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What We Bought on Amazon, Jan. 2018: Garmin Watch, Eufy RoboVac, and More

Buys on Amazon

We buy a lot of stuff on Amazon each month. This is a highlight reel of our purchases every month. If you want to generate your own report, check out this post.

Amazon Buys January 2018

Peter’s buys in January 2018


Item Reason for Purchase
Beyond Bullet Points, 3rd Edition: Using Microsoft PowerPoint to Create Presentations That Inform, Motivate, and Inspire by Cliff Atkinson I bought this book to help me improve my presentation skills, especially when using PowerPoint/Keynote decks.
Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It by Chris Voss I ordered 4 copies of this for my company. Heard a podcast with the author and was interested to learn more about his negotiation techniques.
Value Proposition Design: How to Create Products and Services Customers Want by Alexander Osterwalder I’m a fan of the Business Model Generation Canvas and thought this would be a good addition to my library of strategy/ideation books.
Thinking Physics: Understandable Practical Reality by Lewis Carroll Epstein Heard good things about this book on a podcast so I decided to pick it up. I sucked at physics in high school, so it’d be cool to learn some now as an adult.
Wellness CORE Natural Wet Grain Free Canned Dog Food, Turkey, Pork Liver & Duck, 12.5-Ounce Can (Pack of 12) Had to re-up on dog food for our little Havanese.
Basketball (and Other Things): A Collection of Questions Asked, Answered, Illustrated by Shea Serrano Fun book about NBA and its players.
Garmin Forerunner 25 (Large) - Black and Red Bought a watch for my Dad, who’s started to do some running.
Starwood Sports Exercise Resistance Loop Bands Set Got these to help me do some resistance exercises at home.
NIKE Unisex Performance Cushion Crew Training Socks (3 Pair), Black/White, Large Needed longer socks for my new basketball shoes
NIKE Unisex Performance Cushion Quarter Training Socks (3 Pair), Black/White, Large Needed longer socks for my new basketball shoes. These are a bit shorter than the crew ones.
ExOfficio Men Give-N-Go Boxer Brief, Black, Medium These are my favorite boxer briefs. Got a few more.
NIKE Men Pro Fitted Short Sleeve Shirt, Carbon Heather/Black/Black, Small Needed an extra exercise shirt. A bit too tight though.
Gatsby Moving Rubber Wild Shake 80g/2.8oz (One Pack) Re-upped on my hair wax. This is a Buys with Friends favorite (see review).

Welton’s buys in January 2018

  • 18 items
  • Amount spent: $646.21
  • Most expensive item: Eufy RoboVac 11+, High Suction, Self-Charging Robotic Vacuum Cleaner – $249.00


Item Reason for Purchase
Etekcity 4 Pack WiFi Smart Plug Mini Outlet Wifi plugs compatible with Amazon Echo / Alexa so that I don’t have to turn off the lights in my new apartment
The Original GORILLA GRIP XL Cat Litter Mat We moved to a new apartment and this mat helps keep our floors clean.
TeckNet Bluetooth Wireless Mouse, Grey (BM308) Wireless mouse for computing
AMIR Motion Sensor Light, Cordless Battery-Powered LED Night Light Our new apartment has a dimly lit walk-in closet
The Republic for Which It Stands: The United States during Reconstruction and the Gilded Age, 1865-1896 By Richard White A friend with a PhD in history recommended the book
Eufy RoboVac 11+, High Suction, Self-Charging Robotic Vacuum Cleaner Robot vacuum cleaner for our new apartment. Don’t leave wires laying out.
Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 33 Mens Running Trainers Needed new shoes
Sunlight Alarm Clock, Best Sunrise Wake Up Light with 6 Nature Sounds For Heavy Sleepers Helps Meredith wake up in the morning
RockDove Mens Down Memory Foam Slippers It has been cold!
Two Rivers Tea Sampler Pack for K-Cup Brewers, Herbal, 40 Count For enjoying tea in the evenings
CLIF BAR - Energy Bar - Cool Mint Chocolate - With Caffeine For eating on the go
Fresh Step Ultra, Clumping Cat Litter, Unscented, 20 Pounds Cats poop
Deluxe Shave Well Fog-free Shower Mirror For shaving in the shower
Car Phone Holder, AEDILYS Air Vent Car Mount Phone Holder Bought a new car and need to have smartphone visible for maps
AMIR Motion Sensor Light, Cordless Battery-Powered LED Night Light We have a new apartment with a dimly walk-in closet. So good, we bought it twice in January!
How to Fix the Future By Andrew Keen Reading this book for research, recommended based on Kara Swisher’s interview with the author, Andrew Keen, on Recode Decode
Happiness Is a Choice You Make: Lessons from a Year Among the Oldest Old By John Leland Reading this book for pleasure, based on NPR interview
Perception and Misperception in International Politics by Robert Jervis Reading this book for research

Wook’s buys in January 2018

  • 8 items
  • Amount spent: $111.92
  • Most expensive item: Duck Brand Stretch Wrap With Handle, 20 Inch x 1000 Feet, Clear, Single Roll – $19.68


Item Reason for Purchase
Pratt Perforated Dish Foam Roll 12" Wide x 70 Dish foam for packing all glassware for a move
Tape King Clear Packing Tape - 60 Yards Per Roll (6 Refill Rolls) - 2 Inch Wide Stronger 2.7mil, Heavy Duty Off-brand but high quality packing tape for a move
Duck Brand Stretch Wrap With Handle, 20 Inch x 1000 Feet, Clear, Single Roll Got two rolls of plastic wrap to protect furniture during a move
Cresnel Mattress Bag for Moving & Long Term Strorage Mattress bag to transport a mattress during a move
Scotch Packaging Tape Hand Dispenser DP300-RD A simple dispenser to make it easier to work with packing tape
10 Pack: 1 Inch Square Plastic Plug, Tubing End Cap, Durable Chair Glide Replaced the worn out plastic feet on my sofa
X-PROTECTOR Premium TWO COLORS Pack Furniture Pads 133 piece Bought furniture felt pads to protect the new apartment floors
Picture Hanging Kit Asst Picture hanging kit for the new apartment

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