Thursday, May 13, 2010

Well, since you asked...

In her blog post yesterday, Call Me Cate asked, "What do YOU order online?" Her list of recent Amazon purchases was pretty interesting, so I thought I'd answer her question.

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:
Thankfully, as I look through this list (and the complete list which includes a lot more items) I don't regret very many of the purchases.

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?


Kara said...

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 :-)

Eternal Lizdom said...

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!

Call Me Cate said...

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.

Unknown said...

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.

Megan Fletcher said...

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. :-)

Heidi said...

Do you know about 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

Faith said...

I don't shop. The last online order I made was in 2008 for my Dad's birthday.

SciFi Mama said...

My favorite website to order from is 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!

Janell said...

Lately it's been shoes (although I do some of my Christmas and other shopping online too). and both have huge selections along with free shipping/ free return shipping.