Thursday, December 27, 2012

Tracking Amazon Purchases

In my last post I discussed the option at to download order reports. The results of my reports for 2011 and 2012 provided data for the chart below.

When comparing the end-of-year total for each year, I see that I spent about half as much in 2012 as 2011. This chart and the one below use data from business-related books.

Additional analysis comparing books purchased directly from Amazon (new books) and from other vendors via Amazon (used books) reveals the following.

I purchased approximately the same number of books, and the result was that I spent half as much in 2012 as I did in 2013. For me, purchasing used books is a successful money-saving approach.

Take data that is available in your life and think about ways to analyze it and identify trends.

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