Thursday, October 14, 2010

Weird

So the other day I was shopping on line. Real life browsing the stores is a thing of the past. I need to educate myself at home and see what is available in the stores. When that shopping moment arrives I need to be ready and to make quick decisions and move on!


A day later I get an email that "thanked me" for looking at blah blah blah. Excuse me?? How did you even know I was looking at it? I didn't purchase it... I just looked at it.


Honestly, it creeped me out...


When I went to the store they explained to me that they can tell which site I visit and how long I stay on it...


Sometimes this high tech stuff is so creepy! Where is our privacy? Obviously- nowhere...


The other day I received an e-mail for a 25% discount at a children's store. I purchase many of the kids clothes there so I was quite excited. Emma and Ellie have never had their own robe and Sarah has grown so much it was time for a new one for her. I was thrilled and got our order all figured out. Of course then I read the fine print... does NOT include, sleep ware, yadda yadda yadda. There went the discount- down the cyber drain...


Anyone else feeling like this is kind of weird? Like maybe someone is encroaching on there personal life?
Anyone else feeling like gypped out of a good deal ?


Just wondering...


Makes me not want to shop at these stores...

5 comments:

Lori said...

That IS creepy. Ugh. I have noticed that when I go to Am*zon it remembers what I looked at because every time I return to that site it has listed for me what I looked at the last time...which is so annoying when you are shopping for gifts!! My big kids/husband can easily see what their potential presents are! Argh.

Hmmmm, makes you wonder whose watching us when we are actually AT the stores! Now THAT'S really creepy!

Shonni said...

To me that is an invasion of my privacy....I’m thinking’ I”LL contact THEM if I want too!!!

Nancy said...

My email address was hacked into, and I am supposedly sending out ads for viagara to all my contacts. Creepy. Not much I can do except change my email address, and I don't want to do that.

Mom to my China Posse said...

Jean, My email was hacked into like your previous poster and the Viagra stuff started sending out as well, so I to feel somewhat creeped out and deactivated my facebook and changed alot of my contacts and passwords. Now spending near as much ime online.

Dr. D said...

Jean, that fine print disclaimer reminded me of the ad where the sales person asks the lady, "Would you like to sign up for our reward card?" The lady says sure, and then a man pops out from behind the clothe rack and says in that disclaimer voice (like what you hear in the medicine commericals) "Discounts are not available on shirts, dresses or any thing you might really want to wear. Offers not valid in this store, that store, or any store you might really want to shop." Ooooooh the fine print!!