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Use for M Turk

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 or 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 - 6 answers

Need Googlepages replacement: free, no ads, javascript. Amazon S3?

Googlepages webhosting shuts down in June. Help me find a replacement. Requirements: free/almost free, no ads, javascript, css, custom html upload, at least 50Mb storage. Would Amazon S3 work? [more inside]
posted by nolnar on May 2, 2009 - 13 answers

A drop in the river

How many books (titles, not editions or book pages) are available on Amazon? [more inside]
posted by Toekneesan on Mar 31, 2009 - 3 answers

How To Get Amazon Book Cover Images for My Site?

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 - 5 answers

Strange prices for used books on Amazon

Why are there used books for sale on amazon for far more than amazon sells them for? [more inside]
posted by srboisvert on Mar 27, 2009 - 10 answers

Is there a way to view Amazon without all the crap

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 - 11 answers

Can I trust the retailers on amazon.com selling me discounted car audio components?

Can I trust the retailers on amazon.com selling me discounted car audio components? [more inside]
posted by skechada on Mar 4, 2009 - 9 answers

Skindle

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 - 6 answers

Social Media Retail filter: Amazon Twitter Facebook mashup... does such a thing exist?

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 - 4 answers

Best way to resolve Amazon situation?

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 - 13 answers

"This Wu album is PHAT!"

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 - 20 answers

How to form an Amazon Associates link?

How to format an Amazon Associates link? [more inside]
posted by deeper red on Jan 20, 2009 - 3 answers

Is this seller trying to pull a fast one?

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 - 17 answers

What's the best way to sell a bulk CD collection?

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 - 34 answers

How to take a Kindle screenshot?

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 - 5 answers

The Amazon Forest Pharmaceutical Resource - Where?

Amazon healing plants. Who is the expert? [more inside]
posted by watercarrier on Dec 9, 2008 - 7 answers

Amazon Simple Storage Servie: Base64-Encoding and Signature Generation Help

In working through a tutorial for Amazon's Simple Storage Service, I'm stuck on two steps. The first step is to base64-encode my policy file... and the second step is to generate a signature value (SHA-1 HMAC) with my Amazon Secret Access key as a password. Am I going about it correctly? [more inside]
posted by avoision on Oct 11, 2008 - 3 answers

22 and torn about my future

i want to live/work with indigenous peoples in the amazon, write literature, and honor my immigrant parents by avoiding a hedonistic/freewheeling lifestyle. how do i do all these things? [more inside]
posted by jiayeeng on Sep 7, 2008 - 19 answers

Cheapest/Best solution for remote file access?

I have a three person Mac OS X office where we need to have remote access to about 4GB of files. I have looked around extensively for a solution and so far have not found an acceptable one. We have tried to use Back to my Mac and Apple Remote Desktop but the other two users are not that technically adept and it seem too complicated for them. Out problem is further complicated by the fact that we sometimes access the same files, so we can have version problems as well. Back to my Mac has never worked period. Could I use Amazon S3 storage? And manage with Subversion or Git? Are there reasonable clients for Subversion and Git. Drobo with network card seem over the top and too costly. Having the files on the cloud would be a perfect solution, however a local solution that could be accessed from anywhere will work as well. To further complicate we are thinking of having one person access via PC.
posted by thinktwice on Aug 19, 2008 - 7 answers

Is there a blog host that won't bogart my Amazon links?

Book-blog hosting: Is there a free and easy blog host that allows me to use my own Amazon affiliate links? [more inside]
posted by RogerB on Aug 18, 2008 - 10 answers

Should I Kindle outside the U.S., or will I get burned?

Any Non-U.S. users of Amazon's Kindle (or other E-reader) out there? Can you tell me how it's working out for you? I'm trying to decide whether to splurge for my birthday, and really don't want to invest that much money in a mistake. [more inside]
posted by taz on Aug 9, 2008 - 14 answers

Cover me!

Anyone know of a good PHP library that will allow me to pull cover art images from Amazon? [more inside]
posted by CXImran on Jul 25, 2008 - 6 answers

How to read PDF files on Amazon Kindle?

How to read PDF files on Amazon Kindle? [more inside]
posted by omaralarifi on Jul 21, 2008 - 6 answers

Satisfaction with Mechanical Turk work?

Have you utilized Mechanical Turk workers for anything even remotely complicated? Were you satisfied with the results? [more inside]
posted by cog_nate on Jul 15, 2008 - 4 answers

How can I use Amazon Mechanical Turk outside the U.S.?

How can I use Amazon Mechanical Turk outside the U.S.? [more inside]
posted by Carl Mentor on Jul 11, 2008 - 11 answers

Amazon search strategy

Is it possible to run a search at Amazon that excludes "Used and new" items? [more inside]
posted by roofus on Jul 3, 2008 - 7 answers

Researching going legit with dubiously sourced music collection

Legitimizing iTunes Library. I have *ahem* a friend. This friend has a reasonably large digital music collection being managed by iTunes on a Mac. He would like to understand the cost of ensuring this collection is 100% legal, having realized that the vast majority of it is not. [more inside]
posted by superfurry on Jun 20, 2008 - 12 answers

Where are the user-ranked laptop reviews?

I'm thinking of buying a laptop, and find that at sites like CNET, the editors and users often disagree wildly. I haven't found a place that reviews laptops that can sort reviews by the users' rankings. I tried amazon, but their "sort by average customer review" doesn't work. Which sites do you like? [more inside]
posted by lukemeister on Jun 18, 2008 - 13 answers

Do docs emailed to a Kindle stay in the cloud?

