Wish List Quirks: Amazon Playing Tricks on Me

One of my daily web visits is to Amazon as I’m sure millions of people do. However, my focus is on books and ones that I have previously placed in my wish list on Kindle for the day when it goes on sale. Kindle regularly reduces their book prices to $2.99 or lower. The problem can be that you don’t know which books and/or when it will go on sale.

My solution is to put any and every book that I have even a slight interest in one day reading into my wish list and then waiting for the day when it’s 70-90% cheaper. So probably 1-3 times a day, I’ll go to my Amazon Wish List, sort by Price: Low to High and see which books are at the top and reduced. If the book is reduced and I am even slightly reluctant to buy, I won’t and I will remove it altogether from my list. Simple enough and since none are reduced today, no books were bought (although it is crazy how cheap some books already are).

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However, recently for some reason, I sorted the books Price: High to Low and noticed something interesting. When I scrolled to the bottom of the page to see the lowest priced books, almost like magic, a book was suddenly shown at a reduced price.

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Naturally, I scooped up The Checklist Manifesto which had been on my list for quite some time (helped by several gift cards from work for being a healthy boy).

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