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Amazon Prime Day 2016: The Spoils


This time last year, I didn’t even have an Amazon Prime account. Now days, I’m not sure what I’d do without it. That being said, I spent too much money at yesterday’s Prime Day sale.

However, just about everything I bought was either fitness or household related. I only splurged on one thing that was not. So that’s pretty good.

New Bike


This was partially inspired by Syp’s excitement over his new bike (so cool!) and partially inspired by my thoughts that catching Pokemon on my long neighborhood street in the summer heat would be much easier on a bike.

I haven’t had a real bike in over a decade. I’ve never once in my life owned an expensive one. This one is not an expensive one, either. I just wanted something simple I could ride down the road. This bike was on a good lightning sale, and I loved the look of it. So after a bit of debate, I decided to pick it up.

New Walking Shoes


I have trouble buying shoes because my feet are wide and they are super flat. So the normal walking/running shoes kill my feet with the forced arch support.

I bought a pair of these shoes above back in Feb/March, and they feel great. Only problem is I bought them a size too big. I didn’t really notice this a whole lot until I started walking more (looking for Pokemon). Now it’s bugging me and making my walks more difficult.

So, when I saw the same shoes for sale on Prime Day, I picked up a new pair at a smaller size.

Amazon Echo


This is the only entertainment item I bought. Granted, it’s a big-ticket item. However, I’ve been holding off picking up an Echo for a while.

My sister and brother-in-law were early adopters and they love their Alexa. Syn also picked one up a while back. So I’m the only one who didn’t own one yet. I also don’t have a proper non-PC music device. And I noticed that Alexa can now use Spoitfy, including the Discover lists — which is what I listen to while working on webcomic art.

I know the Echo can do a lot of other things, too, and that it’s continuing to add new features consistently. So, I decided to take the plunge. I doubt we’ll see the price of this device come down much more for quite a while.

Misc Stuff

There’s various other small things I picked up as well.

A small table fan for my desk at work – that way I can cool off after taking a walk (hunting Pokemon) out in the parking lot. I actually got this for free using the points my Amazon card has been accumulating. 😀

A Dirt Devil hand vac… to replace my aging cordless hand vac of 6-7 years that can no longer hold a charge.

A set of cafe style tumblers… to replace my less attractive plastic cup set that’s over 5 years old now.

Did you participate in Amazon Prime Day? Want to share what you picked up?