Average Jane asks the question.......
When I looked at my history, I was a little surprised to find that it was only April 2, 1998 - the reason why I was surprised is that I specifically remember receiving packages from Amazon in a particular apartment I lived in. I will never, ever forget that giddy, heady excitement of a purchase made via the INTERNET garnered at ridiculously cheap prices. However, I moved from that apartment in 1997. That move entailed an entire job change and an email change, so that must be why the history is incomplete. ANYWAY, my Virginity Of Record was lost on N is for Noose and Frenchy's Grease Scrapbook: We'll Always be Together.
I love the irony of those purchases. I had a little "problem" with Amazon in the beginning where I could not control my insane clicking away, hence the "noose". In fact, for two years straight, I received a special coffee travel mug as a "customer appreciation" gift. I knew I was spending WAY too much if they were sending me free coffee mugs (X lost one of my precious coffee mugs and never understood why I was so furious at the time). However, I still purchase things from Amazon and use them frequently as a resource, hence the "we'll always be together".
I'll admit, I still miss the free bookmarks - don't you? I used to hoard them.