Just recently I was contacted about a new site called “My Greedy Book“. I’m not really one for Wish Lists, but I have to admit I do use the one on Amazon a little. I figured with it coming up to Christmas, I’d try to add one or two things, see how I got on and whether or not I liked the site.
Signing up is really easy and using the site is easy too. Though in all honesty the idea of having a “Greedy” book doesn’t really appeal, I do at least understand the logic. As a mixture between Pinterest and Amazon Wishlist, this site works really well for what it’s designed to do. It even had features that I didn’t really know existed!
Having already created my account, logging in I get shown a few items that I’ve added recently. I have a variety of options from this point, the main one of which is to view my books. I’ve only made one and that’s my Christmas Wishlist, but you’ll get the idea at least.
Adding items to the Greedy Book is easy. You can either add using the “+ Add” option at the top (which in turn offers you the option of adding a URL) or you can add the bookmark option where you literally drag an icon to your bookmark bar, making adding items only one click away.
I’m going to get to my own personal wish list in a moment, but I also want to point out some other features. Dicover and Find a User. Both speak for themselves with regards to an explanation, but they are interesting additions to an otherwise basic concept. Discover gives you the option to look at items other people have added and Find a User allows you to add friends. Both are great ways to find new things you might love.
So this is part of my Christmas Greedy Book – the direct link can be found here if you’d like to view it all. You can add any item, along with a description, a price and a picture (the location is automatically added). That in itself is exactly what the site should do – but actually there is a lot more!
I never made the book, in order to provide the link for anyone. However my partner Chris was really struggling with what to get me for Christmas, so I ended up sending him the link. Because I’m always logged in when I view my book, I’ve never seen what it looks like to someone else. For example, I didn’t know it gave you the option to “mark as bought”. The only reason I know this is because Chris mentioned something about it – and I realised that wasn’t even an option I could see! So first massive plus point – you give the link to more than one person, so long as they mark items as “bought”, you’ll never get duplicate presents! Score.
Now obviously if you really want to spoil all your surprises for yourself, you could log out and view your book or even look at it in a browser you’re not signed into. However I don’t really want to do that and as such I can’t give you exact details. What I will tell you though, is that with Greedy Book you won’t accidentally buy yourself something you’ve already been bought either! Accidentally I clicked on one of my own links earlier and it told me it had already been bought (oops). However, if like me you have a habit of adding things to a wish list and then getting impatient and wanting to buy them for yourself, this is a great way to stop this happening. Make sure you always head to your Greedy Book first and click through and so long as your present buyees have marked it off, you’ll never accidentally buy something already bought!
There are probably a lot of other awesome features so if you’ve figured any out, let me know! If you’re not already using Greedy Book though, I definitely recommend signing up and giving it a go.