Update: (May 18, 2005) I’ve received an email from someone identifying themselves as John Godel. He states that he was having ‘a big family problem at the time’ that he defaulted on so many Amazon orders. I have no reason to believe this is not true. It is unfortunate that he wasn’t prompt in returning refunds and/or explaining the problems. I consider this case closed.
2nd Update: John has sent me the books I was owed via Barnes and Noble.
3rd Update: This post is quickly becoming a sounding board for family squabbles (not my family). I am closing comments and archiving the ones that were here.