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Posted 6/5/14
I don't particularly shop at amazon but online shopping in general is pretty addicting. I buy more online than I do at stores now probably cause its just easier and a major time/money saver.
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Posted 6/5/14

staphen wrote:


ZodiacA17 wrote:

I think the perception of the question is vague, I understand why it's addicting, it isn't that difficult to understand, but no matter the psyche it gets me every time.... No matter when or why I go to amazon, I just always get more than I want/need, not saying it's a negative, but it isn't a positive... I guess I am saying Amazon is Chaotic Neutral and I am not sure that's a good thing....


So.. what? You buy things you don't want despite adverse consequences? Sounds like an addiction to me.


Not necessarily things I don't want, but sometimes stuff I don't need... And I guess it could be an addiction, but I don't purchase stuff from amazon all the time, but when I do, 95% of the time I get more than I was planning too.
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Posted 6/5/14

nanikore2 wrote:


ZodiacA17 wrote:

I go to amazon, occasionally, for products X and Y (examples, variables.) However, I always seem to find a way,or feel I need to then get product Z, and maybe A, B, and C also... Does this happen to others? Often? Or is it just an addictive/OCD nature like the one I have?


I don't think Amazon is all that addictive compared to this other place...

If you live in the United States (edit: hm wait, you do... I guess you should think twice before clicking), do not click on the spoiler if you don't want to be exposed to some possible money-draining addiction



On that site, people are always, ALWAYS complaining and joking about buying stuff they don't need.

I check that darn site multiple times every single day out of sheer habit............ been doing so the last 10 years


Yeah, I could see that site getting dangerous for me real quick... But it's like I said in a previous post, when I want something I go to amazon and order it, but I always seem to order more things I wasn't planning too.
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ZodiacA17 wrote:

Yeah, I could see that site getting dangerous for me real quick... But it's like I said in a previous post, when I want something I go to amazon and order it, but I always seem to order more things I wasn't planning too.


One thing I sometimes do to stop myself from buying stuff is to think of opportunity costs.

"Hmm yes that's really cheap, but I could still buy a couple of hamburgers and even a steak with that money..........."
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Posted 6/5/14
Amazon Prime for me lol
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Did they start sending packages on drones yet?
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Amazon Prime for me lol


I had prime awhile back when I was more frequent on amazon, but I rarely used the streaming service and I stopped using amazon as frequently... And now that its $100 a year, unless I get some throw away money I don't see myself signing up again anytime soon... But Prime is really awesome, would recommend if you use amazon a lot.
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Posted 6/5/14
I got Prime years ago when I was in school and kept it afterwards. They must have a warehouse not too far from here, I get some stuff the next day. I do often find myself there for one thing and thinking "oh! and I need this, and that"
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Posted 6/8/14
You don't have to leave the house to experience buyer's remorse.
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Posted 6/19/14
Instantaneous money transfer, instantaneous purchase, and delivered to door. The lazy life.
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Posted 6/19/14
lol i just bought the AoT blu ray/dvd combo, the AoT sword thingy keychain pendant, & an ipod/phone car adapter/charger . got the last one so i could have free shipping
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Posted 6/19/14
I have like 500 things on my wishlist lol
Posted 6/19/14 , edited 6/19/14
1) You don't leave your house, so there is no need to be presentable

2) No one sees the weird shit you buy

3) Repeat number 2
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Posted 6/19/14
Because everything is at Amazon. Except for when it isn't... In which case PlayAsia usually has it.
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Posted 6/19/14 , edited 6/19/14
I'm not addicted, but I like Amazon. During the few times that I've purchases gifts through it (7 purchases in the last four years), I was able to find what I want at reasonable prices, and see items that I decided were better choices. Season 2 of Avatar: The Last Airbender, and jade Tibetan prayer beads for my little sis? Done. Cow-print handkerchief for my niece? Done. Tibetan medicine bracelet, yoga set, and pewter spoon and measuring cup set for my Mom? Done. Twelve Monkeys for my stepdad? Done. For people who are prone to being spend-thrifts and those who are shopping addicts, I can certainly see how Amazon may seem like a paradise.
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