I admit that I am not an "early adopter" by any means. It usually takes me a while to jump on the bandwagon so to speak. I usually buy books online, but from Books-A-Million.com because they have such a great clearance section and I have a discount card. Most of my children's books have been purchased from BAM online and were cheaper than I could have gotten them on Amazon (I know this because I'm a bargain hunter - I always check around, especially on ebay, before I buy most things.)
That said, I recently received a $20 gift certificate to Amazon, and made my first purchase. There were several books I had been eyeing, and because shipping on orders over $25 is free, I thought I'd better take advantage of the opportunity. Far be it from me to let the good deal go to waste...
I promptly added to my shopping cart:
Heather Ross's Weekend Sewing
I also purchased a new power cord and adapter for my laptop. Our dear sweet Cocoa chewed on the original cord, and it only worked by wriggling it just right and holding the computer absolutely still. Decidely not an easy thing to do! I had put off making the purchase because I was told that power adapters for laptops ran around $100, and my old one did technically still work. I was pleased to find one on Amazon (manufactured by Hewlett-Packard, who made my laptop) for $35 which included shipping. I ordered it on a Friday, and it arrived the following Tuesday, making me one happy momma who doesn't have to keep her laptop still while her 2 1/2 year old daughter looks over her shoulder at all the pretty pictures.