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    Question Inconspicuous Consumption?

    Do you have any idea how much you may have purchased from online retailers?

    I just got a shock as I would not have guessed nearly as much as the facts indicate. After writing a review of a notebook I'd purchased at Jet Pens, I got this notice:

    "Your review has been submitted and will be posted soon.

    "You have 166 previously ordered products that would love a review. Click here to review them!"

    Never would I imagine I could have purchased 166 different items. In my defense, most are small -- Preppy pens, scissors, washi tapes, notebooks, etc. But, still...edging up toward 200 items? That looks like addiction territory! And that's only ONE retailer!

    Anyone else have such an awakening?

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    Default Re: Inconspicuous Consumption?

    There are certain situations, generally very few but clearly this is one, where ignorance really is the preferrable outcome...

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    Default Re: Inconspicuous Consumption?

    Taking Jet Pens only, yes, I do know how much I've ordered from them. Mind you, some orders have been things like replacement erasers for different types of mechanical pencil, replacement leads in different grades, and different types of wood pencils. Many of those would be on a single order, but I have the opportunity to review each separately. Don't hold your breath for my exhaustive review of Rotring eraser refills.

    But I also go through my Amazon orders and think, "I really need to cut back on this". In fact, I haven't ordered any fountain pen stuff in quite a while, but I just ordered some 6H and 6B drawing pencils.
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    Default Re: Inconspicuous Consumption?

    Ignorance is bliss.

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    Default Re: Inconspicuous Consumption?

    200 items isn't shocking. Just think of the groceries you buy every week.

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    Default Re: Inconspicuous Consumption?

    Gee. I've been an Amazon customer for ten years with both a business and a personal account. Not to mention that there are few retailers here in the heart of cattle country.

    So probably hundreds of items from spurs to the Lamy Joy that just arrived Friday.
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    Default Re: Inconspicuous Consumption?

    Gee. I've been an Amazon customer for ten years with both a business and a personal account. Not to mention that there are few retailers here in the heart of cattle country; we have to buy most things online.

    So probably hundreds of items from spurs to the Lamy Joy that just arrived Friday.
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    Default Re: Inconspicuous Consumption?

    Amazon alone? I don't even want to know!

    Between Goulet, Anderson, Pen Chalet, JetPens, etc., I doubt I am at 100 items yet (inks, samples, converters, etc). Give me time...

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    Default Re: Inconspicuous Consumption?

    Quote Originally Posted by azkid View Post
    Between Goulet, Anderson, Pen Chalet, JetPens, etc., I doubt I am at 100 items yet (inks, samples, converters, etc). Give me time...
    Way over 200 items between them. I live for their annual ink sample sales and can easily add 25 at a time, not to mention Rhodia and Clairefontaine pads of all sizes and ink sample vials by the pack.
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