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Amazon Gone Wrong

Postby Tonyblack » Fri Jun 14, 2013 10:46 pm

I really do not understand the Amazon "Recommended For You" thing. I wonder what on earth can be the connection between some of the things they recommend to the things you actually buy or browse.

I had this one today. :lol:

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And this was a previously weird one. :think:

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Have you had any weird ones? :D
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Re: Amazon Gone Wrong

Postby Sister Jennifer » Sat Jun 15, 2013 12:29 am

Nah, nothing weird that I've noticed.

Is that a portable radio you viewed? Maybe they think you're an outdoors type with a dog. I can see a connection between coffee & breast milk, even though I don't want to.

Btw, they've got 2 used & new? Why would you buy used milk bottles?
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Re: Amazon Gone Wrong

Postby Tonyblack » Sat Jun 15, 2013 5:49 am

At least they don't have used worm pills. :D

It's a digital radio. I'm thinking of replacing the analogue one in my kitchen as the signal there is awful.
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Re: Amazon Gone Wrong

Postby The Mad Collector » Sat Jun 15, 2013 8:58 am

I get all sorts of weird suggestions from Amazon

Just checked and no really odd ones but any ideas on the links between these??

Snobbery with Violence (Edwardian Murder Mystery Series 1) because I purchased The Science of Discworld IV

Finer Moments CD by Frank Zappa because I purchased The Complete Far Side

The Collected Stories of Ernest Hemmingway because I purchased The Complete Far Side
One of those? Oh I'm sure I have one somewhere..

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Re: Amazon Gone Wrong

Postby Dotsie » Sat Jun 15, 2013 10:10 am

When you look at something on Amazon, it shows you what people who looked at that went on to buy. Maybe someone looked at a radio then went on to buy dog worming tablets?
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Re: Amazon Gone Wrong

Postby hnorwood » Sat Jun 15, 2013 8:00 pm

Has anyone tried a soundex comparison on some of the key words? There may be a close match there.
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Re: Amazon Gone Wrong

Postby Dotsie » Sat Jun 15, 2013 8:41 pm

I've just had a look at the radio on Amazon, and someone who looked at radio went on to buy dog worming tablets. Don't be surprised if you also get an email recommending a repair kit for inflatables, or a Jethro Tull album.
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Re: Amazon Gone Wrong

Postby Tonyblack » Sat Jun 15, 2013 8:46 pm

:lol: Well I just bought an electric pump for an inflatable airbed . . . :lol:
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Re: Amazon Gone Wrong

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Sat Jun 15, 2013 9:06 pm

The mind boggles for what you will be offered Tony. :lol:
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Re: Amazon Gone Wrong

Postby Tonyblack » Sat Jun 15, 2013 10:04 pm

And now I think of it - I was offered a Jethro Tull album . . . :o
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Re: Amazon Gone Wrong

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Sat Jun 15, 2013 10:12 pm

Off to have a look at some books from Amazon,I see they've reduced the price of the Long War to £9.00 :mrgreen:

I need to get Science ODW IV ON UNABRIDGED audio, hello again Ansible. :mrgreen:
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Re: Amazon Gone Wrong

Postby Ghost » Sun Jun 16, 2013 4:43 am

the last thing I ordered was soo incredibly boring that I have to get some bizarre recommendations
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Re: Amazon Gone Wrong

Postby ChristianBecker » Sun Jun 16, 2013 5:16 am

All my recommendations are sane :shock: - if you don't count that they recommend books I already have :D. Mainly Pratchett books, interspersed with some historic novels that appear because I ordered stuff for my girlfriend and some sciency stuff, because I ordered some pharmacy books, too.
Then there are the odd music recommendations which usually are totally off because I don't buy music at amazon for myself, but quite often bought for my gf.
No worming pills for me, though. :(
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Re: Amazon Gone Wrong

Postby Dotsie » Sun Jun 16, 2013 11:48 am

They recommend a lot of stuff based on things I've bought, even though I bought them off someone else's wish list. But I've never bought anything they recommend - someone must though!
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Re: Amazon Gone Wrong

Postby Tonyblack » Sun Jun 16, 2013 12:58 pm

I did get one that said as you bought Barack Obama's biography, you might enjoy Mitt Romney's one. There was a post script saying: "Please, please buy one! We have a warehouse full of them and no one will buy them even when we try and flog them at 32c!"* :lol:




*This last bit may not be true. :shhh:
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