That's exactly why when we ran out of printer ink we skipped Amazon and just went to Target, as we did back in the day. I carefully made a note of the printer model. I emailed myself that note, so I would have a backup, because I have bought the wrong type of printer ink before and it is very discouraging.
We were inside the Target, and I could not find the note or the email. ‘Not to worry,” Gary said smugly, “I will look up our printer model on Amazon because I bought it there.” He did. “It’s a Canon TS9020.”
“You are the Best,” I cooed. ‘You have Saved the Day. You are So Smart.”
An hour later my email finally let me know that I needed to be sure to get the right HP ink for our HP printer.
(Yes. Shhh. I know. You spotted that right off, didn’t you? That’s because You are So Smart.)
”Oh, there’s the email about the printer ink.” I said, “We don’t need that anymore. You Saved the Day.” Delete. Do not read, of course, no, no, because ... stupid.
Days later I got around to replacing the ink, and of course I sat there looking befuddled at the two vastly different ink cartridges until I noticed the printer said HP and the ink cartridge box said Canon.
After I shook Gary awake, it became obvious what had happened - the printer purchase Gary saw on Amazon was the printer he’d bought his Dad six months ago, not the one he bought us in October.
So, it’s fine, Gary’s Dad is going to get a backup set of ink cartridges. Gary felt guilty and bought the right cartridges immediately .. off .. of Amazon ... kind of in a rush, so ... who knows what we’ll end up with.