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Children of the Sun => Reading & Writing => Topic started by: nacho on September 09, 2014, 04:46:15 PM

Title: Amazon Gold
Post by: nacho on September 09, 2014, 04:46:15 PM
RC sent me a link today:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152679250474814.1073741828.11972994813&type=1

A collection of the worst book covers, which he found hilarious. But I knew that the true comedy wasn't the cover...it was going to Amazon and reading the comically trolling reviews.

So, each week, let's link to the best of the insane Amazon products and their reviewers! We'll start with "How to Avoid Huge Ships":

http://www.amazon.com/Avoid-Huge-Ships-John-Trimmer/product-reviews/0870334336/ref=dpx_acr_txt?showViewpoints=1

Over 1100 hilarious reviews and comments...
Title: Re: Amazon Gold
Post by: nacho on May 28, 2015, 10:29:48 AM
Oh, what a spray! What a lovely, lovely spray!

Wilton Silver Color Mist (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005KTVG86/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B005KTVG86&linkCode=as2&tag=santafewriterspr&linkId=SOSLCVSHON3ZVPOH)

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Enter the latest frontier to be conquered by the Fury Road faithful: Amazon customer reviews.

There’s a product called Wilton Silver Cool Mist that is a silver food color spray. For those familiar with the films, it’s very reminiscent of the chrome spray the War Boys (those pale-looking fellows that follow main antagonist Immortan Joe) administer to themselves when they believe they are about to meet their ends and their eternal reward in Valhalla. A group of Mad Max fans have taken it upon themselves to infiltrate the page.
Title: Re: Amazon Gold
Post by: Reginald McGraw on May 29, 2015, 03:39:07 PM
3-star review:
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One of my warboys used this product three times and was not awaited in Valhalla. Buyers beware.
Title: Re: Amazon Gold
Post by: nacho on July 25, 2015, 09:25:52 AM
This one's great:

the $40,000 TV (http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-UN85S9-Framed-85-Inch-Ultra/dp/B00CMEN95U/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1437827001&sr=8-1&keywords=samsung+105s9+105+inch)
Title: Re: Amazon Gold
Post by: Nubbins on June 22, 2022, 10:52:28 AM
I have no idea where to post shit anymore and I'm pretty sure Andrew's FB messenger is not something he checks on the reg. Anyway, I thought this was relevant.

https://god.dailydot.com/readers-returning-finished-ebooks/
Title: Re: Amazon Gold
Post by: nacho on June 22, 2022, 11:54:30 AM
I have no idea where to post shit anymore and I'm pretty sure Andrew's FB messenger is not something he checks on the reg. Anyway, I thought this was relevant.

https://god.dailydot.com/readers-returning-finished-ebooks/


I stopped checking my news feeds, comments, and DMs long ago. Fuck those people.

Returning ebooks is actually fairly rare. There's lots of hoops you have to go through and you only have a brief window (a week, as the article mentions. It's actually two weeks if you feel like dealing with customer service).

This...is not weird. Steam does the same thing. You have up to 12 months to return physical books (and doing that costs the author or publisher twice as much as there's usually a 10% handling fee). With the glut of self-published crap at Amazon, I actually applaud this.