We received a mystery package form Amazon, which I didn't order. I have the Order ID number. Is there a way to figure out who sent it? [more inside]
posted by Liesl
on Nov 27, 2013 -
Today, I received a refund request on my Amazon seller account for a textbook I sold two months ago on Amazon. Should I accept the request? [more inside]
posted by horizonseeker
on Oct 25, 2013 -
It's quite possible I'm just being unusually stupid here, but I've put in three attempts of a half hour or so each and cannot figure out how to edit the "About Me" text that shows up to the left of my Amazon wishlist. It's not that there's anything urgent'y awful there. It just lists my hometown as 6 years out of date and my job as eight years out of date. It's driving me nuts and I'd like to kill it with fire.
Where in hell is the page where I edit this?
posted by DirtyOldTown
on Oct 21, 2013 -
I am a frequent buyer of <$5 books on Amazon. Lately I am interested in math treatises but have been unable to find any that aren't way out of my price range. Am I being way too demanding? [more inside]
posted by myitkyina
on Oct 20, 2013 -
My book is in an HTML file, not Word. I'm going to use kindlegen to convert it. Everything is working great, except I can't figure out how to include the cover, start page, and table of contents. Amazon's directions are spectacularly opaque. Where can I go to find out what to do?
posted by markcmyers
on Sep 22, 2013 -
I need to set up someone in China with an Amazon gift card ($20). I live in Canada. Looking at the Amazon site, it's not immediately apparent how to do this. Any ideas?
posted by KokuRyu
on Jul 10, 2013 -
I just installed some Smart TVs in a weekly rental unit. Will the renters be able to log on and off to their personal accounts, or have I opened Pandora's box ? [more inside]
posted by lobstah
on Jun 9, 2013 -
I ordered a box set from an amazon user at the end of april listed as "like new" which it wasn't. Asked for a refund, and he asked for more details and pictures which i gave, then i heard nothing for well over a week. So i decided to file an a to z claim on Monday, then today (Thursday) he says how he had been locked out of his bank account due to some banking issue. Now he's all gung ho to give me a refund after i send the stuff back and drop the a to z.
I feel a little weary trusting him. He has good feed back, but it's only 6 feedbacks. Should i do as he suggests or continue letting amazon look into it?
posted by earthquakeglue
on May 8, 2013 -
Is there a way for me to get the MP3s I bought from Amazon.com before they introduced the cloud player (where you downloaded them once and that was it) to be available via cloud player now? [more inside]
posted by dhens
on Jan 14, 2013 -
Can I use an Amazon Gift Card to pay for items on Amazon.com AND
the Amazon App Store or do they each have their own gift card? [more inside]
posted by boby
on Jan 11, 2013 -
Where can I buy Mo Yan's books "Red Sorghum" and "The Garlic Ballads" in traditional Chinese? (not the English translation)? [more inside]
posted by mhh5
on Oct 18, 2012 -
Mom just gave me a $100 Amazon gift card for my birthday. I'm thinking of taking the Amazon Prime plunge. But, I already have Netflix and am very happy with that. "Fringe" is my main reason for wanting Prime and even though it would save me money over renting the show, I wonder if there is other Prime exclusive content to help push me over the edge. [more inside]
posted by Infinity_8
on Oct 4, 2012 -
My guy and I are digging in to all of his old stuff and we're going to sell a bunch of it off. What's the best way to do this? [more inside]
posted by patheral
on Sep 11, 2012 -
Non-USAian Amazon Affiliates - do you get paid directly from amazon and in money rather than Amazon credits ? [more inside]
posted by southof40
on Aug 22, 2012 -
Please recommend some movies and TV shows I would enjoy watching that are available for free streaming with an amazon prime membership. [more inside]
posted by medusa
on Jul 25, 2012 -
Is it possible to search Amazon.com for the highest rated, five star products, across all departments? [more inside]
posted by jaimev
on May 7, 2012 -
I'm a light reader who normally only ploughs through books when I'm on holiday. Which is better for my needs, a Kindle or Kindle Touch? [more inside]
posted by mr_silver
on Apr 12, 2012 -
What's my responsibility to a buyer who I shipped to in good faith, but he claims he didn't receive his item? [more inside]
posted by Infinity_8
on Mar 23, 2012 -
Is there a setting for Amazon Wishlists to keep items on the list after they're purchased? [more inside]
posted by sharkfu
on Mar 12, 2012 -
Is there a China-based Amazon-style shopping website that I use to send a gift to someone in Shanghai? One that I can use from the US and is in English?
