Kolkata man orders 'Communist Manifesto' on Amazon, receives 'Bhagavad Gita'
Kolkata resident Sutirtha termed it as a "mischief".
We have come across stories where someone orders something like a Rs 300 lotion online and recieves wireless earbuds worth Rs 19,000. Kolkata resident Sutirtha Das too, had a similar story to share on Saturday, when he was delivered a copy of 'Bhagavad Gita' instead of Communist Manifesto by Friedrich Engels and Karl Marx, which he ordered.
In a Facebook post, the man from Garia area of Kolkata, narrated the entire incident where not only did he not recieve the book that he had ordered, but was delivered a book which, let's say, is quite different in terms of what it stands for today.
"Last Wednesday that is June 10, I found the 'Communist Manifesto' being sold at a discounted price of Rs. 90. I quickly paid upfront and ordered the book. Immediately I recieved a message that the book will be delivered to be on Friday or Saturday. On Saturday morning, I revieved a message from Amazon saying that my book is out for delivery and around 2 PM, when I was in my office, I got notified that my order has been delivered. When I came back in the evening, I found out that my 'Communist Manifesto' has somehow become an English copy of 'Bhagavad Gita'," Sutirtha wrote.
Soon his comments section started flowing with comments like "politics in online delivery as well", "register a complaint with consumer affairs department to teach the conspirators a lesson" and "this is indirect censorship" among others.
In some comments, Sutirtha himself has labelled this delivery as a "mischief" and saw this as a practical joke made in dark humour.
Asiaville has contacted Sutirtha and the seller for their statements and as and when they respond, the story will be updated.
At the time of writing, Surtirtha has not registered a complaint but has expressed that he should receive what he bought and that he doesn't need another copy of 'Bhagavad Gita' as already owns one.
E-retialers Amazon usually connects the seller with the customer and takes care of the delivery. In this case, the book was sold by 'SPECTRAL', who claim on Amazon that they sell "genuine books". When Asiaville reached out to SPECTRAL for their statement, the spokesperson said, "it is purely a mistake by one of the girls who pack the books. We have been packing at least 2000-3000 books per day during lockdown, so it must've been a careless mistake. We regret it and we will be happy to exhange the book with what the customer paid for."