First, though, I'm going to admit something. I've placed 39 orders with Amazon in the last six months. Some of them contained multiple items. Of course, that includes Christmas, so that's not too bad. Right? Right?! Ahem. Here are just some of the things I've bought:
- Toddler bike helmet
- Timex Ironman watch (with a free running hat! It's cheesy because it says "TIMEX" in big letters, but it's actually a really good hat. And free things make me happy!)
- Wooden puzzles
- The book Protecting the Gift: Keeping children and teenagers safe (and parents sane), recommended by Eternal Lizdom
- iPod case/armband
- iPod Nano
- The Blue Foam Torture Roller of Death (which I love, love, love now, by the way.)
- Enough yeast to bake about 7,000 loaves of bread (give or take...)
- Running shoes (good brand, but I wish I'd gone to a local store to get fitted instead. Next time I will!)
- A really cute kids' bookshelf
- A red Swingline stapler for a friend with a new office job. Her office is tiny, and she was making Office Space jokes, so I had this sent to her.
- The movie It's a Wonderful Life
- A subscription to Wired magazine. This came free with something else I bought, and I officially got it for my husband, but I'll admit I have ended up totally hooked on this magazine, and I read it more consistently than he does. I love it!
- The book Paradigms on Pilgrimage
I do love Amazon, but I have to be careful. It's just so easy to order something, get it with free shipping two days later (with my Prime membership), and not realize how much money I'm spending.
I've actually only had two orders in the last 30 days, and I wonder if I should contact UPS--you know, to let them know I'm still alive. I'm sure they're worried, not delivering multiple packages per week to me.
What sorts of things do you love buying online?
It had never occurred to me to buy my yeast on-line - but I am now placing an order! I can't believe how much cheaper it is than the grocery store!
I adore Amazon - Kindle books and true books make up most of my orders, but looking back through I see Abby's Britax Frontier, a case of Annie's ketchup, a ton of electronics cables, a play nativity set... Gotta love free shipping and low prices :-)
Oh yeah- I adore Amazon. Too much. Have to step away. Although, I did win a Pioneer Woman Smarty Pants contest a while back and won a $200 gift certificate to Amazon. Bought a stack of books that make up my "want to read it" shelf- that I now keep adding to.
I don't know that I've bought anything odd. One thing I love about Amazon is that I can do some fun international stuff. I had a friend in England that I was doing a gift exchange with and I was able to order stuff from the Amazon UK site to send to her.
Oh- and we have those foam rollers at the gym and our trainer demonstrated how to use them... if I wasn't scared that my kids would use it as an object to torture each other with, I would totally buy my own! For now, I'll use what my gym has available!
Since I already answered the "what", I'll go with the "how many". I've placed 7 orders in the last 30 days. 29 in the last 6 months, which includes 2 birthday gifts and 11 Christmas gifts, plus a gift card that was part of a blog giveaway.
This does not, however, include my husband's purchases. He has placed 4 orders in the last 30 days, 38 in the last six months (geez, Joe!). 2 of those were my birthday gifts and 7 Christmas gifts.
That's just sick.
I order mostly Christmas stuff, or stuff that I can't find locally. My daughter and I share shoe sizes so when we cant cute wide width shoes we search online as well. I always get fitted for running shoes.
I don't like to order things online if I know I can find it is in the stores here. It's often cheaper and I don't have to pay shipping.
Plus it is the devil to over spend on anything and online just makes it worse.
Really?! I'm in a little bit of shock with all the orders y'all have placed. I ordered something on amazon about a year ago, I think. The yeast never occurred to me. Wonder what else I'm overpaying for b/c I haven't checked amazon. but, I'll proceed with caution. :-)
Do you know about swagbucks.com? It's a search engine that randomly gives you points (swagbucks) and you can trade those in for Amazon gift cards. They also have random codes throughout the day. I've earned 18 $5 gift cards in the past few months. It's not a lot, but it's something
I don't shop. The last online order I made was in 2008 for my Dad's birthday.
My favorite website to order from is thinkgeek.com Just today I ordered 2 new t-shirts: one for me, one for Paige. They have a princess crown and says "Self Rescuing Princess" on them. I can't wait until they get here!
Lately it's been shoes (although I do some of my Christmas and other shopping online too). Zappos.com and onlineshoes.com both have huge selections along with free shipping/ free return shipping.
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