questionsdo you care that amazon won't let you remove…

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Lol I really want to know what you bought now... I don't share my account with anyone so it doesn't bother me. Maybe ask to place the order for them?

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Here's the best I can do, lol. It's the one in the middle, can't say what it is probably as they'll delete this post. If I show it I know they will.

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I wish there was a way to delete items. I even make a second account to buy something once, just so it wouldn't show on my main account (used a 2 week free trial of prime). Too bad that Amazon seems so opposed to it, thanks for checking with them

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Interesting question. I routinely delete my browsing history, since my oldest sons now have access to the Amazon account. For me, it's about not spoiling surprises when I am shopping for gifts. But I can see how "personal" purchases could be a problem. I think the only solution is to keep this account only for yourself. Sooner or later, someone WILL page through the purchase history to check details of one of their orders. Start by changing the password now.

And when someone wants to take advantage of your prime shipping, just place the order for them. I think I'll go back to doing that for my DS's now that you mention it.

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Not sure if you are aware, you can share the prime shipping benefits with family members. They just have to confirm your birthday and have their own separate account.

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@caron7: Yeah those are good points, plus you can invite 4 people to piggyback on your prime account, but it's just annoying that you can't delete things, and in reality you'll only find that out when you've already made a purchase you want to hide, as there's no mention of it beforehand.

I also agree that if you're buying a gift for the wife, or kids, and they can see the Amazon account, it really just ruins the surprise.

@hackman2007 , yeah I'm aware, but I've already shared 4 total, so it's just an annoyance. Nothing I can do about it now though, just wondering if it bothers anyone else.

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@linuxtrance: So you explain to everyone that you decided to split up the accounts NOW because (Valentine's day, anniversary, birthday, whatever) is on the way and your friends at Woot said you had to do this to avoid ruining future surprises. They will be pleased that you are shopping for them, make their own accounts, still share your prime (or just have you order the occasional item for them). Buy everyone a little something for whatever holiday (worth it to avoid embarrassment now and in the future). Voila. problem solved.

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I have Prime and let my family and girlfriend share with their own accounts plus I have 2 Amazon accounts of my own, more to be able to buy 2 lightning deals at a time than anything else.

Unfortunately, none of that helps you to delete an item from your purchase history but it may help you from running into this problem again in the future. For now, you could make a handful of purchases to push that item to the second page of your history where it's not so noticeable.

EDIT: It also wouldn't hurt to come up with a cover story just in case. Gag gift for someone at work or something similar...

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@chipgreen: Yeah that's what I did. I always check my history, so for days it would be up there, on the first page, definitely not something I want popping up at work. So I bought some random stuff (like a candle, barbecue brush, etc) to push it, lol.

Good advice in this thread, thanks guys. I definitely just need to make a second account, sucks though as I like to have everything centralized.

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@linuxtrance: and if you've shared your maximum prime accounts, your new account won't be prime... @chipgreen: good advice!

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I agree that it's dumb, but more on principle.

It should be up to us as customers for this information to be viewable, and we should be able to delete it if we want to. Period.

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@mistamoose: I think Amazon is so rigid on removing it because their purchase history, returns, and reviews are so heavily integrated with each other. Generally, this is great for convenience, but obviously not in this case.

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Anytime something embarassing shows up in my history, it's always because I got hacked. I guess i'm just a target or something...

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I never considered it for my main items, as I actually have gone back and looked at items a few years old on Amazon and Newegg and such. What I do, however, dislike is that their app store doesn't allow deletion. So many useless apps on that list. >_<

Ah, but I am sorry for your situation. Honestly, I would agree with just saying something like, "Sorry, my account recently got hacked, so from now on just let me know what you want and I can order it with your information. I can't give my info out anymore." and change your password.

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@caron7: thx caron! I deleted my bro-in-law from Prime to put my second account on it but he wasn't using it anyway.

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there - now share your new account with family and change the password on the other account and the purchase history will be yours alone!

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Not really. If your parents or family say anything about it, tell them to lay off or buy their own Prime. It still is YOUR account.

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@linuxtrance: I think I have a pretty good idea as to what it is, and yes, you should be ASHAMED! ;)

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Be sure that you have marked the "don't use this for recommendations" box. And, on the bright side, Amazon now does allow you to remove purchases from your Amazon Kindle library permanently. They didn't use to do that. So you all can now delete "Letters from Penthouse XXXII" from your account before your spouse wises up.

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@claudicina: Lol I checked out the blur again this morning, and yup...it's distinguishable...dangit!

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@linuxtrance: It's not the glade candle you're embarrassed about? lol

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@hackman2007: I was not aware of that. How do you do it? I thought I had gone through all possible account settings, but must have missed that.

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@wilfbrim: Deleting them from your library also means you can't download them again :(

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@linuxtrance: Thanks and that would be awesome, but for some reason I don't have that option. I can cancel, change auto renew, change credit card info, turn on/off 1-click settings, but nothing for household :(

Maybe I live in an alternate universe...

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@mschauber: Do you have Amazon Mom or Student by chance? I wonder why the option isn't there, that's odd

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@mschauber: Did you click that link? I had no trouble finding it on that page, and I didn't land on the page you saw. Maybe try the link again? or maybe @linuxtrance is on to something?

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@linuxtrance: I started with prime student, but after the first year, it's supposed to be the full prime. The first year you don't get the free prime streaming with student. But I am lucky enough to still have my .edu address even though I graduated in 1997, so I used it :)

Think that's why I don't have the family option?

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@mschauber: There are a few other things watered down by student, mainly the family share. But to get free 2day shipping for $3 a month i think it's worth it. Also, on a full membership, even with multiple accounts on one prime, only one can use the streaming VOD.

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I am having the same issue here. My solution. Do not make these types of purchases on Amazon. This is a major privacy violation and they should not be profiting off these sales if they don't care to comply. After all, is it the customer they are trying to please?

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I would consider not buying things your ashamed about... or have to hide. Now I have a discountinued condom brand in my cart (just in case they resurrect it), but I'm married. If my kids see that... hey they should be embarrassed not me. Don't look if you don't want to know. lol And if they make any more 'superior' comments about us 'sleeping in late' on the weekends, I'm going to have to explain it's not about sleeping. . . but they'll never mention that again either. ;)

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My kids christmas gifts are right there on my home page. I guess I won't order presents from amazon again until they move out of the house.