About the Author
Mass Effect
Final Fantasy X
Batman:Arkham City
Borderlands Series
Weekly Column
Champions Online
World of Warcraft
DM of the Rings
Good Robot
Project Frontier

Amazon: Do you want fries with that?

By Shamus
on Thursday Jul 13, 2006
Filed under:


If you’ve ever shopped at Amazon.com then you know that it tries to “suggestive sell” stuff while you’re shopping. While looking around for a new graphics card, I came upon this:

The 6800 chipset and the history of Poland: Two great tastes that taste great together!

I have no idea how the history of Poland would enhance my enjoyment of of a GeForce graphics card. Maybe I’ve been using them wrong.

Comments (6)

  1. Wonderduck says:

    Well, that would be obvious! Knowing the history of Poland would allow you to truly experience the full richness of a GeForce’s ability to render graphics by… uhm… er…


    Look over there! Something shiny!

    *runs away*

    PS – I have an eVGA 7600 GT in my ‘puter. Very easy to install, very easy to set up, and quite quiet. The ‘puter sits at my elbow and I don’t hear the cooler fan on the card at all. And the graphics are quite nice; given it’s been less than a week, I can’t really say for sure how good eVGA is from personal experience, but I read a lot of good things about their cards.

  2. Dan says:

    A polish guy walks into a tech store and… aww screw it

  3. Raylin says:


    Maybe graphics cards were invented in Poland? Or, and I can’t help but wonder whether it’s actually possible, maybe they took a survey, and found that gamers know worryingly little about Poland, so are targetting them for educational material on it?

  4. Michelle says:

    Well, it definitely caught your attention. Hm. Those darn suggestive sales.

  5. rayen says:

    digging up old post for my entertainment… i have problems… anyways i like thats it’s “a CONCISE history”. that part made me laugh for some reason.

  6. Gilf says:

    My question is, ‘why Poland’? And why this book? You’d think the website would put more advertisement into things they were paid to advertise, but… who in their right mind pushes that book? Who the hell is going to buy it? I’m just rambling at this point, but like most people on the internet, I assume that what I have to say matters. Yay internet!

Leave a Reply

Comments are moderated and may not be posted immediately. Required fields are marked *


Thanks for joining the discussion. Be nice, don't post angry, and enjoy yourself. This is supposed to be fun.

You can enclose spoilers in <strike> tags like so:
<strike>Darth Vader is Luke's father!</strike>

You can make things italics like this:
Can you imagine having Darth Vader as your <i>father</i>?

You can make things bold like this:
I'm <b>very</b> glad Darth Vader isn't my father.

You can make links like this:
I'm reading about <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darth_Vader">Darth Vader</a> on Wikipedia!

You can quote someone like this:
Darth Vader said <blockquote>Luke, I am your father.</blockquote>