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Old 01-11-2019, 11:03 AM   #41
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I havenít totaled my Amazon spending - Iím afraid to. Prime makes it too easy to buy stuff. I went to our local UPS store yesterday. Dozens of amazon boxes stacked in there - returns I guess,

Aha, I got sick of returning in 2017. Even though its super easy, I have the printed slip and UPS essentially just lets me drop and run, and it's only a mile from my home..or I could have the UPS guy pick it up at my place if I really wanted.



But yes, I have had to return plenty, whether an inaccurate ad listing, product doesnt work as designed or faulty, or late shipping.



Often times if you click the little Available form other sellers link the item can be had cheaper.
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Old 01-11-2019, 04:49 PM   #42
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$7,952.24 was my total for 2018...oof that hurt. But then I looked closer and realized that it doesn't include returns. And also I ordered some stuff with the business credit card. That that puts my actual spend around $6,000 which isn't too bad considering a had quite a few big purchase. Two sets of bunk beds, new light fixtures for most of my first floor and basement, a new in-ground basketball goal and most expensive of all...all of our Christmas presents.
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My Amazon spending in 2018 was $3600 for 98 orders. There were at least two large-ticket items, a laptop and a water filter system for the mountain house that totalled about $800. The rest would be for household consumables, some clothing, some tech gadgets or accessories.

Thirty of those deliveries were to the mountain house. Living there over the summer, it is much more convenient to buy from Amazon because the nearest Staples or Target is a 45 minute drive away.

I love the convenience of shopping from home and having things show up on the doorstep. I don't know if I spend more at Amazon than I would if I went to a store such as Target, but probably not. I think I end up with more impulse buys at a brick & mortar store than I do online.
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My Amazon spending in 2018 was $3600 for 98 orders. There were at least two large-ticket items, a laptop and a water filter system for the mountain house that totalled about $800. The rest would be for household consumables, some clothing, some tech gadgets or accessories.

Thirty of those deliveries were to the mountain house. Living there over the summer, it is much more convenient to buy from Amazon because the nearest Staples or Target is a 45 minute drive away.

I love the convenience of shopping from home and having things show up on the doorstep.
I don't know if I spend more at Amazon than I would if I went to a store such as Target, but probably not. I think I end up with more impulse buys at a brick & mortar store than I do online.
Newsflash: All these stores have websites you can shop and will ship your purchases to your door. And their free shipping is actually free and not dependent on whether you are a paying Prime customer. In my case, I wanted to verify that this machine did NOT have a touchscreen so I went to the store.
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I had 62 orders at Amazon in 2018. Plan to order more this year!
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