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May 29, 2001

out of control wishlist

I'd like to state, for the record, that I am out of control when it comes to my browsing at amazon.com.

I'm addicted to looking at people's listmania lists and at wishlists. And, of course, to adding stuff to my own wishlist.

My wishlist is out of control. More than 150 items on it. It's not as if I expect anyone to buy me anything. It's more a place for me to note things I wanna get someday, maybe. In a way, adding things to my wishlist is like finding something cool on a shopping spree. I get the thrill of "ooh, I like that!" or "oooh, I want that!" without actually spending any money (though of course I do end up buying some of the things I add to my list, eventually) (and yeah, once in a blue moon people have even bought me things from the list from time to time. Much to my surprise and delight).

I feel somewhat embarassed my list is so long. And it's only the tip of the iceberg, which is scary. But I guess I like a lot of albums and books and movies and gadgets . . . (No shock there, eh?)

Posted by Laurel Krahn at 07:11 PM

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Those links don't seem to work; I think you need to cut off the "/ref=wl_em_to/103-0044259-4705415?add-fav=1"

Posted by: Monty at May 29, 2001 10:51 PM

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Hey, I'm right there with ya. Up to 145 items myself and mostly use the list as a combination of storage of those things I want to get and to satisfy the "buy it" bug. Overall, however, I get the most use out of it at my birthday and Christmas. Whenever people ask me what I'd like for those days I'm at a loss. Now I've got 145 things to list off for them; and counting.

Posted by: Peter Hentges at May 30, 2001 07:34 AM

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My amazon wishlist isn't quite as big as yours (only 85 items), but I think that's because I just don't go there all that often. I don't really expect people to get me stuff off it. I use it more as a reminder-list of things I want.

I'm a pack-rat & I have fairly ecclectic tastes, so I can't keep track of all the things I'd like to have without some kind of reminder.

Posted by: Philip Flores at May 30, 2001 02:41 PM

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