Tuesday, November 13, 2012

My Amazon Addiction OR Why I Hate Paying Shipping Costs

Hello, my name is Kyley and I am addicted to online shopping.

But seriously, I think I might have a problem.  I’m blaming it (primarily) on my Amazon prime account.  If you don’t have an Amazon prime account you may not be able to imagine how much stronger the temptation to buy things is.  You basically NEVER have to pay shipping.  No shipping!  It’s so easy to just click, buy, and in two days someone BRINGS IT TO YOUR FRONT DOOR.

Pretty typical cart size.  But not really.  I'm not there yet. 
It’s freaking unprecedented!  I’m not even bothered to minimize my number of orders because it literally does not matter!  The only good things I can come up with about this whole situation are 1) My Christmas shopping is basically done and I've barely left my apartment.  And 2) I’m more selective about my other online shopping because I go through the internal thought process of, “Why do I have to pay shipping?  I don’t want to pay shipping.  I don’t need this.”

That said, I still have a problem.  I buy way more than the average person does on Amazon.  The people in the leasing office have noticed how often I get packages.  The worst part?  Sometimes the UPS man leaves them at my door.  AKA the leasing office only knows about a portion of my addiction! 

And in case you're wondering what brought on this diatribe, it's that I just bought something on Amazon that was not "prime eligible," meaning I had to pay shipping.  It still cost significantly less than it would have in a store, but I hesitated because of that shipping cost.  I am spoiled.  First. World. Problems.

In other news I’m contemplating just promising my first born to Amazon in exchange for unlimited buying power.  That’s fair, right? 

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