How much do you spend on Amazon a month?

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  1. imhereareyou macrumors regular

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    So I'm interested if I am the only Amazon junky, I spend about $500-800 a month thru amazon not including my prime. Anyone in the same boat?
     
  2. Huntn macrumors G5

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    Hard to say. I frequently order though them, for just stuff I need accessing their web site through the local PBS organization>Support>Amazon Affiliiate link. Probably spent $80 this month. Your spending sounds excessive. :p
     
  3. imhereareyou thread starter macrumors regular

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    LOL, it is, but we also buy our household products and even some groceries here as well. So its not all on toys but I would say a good 1/3 is on gadgets and what nots. lol
     
  4. kapolani macrumors regular

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    I think my wife keeps Amazon in business with the amount of stuff she gets from there.

    All I know is I hate breaking down the boxes for recycling. If I even slack off and let them pile up for a few days it turns into a mountain.

    I think I may buy a flamethrower and start torching them in the field out back of my house.
     
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  6. imhereareyou thread starter macrumors regular

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    That is one thing that annoys me, my wife will buy several items from gap kids and they will send each one in a separate bag even tho they would all fit in the one bag just fine, then I have all these damn bags and boxes everywhere.
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    I need one of those for all the crap we buy to carry in the house...lol
     
  7. steve knight Suspended

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    ya I built a few carts this cost less then wheels do. locally it was 300.00
     
  8. chown33 macrumors 604

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    Get a heavy duty trash compactor. Amazon has them.
     
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    Recurring? Not really that much, we've really tried to cut back on little things-n-stuff. We have a house _loaded_ with crap, we're moving towards be a little more minimal. It's not really financially motivated, just tired of clutter.

    We just buy on demand, when we really need or want something. Been an Amazon customer since '99 :)
     
  11. ShikariMR macrumors member

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    nowhere near above mentioned amounts

    i place three or so orders per month, often on behalf of people who have problems shopping

    The great asset of Amazon is for me the availabulity of honest reviews from other Amazon customers. Also the number of items I can find there that local retail outlets cannot be bothered to stock any more.

    My largest single item was this 20 inch early 2008 iMac.
     
  12. Apple fanboy macrumors P6

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    I buy when I need to or want to. I wouldn't say it's every month though and I couldn't put a figure on it.
     
  13. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Some months I can spend hundreds or over a thousand, other months zero. Depends what I need and whether or not I want to visit a brick and mortar store.
     
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    Usually a couple books. This month, I have a new kitchen coming on line with an induction stove. I've spent hundreds on new cookware alone.
     
  16. Huntn macrumors G5

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    Retail stores are having issues these days. I recently purchased a pair of square leg swim trunks for swimming laps from Amazon. This was an item that I thought I should see and try on in advance and would have purchased it locally but... I went to two big sports stores, Sports Authority, and Academy Sports and neither one of them carried this type of suit. So I took a chance, crossed my fingers, it showed up today and it fits. It reinforces the negative quality of running around town trying to find something. A while back I went to a plumbing supply store to buy a cap for a an exhaust vent for a down draft cook top stove that I was decommissioning. They did not have it... Amazon did. Wanted to buy a pneumatic nailer, the local Lowes did not have it, but they did nave it online and shipped it to me for free. This is the future.
     
  17. MattG macrumors 68040

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    Yep that's a problem for me as well. I like to support "local" but half the time "local" doesn't have what I want.
     
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    $50-100 or so

    I should start buying everyday items on there like toilet paper, etc

    With Best Buy now price matching Amazon, I don't buy online as much as I used to
     
  19. JamesMike macrumors demi-god

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    Living in a small town with limited shopping, Amazon is a god-send.
     
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    all-clad is great on induction.
     
  21. Scepticalscribe, Mar 31, 2016
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    Without access to a car, - whether by choice or circumstance - and especially if you are not based in a city centre location - Amazon can be an absolute godsend, agreed.


    Good point about the reviews. I read them closely, as well.

    My position would be somewhat similar.

    I'd never spend those sort of sums, but the amount I do spend varies considerably. Some months I order next to nothing.

    Books and CDs are what I order mostly on Amazon. The sort of esoteric and obscure music I like is next to impossible to find in bricks-and-mortar stores, mostly because so few of ten exist any longer.

    I think this is 'a' future, rather than this is 'the' future. These are futures which will complement and supplement one another, rather than one replacing the other outright.

    A lot of continental Europe still have the old style family stores, run by specialists in the field who might have had a store, or produced something, for three or four generations. Given the choice, I still far prefer shopping in such places.

    But, yes, online shopping will probably play an increasing role in our lives.

    Unfortunately, that is often too true.

    Agreed.

    Personally, on Amazon, I mainly buy books and CDs, and occasionally, other stuff. However, last year, I ordered some stunning Belgian beer chalices, (Trappist Rochefort, Chimay, St Bernardus and so on) - and they arrived safely - as I couldn't source them directly through my beer and wine suppliers.

    Moreover, I have ordered stuff internationally - for clothing, especially underwear - from ethical green natural organic firms, for example, but the transactions are carried out by email and phone, and shipped directly to me. It is buying online - but it is not buying through Amazon.

    Electrical stuff I prefer to choose in person, and talk through models with sales personnel.
     
  22. ShikariMR macrumors member

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    In an earlier post I said that I bought my iMac from Amazon. That was simlpy because of the availabilithy of numerous prooduct assessments from fellow Amazon customers. I do not buy even a two quid packet of tomato seeds withut reading the reviews.

    Sad to say, the Apple owner reviews on Apple's OWN web sites etc regarding the 27inch iMac has made me think again before buying until I can be sure what all the critical comments are about.
     
  23. GlenK macrumors 6502a

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    At least that and I save a fortune. The prices are unreal. I buy almost everything from them now including razor blades, vitamins, Zyrtec, and things like that. Just ordered a target shooting stand from them for only $14.
     
  24. ShikariMR macrumors member

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    Furrther comment. Though I would re-check Amazon comments on the 27", Second one I read advocates installing Windows 10!!! Having had a lousy experience and escape from '10' and Windows in general, that strikes me as lunacy, but it is a free market, I supoose.

    Could someone please tell me what I have missed in never going anywhere near Boot Camp that would lead me to pollute a Mac with anything Windows.
     
  25. Huntn macrumors G5

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    When I say this is the future, I'm saying that it's a significant shift in retail as I see it, and the Amazon model has made it happen. For electronics, some brands I'll trust to buy just on their specs.
     

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