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Here's How Much You've Spent on Amazon Over Your Entire Life

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March 16, 2016 · 16.2k Views
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Amazon is a force to be reckoned with these days from their venture into the fashion retailer space to innovative methods of shipping via… well, drones. For those of us that shop heavily at Amazon, the convenience this e-tailer provides when it comes to streamlined shopping, delivery and customer service is second to none. From the multitude of advantages that Amazon Prime membership offers and the millions of products available online, you’ll be surprised to see how much you’ve REALLY spent on Amazon.

Let that thought settle in for a bit. How long have you been on Amazon? You’re probably thinking, “I picked up a few items here and there, can’t be that much…” well, you’d be dead wrong.

A DealsPlus member ran the lifetime total he spent on Amazon since 2006, and guess how much he’s spent so far? $18,000.

Before we jump into the process, quick ballpark guess. How much do you think you’ve spent on Amazon so far?

 

To uncover your current lifetime expenses from Amazon, did you know that you can download a spreadsheet for full details on your order totals through the years? You can also filter the time range you’d like to see and use a few simple steps below to rack up the total numbers.

 

How Much Money Have You Spent on Amazon so Far?

  1. Log in to your account at Amazon.com.

  2. Open up this page on Amazon.

  3. Spot the Orders section at the top of the page and click on Download Order Reports.

  4. For Report Type, set to Items.

  5. For Start Date, set to January 1st for the oldest available year (this is likely the year you signed up for Amazon).

  6. For End Date, click on Use Today beside the input box.

  7. Hit the Request Report button and your “.CSV” file should download automatically.

  8. Open the saved file on your PC or laptop with either Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets (free to use for all gmail users!).

  9. Locate the Item Total cell and scroll all the way down the document. At the bottom of the Item Total cell column, type in =SUM(X1:X1000) and hit enter. Remember to replace “X1” and “X1000” with the actual name for that cell column (located at top of document) and input the real range numbers.

    1. For example, if you only have 70 transactions with Amazon, and your cell column for Transactions or Item Total is “AD”, your formula at the bottom would be =SUM(AD1:AD70).

 

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Well, did you guess right? What’s your real total amount spent at Amazon so far? Surprised? We sure are. Tell us about your results in the comments!

Don't be discouraged by these numbers though. These are results from years of purchasing on Amazon! Plus, it just shows what a trusted e-tailer they are if you're willing to spend and rely on Amazon time and time again for the majority of your necessities. If you're trying to cut costs and save where you can, give the Amazon coupon page a quick scan to see what coupon codes and promotional offers are currently available from Amazon. 

 


 

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monster1991 profile picture
I wanna be the very best like no one ever was. Couponing is my real test, to cut them is my cause. I will travel across the land, searching far and wide. Each store to understand, the discounts that's inside.
dddsssMar 26, 2016
Interesting, I would like to be able to plus articles too so that they could be saved somewhere on my page for easy reference later.
scorpion650Mar 24, 2016
Thanks for sharing!
MColetoMar 16, 2016
I can't believe I spent so much on Amazon... but the prices and convenience influenced my decision every time :P
ellisMar 16, 2016
Total 949 orders, 1,266 items & $????? since 2004 :)
karthwyneMar 16, 2016
Mine was also less than I expected, and this does NOT show where you had discounts due to coupons. So my real expenditure is much less than even this shows.

But thank you for pointing out these reports :)
sfgiantsfan8Mar 16, 2016
Less than I thought it would be! Was cool seeing past years of purchases all in one place.
AcaroneMar 16, 2016
i was way off... it was fun going through the list of things i bought too :)

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