Guess who is turning 20 years old?

United States
May 15, 2017 7:14am CST
You already know for sure it isn't me LOL!!!! Twenty years ago Amazon came into existence! I wonder how many of us survived without it! I don't remember when or how I found Amazon but I am glad I did. Living in the country it's not financially responsible driving two hours and running from store to store to find what we need or want. With the touch of a few keys goods from all over are available to me. Anther benefit - I'm not a shopper, I'm a buyer. Waking through stores looking at a zillion items is not my idea of fun. Thank goodness my mother didn't pass on her shopping gene to me! That woman knew how to shop and loved it. I am the total opposite Are you an Amazon shopper? Photo from Pixbay
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@marlina (80438)
• Canada
15 May 17
I mostly buy books on Amazon.
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• United States
15 May 17
I buy all kinds of things from Zantac to dog toys.
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• United States
15 May 17
@AbbyGreenhill I even get toilet paper
• United States
15 May 17
@Marilynda1225 I get paper products from Jet.com. Never thought of Amazon for that LOL!
@LeaPea2417 (23085)
• Toccoa, Georgia
15 May 17
Yes, I am an Amazon shopper and it sure has made life easier for us people who don't like to shop. The convenience of it is wonderful.
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• United States
15 May 17
To me shopping in a real store is torture torture!
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@LeaPea2417 (23085)
• Toccoa, Georgia
15 May 17
@AbbyGreenhill I agree, I feel the same way.
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• United States
15 May 17
@LeaPea2417 shopping online makes me happy!
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@JolietJake (51067)
• United States
15 May 17
I don't think I have actually ever bought from there. Most of my online purchases come directly through music shops or eBay.
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• United States
15 May 17
I've never shopped on e-bay..I think I looked at a few things but that's as far as it went.
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@JolietJake (51067)
• United States
15 May 17
@AbbyGreenhill I find good deals on some equipment I need there, and it's a good place to look for records. I bought the parts to make this clock out of an old album there for $5.75 + $2.60 shipping.
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• United States
15 May 17
@JolietJake That clock is so cool...now that's something my husband would like - he's got a big collection of 33 1/3, mostly country of course.
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@dpk262006 (56599)
• Delhi, India
16 May 17
It is a good site to get some of the things online, I use it sometimes.
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• United States
16 May 17
Good, it is very handy.
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@spaceseed (2878)
• India
16 May 17
I have bought my android mobile from amazon.........today I am expecting to get it delivered........really exited
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• United States
16 May 17
Good luck, hope you enjoy it.
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@spaceseed (2878)
• India
16 May 17
@AbbyGreenhill not yet get it , got sms that my phone will arive in 2 hours
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• United States
15 May 17
I started shopping on Amazon maybe a couple of years ago!
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• United States
15 May 17
I think I've been there about 3 or 4, I'm not sure.
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• United States
15 May 17
@AbbyGreenhill I see! I never knew they've been in business that long already!
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@celticeagle (121017)
• Boise, Idaho
15 May 17
I like online shopping and use Amazon for ebooks and the little bit I get. Used to buy used paperbacks but now just the ebooks. I redeem Amazon gift cards on the sites I would on.
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• United States
15 May 17
I don't buy/use ebooks, never got into that. I have a nice balance from Amazon gift cards from Crowdtap.,,,I need to sped them LOL!
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@celticeagle (121017)
• Boise, Idaho
16 May 17
@AbbyGreenhill ........I don't do much with the ebooks but have one book on my free Kindle app incase I get in the mood to read.
@dodo19 (34284)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
15 May 17
Wow, I didn't realize that Amazon was that old. I don't use Amazon very often, but I have used it a few times. It is definitely a good site and can be handy.
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• United States
15 May 17
I guess everything and everyone is getting old !
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@dodo19 (34284)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
15 May 17
@AbbyGreenhill Yup. I guess so. We don't get any younger unfortunately.
