I'm used to Amazon's recommendations being really bad, but this seemed ridiculous. For one, I already own this cat water fountain (which I bought through Amazon), and I've bought filters for it in the past through Amazon. What, does Amazon reckon each cat needs their own? For two, what's up with it being a "Recommendation in Music"? It makes splashing sounds, but it's pretty damn minimal for "music".
Most of my purchases are for me so they ought to be able to identify the core gameplayer/geek/programmer and throw out the odd thing that doesn't jibe. What's even worse is that I bought the DVD's from Karin's Wish List. You'd think that would be a hint that it's not for me.
And yes, I'm aware that I could fine-tune what Amazon "remembers" about my purchases. I'm not sure why I would spend the time to help them market to me. Besides, I get more amusement from watching their algorithms try to keep up. "Wait. Does he or does he not like children's music? I just don't get it!"
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