On Sunday, I linked to a Bleeding Cool report that Amazon was selling hundred-dollar-plus comic books for fifteen dollars. It was obviously a major glitch, and even people who were ordering hundreds of dollars of books understood that they would probably get e-mails canceling their orders.
They were half-right. Today, Bleeding Cool has revealed that Amazon has completely dropped all the orders without a word. They didn't even send cancellation e-mails to the people who ordered the books. I have a call out to Amazon to ask whether they're planning on telling customers that their orders were canceled.
UPDATED at 1:34 pm: Amazon has started sending e-mails out. a sample of one is after the jump.
Our records indicate you recently ordered 'The Complete Invincible Library, Vol. 1
Madman Gargantua (Madman Comics)
The Walking Dead Compendium Volume 1 (Walking Dead (Image Comics))'. Unfortunately, due to a pricing error, we sold many more than expected. In fact, we completely sold out — we don't have any in stock right now, and we're not even sure if we'll be able to get more.
As a result, we've had to cancel your order. I realize this is disappointing news, and I'm so sorry for any inconvenience this causes.
You may want to check our website from time to time to see if this item is available. If anyone is selling it, you'll see a "More Buying Choices" box on the product detail page; if it's not available from any sellers, you might see an "Order it used" or "Alert me" link. "Order it used" allows you to place a pre-order for the item in case another seller lists the item for sale later. "Alert me" allows you to sign up so we can e-mail you when Amazon has stock available for purchase.
I'm sorry I don't have better news. We hope to see you again soon.