The holiday shopping season is over and it’s official. I own everything you can buy from Apple except the new Mac Pro. It’s only $12,000 with rolling case, display, and stand, so I’ll save that for next year when AAPL hits $400 a share.
All the money is gone, so why are digital rags coming up with lists of more things to buy?
Amazon, land of 1 million things you need and 5 million options for each of them, has quickly become the one-stop shop for an unbelievable amount of online purchases.
No mention of anyone being out of money after the holiday shopping season, but anybody with a list of 37 items on Amazon for less than $25 is worth a look.
Oh. Wait! What? That’s less than $25 each? Sorry. My bad.
Some of the greatest advantages of shopping on Amazon are the wide selections and low costs, but those same features can work against you. It’s time-consuming and ultimately expensive to root out what’s really worth spending your money on, and which affordable options are similar (or better) in performance to their higher-priced competitors.
Compare taps on the Amazon app to trudging through Target, Walmart, Macy’s Best Buy, and a gazillion other stores somehow still open at the Mall.
Of course, there is no substitute for touch and feel. What could go wrong? Find something, compare prices, scope out the reviews, tap to buy.
The loophole is having trusted recommendations to help you navigate online.
Have you noticed that a growing number of Amazon products have a glowing reviews section with thousands of 4 to 5-star reviews?
That’s crazy. Who do you trust? Somebody’s lying review? Or, your own lying eyes?
My favorite way to make sense of what’s great on Amazon is by getting recommendations from friends.
The list is impressive and even after all the holiday shopping season money is gone, she managed to create a list of 37– ostensibly from friends and family– of items you would like.
- UV reading glass with blue light filter for $7
- Wash & Stain Bar for shirt collars, $4.71
- Handles for iron cookware, $8.71
- Panasonic wired earbuds, $14.66
- Mini Waffle Maker, $9.99
Plus 32 more, all under $25. Stainless steel straws, 8 for $5.99 (four straight, four bent).
What was missing from the list?
Anything from Apple. We all know Apple doesn’t sell anything for less than $25, right?