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 -
What's the best shopping cart solution for a professional musician who wants to sell various products from his own website? [more inside]
posted by bingo
on Feb 27, 2010 -
How do you like your kindle? Knowing what you know now, would you buy it again? How can I make a kindle/ebook experience better? [more inside]
posted by cgg
on Feb 24, 2010 -
How can I get Amazon to give me mp3 files for single songs and amz files for albums only? Alternatively, how can I get it to go back to only giving me mp3 files (and not download albums at all)? The FAQ doesn't seem to cover it or I can't find it at least and I'm hesitant to experiment at a dollar a pop.
posted by anaelith
on Feb 18, 2010 -
Are there any equivalents of Amazon Turk that are more substantial, such as researching a project? [more inside]
posted by Jazzwick
on Feb 16, 2010 -
In advance of arrival of babies maverick (yes, twins), wifey and I signed up for Amazon Prime, to simplify what we actually have to go out for. My question for you is "What *should* I be buying with it?" [more inside]
posted by um_maverick
on Feb 15, 2010 -
What's worth buying at Amazon Grocery? I've never used it and they seem to have a totally random selection of stuff.
posted by smackfu
on Feb 2, 2010 -
I often find myself wanting to search sites like netflix and amazon with greater granularity than the sites currently offer. For example, I'd like to find every highly-rated thriller that takes place in another country and is available used for $5.00. Or if I'm searching netflix, I would want to find every foreign mystery that is rated at four stars or higher and is rated pg-13 or lower. Are there third-party clients or scripts that will accomplish these or similar tasks?
posted by mecran01
on Jan 31, 2010 -
I'm currently in Medellin, Colombia and am flying to Letitica in the Amazon in just under two weeks. What gear do I need to buy? [more inside]
posted by jontyjago
on Jan 18, 2010 -
I would like to ship a gift to my family secret santa from amazon.com, but I can't figure out how to do it anonymously. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Dec 3, 2009 -
How can I to Amazon to ship to my door? Amazon always used to ship UPS which delivered right to my door. I'm in a rural area, 7 miles from the post office. Lately, they ship via USPS which does not deliver to my door but to a roadside box half a mile from my door. [more inside]
posted by NorthCoastCafe
on Nov 3, 2009 -
I'm trying to figure out how to create a XML / RSS feed of my Amazon web store products so I can update to Google Merchant.
There doesn't seem to be many functions / plug-ins offered by AWS and their help isn't very helpful.
I've done a fair amount of searching and have come up empty handed.
Would anyone have an idea how I might go about creating this feed?
posted by Aegean
on Oct 30, 2009 -
Amazon.com discount search? JungleCrazy
, a site that shows Amazon items with at least a 70% discount, has gone offline. Are there any other sites that let me search by discounts?
posted by Sufi
on Oct 27, 2009 -
I'm looking for a step by step recipe for log rotation from a web server to Amazon S3. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Oct 22, 2009 -
Is Amazon WebPay truly a free money transfer solution, or are there hidden costs I'm not seeing? [more inside]
posted by drkrdglo
on Oct 22, 2009 -
I am looking for a Greasemonkey script or Firefox add-on that will show me the shipping cost for Amazon third-party items in search results. [more inside]
posted by IndigoRain
on Sep 16, 2009 -
An eBay seller is threatening to file a complaint against me for not leaving feedback. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by marchismo
on Aug 15, 2009 -
How would I go about hosting a website (I have my own .com domain) on Amazon S3 (two files, one html and one css)? Is this even possible?
posted by nam3d
on Jul 21, 2009 -
Amazon incorrectly charged a little-used credit card $79 and we stupidly missed it for a few months. What's the best way to deal with the credit card company and Amazon? [more inside]
posted by Fuzzy Dunlop
on Jul 20, 2009 -
Sold an old textbook on Amazon. Buyer asks for expedited shipping, willing to pay extra. Turns out shipping address is in my town. I offer to meet, or ship. No responses. Suddenly my trick knee is twitching. [more inside]
posted by Fortnight Bender
on Jul 13, 2009 -
Travelling in the Amazon rainforest (hot and wet), Patagonia (cold and wet) and everything in between during September to November ... what shoes to wear? [more inside]
posted by tobtoh
on Jul 4, 2009 -
The book I just received from Amazon is covered in ants, which have now infested my mailbox (and my nightmares). What to do, whom to contact? [more inside]
posted by thebazilist
on Jun 24, 2009 -
Instead of retroactively applying a promotion, Amazon had me repurchase a wristwatch and wants me to return the old one. Should I just return the new one? [more inside]
posted by Garak
on May 22, 2009 -
Is there a simple way to integrate Salesforce and Mechanical Turk? Any tips on using Mechanical Turk and Salesforce at work?
