Interesting stuff people buy on Amazon Part 6

I don’t know why yet I get a lot of interest when I post a short list of things people buy on Amazon using the links I provide or using the link in the banner on the right side bar. People send me messages on my Twitter page saying they find them fun and often buy the same items themselves or the lists inspire them to get other items for themselves or their friends and family.

It works out great for everyone because you get the most awesome prices you can get from Amazon, which is usually lower than the local store plus you do not have to go out and you’ll often get free shipping. In fact, if you have Amazon Prime you get fast, FREE shipping and more. Prime members also enjoy exclusive access to movies and TV shows, ad-free music, Kindle books, original audio series and unlimited photo storage.

They have a 30 Day Free Trail. Check it out by clicking here. Nothing to lose and everything to gain right?

When I check my earnings page on Amazon it tells me nothing about the buyer. Not a single thing other than what they bought and when and what link they used. So it is nice because it is very private and safe to use the links.

That being said, let’s get to four or five interesting things people bought using my Amazon link this month…

Amazon Echo

I did not even know these existed until I saw one at the home of the sister of my girlfriend. This thing is pretty cool.
According to Amazon:
Plays all your music from Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, and more using just your voice
Fills the room with immersive, 360º omni-directional audio
Allows hands-free convenience with voice-control
Hears you from across the room with far-field voice recognition, even while music is playing
Answers questions, reads audiobooks and the news, reports traffic and weather, gives info on local businesses, provides sports scores and schedules, and more using the Alexa Voice Service
Controls lights, switches, and thermostats with compatible WeMo, Philips Hue, Samsung SmartThings, Wink, Insteon, Nest, and ecobee smart home devices
Always getting smarter and adding new features, plus thousands of skills like Uber, Domino’s, and more

Pretty cool huh?

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If you have been reading (and why wouldn’t you?) you know I like Hello Kitty as I said in the post, “Hello Kitty always makes me smile.” I do not know much about sewing. Ok, I know nothing about sewing, but if I did, and if I ever figured to sew anything, I think I would want to do it with this sewing machine thing.

Is this a good one? Let me know in the comments below.

Janome 11706 3/4 Size Hello Kitty Sewing Machine

Eleven stitches and a four-step buttonhole
Features a free arm
Portable – perfect for dorm rooms or bringing to sewing class
Heavy duty sewing capability
Accessory storage

…plus free shipping? Cool!


I wrote a wildly popular post on my site called “A snow globe shakes up a smile or two” and I guess it sparked a few people to buy their own snow globe kit.

Make Your Own Holiday Snow Globes

Includes 3 child-safe, plastic snow globes with 3 winter/holiday themed resin figures
Create your own winter wonderland!
Includes clay and tools to create additional fun, festive accessories and decorations
Give them a shake to watch your winter scenes come to life
Ideal Christmas project for the whole family

Sure, this one is just good for Christmas really but there are other styles on Amazon. Just click the link and search around for one you wanna buy.

Check out the post here.


DJI Phone Camera Gimbal OSMO MOBILE

Active Track technology, automatically keep your smartphone facing you as you move
Smooths and even cancels out the movements you make, stopping camera shake and turning every shot into cinematic video
Motion time-lapse videos are an awe inspiring way to show the passing of time.
Share moments using YouTube Live inside DJI GO when mounted in the Osmo Mobile.
Take 1-second long exposures for light trails and dramatically blurred cars without a tripod.

“Capture memories and share life’s moments more easily and more cinematically than ever with the Osmo Mobile. It turns your smartphone into a smart motion camera, making every moment you shoot look smooth, professional and ready to share. Use it with the DJI GO app to automatically track your subject, capture stunning motion time lapses or even stream a moment live around the globe.”

This is SUPER cool and I am thinking about getting one but… I keep an OtterBox on my iPhone so I will have to take that off to mount the phone and that is often a bummer. So I think I may get the Osmo that is for use with the GoPro.
Say, I wonder if there is an adapter? Hmmm…


Back to the Roots Water Garden

We actually have one of these. I may have mentioned it on Facebook or on my Twitter page and someone bought one using my link. How nice of them.

This is a sort of hydroponics set up where there is a betta fish in a fishtank and a herb garden resting on top of the tank. The fish water is run through the herb bed and back into the tank and repeats the cycle. So the fish waste feeds the plants and cleans the water for the fish. Neat. The idea too is you can grow herbs so it is like you can grow some of your own food. I have not been too successful at that yet but you probably will do much better than me. Click on the link to learn more about how this works. It really is a super cool idea.

Buy one today and try it out and let me know ok?

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So there you go. Nobody really bought anything ‘weird’ lately. Again, it is totally anonymous so I would have no idea who bought what. I am waiting for someone to just buy something completely outrageous so I will write about it.

Could that person be YOU?

42 Replies to “Interesting stuff people buy on Amazon Part 6”

  1. Yeah the Amazon Echo is pretty amazing. I got one a couple years ago and since then I’ve added smart lights, a smart door lock, smart switches, a wemo coffee maker, a Logitech hub that lets me control the TV with my voice.

    It gets pretty addicting 🙂

  2. During the same month (December 2016) I remember that I was trying to sell (like always) the same solar and wind products on one of my pages, but my best pick was for Christmas tree lights (LED lights) that were sold very fast during that month mostly because they were pretty cheap ($14.99).
    I learned from this that I rather sell cheaper Amazon products that more expensive ones.
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  3. Love that ‘Make Your Own Holiday Snow Globes’ thingy. I have quite a few of those snow globes collected over the years, but I didn’t knew you could make then yourself. Pretty cool!

  4. Hi Troy
    I absolutely loved the amazon echo and will try to buy one.
    I am pretty sure that a few years ago I would have loved that Hello Kitty sewing machine…my sister used to have a similar one in red, she barely let me use it, we fought over it all the time.
    Once I read about the most strange things that can be bought, most of them were done in Japan …why not writing about that?

  5. Hi Troy,

    This is a nice post. The sewing machine in this post made me remember when I was small and my father used to use a sewing machine to sow clothes. This one has a stand and is made of strong metals. Didn’t even know people still fancy these things.
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  6. wacky tys huh… i love amazon because they have all types of stuff. great website. a freind of mines has the amazon echo and let me tell you its awesome. the technology is moving all very fast. in the next 15 years or so its gonna be like the movies,like terminator, the automatic pizza makers like on back to the futrue. AI is gonna take over…. i mean they have AI that can think on their own now, no programming needed.. very crazy to me, also ery awesome that i have a chance to see this all come to fruition.

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  8. Hi Troy, it’s interesting what some people will actually buy off Amazon. One of the products I’ve know for a long time is the Amazon Echo. I think it was introduced at one time to compete with a very popular product that is being sold on Amazon and it’s quite funny people are still buying and buying it. So compact and with almost all features you will dream off.
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  9. You are right, the Amazon Echo is really new, but it is growing fast with lots of skills not only from Amazon, but from third party vendors as well. You can even speak your lights on and off with the Amazon Echo how cool is that?

    Great blog you have going on here thanks for sharing!

  10. Absolutely LOVE the vintage selection on Amazon, in particular the retro inspired kitchen appliances. I love that these classics never die. Thanks for the great article.

  11. I am torn between the Amazon and the Google product. I love my technology and love to be an early adopter but are these voice-activated technologies really worth the effort at the moment? Or, should I wait for awhile until they have worked any bugs out? Another question I have is how they go with accents? My partner has a very thick Greek accent – there are times I can’t understand him.

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  12. The hydroponic garden/fish tank combo is fantastic. I think that would make a great gift for any plant lover.

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