Amazon has always ruled

I have been an Amazon customer since the beginning.  I used to believe that when their computer saw me log in, the lights would go off in their offices.  I spent some serious money in the old days, before you got music for pennies.  The brilliance of their software is so impressive and still one of the best.  If you liked this, you will like this, etc.  Love Amazon.

Today my love of Amazon has skyrocketed.  Now you can make purchases from your hand held device.  I was in Barnes and Noble (sorry guys) because I had some time to kill.   I was perusing the travel section and found about 5 books that I wanted to buy.  But, who wanted to schlep those around town?  Not me.  I went on Amazon, bought the books with a few clicks of my phone and was done.  Brilliant.

All purchases should show up on Monday.  Genius.

Comments (Archived):

  1. Geoff

    That is just so brilliantly funny – Maybe you can just take pics of the isbn’s and send them to Amazon 🙂

  2. Geoff

    Can’t believe Fred hasn’t sold you on Disqus – captchas ugh 🙁

  3. ellen

    My only question is if you hadn’t seen the books in person at B and N would you have still wanted them?
    If Barnes and Noble was smart and competitive, they should have the same order and delivery service as well. I find that as much as I love to shop online I perfer to touch, feel and see what I am getting first. I was never a catalog shopper before the advent of online purchasing. ( I am so terribly old school.)

  4. erin

    Okay, i’ve seen your blog post headline on my yahoo home page for two days and finally clicked through. i also love amazon. but i love it now because i’m a mom and i can keep a short list of books, dvds, toys, supplies etc., and then know that i can order quickly, with no shipping charges and check the price all in one go.

    and now amazon does a better job of making clear which items do qualify for free shipping. i also like how they changed the reviews…showing #of 5 star versus 4 star reviews. maybe they’ve been doing that for a long while now, but i just noticed it in the last 6-12 months.

    i must order from amazon anywhere from 1-4x a month.