posted by brokekid
on May 11, 2009 -
Help me spend my $100 Mechanical Turk credit !?! I have about $100 credit with Amazon's MT system and I haven't used the service for about a year. I just don't need it for anything. If you know what Mechanical Turk is (see here
if not) please tell me how you would blow through $100 just for fun (or good use or charity or save-the-planet, etc.)
posted by Xhris
on May 6, 2009 -
work? [more inside]
posted by nolnar
on May 2, 2009 -
I want to put some code on my site (Wordpress) displaying images of books and other Amazon products, and link the images, with my Associates key, back to Amazon.
Amazon offers several ways to do this. I don't like them. A batch of WP plugins offer to do this, but the ones I've tested are all overkill, if they actually work.
I can handle the code, but where do I get the images? I've seen a few sites that pull book cover images from a secure image site at Amazon. How does that work?
posted by justcorbly
on Mar 31, 2009 -
Is there a pared down, simplified version of amazon.com available anywhere? Right now whenever I go there I'm irritated by the fact that 90% of every page is noise. I want to browse, search and generally shop, and I don't mind 'stuff other people who bought this bought' and reviews, but I don't want to see a huge long page with all this other stuff on it.
posted by jcruelty
on Mar 23, 2009 -
Can I trust the retailers on amazon.com selling me discounted car audio components? [more inside]
posted by skechada
on Mar 4, 2009 -
I bought a Kindle 2. Amazon lists a paltry selection of covers and skins. I want a good one. [more inside]
posted by dbgrady
on Feb 16, 2009 -
Social Media Retail filter: I'm trying to find examples of "best in show" social retail sites. Think "Facebook" meets "hot or not" but for rating apparel and house/home goods (for example). Bonus points if they offer the ability to follow particular users that have a good eye for style/trends that you find appealing, similar functionality to how you follow a user's feed on Twitter. [more inside]
posted by xotis
on Feb 9, 2009 -
I didn't get a used book from a seller on Amazon . . . but if I use the A to Z guarantee then they take my money back from her, right? But what if she really sent it? [more inside]
posted by lblair
on Feb 3, 2009 -
When I was 12, I did a good number of product reviews on Amazon. 10 years later, I'm embarrassed that someone might find my glowing reviews of (ugh) Eminem and Smash Mouth. I want to delete that Amazon profile (and subsequently all of the reviews), but I don't have the e-mail or password for that account--I wrote those back in the 28.8kbps dial-up days. NO RECOLLECTION WHATSOEVER. What can I do to get that account deleted? [more inside]
posted by AlbatrossJones
on Jan 25, 2009 -
I recently received a counterfeit laptop battery from a marketplace seller on Amazon. Now the seller has requested that I remove my negative feedback, claiming that he was the victim of a dodgy supplier. Should I? [more inside]
posted by adamsc
on Dec 29, 2008 -
OK, hypothetical situation: you've spent a long time building a huge collection of electronic music CDs (several thousand.) Some of them are "rare" and most of them are "meaningful" but now that you've moved to beatport, torrents & all digital files, real CDs just don't have the same value to you that they used to. And for that matter, there's probably very few albums you couldn't find again if you spent a little time.
At what point do you finally say, "I no longer need dozens of boxes filled with CDs I used to love?" I just reached that point myself. It's time to purge ... but I don't know how to do it! [more inside]
posted by SteveEisner
on Dec 12, 2008 -
How do you take a screenshot on the Kindle? I know the keystroke, but can't find the screenshot file anywhere. [more inside]
posted by mark7570
on Dec 9, 2008 -