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   Industry group says the Internet helped Americans save $8,800 last year, not counting your drunken eBay purchases

17 Nov 2012 07:50 AM   |   1250 clicks   |   Internet Innovation Alliance
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vudukungfu    [TotalFark]  
No mention of free porn?

17 Nov 2012 07:55 AM
phrawgh     

Rufus Lee King: Well, hell, that's how I picked up most of my collector's items.

"What have you bought on eBay lately?"

"Dunno. Let me go see."


Twinkies?

17 Nov 2012 07:59 AM
Nick Nostril     

17 Nov 2012 08:03 AM
wildlifer     
I saved BIG on tires for the truck and trailers. Tireteam.com

Amazon prime is worth every penny!

17 Nov 2012 08:04 AM
Nick Nostril     
And... $8800 doesn't seem like a hell of a lot. I mean, shiat, there are 300 million of us. Seems a bit low.

17 Nov 2012 08:04 AM
Nick Nostril     

wildlifer: I saved BIG on tires for the truck and trailers. Tireteam.com

Amazon prime is worth every penny!


^^^ This. Loves my Prime.

17 Nov 2012 08:05 AM
clowncar on fire     

Nick Nostril: And... $8800 doesn't seem like a hell of a lot. I mean, shiat, there are 300 million of us. Seems a bit low.


Maybe for you 1% types saving almost $9000 seems low. I probably don't even spend that much on myself- excluding cost of living, of course-- so I'm not sure how my savings are going to exceed that.
But yes, I do find some pretty good deals on hotels, local restaurants, events, etc now and then.

17 Nov 2012 08:23 AM
prince of peas     
clowncar on fire: Nick Nostril: And... $8800 doesn't seem like a hell of a lot. I mean, shiat, there are 300 million of us. Seems a bit low.

Maybe for you 1% types saving almost $9000 seems low. I probably don't even spend that much on myself- excluding cost of living, of course-- so I'm not sure how my savings are going to exceed that.
But yes, I do find some pretty good deals on hotels, local restaurants, events, etc now and then.

Umm.. think you missed his point here. Subby's poorly written headline would indicate that we saved approximatley .00000002 per person.

17 Nov 2012 08:30 AM
sno man    [TotalFark]  

Nick Nostril: And... $8800 doesn't seem like a hell of a lot. I mean, shiat, there are 300 million of us. Seems a bit low.


yea that's only .00275 cents each

/heh

17 Nov 2012 08:31 AM
BumpInTheNight     

clowncar on fire: Nick Nostril: And... $8800 doesn't seem like a hell of a lot. I mean, shiat, there are 300 million of us. Seems a bit low.

Maybe for you 1% types saving almost $9000 seems low. I probably don't even spend that much on myself- excluding cost of living, of course-- so I'm not sure how my savings are going to exceed that.
But yes, I do find some pretty good deals on hotels, local restaurants, events, etc now and then.


*wooosh*

17 Nov 2012 08:32 AM
Derek Force    [TotalFark]  
came to post something about Mama's Family, but i see that's been covered.

17 Nov 2012 08:34 AM
Ooba Tooba     
I paid $1500 for several antique iron levels on eBay. Sold all but 2 for $3700 at local auction. Yay me.

17 Nov 2012 08:34 AM
phrawgh     

Rufus Lee King: Actually, I was looking to stock up on Ding-Dongs, but something went horribly wrong when I typed that into the search engine.


It's even worse if you search for Twinkies. Trust me.

17 Nov 2012 08:35 AM
prince of peas     
Umm.. think you missed his point here. Subby's poorly written headline would indicate that we saved approximatley .00000002 per person.

Damn math. $0.00002 per person

17 Nov 2012 08:35 AM
bmihura     
I have yet to be so drunk that I've made a stupid online purchase!

Yet.

17 Nov 2012 08:43 AM
denbroc     
Amazon and beer and MP3s and me. National figure would have been .000022 each.

17 Nov 2012 08:53 AM
monty666    [TotalFark]  
What? People purchase strange things when they're drunk and alone on the internet? No way, man.

17 Nov 2012 09:24 AM
Billy Bathsalt     

prince of peas: Umm.. think you missed his point here. Subby's poorly written headline would indicate that we saved approximatley .00000002 per person.

Damn math. $0.00002 per person


I want my $0.00002 back. Yeah, definitely. Definitely $0.00002. Yeah.

17 Nov 2012 10:05 AM
Bomb Head Mohammed     
wildlifer: I saved BIG on tires for the truck and trailers. Tireteam.com

Amazon prime is worth every penny!

I can't imagine how amazon prime is worth a golden damn, but I have received over $4,000 worth of stuff free via amazon vine (got a couple of big ticket items). I don't know why they do it, I'm sure some day it will stop, but meanwhile I am not exactly complaining.

/ on balance, in fairness, i do take time out of my day to honestly and thoroughly review the amazon vine products I get. It's the least I can do given the program's generosity.

17 Nov 2012 10:28 AM
Jon iz teh kewl     
i guess this total doesn't include the fines from your sex crimes

17 Nov 2012 11:18 AM
CasperImproved     
Subby +1 on the chuckle headline.

17 Nov 2012 12:29 PM
wildlifer     

Bomb Head Mohammed: wildlifer: I saved BIG on tires for the truck and trailers. Tireteam.com

Amazon prime is worth every penny!

I can't imagine how amazon prime is worth a golden damn, but I have received over $4,000 worth of stuff free via amazon vine (got a couple of big ticket items). I don't know why they do it, I'm sure some day it will stop, but meanwhile I am not exactly complaining.

/ on balance, in fairness, i do take time out of my day to honestly and thoroughly review the amazon vine products I get. It's the least I can do given the program's generosity.


The lack of sales tax pays for amazon prime multiple times over

17 Nov 2012 12:42 PM
dickfreckle     

Rufus Lee King: Well, hell, that's how I picked up most of my collector's items.

"What have you bought on eBay lately?"

"Dunno. Let me go see."


You and I are peas in a pod, bro. But drunk eBaying is like Corn Flakes and milk. They just go together. It's either that or send rambling, intoxicated emails to all my ex-girlfriends. Think I'll stick with eBay.

/thinking about installing a Breathalyzer on my laptop

17 Nov 2012 01:02 PM
Jon iz teh kewl     

dickfreckle: Rufus Lee King: Well, hell, that's how I picked up most of my collector's items.

"What have you bought on eBay lately?"

"Dunno. Let me go see."

You and I are peas in a pod, bro. But drunk eBaying is like Corn Flakes and milk. They just go together. It's either that or send rambling, intoxicated emails to all my ex-girlfriends. Think I'll stick with eBay.

/thinking about installing a Breathalyzer on my laptop


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