Wish Lists! posted

Oh man, I love lists. I really do.

The "notes" section on my sidekick is always full of lists that I can add to while I'm out and about. One of those lists is always a "to buy" list... AKA, a "wish list"

It's really handy when I'm out with some money to spend and I think to myself, "which DVDs do I still need?" or "what was that random tool that I needed last week?" So, I quick whip out my... phone and BAM, I got it. Man I love notes.

But even though I love notes on my phone, they don't always stay up to date. Things like my Amazon wish list stay more up to date, because it's much easier to just click "add to wish list" or whatever. Man, I love wishlists. It makes giving and receiving so much easier. I don't have to buy you a Target gift card if you have a good wish list.

But the main problem with Amazon is that they don't have everything. They come damn close - but they don't quite have everything, which sucks. So I was sitting here this morning and had this conversation with Nick... while he was away.

what do you think of a wishlist site
i love amazon wishlists, but they are so shitty to view
and if amazon doesn't carry something that i wish i had... how do i wish for it
i'm trying to think of a good way for this to work
and integrate with other sites
for example, i wish for a macbook air
and a bmw 135i
and oceans 13

and then, after I got all excited for my new idea, I found a site called Kaboodle. I'm not sure if it's the best wishlist site out there, but it certainly seems pretty decent. It's actually a social shopping site, which is kinda neat. But the wishlist feature does pretty much exactly what I want. You can wish for things that exist anywhere. They even give you firefox plugins so that you can be on a specific site (i.e. bmw's 135i page), click the "I want that button" on your browser, and BAM, there's a bmw 135i in my wishlist. It's so easy. And what's even better is that they have an "Import" link so that if you already have an Amazon wishlist, you can import everything from it! weeee! That kind of portability RULES.

I've barely even looked at the site, so I'm blogging this out of sheer excitement... but obviously, at first glance, Kaboodle seems to be awesome. However it may have a few unnecessary features like - blogs.

The only additional thing I would like to see here is a nice mobile phone interface. This would let me more easily see things while I'm out and about... however, I guess I could always bookmark the "print view" of lists for browsing on the go.

Does anyone know of any better wish list sites? If so, tell me. And if not, I hope you all check it out, join, and add me as a friend.

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