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@spiderdust (7602)
• San Jose, California
15 May 17
Holy cow! Has it been 20 years already? And yet it's hard to remember when they weren't around, so it's got to have been that long. I remember when they were just an online bookstore... look at how they've grown!
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• United States
15 May 17
Yes, you can buy anything there - well, almost anything!
@Corbin5 (122359)
• United States
15 May 17
No, I am not an Amazon shopper since stores for whatever is wanted are just a few minutes drive away. So glad those who live far away from stores can utilize Amazon.
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• United States
15 May 17
If stors were close I think I'd still shop online still easier for me that way.
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• United States
15 May 17
I love Amazon and it's so easy to find anything I'm looking for. Like you I hate to shop and wander through stores. It's nice getting exactly what I want and having it arrive at my front porch. Happy Anniversary Amazon!
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• United States
15 May 17
And their return policy is simple which helps.
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@Courtlynn (54967)
• United States
15 May 17
I am not. Dont know how i got told about amazon either.
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• United States
15 May 17
I think I just fell into it one day LOL
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@FourWalls (16203)
• United States
15 May 17
Definitely not me, either. My socks are 20. There are a couple of Amazon distribution hubs in the Louisville area. I'm not a huge Amazon shopper, but I have definitely purchased things from them. I've heard their auction/selling has about put eBay out of business because Amazon's fees are so much cheaper. Definitely, happy birthday to Amazon!
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• United States
15 May 17
socks are 20 LOL! We have two distribution centers within an hour of us....they put a lot of locals to work!
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@kevinakash (1947)
• Sri Lanka
15 May 17
have used that much. i'm not even a fan of online shopping. bcz i cn reach the shop or super market within less than 10 minutes
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• United States
15 May 17
You are lucky to be able to shop in actual stores!
@LadyDuck (187549)
• Switzerland
15 May 17
I am also a buyer, I hate to shop, I remember that my first order to Amazon was made in 1998, one year after they started.
• United States
15 May 17
1998 a good year - the year we got married.
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@LadyDuck (187549)
• Switzerland
15 May 17
@AbbyGreenhill It was a good year, we visited Canada that year and also Cayman Island. I liked Canada, but not Cayman.
• United States
15 May 17
@LadyDuck WE went to Grand Cayman for our honeymoon June of that year...we loved it.
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• Scranton, Pennsylvania
15 May 17
I have bought *sooooo* much from Amazon over the years! I first started using them when it was basically books and music. :-) I also remember the reason why I chose to order from there... it's because it was one of the rare places online that allowed buying by personal check because we didn't feel comfortable using a credit card online at the time. I just checked my account... it says "customer since 1997, so I must have been there pretty much from the beginning. :-)
• United States
15 May 17
I never noticed, I'll have to see when I joined. How did you pay by check online? Where do you find the date you started...there site confused me sometimes LOL!
• Scranton, Pennsylvania
15 May 17
@AbbyGreenhill It's right there in a gray box as soon as I hit the "my account" link... it says "customer since...." And the way it worked (I don't suppose they still have the check option, but I'm not sure) is the order was made, you chose the "pay by check" option, mailed it in, and then your merchandise arrived when the check cleared.... took WAY too long! hehe
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• United States
16 May 17
@Katharina OK thanks, I'll check that again.
@tzwrites (4980)
• Romania
16 May 17
We are lucky to have amazon
• United States
16 May 17
It is a good company.
@responsiveme (18023)
• India
16 May 17
Yes, especially convenient to order gifts
• United States
16 May 17
Yes it is good for that also.
@amadeo (78087)
• United States
15 May 17
sure am and a prime member.I love Amazon.Never had any problems so far
• United States
15 May 17
It pays to be prime member. I just ordered an 8 dollar of clarifier for the pool - so no shipping that's a bargain.
@sueznewz2 (10156)
• Alicante, Spain
16 May 17
Yes I like Amazon.... I didn't realise it has been that long though .... but I also like browsing in shops in town too...