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Amazon Wishlists Ruin Christmas

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Initial post: Nov 28, 2012 12:19:00 AM PST
B. Shamford says:
I was pretty disappointed when I was looking at an item in my wishlist and a window popped up when I clicked the title saying someone might have bought this item for me already... It gives me the option to check if someone bought it for me but of course the answer is yes or the box wouldn't have popped up in the first place. Thanks for messing up my Christmas surprise. I use Amazon wishlists exclusively since it is convenient for my family, but it already ruins the fun of shopping and now it ruins the fun of a surprise.


Posted on Nov 28, 2012 3:43:47 AM PST
So, you create a list of things for people to get you, people get you the things on your list (that you created) and you're upset about the lack of surprise?

I can totally understand how someone buying something off a list can be a complete buzzkill since getting something off of a list of items you created can totally ruin the surprise aspect of receiving something from a list of items that you created...

I'm sorry.

Posted on Nov 28, 2012 7:03:25 AM PST
FlyingAce says:
In my family, the rule is don't buy anything for yourself from your wishlist from Thanksgiving to Christmas. That way no surprises are spoiled, and you don't run the risk of buying yourself something and then getting it for Christmas.

Also, Christmas should not be ruined just because you know what someone is giving you. Christmas shouldn't be about the materialism, it should be about celebrating family, being together, and appreciating what you have.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 8:33:31 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 28, 2012 8:39:31 AM PST
B. Shamford says:
No, I am not upset that people purchased items off my wish list, that would be ridiculous. I am upset that Amazon has a popup window that tells me an item from my list was purchased when I merely click on the item to look at the product page. I could sort of understand a popup warning me someone might have already purchased it if I had it in my cart and was about to checkout. I also have the box checked in Amazon that says not to ruin surprises. If I didn't have that checked I could just look at my wishlist and immediately see extremely clearly which items were purchased without clicking anything. This is a new feature that I don't see much value for in the way that they implemented it.

Also, I am very much aware the joy of Christmas is not the gifts. I chose this title because it is attention grabbing. If does definitely ruin Christmas gifts though.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 4:15:05 PM PST
No clue as to why this would 'ruin' your Christmas. If you're old enough to be shopping on Amazon you are old enough to understand that we ruin Christmas ourselves. Christmas has to do with giving, not getting.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 6:03:09 PM PST
Donna says:
I appreciate your information here. I had no idea that people could tell what has been purchased from their wishlists. I would rather they be surprised on Christmas, not know ahead of time. Thanks

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Posted on Nov 29, 2012 9:29:51 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 29, 2012 9:34:56 AM PST
gpete says:
Tip to those shopping a wishlist... Purchase from a different window and alert anyone else who may be shopping the list that you've purchased an item. No fun to be scooped in your gift giving.
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