Spam: The New Online Shopping Store?

by Cathy Miller

in Miller Musings

Google professes the tracking of your online activity is so you receive information tailored to your interests.

I find that amusing when I am writing a book about murder.

If you own a blog, you have even easier access to online shopping – your spam folder.

Spam Shopping

Spammers are the new online shopping experience.

  • Click on your spam folder
  • Find links to a world of goods

All without having to Google a thing.

Don’t believe me?

Let’s do a little Windows shopping from my blogs’ spam folders.

  • Clothing galore – Ugg boots, NFL tailor-made jerseys, leather pumps & purses, replica Louis Vuitton bags
  • Home decorating – Plants, fish tanks, carpeting
  • Technology help – Search engine optimization (SEO) services, Microsoft Office products, free apps
  • Entertainment – Casino bonuses, discount movie tickets, music downloads, video downloads
  • Health care – Drugs, drugs and more drugs – Prednisone, Plavix, Valium, and on and on
  • Insurance – Health insurance, dental insurance, disability insurance, pet insurance

In one easy click, you can be transported to a virtual store of epic proportions.

As an added bonus, you will help fill the coffers of hard-working spammers as their links light up with the musical sounds of small coins clinking wildly with each click.

Reminds me of Peanuts’ Lucy.

“Boy, what a sound! How I love to hear that old money plink, that beautiful sound of cold, hard cash. That beautiful, beautiful sound. Nickels, nickels, nickels. That beautiful sound of plinking nickels”   Lucy in A Charlie Brown Christmas 

Now doesn’t that brighten your upcoming holiday season?

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Lori October 31, 2012 at 11:54 am

Here’s what freaks me out. I’ll be on a site looking at a dress or a shirt. Then I head to another site where guess what! That same dress or shirt is advertised in the sidebar.

I hate it. I feel stalked!


Cathy October 31, 2012 at 12:51 pm

I’m right there with you, Lori. It’s downright creepy. And although I love Halloween, that kind of creepy I could do without. :-)


Kimberly November 2, 2012 at 7:18 am

This post is so spot on, Cathy. I often chuckle at the spam ads Google throws at me – I think my daily search activities confuse them about 75% of the time.

I wasn’t so amused though after making a recent purchase at Overstock. I spent some time browsing the sight after the purchase, just “wish shopping.” Google proceeded to taunt me with ads featuring those items throughout the rest of the day!
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Cathy November 2, 2012 at 7:29 am

Isn’t that annoying, Kimberly? It drives me crazy, especially when it’s one you looked at and you click on the image and find out it’s a gazillion dollars. No, thanks.


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