I guess the image is a little fuzzy but you get the idea. Yes, I have been to amazon.ca and I want to warn other Luddites who have been avoiding Cyber Monday and On-line shopping and consumerism in general. It's way too easy. Once you have an account on amazon, they remember you, they remember your shipping address and your credit card number. Unless you need to change those two things, all it takes is a couple of mouse clicks and yes! your order's on its way. Sure, they show the balance of your order and offer free shipping on a lot of things and on orders over $25. Too easy.
Nor are you limited to such mundane and boring devices as traditional books, you can buy Kitchen Aide mixers and cordless drills at big discounts. (Even if you haven't baked anything since 1972 and your skill with wood working is nil, it's tempting.) You can get DVD's for great movies and for any season of your favourite tv show. There are toys for the kids and electronic gadgets. A Kindle, maybe? A plethora of choices all at the click of a mouse. Now I have a new possible diversion to control. It could turn out to be expensive.
And it's kind of fun. It's not like the old catalogue shopping. I ordered my gift books three days or so ago. This morning my even more Luddite husband comes in holding a plain brown box. "Here," he says. "They delivered this yesterday and it was leaning on the front door." What????F!!!! Of course I tore it open immediately and there they were! The books I'd ordered for Christmas gifts. Too easy.
And just in case my family or friends actually read this. NO...the new book by Ken Follett is not something I chose for you. It's for ME. I saw it while doing a little Christmas shopping Cyber Monday. Way, way too easy.
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