So, Amazon sent the book, but it was to have no charge for the shipping. SO, they charged me full price plus shipping. Then they charged again, full price no shipping. They charged me twice. For the third book. Let alone the other two.
The book (apparently) did arrive at the school on Saturday, as promised. The package pick-up facility is opened from 8 a till 2 p on Saturdays. Except for this past Saturday, when they did not bother to open. No explanation.
We will see today if it indeed did arrive.
I am going to go ballistic.