Ebooks – Currently Unavailable Online?

I was shopping for a book online with a major book retailer today when I came across an interesting entry in my search results (screenshot). An ebook that is “Currently Unavailable Online”!

I struggle to explain such a thing… Do I need to go into the store to buy the ebook? If so, how would they give it to me? Or have they just run out of copies to let people download? This could all be some conspiracy by the Australian publishing mafia to maintain their stranglehold on book sales. Maybe the website had a monthly transfer quota and they were approaching their limit. People in Australia know all about how exorbitant excess internet usage fees can be.

Anyway, I am glad I already have that book in printed form. Otherwise I may have been forced to investigate further and who knows where such and investigation would have lead.

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