… and I am Somebody male. in my thirties. recovering alcoholic. live in minneapolis. work in progress. gay. serenity please.

Amazon recommends …

02.26.2006 · Posted in Absurdity

I’ve always been a big fan of amazon.com. Yes, they’re bad for the locally-owned bookstore, and that’s unfortunate. It’s always great to see when the little guy goes online to sell their wares via Amazon’s partner programs. However, Amazon has done a lot to pioneer some of the best e-commerce targetting strategies out there. As you browse the site, they recommend other items you may be interested in, or related to the item you’re viewing, and even better yet – related to items you’ve purchased in the past. It’s all very interesting.

But, as well all know, sometimes technology doesn’t always work (in more ways than one); witness my latest email from them:

Amazon recommends

4 Responses to “Amazon recommends …”

  1. You’re a brave man for putting that screen capture up! I won’t even tell you about some of the horrific “we recommend based on your other purchases” emails I’ve received from Amazon and a couple of other sites (especially during my first year of sobriety). 🙂

  2. Be a sport Dan. Go shopping.

  3. you’re an inspiration!! i’ve been reading your blog for about 6 months now, and i feel somewhat non-productive in my life and sobriety compared to you. good luck in your new endeavor. and the jon vincent book is not worth the read.

  4. What… like you don’t finger the family jewels from time to time :-p