off the in-stock list until it is purchased. This is what the kids today call a...

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Barnes and Noble unclear on meaning of "In-Stock"

Wanting a hard copy of  Three And Out by Jason Bacon, I surfed over to BarnesAndNoble.com and saw that it was available at the Easton store. So off I went. When I arrived at the store I was informed that they had the book in-stock but all the copies were on hold. When I asked why the website would tell me copies were available when in fact they were not, I was met with blank stares. I assume the book is not taken off the in-stock list until it is purchased. This is what the kids today call a...

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I get it, you hate Amazon & the Kindle. So what?

Let me state right up front that I am biased on this subject.  I own a Kindle (1) and enjoy it. But on the other hand I don’t think I am such a Kindle partisan that I can’t see reasonable criticisms or recognize hype.  There are plenty of both in discussions of the Kindle and ebooks in general. But I found Nicholson Baker‘s New Yorker essay incredibly tiresome and rather disingenuous.  Baker spends 6,000 words saying what is rather obvious to anyone who has looked into the...

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Amazon problems

UPDATE: seems to be working again. Is anyone else having problems with Amazon.com today?  The site is very slow to load for me and doesn’t seem to be functioning correctly on searches and with images.

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