Okay, my friend ordered two Harry Potter books online for herself and me at the Chapters-Indigo website to be shipped to her house. Well, this morning I wrote down, “Harry Potter book!” on the calendar stuck on my fridge. Then, my mom came and told me that she’ll get it for me the day it comes out. But, I told her about my friend who ordered two books for us online and my parents got so mad at me. They think ordering things online without their permission is irresponsible and we don’t know exactly when we’ll be getting the books, so they think it’s a huge inconvenience on their part because they’re always working and they can’t just leave work when they feel like it.
I told them that my friend’s dad let her use his credit card and everything and I had even told my parents before, but they had forgotten. Anyways, they got so mad at me that they forced me to tell my friend to cancel the order OR look for someone else to buy the book from her. Unfortunately, I found out that Harry Potter orders cannot be cancelled after June 28.
So, now, I either have to help my friend look for someone else to sell the book to or take the book like we had originally planned. The problem is, we don’t really know who to sell the book to because I don’t think anyone we know reads Harry Potter. But, my parents said if I don’t do something about the situation, they’ll be even madder at me.
So, uh, feed me your pearls of wisdom, Dopers. Should we look for someone else to sell the book to or should I just pay my friend back for the book like we had originally planned?