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Old August 25th, 2010, 03:00 AM
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Got mine too. I've never bought anything from Amazon. Matter of fact, I don't recall ever going to their website. This should be interesting!
I buy a lot from Amazon and have never had a problem. They ship pretty fast too. I try to make sure all my orders ore more than $25 so I don't have to pay shipping - I really hate how we get screwed on shipping to here.
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Old August 25th, 2010, 11:15 AM
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Got my coupon, too. I buy a lot from Amazon. Depending on what you buy, if you buy $25 or more, shipping is free. I never had any problem with Amazon; it's the postal service that causes me grief.
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Old August 25th, 2010, 12:53 PM
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Amazon is my go-to web site for almost all of my online shopping. It's the first place I check for price and product reviews. Because of it's free shipping w/over $25 purchase policy, it tends to be the most cost effective...not always but enough that I check it first. I also use it for price comparison when I know I'll buy locally.

An example...a decade or so ago I needed a new TV and TV stand for my office. Amazon had a great deal on a lesser known brand, 27" TV ($110) and another great deal on a stylish 3 tier stand ($40). Both were shipped free. Can't remember what company was used for shipping but, regardless, the delivery person schlepped both boxes up the stairs to my 2nd floor office. Free shipping, free delivery. That, alone, was worth not buying locally, which is usually my preference.
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Old August 25th, 2010, 04:52 PM
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That was fun! I like how they asked how emotional you were and then later, how UNemotional you were. They did that on several of the personality traits. Wonder if they were trying to see if we were paying attention.
I was a Psych major in school and learned that this is a common way of structuring personality typing questionnaires. It was a long time ago so I can't remember the "whys" behind it, but the "hows" are they basically bombard you with repetitive questions, many of which are very similar if not the same, but maybe phrased a little differently. They add it all up and then statistically they're able to capture your personality traits. When studying it I had always wondered if that really worked.

Soon after graduation I had an interview with a certain three-lettered Federal agency, but before I got to that point I went through an all-day testing session, part of which was a very detailed personality questionnaire. Think this survey, literally times twenty. So I knew exactly what they were doing, but didn't let it affect my answers.

Cut to many months later, in the actual interview. (Remember I said this was a Federal job, right?) At one point, one of the interviewers opens my file, and says something like "How does this sound?" Then proceeded to list a dozen or so personality traits as described by my testing. It blew my mind. I felt like somebody had cracked open my skull and was staring into my brain. I could not believe how accurate those tests were in describing so many facets of my personality, how I think, etc.

Obviously, this study isn't as thorough, but I'm sure it'll provide some good data as to the HT community. Interested in seeing the results too.

Add my thanks to Ryan for offering us up to the study. I was surprised to see get the email with the Amazon code already!
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Old August 26th, 2010, 11:32 PM
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I enjoyed completing the survey and the Amazon gift certificate. Thanks!
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Old August 27th, 2010, 01:15 AM
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I didn't get an email. I emailed to find out why, but still no email. What's up? Matapule, you get?
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Old August 27th, 2010, 01:20 AM
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I got it but haven't answered to it. I don't do Amazon...I should though since Borders shut down here in Hilo the other day...
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Old August 27th, 2010, 01:55 AM
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I didn't get an email. I emailed to find out why, but still no email. What's up?
I didn't get your email about not getting an email. Did you send it to kokua@hawaiithreads.com? I'll see if I can manually fire one off. They're very eager to get more responses... and I suspect the $5 bonus may still be available.

Craig, if you won't do it for Amazon money, won't you do it for science?

And Albert? Wow. Great to hear from you again.
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Old August 27th, 2010, 01:57 AM
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I filled it out the first night...I too haven't received my $25 amazon gift certificate...
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Old August 27th, 2010, 03:31 AM
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Got it, completed survey, thanks. Yes, I sent an email to the listed address - don't know why it didn't arrive.
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Old August 27th, 2010, 03:46 AM
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I finally caved. I've been saving up (via my change jar) for an expensive DVD set, but times are rough. I keep having to make trips to Coinstar.

But really, I'd have done it anyway. The Amazon credit is what motivated me to get it done rather than keep letting it slide to the bottom of my to-do list until it was too late. This is a recurring pattern in my life.

I was most amused by the questions about laws and government, a theme I've written about on HT quite a bit.
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Old August 27th, 2010, 07:45 AM
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I didn't get an email. I emailed to find out why, but still no email. What's up? Matapule, you get?
Yes, I got the survey as soon as I notified "kokua." Received the $25 certificate in less than 24 hours! Malo 'aupito.

I think it is interesting that this survey has brought out many long time HT members that I see posting for the first time that I have been here. Maybe we need more surveys on HT with a monetary incentive!
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Old August 27th, 2010, 01:30 PM
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I filled it out the first night...I too haven't received my $25 amazon gift certificate...
wow..just checked my 'spam' account..it was in there! thank goodness I didn't just delete it!
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Old August 27th, 2010, 02:19 PM
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Old August 27th, 2010, 03:02 PM
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Title, please?
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Old August 27th, 2010, 04:10 PM
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Thanks, Ryan. I just completed the survey.
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Old August 27th, 2010, 07:16 PM
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Aloha everyone! I completed the survey earlier this week and still haven't received my Amazon gift card. Checked spam and trash too. Can the card be resent if it was already sent to me?

Oh well...I just went ahead and retook the survey. Hopefully I'll get one now. :-)
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Old August 27th, 2010, 09:45 PM
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I also have not received the premium yet - maybe the same problem that prevented me from getting the initial email. Could I have my premium directed to HT pm? Thanks Admin!
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Old August 27th, 2010, 11:58 PM
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Oops, cancel that - just received the premium in my email.
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arigatooooo; got the credit in two days; looking forward to the results of the survey...
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Old August 28th, 2010, 07:07 AM
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I'm wondering if the delays in some of the certs being mailed out is that the guy doing it has to get approval from the department or whoever is dishing out the research funds?
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Old August 28th, 2010, 12:23 PM
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I'm wondering if the delays in some of the certs being mailed out is that the guy doing it has to get approval from the department or whoever is dishing out the research funds?
Or maybe the guy who's doing it is a grad student and only works half days M-W-F, or whatever fits in with his/her class schedule. This research project did start at the beginning of the UH school year. Actually, I'm surprised by how quickly we all got our gift certificates, which to me is actually just a plus. I thought it would take about a month to get it.
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Old August 28th, 2010, 02:23 PM
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I thought it'd take two weeks to a month as well.
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Old August 29th, 2010, 04:59 AM
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Got my gift certificate!
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Me too! Thanks Ryan for the referral.
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