You know, those places at online stores where you can place items that you want to buy or wish you could buy. I’m going to focus mainly on Amazon, since that is where my wishlist is, but I know Barnes & Noble does it too. And you can probably use Goodreads that way as well. Any other cool places with wishlists online? Let us know!
Anyway, I most often will put a book on my Amazon wishlist if it’s something I want to read, but I either can’t buy it right away, or I’ve decided to think on it a month or more to see if I really want to read it.
Other times I’ll put books on there I want to remember to buy when they come out. They’re still listed as pre-order and I’m not so keen on pre-ordering, but I don’t want to forget about the title. Also, favorite authors new stuff. As soon as their newest book is listed, it goes on my wishlist.
I put research books that are very expensive on my list, in hopes that they’ll go down in price, or eventually someone will offer up a personal copy at a cheaper price. That Marie Antoinette book below? At one point it was listed at $2400! It’s down to $150 now, but still too rich for my blood. On my list it shall remain.
I put more than books on there. I have some Betsey Johnson jewelry that truly is just a wish, and some shoes and even a dress on there right now. I like to have access to family members’ wishlists, and I have been known to say around Xmas time “If you don’t have a wishlist, don’t expect a gift from me.” It just makes shopping, for me, so much easier, to be able to go through someone’s wishlist. And my mother is notorious for emailing us with ‘what do you want?’ around the holidays. It’s easy to send her a link to my wishlist.
I also put Products I Don’t Want To Forget on my list. Like for example I have a certain kind of mouthwash I like and I keep it on my wishlist just so I can remember the brand. And lately, I can only find it online, so there is that. (ACT no-alcohol Cinnamon flavored mouthwash; love it!). I keep my cats’ brand of cat food there, just in case there’s a snowstorm and I can’t get to the store I figure I can have it delivered within two days. (Sorry, cats, not even I will brave a snowstorm for you.) As well, I like organic weird flaxy quinoa crunchy healthy stuff. I might see something at Amazon, put it on my list, then look for it next time I go out grocery shopping.
I also have a few big ticket items that I’d love to own someday, and maybe will. Things I’ve seen while browsing other stores online, and instead of trying to remember what website I saw them at, I’ll look them up at Amazon, add them to my list, and voila! I’ve got a giant wall map of Paris on the list. Wouldn’t that be so awesome in a bedroom? Someday!