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May 3, 2010

Monday Meme

by Brad Warbiany

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.

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  • 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.

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