Did you know that Amazon keeps a record of everything you've ever bought from them and you can view it anytime in your account? I was curious what the first thing was that I bought on Amazon, and was surprised that it was 23 years ago!

May 25, 1998 was the date that I bought my very first item from Amazon. Back then, it was just an online book store and not the behemoth it is today offering everything you could imagine for sale.

In 1998, it was the only place I could find a copy of a book I wanted, a book I still have today. If you know me well enough, it won't come as any surprise to you.


Less than a year later they published a new edition with even more content. Go figure.

So what was the first thing you bought on Amazon and what year was it? Here's how to find out:

1. Go to "Account" and select "Orders"

2. In the pulldown menu, pick the last year listed. If there are no orders, keep going up year by year until you find one. That will be your first order.

Share it with us in the comments and we'll share some of the responses on The Q Morning Show.

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