Thursday, December 3, 2009

My Faulty Amazon Logic

My husband got me Amazon Prime. This means I can get free shipping without having a minimum order of $25. I was able to convince myself that this would actually save me money. (Gosh, I am gullible) Think of all those times, I said to myself, where I wanted two picture books, and the total came to like $23.87 and I had to order one more book that I didn't even want just to get the free shipping!

Yeah, but now I pull the trigger on every whim. Oh, look... this penguin book looks cute. $10.85. Ding! Oh, here's another. Mr. Wolf's Pancakes. A fractured fairy tale. Need that one for research. $11.03. Ding!

Picture books are arriving by the day! It's no wonder my four-year-old is addicted to Super Mario Brothers. Addiction runs in the family.

24 comments:

Lisa and Laura said...

The problem with Amazon is that you can buy ANYTHING. And it's so easy, my credit card is already all loaded in...dangerous.

Shannon O'Donnell said...

I have Amazon prime, too, and I love it! It is especially helpful when you buy something that weighs a ton! :)

Suzyhayze said...

Hee hee! I ALMOST fell for it. ALMOST. But my husbands all smart like that and said... "Ummm... NO!"

Rebecca said...

I recently hosted an Usborne book party and received $100 in free books- plus I have a stack of other books I had previously ordered from them. Let's just say it's going to be a very merry reading kinda Christmas for my kiddies. I'm addicted too- and my 6-year-old has been falling asleep with books in her bed. It's one addiction I don't mind passing on!

Tere Kirkland said...

Pretty sound logic, if you ask me!

Corey Schwartz said...

Ha, Tere, I knew there was a reason why I liked you!

Kim said...

Mr. Wolf's Pancakes! That's the story I was trying to think of when you asked about twists! Oh, I hope you like it.

Friends always tell me to sign up for Prime, but now I know better. Thanks for warning.

ElanaJ said...

LOL! Taking this into consideration as I ponder the benefits of Amazon Prime. Thanks!

Karen said...

Sounds like a good addiction to me, though.

Amy Allgeyer Cook said...

Hm. I would have reasoned exactly like you did--that it would save money by not having to meet that $25 threshold. Thanks for pointing out the fault in that logic! :)

Diana Paz said...

Ditto on thinking it would save me money!

quixotic said...

Ha ha ha, I know exactly what you mean. I am avoiding purchasing prime for just that reason. I already spend too much time on Amazon. Ugh!

Good Luck

Travis Erwin said...

You're talking to a fellow book junkie but I still say there are far worse addictions.

hytime said...

WHAT DO YOU MEAN, "ADDICTION RUNS IN THE FAMILY."

More later ... gotta get another Jack Daniels.

Love,
Pa

Shelli said...

i have it to - sometimes I almost feel like im stealing the books.

Rebecca said...

You crack me up! I think I'd be the same way if I could afford it!

Kelly H-Y said...

That sounds dangerous! But, quite fun! How awesome to have picture books arriving daily!

storyqueen said...

Well, it is for research after all....

Shelley

Susan R. Mills said...

I agree with storyqueen; it's all in the name of research. I'm going to have to check into Amazon Prime.

Tara McClendon said...

I'm also a fan of the research theory. I've given up pretending that I buy books or watch cartoons for my kids--I do it for me.

Tamika: said...

Hmm, Amazon prime. Sounds like a great investment all around. Adding this to my wishlist.

charlesabarca said...

Better late than never................

Angela said...

I haven't even heard of this before--I'll have to look into it.

The Book Chook said...

One can never have too many picture books!