I'm in Canada and planning on buying a kindle, and am currently deciding whether I should buy a Kindle 3G, or stick with the Wi-fi only model. I'd like to use it at the cottage, where there is no Internet Access, but (not-so-great) 3G coverage. It seems like there are some restrictions on international kindles that don't exist in the U.S. [more inside]
posted by backwards guitar
on Aug 17, 2011 -
What's to stop someone from repeatedly signing up for Amazon's Subscribe & Save solely to receive the discount, then cancelling? [more inside]
posted by Falwless
on Jul 28, 2011 -
Is there a script or Web site that will automate the generation of Barnes & Noble affiliate links from my Amazon links, now that Amazon has cancelled their affiliate program in California? I'd like to find a quicker way to reconfigure all the links on my site than going to bn.com and manually searching for each product that I currently link to on Amazon's site.
posted by twsf
on Jun 30, 2011 -
I am sending back my 5th defective Kindle 3 because of screen faults--lines, not fully loading, not displaying properly. Amazon never says anything about why, but apologize for my trouble and agree to ship a replacement. But the damn things only last a month sometimes before the same problem happens. It's a nuisance not to have it work, especially when I'm off the grid on a trip or a vacation, and tedious to have to set up and transfer books and periodicals from old to new.
Is there an alternative? Do others have similar problems? The last CR I talked to suggested I buy a thick leather cover (which the sell for $40) but declined to say the lack of a cover was the cause of the problem.
Has anyone used a cover? Is it necessary? Is so why doesn't Amazon provide a cover. It would be cheaper than sending so many replacements.
posted by NorthCoastCafe
on Jun 28, 2011 -
I'm currently working on a research project that will lead to a written product (an article or report, either published in a magazine/journal, or released online). I want to create an appendix to the report that has the names and descriptions for books referenced in the report. This will be an extensive list, so I don't want to create the descriptions myself. Can I use the product description that is put out by the publisher (the one that is used by Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other book sellers)? If not, what are my options?
posted by NotMyselfRightNow
on May 27, 2011 -
What are the most genuinely useful, practical things you've bought on Amazon that you were surprised they even sold? I'm trying to spend a gift certificate, but drawing a blank. [more inside]
posted by critzer
on Apr 16, 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 -
Amazon gift returns: Several questions. If the buyer (gift giver) did not mark the item as a gift at the original purchase time, how long does the gift recipient have to return the item, as long as they tell Amazon it was a gift at the time of return? Also, does a gift recipient need to pay return shipping? One more... if there was an Amazon shipping label created to return a specific item from an order -- but that label is never used -- can a different person later then create another shipping label & return the item for a refund? [more inside]
posted by cuddles.mcsnuggy
on Apr 8, 2011 -
Is buying an expensive piece of exercise equipment from healthfitnessdepot.com a bad idea? [more inside]
posted by Specklet
on Mar 24, 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 -
Last semester, I purchased a few textbooks brand new from Amazon. The deal was an amazing buyback if they were purchased brand new. Was I dreaming?? [more inside]
posted by phox
on Feb 20, 2011 -
Is the "All Clad Stainless Steel 4-Quart Brown and Braise Pan
" ($120 at Amazon) the same as the "All-Clad Stainless-Steel 4-Quart Saute Pan
" ($225), just with a different lid? One reviewer says it's exactly the same, but the other reviewer says it has the diameter of their "3-quart saute pan
" ($200), and is deeper. Who's right? And why is it so much less expensive than either of the sauté pans? Is it the accent aigu
? I like the domed lid and the low price, but mostly want the large evenly-heating expanse of bare metal you get from All Clad. My turn-ons include braising turkey thighs and long walks on the beach.
posted by jcrcarter
on Jan 28, 2011 -
Is there a way in Firefox to make multiple tabs open up with searches from both LibX and online book stores? [more inside]
posted by ollyollyoxenfree
on Jan 19, 2011 -
Amazon --my sister self-published a book. She has an interest in selling it on amazon. Neither of us is interested in the pro-level of $40/month. Is there an option I'm overlooking? Alternatively can we do the $40 one month, get the book in and then drop back to the 99c/sale level?
posted by notned
on Jan 13, 2011 -
Can I order books and CD's from Amazon.com to be sent to my home in Korea, but using a US-based debit card? [more inside]
posted by bardic
on Jan 6, 2011 -
I'm about to buy a Panasonic TC-P42U2 plasma flat-panel TV (Amazon
) As you can see, buying from Newegg will cost me $100 more than buying from Amazon, yet I'm tempted to do just that since Newegg has an unimpeachable customer service record. Am I crazy? [more inside]
posted by aheckler
on Dec 31, 2010 -
As a one-person S-Corp that has only purchased approximately $400 worth of business supplies from Amazon.com throughout 2010, how likely am I to get audited over the sales tax issue? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Dec 4, 2010 -
Why are Amazon/PayPal trying to kill off wikileaks? I figured it was to score brownie points with the govt but surely there's a more logical explanation. Is Amazon afraid of DDOS's? Is PayPal afraid of fraud? Enlighten me hive mind.
posted by analogue
on Dec 4, 2010 -
What is the best way to get music on iTunes and Amazon? CDBaby offers this as a service, as does ReverbNation and WATunes. Would you recommend one service over another and why?
posted by monospace
on Oct 5, 2010 -
Kindle 3 abroad?
I'm looking to buy a Kindle and take it to Germany with me -- will I be able to download books from Amazon US without difficulties? Should I get the wifi or 3G version? [more inside]
posted by muckster
on Sep 19, 2010 -
Looking for automation to monitor and control Amazon Web Service usage costs. [more inside]
posted by Estragon
on Sep 15, 2010 -
I've been using Amazon to sell used books but USPS shipping costs cause my net earnings to be nearly nil. What am I doing wrong? [more inside]
posted by Jason and Laszlo
on Aug 30, 2010 -
What are your favorite not-so-expensive facial soaps, shampoos, conditioners and/or body washes? (If you can order them from Amazon that is a big, big plus!) [more inside]
posted by pulled_levers
on Aug 4, 2010 -
Free Amazon Prime membership? Excellent! But what should I be buying? (I've seen this question
, but most of those suggestions are baby-related, and it's just me and my gentleman companion in this case.) [more inside]
posted by Diagonalize
on Jul 28, 2010 -
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 -
If I sell off some of my books on Amazon, is that income I need to pay taxes on? I ask because I'll generally be selling my books at a loss - they're books I bought for myself, am done reading and want out of my spare bedroom. It's not exactly the product of a business plan.
posted by codswallop
on Jul 19, 2010 -
LibraryThing, Shelfari, Goodreads, BookJetty, Amazon, even Facebook....am I missing any? I'm just beginning to dip my toes into book reviewing, and exploring the features of these various sites to see which might work best for me.
What I'd like to know is, is there a web service (a la Twitterfeed or somesuch) that allows one to post a book review to all of these places at once? Because that would be handy.
posted by slappy_pinchbottom
on Jun 19, 2010 -