Monday Meme

Off topic, and downright embarrassing.

From Megan McArdle, the idea is to go back to, log in and find your first order.

Mine — well, bear in mind that I was 21 years old at the time, but back in 1999 my first order occurred on my 21st birthday, so I assume it was from a gift certificate. I ordered CD’s by Dave Matthews Band (2), Korn, Limp Bizkit, Lo-Fidelity All-stars, and Moxy Früvous, proving that my taste in music at the time was both exceedingly bad and mind-bogglingly eclectic. At least there wasn’t any Rammstein in there. Yes, very embarrassing.

I have to then redeem myself and post my second Amazon order as well, which was my first book order, and of course was The Fountainhead. I read Anthem in high school, and had just read Atlas Shrugged for the first time a few months prior, so I was hooked.

To my co-contributors, readers, and other bloggers, feel free to post your own.

  • Thomas L. Knapp

    My first order would have been in mid-1995, and was for a copy of L. Neil Smith’s The Probability Broach.

    I think that’s all I ordered from them that year. It was their first year in business, and they sent me a mousepad for Christmas.

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  • Akston

    Ayn Rand and L. Neil Smith. Excellent choices.

    Shockingly, my first purchase was not until 2002. I think I had been living under a rock until then. Fresh out from under that rock, I purchased “Monty Python’s Previous Record” on CD.

  • Stephen Littau

    I honestly don’t remember…I long ago forgot my login and password to my first account. I now order my purchases on my wife’s account. I’m pretty sure my first order was a book for my kids…”Uncle Wiggley” I think.

  • Stephen Littau

    …that was back in 2001.

  • Nick M.

    Apparently my first use of Amazon was with the Amazon Honor System, so I have no idea what I bought. I’m not even sure I bought anything, I may have used it to donate money as it was on 9/11/2001. The first real purchases were Dexter Gordon’s “GO” CD and the Robert Johnson Complete Recordings Box Set.

  • OM

    Cool idea.

    Two CDs: Pure BeBop and The Art of Jazz Saxophone.
    Both on Sale.
    January 2001.

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  • Bret

    May 24th, 1999 (I was 20): The Art Of Electronics, by Horowitz and Hill.