But with that awesome power comes...strange choices. For some of us, that one-click checkout button can lead to some unusual impulse buys. For others, it's all too easy to start browsing Amazon in a late-night haze, saying yes to things you'd ordinarily never consider you needed in your life. But now that you've got a five-pound bag of Skittles or a dedicated wall-mounted purse hanger in your life, you've got to make the most of it, right?
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"This wrap-round-the-neck pillow has made even the longest flights more bearable — and helped me catch some sleep."
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"Celestial Seasonings' Gingerbread Spice tea a seasonal special you can only find in stores around the holidays — it tastes like Christmas in a cup. I keep the holiday cheer going year round by ordering it in bulk online."
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"These little deodorizing balls are a life saver. I keep one in each of my sneakers and my gym bag to ensure I don't get dirty stares on the subway."
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"I just bought this lame purse hanger that's, like, a portable hook to hang your purse on. Is that weird?"
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"I tend to compile my shopping cart over a few days and don't end up placing the order until late at night before I go to bed, so I'll throw in some random stuff in my half-awake state. After 29Rooms, I ordered metal straws, because I learned from Adrian Grenier that plastic straws are bad for our oceans!"
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"I'm addicted to buying superfoods on Amazon and have spent literally hundreds of dollars on powders, berries, and extracts boasting to detox my body and boost some aspect of my general well-being. I have things like spirulina, maca, acai powder, and most recently, liquid chlorophyll, on auto-refill. Once I'm in the depths of Amazon, I can't get out."
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"I buy these guys on the regular, which are AMAZING toddler stacking toys. They also make your condiments look fancy."
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"I bought tampons in bulk from Amazon in college and I'm still working my way through that stash. It was a HUGE order of tampons — for a while, I was bestowing boxes of feminine hygiene products on my friends like Robin Hood. Tampons for all! I haven't purchased tampons at Duane Reade since I made the order. Although I am running a little low these days — end of an era, I suppose."
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"Not me, but my old roommate was sort of obsessed with seeing what the maximum quantity you can purchase for any given item on Amazon. Their finger once hovered over the button for 500 copies of Kazaam on DVD...I think the only time they actually went through with the purchase was when an absurd amount of Bazooka Joe bubble gum turned out to be pretty cheap. Needless to say, our jaws were very sore."
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"I drunkenly ordered a $10 blow-up chair because some friends and I were reliving the '90s and I thought about how my mom never let me own one when I was a kid (plus, these things used to cost like $60!). It was fun the first night I got it, but my cat was terrified and spending 30 minutes blowing up a chair for giggles is not a great use of time."
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"I have sensitive teeth, thanks to what I assume is a genetic predisposition to weakened enamel coupled with a 10-year addiction to coffee and Diet Coke. So I always always have to use toothpaste for sensitive teeth, otherwise even taking a sip of cold water can send me into screaming paroxysms of pain. I also happen to really like the baking soda flavor in Arm & Hammer toothpaste. But try as I might, I can never find its toothpaste for sensitive teeth anywhere in stores. So I order it in bulk off Amazon. All that just to have the slightly weird (but weirdly addictive) feeling that I rubbed the inside of my mouth with sodium bicarbonate."