I don’t really know what happened, but I seem to have a ton of different wish lists on my Amazon.com account. Is there some way to get rid of them?
As a fellow heavy Amazon.com user – and Prime member – I know exactly what you mean about the way that wish lists on the site seem to grow like kudzu on a tree in the swamps. My impression is that Amazon hasn’t really paid much attention to wishlists for a long time because they’re not particularly useful or intuitive compared to a lot of the other site features. Still, regardless of the case, it is surprisingly easy to add a new wish list to your account when you want to just add something to your default list.
Worse, there’s a default wishlist that you don’t even need to specify. Simply click on the “Add to List” button (rather than opening up the menu of choices) and you can add things to your default list super easily:
You’re probably already familiar with that, however, because that’s how you got all those darn wishlists, right? 🙂
To fix the problem go to your Account & Lists menu:
You can already see that I have a bunch of stray wishlists too: Wishlist, Dave’s Wish List, Shopping List 2 and Wish List. That’s a lot!
Click on any of the lists and on the left side on the subsequent page you’ll see all your lists with their privacy settings:
Much more interestedly, on the right side, you’ll see a detailed view that shows what’s on your list – if anything – and more. Here’s what my Wishlist looks like:
We can get completely sidetracked talking about Neil Gaiman and his new book Norse Mythology, but that’s not really what we’re talking about here, is it? Let’s stay on focus! Well, before we leave entirely, notice you can add comments and even prioritize your individual wishlist items. Does anyone do that? Who knows. But you can.
Now, back to task! See the link on the top right “List settings“? Click on it and you’ll see a full list of every list you’ve created:
From here you can pick your default wishlist, rename some of the lists, change privacy or… aha! delete unwanted wishlists.
So you can delete wishlists from this view by simply checking on the boxes associated with the unwanted lists and clicking “Submit“.
And done. Now, what’s on your wishlist?