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Posted: 11.04.2002
Hey. Wait. I've got a new complaint.
I never hopped on the "what's in your Amazon Gold Box" blog entry bandwagon. But after viewing my latest string of crappy loot, I have decided to write the company. I'm sure I will be ignored. But in the past week I've had diaper stackers, bottle warmers and baby toys -- and tonight was the final straw. Not only did I get a baby carrier, but also a crib set, in my box. For someone who is infertile, it's a slap in the face each and every time I visit Amazon's site now. I avoid baby stores, online and brick and mortar, for a very good reason.

Between the non-stop parade of baby items, and Christine's never-ending we think you need power tools hints, they need to have a "pass and never show me items like this again" button as well.

Otherwise, I'm through clicking. If you'd like to complain to Amazon about their Gold Box product selection methods you can do so here.

Hey boy take a look at me...let me dirty up your mind...

and i thought getting power tools in mine was bad. i'm sorry that they are doing that to you. :(

¤ ¤ credit: kat | 11.04.02 at 06:27 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

Is this Amazons way of playing a sick and twisted joke?

¤ ¤ credit: statia | 11.04.02 at 09:00 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

Ugh, I just stopped checking my Gold Box after a while ... it was fun for a bit, but then it just got boring and then annoying when I saw the same thing over and over again. So now instead I just close my eyes and attempt to surf through the site. At least then I get more random results. :)

¤ ¤ credit: ste | 11.04.02 at 09:07 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

I think their "gold box" thing is just a ploy to try and get rid of lame stuff. I've been the recipient of the power tools offers too -- I can't remember the other lame gifts, maybe I blocked them out of my mind. The Gold Box offers don't seem geared to your preferences either, unlike the book and other product offers.

¤ ¤ credit: Andrea Harris | 11.04.02 at 11:47 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

I agree totally Andrea -- in fact, my letter said something to the effect of "I realize you're trying to push merchandise that your site viewers most likely would not search for otherwise". It still pisses me off though! ;-)

¤ ¤ credit: robyn | 11.04.02 at 03:06 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

i just snicker every time you girls say "gold box"...

"what's in my gold box?"

"wanna see my gold box?"

"lookit what's in my gold box... power tools!"


¤ ¤ credit: mikey | 11.04.02 at 04:21 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

I totally hate the Gold Box due to the infertile stuff too. I could care less about all of the baby crap.

I however can not complain, because I did a major complaint once and I got banned. I was put on the beligerent list. So now I have to purchase through a "pen name".

Damn Amazon!

¤ ¤ credit: amanda | 11.04.02 at 05:43 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Wow -- they have a "beligerent list"? I'm amazed I'm not on it yet!

¤ ¤ credit: robyn | 11.04.02 at 05:58 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Thanks for the address! I haven't gotten any power tools lately (then again, I haven't checked it often) but now it's kitchen stuff or toys for little girls. Uhm, I don't cook very often and I have a son. Thanks for paying attention, Amazon!

Off to send my e-mail to them now!

¤ ¤ credit: Christine | 11.04.02 at 09:33 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

what is the "gold box"

¤ ¤ credit: Ruthie | 11.04.02 at 09:46 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

If you go to the Amazon.com site, usually daily you will see a little gold box icon at the top right of the screen. If you click on it, they have ten daily "special offers" that you have less than an hour to take advantage of. If you pass on the offer, you lose the chance to buy it at that price.

¤ ¤ credit: robyn | 11.04.02 at 09:57 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

EXCELLENT! I ordered baby gifts for friends and now that is all I ever see on their site! "Your Recommendations" "The Gold Box" etc.

Thanks for the link!

¤ ¤ credit: Robin | 11.05.02 at 07:04 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

Gawd, I never look in the Gold Box. I had no idea you could only purchase that crap for an hour.

And what Robin said. If I ever look at anything for anyone else, I get ads for their crap forever. So my recommendations are filled with depression books, Anthony Hopkins, redneck trivia, etc., etc. How annoying.

¤ ¤ credit: Jennifer | 11.05.02 at 11:22 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

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