June 1, 2009 at 8:56 PM by Dr. Drang
I have a subscription to tea. Twinings Earl Gray, to be specific, a tea that I go through in great quantities. Large enough quantities that I buy the 50-count boxes in packs of 6 from Amazon. Which is how the subscription came about.
A few days ago, I noticed that my supply was running low, so I went to Amazon to place an order. As I was about to click the Add to Shopping Cart button, I saw the subscription information.
A savings of 15%—about $4.50—was more enticement than I could withstand. I went back through my order history and found that I ordered a six-pack about twice a year. I set the delivery option to 6 months and clicked Subscribe.
Intellectually, I know this is no geekier than buying tea online in the first place, but it seems way geekier.