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Offline Grimner

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« on: June 15, 2008, 12:19:27 PM »
I love it for making it easy to find books.

My wallet hate it for making it easy to find books.


 Just been to amazon.co.uk and they know me now, almost in the biblical sense...
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Re: Amazon
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2008, 03:18:25 PM »
I love it for making it easy to find books.

My wallet hate it for making it easy to find books.


 Just been to amazon.co.uk and they know me now, almost in the biblical sense...

Oh, and you know what else is shitty about Amazon? Drunk ordering. I woke up at one point last year having ordered $150 of stuff. 4 HD-DVD's and 3 books. Watch the one-click ordering, it'll get you.
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Re: Amazon
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2008, 04:24:52 PM »
I love it for making it easy to find books.

My wallet hate it for making it easy to find books.


 Just been to amazon.co.uk and they know me now, almost in the biblical sense...

Oh, and you know what else is shitty about Amazon? Drunk ordering. I woke up at one point last year having ordered $150 of stuff. 4 HD-DVD's and 3 books. Watch the one-click ordering, it'll get you.

lol,  I've done then that. But I do really like all the used books you can get on amazon. Great for light reads, or trashy mystry/crime novels. Some you can get for pennies.

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Re: Amazon
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2008, 08:59:12 PM »
Oh, and you know what else is shitty about Amazon? Drunk ordering. I woke up at one point last year having ordered $150 of stuff. 4 HD-DVD's and 3 books. Watch the one-click ordering, it'll get you.

Yes... oh man, I've done this a dozen times. It's really bad when I've had some wine, it's late at night, and I'm playing video games.  My mind starts to wander.  "Yes, I've played Digital Devil Saga 1 and 2, but not Nocturne."

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Re: Amazon
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2008, 03:43:37 AM »
I think we've all been down that slippery road  ;D


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Re: Amazon
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2008, 12:48:46 PM »
Haha.  Worse yet?  Amazon Prime.  Free 2 day shipping FTL.

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Re: Amazon
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2008, 08:51:06 PM »
I don't really like to buy books online. I don't find it fun


Although I was able to order some old out of print books on Amazon a few years ago....that was pretty cool.
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Re: Amazon
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2008, 03:44:14 PM »
Same here, I love looking for books in an actual bookstore. If I want a specific book I might order it online, but for just browsing I prefer holding the books myself over seeing them online.

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« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2008, 03:57:50 PM »
Fuzzbucket1 and Apeiron are obviously both living in large, civilized countries where you can walk into a book store and find a little more than the latest best-sellers. Not that I'm immune from the lures of a book store - at least with Amazon, it is quick :)
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Re: Amazon
« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2008, 04:02:46 PM »
Fuzzbucket1 and Apeiron are obviously both living in large, civilized countries where you can walk into a book store and find a little more than the latest best-sellers. Not that I'm immune from the lures of a book store - at least with Amazon, it is quick :)

The books I typically buy aren't found in most of the major bookstores.  Also, Amazon is often cheaper.

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Re: Amazon
« Reply #10 on: June 17, 2008, 04:25:04 PM »
The bookstore I generally go to is the largest in the Netherlands :) It has eight floors or so, and a basement.

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Re: Amazon
« Reply #11 on: June 17, 2008, 04:33:15 PM »
I only buy Amazon books because of the cost.  Generally it's much less than the local bookstores (where I pick my books out)
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Re: Amazon
« Reply #12 on: June 17, 2008, 04:49:44 PM »
The bookstore I generally go to is the largest in the Netherlands :) It has eight floors or so, and a basement.

That is outrageous.  How do you not spend all day there?
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Re: Amazon
« Reply #13 on: June 17, 2008, 05:30:15 PM »
The bookstore I generally go to is the largest in the Netherlands :) It has eight floors or so, and a basement.

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Re: Amazon
« Reply #14 on: June 18, 2008, 02:09:10 PM »
Amazon.com is dead to me.  A while back I read 'The DaVinci Code' to see what the big deal was.  Then, I went on amazon.com to see if I was the only one who thought the characters sucked (I wasn't, thank Darwin).  But now, every time I go on amazon, it has some new Dan Brown recommendation for me!   >:( 

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