Follow-up to my Love Affair with Amazon.com….

About a month ago I wrote about Amazon’s Dash Buttons, something I discovered on accident while looking for something else… shocker.  😉

I wrote about them here and said I’d report back with my thoughts, after ordering one to try…..

In my original post, I wondered, “Is this necessary? Will I give in to yet another convenience that may be perpetuating environmental irresponsibility, blatant consumerism, and the fast track to dystopia?”

In a word: No.

While I’m sure the convenience of such an item may be great for some, I (we) didn’t find the Dash Button to be oh-so-necessary. For starters, when it arrived, the Mr. had to program it, which took about…. 20 minutes – and he’s pretty tech savvy. During the set-up, he discovered that you have to set it using the Internet site, not the app, for all things to work properly.

Once set up and ready to use, we tested it:  He pushed the button and two days later, we had a package of water bottles at our front door. Simple.

But so is opening Amazon on your phone and ordering what you need. We didn’t find any significant difference in the process, since we typically have our phones close by when we’re in the house (presumably where one’s Dash Button would be, too).

Sooo…. while I continue to be fascinated (and appreciative) of Amazon’s ease of use, affordability, and convenience, I can’t say the Dash Button is a necessity.

landfill with two trucks
credit: ask.com

Ironically, within weeks of us testing out the button, my husband changed brands of water, rendering the button completely useless…. And, creating one more item for a landfill.  Pass.