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Old 08-02-00, 12:54 AM
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Got an express.com shipment today - they're giving away post-it notes again. As a side-note - that foamy stuff that buy.com puts in their big boxes - my dog started eating it the other day. My wife said "oh yeah,that's the same stuff as corn puffs only without the cheese stuff on it" and she ate a few! I just couldn't do it.
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Those pens from Express.com are sorta cool. What I really liked was when WHN gave Sqwigglies with each order. Mmm those were some darn good gumi worms.
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those flying helicopters from checkout.com (i think) were the coolest. I drove down the freeway in my convertible and let that sucker fly, it went pretty damn far.
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What was fun was getting the Checkout helicopter going and then trying to hit it with the DVDexpress glider All I know is that I don't have nearly enough post-it notes now
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800 used to put candy with their shipments, then went to popcorn. Not sure if they still do this anymore.
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I like the popcorn, because I actually eat it. As a bonus, when I order from 800.com, I always choose to wait until the whole order is ready before shipping, but 800.com always ships one at a time and only charges one shipping charge. Then I get free microwave popcorn with every DVD.
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Sqwigglies, Oh man those were great!

I got 10 sample packs of fresh mints from whathotnot.com, kept my teeth all shiny and clean!
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I almost took my hand off with the checkout.com helecopter. THen I almost took my eyeball out. That thing is DANGEROUS if you're not a pro at it.

I like the 800.com popcorn. The Being JOhn Malkovich t-shirt was cool too. I wear it around the house.

Hmm, Express.com pens eh? I still have that 5 off 25 coupon...
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I got like 6 Biore nose strips with my orders from Drugstore.com.
When I tried them, they worked really well, and when I went out to buy some, I found out it cost almost a dollar each!

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I almost cut my finger off with the checkout helicopter too -- ouch! My kid had much better luck/fun with it. I'm really pleased with the Express pens.
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quote:<HR>Originally posted by Margo:
I almost cut my finger off with the checkout helicopter too -- ouch! My kid had much better luck/fun with it. I'm really pleased with the Express pens. <HR>


Well, I also had a near accident with that helicopter. Could anyone give me a clue how it is supposed to work? Especially how does one aim the thing.

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Hands spread as if praying, place the contraption between your palms and rub your palms furiously together (the stick part, not the wings). Let it fly and duck. I've got it up to about 30 feet in the air.
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Imagine your surprise if you ordered something like Gia or Basketball Diaries from Amazon and it came with a baggie of junk, a needle, spoon, and strap.
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I don't mind all the junk the online stores send with the orders...

Tis nice to get something for free for once.

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Menstoys.com gave me free post-it notes. Boy did they ever come in handy.
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FogDog.com recently sent some free stuff - not with an order but just to say "come order with us again". I received a can of raquetballs and my wife got a Swiss army knife. That was a nice and unexpected surprise.

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