Ok. I admit it. I'm one of those sorry reviewers who actually has to beeyouwhy all the novels they read.
So following recent experiences I'd like to publically ponder on the meaning of 'in stock.'
To me 'in stock' means...The book supplier receives an order (from me) on one day. The next day they package up the book(s). Then the day after that the merchandise gets shipped. Well that's how it used to be.
What 'in stock' does not mean is. T.E.N days after the order has been received the supplier still hasn't shipped the goods. To me. That is 'OUT of stock.' What's more. I don't like suppliers that don't tell the truth about whether a novel is in stock or not.