Illustration: Gizmodo

Well it has been a long month and I was afraid I wasn’t going to be able to cut Amazon out of my life as much as I’d thought. I was right to be afraid.

My “new years resolution” was a 15% reduction in Amazon orders. The first three months of the year were surprisingly successful, but showed a worrying trend of buying more and more from Amazon.

In April I was working on a car and had a trip coming up. I knew it was going to be bad. How bad though?

April 2018 - 28 items ordered
April 2019 - 27 items ordered

That is only a 3.6% reduction in number of items ordered! A minor redeeming factor is the overall spend was 20.6% less. So there is that.

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Still, FAIL.

I’ll try harder in May.