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Tuesday, 20 May 2008

Amazonian surprises...

Amazon is a treasure trove. An evil evil treasure trove. And I love it. I especially love it now the Australian dollar is at a 24 year high exchange rate. YIPPEE! I have wasted many hours browsing and dreaming and calculating and adding things to an ever increasing wish list. Writing, art, magazines, home, design, craft, health - the range is extraordinary. Endless in fact. As is my wish list. Dreams dreams dreams...

Did you know that at amazon.com you can browse books and add them to a wish list?

I did.

Did you know that next time you log into Amazon, you can go back to that wish list and the books will still be there?

I did.

Did you know that other people could enter your name and check out your wish list and buy you a gift from your choices - knowing that it will be a perfect gift because it was something you wished for?

I didn't - but Mal did.

Totally out of the blue it arrived.
A perfect surprise.



And what amazing insight!
He knew just what I wanted.
Incredible!

9 comments:

Bec said...

That is so incredibly cool! And I didn't know any of it....but now I do....and now I'm off to start browsing..:P

Malcolm said...

I don't have such a great insight; you already have a list to choose from...

PS: Sorry I made you cry...

three buttons said...

Awww, that's sweet!

little red hen said...

How delightful!

Lilli boo said...

Sometimes these little surprises are the best!

Dragonfly said...

I am an Amazon addict; my wish list grows and grows and my money just disappears...

flossy-p said...

What?!!! I never thought wish lists actually worked, I mean I (like you) knew they stayed in list form, but I had NO idea people actually use them to make your wishes come true. That IS SO Cool!!!!

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

I love the Amazon wish list! As I'm living in a different country to my family, they find that is often a good way to buy presents for me.

And did you know.... that you can put that wish list on your blog and get credit with Amazon whenever people buy through them after clicking on your wish list... It's a nice little way to get yourself some discounts through Amazon and to share your find with other people (that's how I often buy books, through what I've seen on other peoples blogs).

BigCat said...

I love Amazon and the current Australian dollar. All I need now is someone who will buy me things off my wishlist!