Like all Amazon customers, I get emails from Amazon every now with recommendations for books, dvds and games etc based on my previous purchases through them. Unlike a lot of emails from online sites, I don't mind these emails at all as they regularly recommend good products.
At the end of August they recommended Bruce Lee's Fighting Method: The Complete Edition, a compilation book of the 4 Bruce Lee fighting method books, which had a release date of 1st September 2008.
On 9th September 2008 I got an email saying that it was being delayed and that I could expect it between 02/10/08 – 22/10/08. On 15th October 2008 I got another email saying it had been delayed until between 19/11/08 – 04/12/08. Yesterday I got a final email saying they were still trying but this time there wasn't a date. God only knows when I'll get it!! (I also got an email yesterday about SOCOM: U.S. Navy Seals – Confrontation, a PS3 game which has been delayed 2 months).
This whole thing has reminded me how easily my brain can be manipulated into wanting something I didn't even want in the first place. I ordered it at first because I thought the book looked ok but the more it gets delayed the more I want it. They're playing mind games with me I tell you.
These are the same people who catch me out with the impulse buy section near the counter! ;)