Depending on your buying habits, budget, debt-to-income ratio, and the number of lies you tell yourself, you may or may not want to know how much money you've spent on Amazon.com since you first signed up.
Just think of the boxes that show up on your doorstep each month. Each year. It adds up.
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Business Insider has a video explainer that's sure to scare the hell out of you. I'm talking to you, Amazon Primers.
If you're brave enough, follow these simple steps.
Sign into your account.
Click on "Your Account."
Under Order History, click on "Download Orders Reports."
Set the parameters for the report by selecting Jan 1 and the year you came onboard. (The drop-down menu will only go as far back as the year you signed up.)
This may take awhile, Amazon warns. You ain't kidding. I signed up with Amazon in 2000 and after clicking the "request report," I got a note that said, "Your report is taking a while to process. You will receive an email when your report has completed."
In fact, as of this writing, I've been waiting an hour and still haven't gotten my report.
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It's possible there was a delay because everyone and their shopper saw the instructions and decided to download their own spreadsheet.
The rest of the instructions are as follows:
Open a spreadsheet document.
Import the downloaded file.
Go to the last cell under the very last purchase you made and type =SUM Now highlight the entire column. You should have a formula that looks something like this: =SUM(M2:M182).
I'm sort of glad my report hasn't arrived yet. I'm pretty sure the total would make me question my existence and the value of capitalism. But hey, good luck with yours.
via Business Insider and LifeHacker