Thursday, June 12, 2008

Amazon Logic

Does anyone else wake up in the morning and see "Your Order From Amazon" in your inbox, and wonder what your thinking was the previous night.... did you really need THREE new books...? I'm such a sucker for their sophistocated software!! The power of the suggestion "You might like this TOO" is way too much for me. I just have to click "Add to Cart".

When I feel like a bit of retail therapy - I mean "need to research something" - I venture to browse my wishlist to see if there may be a used or second-hand copy of something useful at a bargain price. It inevitably leads to an hour or so's browsing, a big dent in my credit card, the purchase of a few new books that I hadn't planned on buying and another six books in my Wishlist..
Leah was being squeezed out of the office by the expanding "resource library", so I made a trip to Ikea (oh dear... the homewares version of Amazon!) and got a bookshelf for the studio. The bottom shelf has kids books in it - middle shelf is sewing magazines (and a few kids books) and the top shelf is ... ummmm two thirds of my craft book collection. A third of them wouldn't fit and are still on the office shelf... and there are (oh this is getting embarrassing...) thirteen books on the way. Oops.

9 comments:

zoesquid said...

Hi Nikki,
I absolutely have the same problem, so much so Ive had a ban on my browsing habits. (For the month of June anyway). Thanks for dropping by my blog and welcome to blog land.
ps Love your handbags.
Libby

thornberry said...

You know the solution don't you Nikki - get a BIGGER bookcase!

one little acorn said...

It's an evil evil place. Beware of temptation!

... Oh who am I kidding? I love it too! I just try not to look at it too regularly. Discard it from my memory when possible and fold only occasionally. 13 books on the way! Well done.

Maybe I'll just go and have a quick browse...

Linda said...

I can TOTALLY relate to the AMazon dilemma, it's me to a tee!!! love your blog!! LOVE your bags

GirlyGirl said...

Mmm yes. Know all about the Amazon addiction. I have a nice little collection myself!

Bec said...

Hey there! Welcome to Blogland, and thanks for visiting my blog (and I don't think I want to know about your gory 'needle and middle finger' story' **sticks fingers in ears and chants la la la la**). It's so nice to discover a lovely new blog. I'll be back :)
Oh, and ditto on the Amazon thing...I do the same thing...

Nikki said...

Good to hear that I'm not alone on this one.

A few years ago I had to ban Amazon from my life - block all emails from them and pretend they didn't exist. And then ONE little email escaped the blocked list filter.....

Evil, evil and and ever-so delightful AMazon...

CurlyPops said...

I know exactly what you mean....craft books are sooooooo addictive and the trouble with online shopping is that it doesn't actually feel like you've spent any money because it's just too easy!

Jenaveve said...

Umm... yes. That's me. Can't resist the old 'you might like this too'. If it wasn't so damn easy to hit the GO button, I probably wouldn't have quite so many books sitting in a 'to read' pile for years upon years.