Sunday, February 25, 2007

Ordering From Amazon

So, I'm just about to order a few things from when I can't muster up the courage to double the cost of my order just to ship it.  I might as well not save any money and buy it at the store.  Ridiculous, I tell you.

At first I just wanted to order a charger for my phone because I lost my original.  I found one for only 75¢ so I ordered two.  Then I thought, I might as well get a car charger, too, because they start as low as $4.  Now I had two items in my cart.

I thought to myself, "This is sweet.  It's Sunday and it's snowing out and I'm shopping from the comfort of my desk chair."

So I spend a few minutes looking over Treo accessories.  A 1GB SD card for $14.95?  Sign me up!  I click 'Add to Cart' excitedly.

What else can I buy?  Handbags, Dvds, Books, Jewelry?

Yes, Jewelry!  I found a lovely celtic ring for $10.99.  Add that, quantity one, in a size 7 please.

Time to proceed to checkout.  I only spent $33-something.  Not bad at all.  I can't get out of Target spending less than that.  But after I went through all the filling out of forms and such, the total had jumped to $52!!!

Forget it!!  I started deleting items.  First the ring, because I have enough jewelry, and besides, it might turn my finger green.  Then off came the SD card because I already have one, and I might lose such a small thing as that.

So now I am down to just the two charger cables.  Retail value $6.45, but to ship it I pay more than $14!!!

Cancel my order, I'm outta here. 

I'm going to the store.

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