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Amazon: your total orders in 2020

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by LiE, 15 Dec 2020.

  1. mollymoo


    Joined: 5 Mar 2009

    Posts: 2,999

    Location: North

    367 buy I think that includes a lot of books and movies etc.
  2. Hagar


    Joined: 1 Mar 2010

    Posts: 10,167

    Location: 5 degrees starboard

    Nil, nada, zilch, nothing. **** *** Bezos. :p
  3. Yaayuh!


    Joined: 5 Nov 2010

    Posts: 21,108

    Im getting there, slowly. Going to cancel Prime in the new year.
  4. pp111

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 22 Oct 2018

    Posts: 2,050

    128, which actually surprises me, I really thought it was more than that.
  5. Uhtred


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 5,924

    Location: Hertfordshire

    I made a decent effort of cutting down my amazon orders between 2017-2019 but this year I've clocked up 98 :(
  6. syke


    Joined: 18 Feb 2006

    Posts: 10,559

    169 - actually thought it would be more even though that's still a lot. That includes buying things for a house move for myself and my Mother, new bits for a kitten a couple of months ago and obviously endless pointless things on top.
  7. Rannoch


    Joined: 15 Apr 2012

    Posts: 5,660

    Location: Rannoch / Edinburgh

    Good thread.

    88 orders, 50 of them items I didn’t really need, good reminder of how much money i waste on crap.
  8. Psycho Sonny


    Joined: 21 Jun 2006

    Posts: 35,914

    They usually are which is why they are so popular. Plus I factor in the cost of getting it from elsewhere too. Like I could travel 30 minutes in the car one way to get an item but then the £3 I've saved I've spent £10 in fuel and done additional wear and tear to the car too probably another £10 worth in tyres, springs, wipers, fluids, etc.

    I just ordered a glass measuring jug for £3 or £4 that I desperately needed because it's literally a matter of life and death if the measurement is wrong. There is no way I could have gotten it cheaper elsewhere delivered or picked it up.

    The day before that I checked Argos for something as I have vouchers and no stock. So I ordered off Amazon for the same price and waited a day or possibly two for delivery as it was over the weekend and it must not have been in stock in a local warehouse.

    I don't know how to see how many orders I've made in the past year and it's likely a ridiculous amount. If I had to guess probably around 300+.
  9. Cadder


    Joined: 25 Nov 2020

    Posts: 294

  10. roddypoddy

    Wise Guy

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    Posts: 1,160

    Location: leicester

  11. FoxEye


    Joined: 17 Feb 2006

    Posts: 26,767

    Location: Cornwall

    Clearly that's not the case for the things I buy, or I'd buy them from Amazon :p And I buy almost exclusively online, so no travelling.

    The fact that everyone else hasn't gone bankrupt would suggest people are still buying plenty of things from non-Amazon sources. And if Amazon was always/mostly cheaper then people would just buy from from Amazon. Let's face it, Amazon is always listed in every product search and every comparison site.

    So there must be lots and lots and lots of cases where Amazon is not cheaper. Which funnily enough is what I find.
  12. [email protected]


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  13. Psycho Sonny


    Joined: 21 Jun 2006

    Posts: 35,914

    I buy a lot of tech and gadgets and yeah eBay is usually cheaper by a few quid but then it's usually fakes or coming from abroad, etc.

    I just checked the usb stick I bought the other day is double the price in a physical store and £1 dearer at competitors who would take 3-4 days longer to deliver.

    I usually search hukd for the best price when on deal for most stuff and a quick Google. I do buy from other places but I find Amazon are extremely competitive when it comes to price if a price drops lower elsewhere they usually match it within an hour.
  14. FoxEye


    Joined: 17 Feb 2006

    Posts: 26,767

    Location: Cornwall

    One thing I find, is that for a lot of items sold by Amazon Marketplace sellers, it pays to check if the seller has their own website.

    A lot of times they do, and a lot of times buying direct instead of going through Amazon saves you a bit of cash.

    Makes sense, since all purchases through Amazon will have Amazon taking their cut; buying direct cuts out the middle man :p

    I'm not saying Amazon isn't sometimes the cheapest place. Sometimes they are. And often when a competitor is cheaper Amazon will try to price match.

    But there are plenty of occasions when they don't, and a competitor is cheaper.

    Haven't we had this conversation before? Getting serious deja-vu here :p
  15. Em3bbs


    Joined: 26 Dec 2011

    Posts: 5,240

    Location: City of London

    222, but I guess a lot of these are the free apps the kids download on their Fire tablets and Fire TV apps as these show up as orders.
  16. Name


    Joined: 8 Oct 2009

    Posts: 2,879

    Location: United Kingdom

    32, how on earth people rack up almost 500 orders in 2020 is completely beyond me. I have less than 300 online orders in my 16 years using the internet.
  17. Digital X


    Joined: 25 May 2013

    Posts: 9,107

    Location: Kent.

    Only 12. Has felt like a lot more though.
  18. Andy pearson


    Joined: 23 Jan 2018

    Posts: 65

    Location: Coventry UK

    82 for me. I don't feel to bad about it now after seeing some of you guys numbers
  19. Reality|Bites


    Joined: 5 Apr 2006

    Posts: 6,601

    nothing tbh, there isn't anything I want as of late.
  20. koolpc


    Joined: 2 Dec 2004

    Posts: 12,227

    Location: Under The Desk, Wales

    63 for me