Here’s a thought: Amazon should have the ability to create and save a list of friend’s wish lists. That way, once in your account, you can quickly get back to those people’s wish lists in order to get them something for their birthday, Christmas, anniversary, etc. Oh, sure, you could do this with Greasemonkey, but Amazon could add the code to their site in 30 minutes.
They could even take it a step further, and add features like an e-mail reminder when that person’s birthday is coming up and the highest ranked items on their list at a set pricepoint. Amazon could then turn a complete buffoon like myself into the perfect friend, son, husband, pet owner (your dog should have a wish list), and so on.
I realize that Amazon wish lists are no excuse for the excruciatingly difficult process of choosing the perfect $25 gift for an individual. That is a fine art for which I sometimes have moments of genius, but usually fall very flat. To help avoid the latter, wish lists sure are handy. Oh, what’s that? You don’t have a wish list? Well, then you’ll probably get socks for your birthday. You do like socks, don’t you?