Posted on | December 2, 2013 | 31 Comments
Today is “Cyber Monday,” the biggest online shopping day of the year, when people who didn’t find what they wanted on Black Friday go on the Internet and order from my Amazon Associates links. This has become such a phenomenon, “60 Minutes” reported about it:
If you have ever wondered what happens after you’ve clicked and placed an order on Amazon, take a look. If there is such a thing as Santa’s workshop, this would be it.
A 1.2 million square foot distribution center, the size of more than 20 football fields, gearing up for the holiday shopping season.
There are 96 of these warehouses worldwide, what Amazon calls fulfillment centers. Tomorrow, on what is known as Cyber Monday, it’s expected that more than 300 items a second will be ordered on Amazon.
Of course, not everyone who shops at Amazon does so through the links on this blog, but lots of readers do, and one of those readers bought the “LEGO Creator Town Hall,” which has 2,766 pieces and costs $199.95. This is yet another example of those “Things You Can Buy at Amazon That I Didn’t Even Know Existed.”
Lego Creator series includes other projects like the Palace Cinema (2,196 pieces) and the Grand Emporium (2,182 pieces), so that you could build an entire Lego village. And here are a few other examples of items recently purchased via our Amazon links:
- Keurig K-Cup Home Brewer — This is the single-cup brewing system where each cup is always fresh and there’s never a mess, because the coffee comes in pre-packaged K-cups. If you order this for someone special, you may also want to order the K-Cup Carousel and a 35-cup variety sampler of coffees and teas.
- The Day The Universe Changed – A five-disk nine-hour documentary series in which BBC historian James Burke “looks at times when new knowledge or discoveries has altered that thinking and explores the cultural changes those discoveries effected.”
The vast selection at Amazon offers endless gift opportunities. Just click a link and shop around. You get free shipping on most orders over $35, and we get a small commission at no cost to you.