posted by Bwithh
on Mar 12, 2012 -
I live overseas. I like music. I want to purchase and download MP3s from Amazon.com, which are literally half the price of the same album sold by iTunes Japan. Amazon doesn't want to let me do this. [more inside]
posted by zachawry
on Feb 23, 2012 -
What benefit does a Negative Operating Cycle get you? Other than just cash on hand. Amazon has a lot of cash because they practice Just In Time inventory management & sell out of their products before the bill for that product comes due. Other companies pay the bill first & then wait for the stock to sell out to recoup their money. Aside from the benefit of having cash on hand, what benefit do you get from this? [more inside]
posted by MesoFilter
on Feb 17, 2012 -
Help us identify an illustrated children's book involving people on a ship, the invention of pretzels, and piranhas - probably from the late 70s or early 80s. [more inside]
posted by lunasol
on Feb 10, 2012 -
I have fifty dollars to spend on Amazon, and I'm looking for ideas beyond books, ebooks, music, or movies. If you had had to pick 3-5 $10 to $15 dollar items that would make your life slightly better in some way, what would you pick?
posted by codacorolla
on Dec 25, 2011 -
Amazon employees: is there a whistleblower contact number or otherwise? (Asking for an ex-employee friend) [more inside]
posted by Gucky
on Dec 1, 2011 -
I put an mp3 album I bought from Amazon on my Android phone and happily listened to it for more than a week. Then, my husband put a copy on his Blackberry also. Now the album has disappeared from my phone's native music player's list. How did this happen? Is the Android music player somehow "playing nice" with Amazon...? The folder of files is still there on my phone when I view files through the computer, but the Music player does not show it either by album, artist or song titles. Neither of us has the "Amazon mp3 app" on our devices, though I do have the Kindle app on mine. [more inside]
posted by tomboko
on Oct 30, 2011 -
I ordered this item
from Amazon.com last month and when I ordered it, I noticed that the shipping date was September 28-October 29. That seemed a little weird so I contact Amazon and the rep just confused me more. Do you know the inner workings of Amazon? Can you explain this to me? [more inside]
posted by juniperesque
on Sep 22, 2011 -
Who is the Amazon reviewer who posted a corpus of very funny, very weird reviews? As the reviews accumulated, he would reveal occasional bits of his "real" life. This would have been in the mid-2000s, I think. My Google skills are letting me down sorely.
posted by everichon
on Aug 29, 2011 -
My 72 year-old, reasonably tech-savvy Mom is taking the smartphone plunge and planning to buy a Motorola Atrix via AT&T. On Amazon Wireless a new Atrix is 29 bucks, while the CostCo price is 90 bucks after rebate. Any difference, other than a couple of accessories and Amazon's extra cancellation fee before 180 days?
posted by SenorJaime
on Aug 17, 2011 -
What are some relatively inexpensive things I can order via Amazon Prime to improve the design/quality of life in a studio apartment? I'm a single dude and my place still feels as cold and faceless as a furnished room, but I don't have the cash or the vision to do a full-scale overhaul.
posted by nasreddin
on Apr 9, 2011 -
In returning a computer bought on-line, could there be problems if what I send back is an identical computer obtained from a different retailer, rather than the one they originally sent me? [more inside]
posted by Kat Allison
on Mar 4, 2011 -
Is there a site that searches all the flat-rate streaming sites (Netflix, Hulu, and now Amazon prime) for a particular movie/tv show? Or, better, that's like Instant Watcher
for more than Netflix? I realize I can search all the sites separately.
posted by loulou718
on Feb 25, 2011 -
In the US, I like to use Amazon to send gifts directly to the recipient. What similar service could I use to send gifts to people elsewhere in the world? [more inside]
posted by thehmsbeagle
on Feb 24, 2011 -
How large a stock of used books would one need in order to make a lower-middle class living selling them primarily on Amazon? [more inside]
posted by jsturgill
on Jul 22, 2010 -
Help me choose a cheap espresso machine.
I know, I know...contradiction in terms. Bear with me... [more inside]
posted by Thorzdad
on Mar 17, 2010 -
I'm sure most of you remember last year's Kindle debacle, when Amazon deleted copies of 1984 from users' machines
. Now I've heard that Amazon can also track the highlight function, and stores the information of how
users read. Is this true? Are there other Kindle-spylike things that Amazon can do/is doing?
posted by sdn
on Mar 4, 2010 -