Amazon Kindle question: does anyone know if the documents you email to Amazon's 10¢ conversion service are stored in your account cloud forever, as with books you purchase?
posted by symbebekos on May 28, 2008 - 3 answers

How do I price tag on my booty?

Who sets how much old and collectible video games are worth? How do they know? (examples with Monkey Island inside) [more inside]
posted by lou on Apr 29, 2008 - 11 answers

How to get Kindle books into Amazon Kindle while outside United States?

Can I get Amazon Kindle books into my Kindle even while I am not in the United States? [more inside]
posted by omaralarifi on Apr 12, 2008 - 2 answers

Amazon and eBay best practices?

I need advice for selling my used stuff online via eBay and Amazon--more specifically, the shipping and order management part of it. [more inside]
posted by cosmic osmo on Apr 11, 2008 - 7 answers

Get iphoto/itunes files off local drive? Maybe S3?

I'm looking for some best practice advice in moving my iTunes music and my iPhoto images off my local hard drive. The 160GB drive on my Macbook is about full. I know I can use a USB/Firewire/Network-attached external hard drive, but has anyone had luck using a service such as Amazon's S3 for this. I know if works fine for storing the files, but how usable is it to actually 'get' the files? [more inside]
posted by namith on Apr 9, 2008 - 4 answers

How did Amazon find that out?

A few days ago my wife and I decided to pop down to Brighton for a break. She booked the trip on her home computer and I looked at a few pictures on flickr and checked askmefi for what to see using mine. Today, Amazon is recommending me Brighton travel books. How did they know?
posted by srboisvert on Mar 24, 2008 - 4 answers

Amazon CD Seller Woes

I've had some problems selling CDs on Amazon. Will what I consider to be unfair buyer feedback end my ability to sell CDs there? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 28, 2008 - 12 answers

No, click on *this* link...

I want a plugin for Wordpress that will automatically add my Amazon Associates ID into an URL. I've googled, and found loads of plugins that work with Wordpress and Amazon, but none of them appear to do this. [more inside]
posted by Rabulah on Feb 10, 2008 - 5 answers

How can I convert book, movie and video game titles into their ASIN?

Are there any web sites or programs that can convert a list of titles from books, movies and video games into their respective ASIN numbers from Amazon? [more inside]
posted by the biscuit man on Jan 25, 2008 - 2 answers

Is Amazon Prime worth it?

I'm seriously considering joining Amazon Prime. Should I go for it? [more inside]
posted by streetdreams on Jan 19, 2008 - 33 answers

Taken your kid up the Amazon?

Anyone taken their kid up the Amazon? [more inside]
posted by fcummins on Jan 8, 2008 - 12 answers

How much to tip a delivery person?

I have a television shipping from Amazon, by way of a company called Eagle USA. This is apparently a delivery service where they'll bring the television up to my apartment, plug it in, make sure it works, etc. I'm wondering is if a tip is customary for this type of service, and if so, how much (total/per person)? It's a 42" TV that weighs about 80 lbs, and I live on the 3rd floor of a walk-up building. Thanks!
posted by incomple on Jan 2, 2008 - 8 answers

scam or no scam?

I think i got cleverly scammed on amazon? I bought a micro sd card on amazon and it has 2gb printed on it BUT when i formatted it, it told me it only had a capacity of 983mb(or something around that). Have i been scammed or is my pc crazy? [more inside]
posted by freddymetz on Dec 11, 2007 - 15 answers

Amazon Kindle: will you ever be in color?

Gadget-filter: Do you think Amazon's Kindle will ever be offered in color rather than b/w? [more inside]
posted by actionpact on Nov 30, 2007 - 12 answers

amazon.com --> amazon.de

amazon.com --> amazon.de transfer gift gertificate balance between sites? [more inside]
posted by freddymetz on Nov 29, 2007 - 4 answers

Amazon deletes my reviews

Has anyone else had trouble with Amazon either deleting or not posting reviews? [more inside]
posted by stbalbach on Nov 11, 2007 - 11 answers

Amazon Unbox videos downloadable after deleting?

Can I re-download my purchased tv shows and movies on Amazon Unbox, even after I've watched and deleted them from my computer? [more inside]
posted by CliffDiving44 on Nov 6, 2007 - 4 answers

searching for the Best Stuff on Amazon

I enjoy finer things, and like to laugh at crappy stuff. Is there any way to search amazon to bring up the best or worst products (in a category or overall)? A list of "all 5-star products" would be too crude, so I'm thinking, search for the combination of higest rating with most reviews, or lowest rating with most reviews.
posted by luser on Nov 2, 2007 - 3 answers

Can I influence how Amazon ships to me?

There seems to be no pattern at all re. whether Amazon ships to me via UPS or USPS. Since USPS is much, much more convenient for me, is there any way to influence this in the future? [more inside]
posted by lorimer on Oct 6, 2007 - 11 answers

What year did Amazon.com add community reviews?

What year did Amazon.com unveil community reviews? [more inside]
posted by zooropa on Sep 8, 2007 - 5 answers

Help! Amazon hates me! Why??

Why can’t I register to sell my used books, etc., at Amazon? I went through all the online steps, got approval emails about the items I’d posted, then within an hour, got another ominous email from “alliance@amazon.com” telling me... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 7, 2007 - 9 answers

Who should I return my faulty camera to?

I just bought a new camera through Amazon.co.uk. It's faulty. Who do I return it to and can I get a replacement quickly? [more inside]
posted by wayward vagabond on Aug 6, 2007 - 13 answers

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