Amazon’s 1,534 oddities

26Jan11

While I was catching up on David Pogue’s blog today, one of his older posts caught my eye: Amazon Provides a Dose of Humor.

I’ve never heard of Tuscan Whole Milk, but I’m unlikely to buy any based on this review:

My husband and I (both of us have college degrees, mind you, his in engineering) could not figure out how to assemble this. No instructions, no diagrams, not even a lousy cheap Allen wrench. So basically, weeks after purchase, we’re using it as a one gallon paper weight. I haven’t gotten any response from Tuscan.”

According to the reviews, you should also buy your milk “new” instead of “used.” Good to know.

It was about then that I noticed the column to the right. “People who viewed this item also viewed …”

The Mountain Three Wolf Moon Short Sleeve Tee, The Wheelmate Laptop Steering Wheel Desk, and my favorite, Uranium Ore.

That last one is intriguing, in spite of a very unfavorable review from a Patrick J. McGovern:

I purchased this product 4.47 billion years ago and when I opened it today, it was half empty.”

Brilliant.

Got another hour to kill? Check out the rest of Amazon’s 1,534 oddities. Just don’t buy the used milk.



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