Usually, I find Amazon's recommendations--for music and books, anyway--to be just about unerring. Somehow, it figures out what you'd like based on what you've already bought and how highly you've rated your purchases.
But I noticed something very odd when I went looking for a new DVD player, because my old one is crapping out.
When Amazon recommended this Philips model, it's because I once looked at a nonstick sheet for making cookies.
And the reason Amazon thought I'd like this Cyberhome DVD player is because I picked up a Monopoly set.
It seems a bit of stretch.
But here's the weird thing: The Cyberhome model will let me play DVDs from anywhere in the world, which is actually a function I'd like.
How did Amazon know???