johnsu01 (johnsu01) wrote,

I am 4,322 times more likely to purchase something

Just got this e-mail: has new recommendations for you based on 20 items you purchased
or told us you own.

We recommend Learning Python, Second Edition
[url removed]

List Price : $34.95
Price : $23.07
You Save : $11.88 (34%)

Because you purchased or rated:
* Programming Python, Second Edition with CD

You are 4,332 times more likely to purchase this item than other customers.

I'm surprised they are giving info like this. It doesn't seem like the best public relations approach. I mean, I would love to see all the calculations behind their system, because I'm interested in how it works, but I would think this is a good way to scare a lot of customers.

We need something like Googlefights for Amazon recommendations. Where I could put in another customer's name, and see how much more likely I am to purchase something than they are.
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