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Old 02-01-2015, 12:46 PM   #21
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From Amazon, a Weber grill in 2000. But I had bought things online from other sites before that (oh, how I loved ValueAmerica and their 50% off anything promotions).
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Old 02-01-2015, 12:56 PM   #22
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Textbooks in the mid to late 1990's. At the time books were all they sold and I was ecstatic over getting them for half the college book store prices. I remember telling other people in the class about it and was surprised that so many still preferred to buy them at the book store.

I'd heard about Amazon from some TV news show that had a "consumer" segment a few times a week.
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My earliest "Internet Purchase" that I can find (my records only go back to 1999 -- prior to that electronic search was lost to MS Money) is also a book. In Dec of 1999, I purchased this book for $8.78 -- today, I can get it for 1. This purchase was from Half.com.

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Old 02-01-2015, 01:10 PM   #24
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January 1998 I ordered "Discovering Smalltalk". Smalltalk is a programming language.
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Old 02-01-2015, 01:50 PM   #25
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My history goes back to 2001 when I ordered a book in June, 2 remote controlled cars in August, and 2 music CD's in December. I'm not sure if those were my first orders or not though.
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1998 ordered "Financial Planning for the Utterly Confused " . I still have that book & I still occasionally use it .
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1998 ordered "Financial Planning for the Utterly Confused " . I still have that book & I still occasionally use it .
That's funny. Same time frame as I and a financial book.
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Old 02-01-2015, 03:58 PM   #28
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Old 02-01-2015, 04:13 PM   #29
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Well, this is embarrassing...two books and a Nickelback CD, in 2002.
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Well, this is embarrassing...two books and a Nickelback CD, in 2002.
Nickelback? Man, that is embarrassing...
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Mine goes back to 12/2007. It shows I purchased Planet Earth,the complete series Blue Ray, and Garmin Nuvi 360 for my DH and Quicken Premier for my DS-in-law.
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Old 02-01-2015, 04:31 PM   #33
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December 19, 1999: A book "The Complete Reference Guide, Access 2000" and a $30 Amazon gift card for my dad for his birthday.


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Old 02-01-2015, 04:45 PM   #34
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Fascinating!
My first order was a book in July, 1996:
Freedom in Exile: The Autobiography of the Dalai Lama

Second order was still 1996, a few months later:
The CICS Programmer's Desk Reference, by Dough Lowe

I hasten to point out that the tech book was for DW, who was (and is) far geekier than I am.

Edit to add: So far, this seems to be the earliest order.
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Quicken shows my first order was January 24, 1999 but the first order in the Amazon account is from September of 2003 - a set of kitchen knives as a present for older daughter.
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In 1999 I bought the first Christmas present for my soon to be hubby (we got married 1/1/2000). It was a Garmin GPS III Plus Personal Navigator that he could use on his boat, and we could use on our planned sabbatical road trip.

In early 2000 I purchased a guide book to Budapest - which was where we were going in the 2nd half of our planned sabbatical.
That's pretty early for non-book purchases.

It looks like our first non-book or non-DVD/non-CD/non computer software purchase was in 2001 when we ordered a rather expensive high resolution film scanner, the Nikon Super Coolscan 4000. We still have it, but we haven't scanned film in a very long time.
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Our first purchase in 1998 was a gift for a nephew, a dvd of Scooby Do, Arabian Nights.

The first purchase for ourselves was a book on NC Wyeth, the artist.


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In 2006, I ordered 2 books about being single and living together. The better one (first link) was by NOLO.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/141...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/076...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I was widowed in late 2004, met Mr Mistake in late 2005, and ordered these books in spring 2006.
How interesting to recall the timing.
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I didn't know they order went back to the beginning.
April 4, 1997. "Time Out:How to Renew your life and work"

I have no rememberance of the book. But judging by the content of the book, I must have been thinking about changing jobs/retiring back then. I really don't remember thinking about retiring until early 98 a year or so before doing it.
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