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! :)

Unknown 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.

Elana Johnson said...

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

Unknown 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!

Katie Salidas 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 (srjohannes) said...

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

Rebecca Gomez 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.

Anonymous said...

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

Angela Ackerman said...

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

BookChook said...

One can never have too many picture books!