Just discovered this weekend that Amazon has a complete history of everything you’ve ever purchased available for your perusal. Go to Your Account –> Your Orders and then choose the year from the dropdown box just above and to the left of your most recent orders.
Turns out my first Amazon purchase was September 7, 1998. I bought two things:
I had gotten my DVD player a couple months earlier, so this would have been one of my earliest movie purchases. Back then, DVDs weren’t a dime a dozen. This one cost $20.99. Today, it’s available for $12.49. For goodness sake, the Blu Ray for this movie is less than $15.
What can I say, I’m part tech geek. This $42.95 book promised to discuss the format and the processing in detail. I was very curious about it at the time. I remember carrying this book out of the office one day, when one of the Veeps at the company I worked for (he’s very smart) looked at the book and said, “I didn’t think they were all that mystifying.”
Total price: $68.84
That’s right: There was no free shipping on orders more than $25 back then, let alone Amazon Prime.