Amazon Dash - Push a button to order your next shopping

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The BBC has reported the launch of Amazon Dash. Push a button to quickly order your next toilet roll etc without going near the website.

Will it take off (no puns intended)?

What would you love to have a button for?

I don't know about you, but I know a few parents (ahem) who'd love a wine button :rotfl::A
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  • paddy's_mum
    paddy's_mum Posts: 3,977 Forumite
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    I'd LOVE to have a button that gave a sharp electric shock to some of the selfish people we see and hear of every day who hand out petty cruelties without a moment's guilt or remorse.

    zap! Take that, you swine!
  • onlyroz
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    Sounds like an incredibly inefficient and expensive way to order your shopping. A delivery for one pack of bog rolls, or for a box of dishwasher tabs? I'd rather make a list as things run out and get them on the weekly trip to Aldi...
  • TeamPlum
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    It's pretty chuffing lazy. It's not like going to Amazon itself and buying something is an arduous task!

    Who buys toilet paper from amazon anyway? Given the delivery drivers, it wouldn't be expected for 2 weeks, and then itd've been left with a neighbour (who isn't in when you come back), or returned to depot - leaving you having to go to the shop anyway.
  • msb5262
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    I think this is a way for Amazon - not my favourite company due to their unusual tax arrangements - to ensure customer loyalty through sheer laziness! Press a button and you can waste money, resources and reduce the likelihood of your local shops continuing to exist the future...not exactly a win in any way, shape or form in my view ��
  • lewishardwick
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    So you press the button and it automatically orders the item?

    Possibly very handy for those who churn through lots of essentials.

    Personally, I have no brand loyalty. Things like washing detergent I will scan the aisle for the decent offer and make my decision based on that.Also, what if Amazon increase their price? Will you have to OK an order if it's slightly different than before?

    I suspect it'll be a fad for may, the novelty will wear off once the batteries go flat...
  • JReacher1
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    There is a button for condoms. That could be a frustrating wait!
  • discat11
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    The damn button costs £4.95! I'd have expected those brands to pay for the buttons, not the consumer.

    A clever idea but based purely on peoples lazy habits without a doubt.
  • JReacher1
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    discat11 wrote: »
    The damn button costs £4.95! I'd have expected those brands to pay for the buttons, not the consumer.

    A clever idea but based purely on peoples lazy habits without a doubt.

    You get £4.95 back when you place an order. I assume its to stop people buying loads of these buttons and never using them. Its reasonably expensive tech
  • Izadora
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    It looks like they're all the kind of essential items that I wouldn't run out of in the first place - I have a cupboard with spares of everything like flour, sugar, ketchup, washing tablets, toilet rolls and any time I take an item from the cupboard it goes on my list to be replaced in the next weekly shop.
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    Izadora wrote: »
    It looks like they're all the kind of essential items that I wouldn't run out of in the first place - I have a cupboard with spares of everything like flour, sugar, ketchup, washing tablets, toilet rolls and any time I take an item from the cupboard it goes on my list to be replaced in the next weekly shop.

    Yes i think that's how most people do it.

    They are trying to change your shopping habits so the alternative approach they want you to adopt is when you take an item out of your cupboard instead of adding it to your list you press the button and the product will arrive at your door in 24 hours. Technically this will be easier than what you currently do.

    Whether it will catch on I don't know.
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