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.
Can anyone recommend decent places to buy art supplies online? [more inside]
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?
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]
What's to stop someone from repeatedly signing up for Amazon's Subscribe & Save solely to receive the discount, then cancelling? [more inside]
What are some other internet booksellers like AbeBooks and Bartleby.com? [more inside]
How do I determine all-time high sellers on Amazon? [more inside]
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.
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.
Does anyone have experience with Fulfillment by Amazon as a seller? [more inside]
Please suggest ways to make the most of a mostly-dormant Kindle. [more inside]
Help my friend get his Amazon Seller's Account back! [more inside]
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?
How can I build a cloud based file server for Adobe's InCopy? [more inside]
What statistical analysis of historical prices would be useful for a buyer? [more inside]
Is iTunes my only option for getting Doctor Who Season 6 online? [more inside]
What are the most genuinely useful, practical things you've bought on Amazon that you didn't even know Amazon sold?
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]
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.
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]
Is buying an expensive piece of exercise equipment from healthfitnessdepot.com a bad idea? [more inside]
Is there a way to donate to charity via Amazon referral links? [more inside]
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]
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.
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]
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]
A book that I want to read on my Kindle will be released soon. Is there any advantage in pre-ordering it? [more inside]
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.
Is there a way in Firefox to make multiple tabs open up with searches from both LibX and online book stores?
Is there a way in Firefox to make multiple tabs open up with searches from both LibX and online book stores? [more inside]
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?
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]
Why are these used books on Amazon so cheap? [more inside]
What's the best way to get rid of my DVD collection in the UK? [more inside]
I'm about to buy a Panasonic TC-P42U2 plasma flat-panel TV (Amazon, Newegg) 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]
Help me install numpy (the python numerical computing module) on an Amazon EC2 instance! [more inside]
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]
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.
How would you feel if you received a book as a gift and found that it had a remainder mark? [more inside]
Help a reader's dream come true: I want to be able to search my Amazon wishlist. [more inside]
Am I going to have to return my brand new Kindle? [more inside]
What's the easiest way to batch convert PDF files to the Kindle format on a Mac? [more inside]
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?
How can we sell products on Amazon US without a US bank account? [more inside]
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]
Looking for automation to monitor and control Amazon Web Service usage costs. [more inside]
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?
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]
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]
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]
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]
Best way to simply mount an Amazon S3 bucket as a drive in OSX? [more inside]
Why is "amazon.com" redirecting me to MySpace? Who broke my internet? [more inside]