Amazon.com: This Wish List Idea Will Make Me Spend More Money

Note: I’ve just launched this idea to the public! Check out ListyListy.com for my Amazon Wish List Price Drop Notifier.

I use Amazon’s Wish List feature often. My “Wish List” isn’t a I wish somebody would buy this for me list. It’s where I store all the book recommendations I get. As of this writing there are 217 items on my list. I’d guess 216 of them are books. I read/buy books as fast as I can, but that list grows anyway.

Why don’t I get an alert when a book is on sale? Add this feature and I would instantly buy any book on my Wish List any time it becomes a Daily Deal, and I’d likely buy others that were simply discounted to a lower price than when I added them, depending on the discount.

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Chris

Great idea (more like a big “duh” for Amazon). I too would buy more books that way. My wish list has 328 books in it. Another thing that would be nice is a search feature so I can quickly find something in my wish list. It would also be nice when I’m looking at a book’s product page, if there was a nice obvious button (graphic, ribbon, star, whatever) that indicated whether this was already in my wish list (kinda like how Netflix tells you whether a movie is already in your queue). I guess that’s how I use Amazon’s wish list, like a book queue. Too bad Amazon doesn’t have to innovate much anymore (at least in their e-commerce dept.)

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Karol

Hey Chris, http://www.listylisty.com – just created this. Still haven’t publicly released it, but it’s usable so please sign up. :)

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faraz

Hi Karol,
found your website after reading Niall’s blog.
You guys are really very inspiring.
I am wondering how you went ahead with that listylisty site.
I mean are you a programmer, who can just go ahead and build whatever he thinks or do you think up ideas and get a programmer to do it for you?

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Karol

Thanks. I hired a developer.

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Jamie

Hi Karol, I found your blog whilst trying to find out if anyone from the UK has used your site ‘ListyListy’ as it seems Amazon UK wishlists aren’t supported.

Would it be possible to add international support for your tracking site?

Thanks, Jamie.

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Karol

Sorry, no international support.

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