The Best Email I Ever Got

Note: You only have to read the top part until you feel you get the point. I'm just letting you know not to read the whole damn thing expecting to find clever little changes. I didn't change anything. So please proceed, and feel free to read at your own volume.
Friday, January 28, 2000 1:50 PM
Greetings from

Dear Customer,

We noticed that you haven't shopped with us in a while (at least with this e-mail address) and we thought we might be able to help you discover your next great book, CD, or video.

One of the best ways to find a new favorite is to see what other people are enjoying. At, we've used our large community of over 10 million customers to create the Hot 100 lists of our bestselling book, music, and video titles. These lists are updated regularly and feature titles priced at our everyday savings of up to 50% off.

We've included the top five titles from each list for your browsing pleasure below. (At least, these were the top five as of when we sent this message).


1. "The Brethren" by John Grisham

2. "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" by J. K. Rowling

3. "Gap Creek : A Novel" by Robert Morgan

4. "The Seat of the Soul" by Gary Zukav

5. "Body for Life : 12 Weeks to Mental and Physical Fitness Forever" by Bill Phillips, Michael D'Orso


1. "Supernatural" by Santana

2. "Screen Behind the Mirror" by Enigma

3. "Voodoo" by D'Angelo

4. "Magnolia: Music from the Motion Picture" [SOUNDTRACK] by Aimee Mann, Various Artists

5. "On How Life Is" by Macy Gray


1. "Tarzan"

2. "Tae-Bo Workout: 4 Pack"

3. "Buffy & Angel Chronicles Gift Set"

4. "Toy Story"

5. "The Wiggles - Wiggle Time"

If you'd like to see our complete Hot 100 lists, please visit the following pages:

Thank you for shopping with us.


Allison Demeritt Product Manager

P.S. We hope you enjoyed receiving this message. However, if you'd rather not receive any future notices of this sort from, please visit your Subscriptions page:

But what if we want to receive messages like this 3 times a day? I mean, what if the top selections change during the course of the day? What if something climbs all the way to the top in the morning only to get bumped off the list by mid afternoon? What then? I might miss it completely! All would be lost. No, I'm afraid three times a day will just not do. I'm going to request that you send me no less than 9 updates a day, that's one every 3 hours. Thanks for your help

Your loyal and interested customer #21223112

P.S. Is that Wiggles “Wiggle Time” the original all-nematode cast?

The Second Best Email I Ever Got From
Dear Amazon Customer,

As somebody who's purchased "The Powerpuff Girls" on DVD, you might like to know the girls are back with another DVD, "The Powerpuff Girls: The Mane Event," which will hit the shelves on April 3. For the next few days, you can pre-order your copy at a savings of 30% by following the link below:
Combining sharp writing and zesty animation, "The Powerpuff Girls" is the most popular original program on the Cartoon Network. Admired by everyone from the 6-year-old to the college-aged, Bubbles, Blossom, and Buttercup save the world before bedtime in 10 episodes—that's more than two hours of Powerpuff action plus some hip bonuses.
That's right, no one over the age of 22 is allowed to like the power puff girls. Even if the writing is "sharp" and the animation is "zesty." Not to mention, if I already bought them once on DVD, don't I already know all this?