We’ve all bought something crazy online. Something on impulse. Something that maybe we really didn’t need. Something that, when you get right down to it, would have been better purchased in the bricks and mortar world.

My biggest crazy purchase was many moons ago, when I bought a nice little Weber gas grill.

This was way back before the first dotcom bust… about ’99 or so. I salivated over the Weber for months and finally just had to have it. The price was competitive with the local Home Depot, and as I recall, the shipping was free. I was keen on the thought that it would just show up on my doorstep and that I wouldn’t have to haul it home in the pickup.

But the motivating factor? The affiliate commission I was supposed to get on the sale.

Alas, shortly after the grill was delivered, the merchant went poof and I never saw my ten percent.

I’ve been pondering the mundane purchases that we all have to make, week after week, month after month. There’s a whole lot of stuff that, no matter what, has to be bought. And it always seems like we’re running out at just the wrong time.

It just might be time to start buying toilet paper online
[tags]weber, gas grill, online shopping, toilet paper[/tags]