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.)
How many books (titles, not editions or book pages) are available on Amazon? [more inside]
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?
Why are there used books for sale on amazon for far more than amazon sells them for? [more inside]
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.
Can I trust the retailers on amazon.com selling me discounted car audio components? [more inside]
I bought a Kindle 2. Amazon lists a paltry selection of covers and skins. I want a good one. [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
How to format an Amazon Associates link? [more inside]
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]
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]
How do you take a screenshot on the Kindle? I know the keystroke, but can't find the screenshot file anywhere. [more inside]
Amazon healing plants. Who is the expert? [more inside]
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]
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]
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.
Book-blog hosting: Is there a free and easy blog host that allows me to use my own Amazon affiliate links? [more inside]
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]
Anyone know of a good PHP library that will allow me to pull cover art images from Amazon? [more inside]
How to read PDF files on Amazon Kindle? [more inside]
Have you utilized Mechanical Turk workers for anything even remotely complicated? Were you satisfied with the results? [more inside]
How can I use Amazon Mechanical Turk outside the U.S.? [more inside]
Is it possible to run a search at Amazon that excludes "Used and new" items? [more inside]
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]
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]
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?
Who sets how much old and collectible video games are worth? How do they know? (examples with Monkey Island inside) [more inside]
Can I get Amazon Kindle books into my Kindle even while I am not in the United States? [more inside]
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]
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]
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?
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]
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]
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]
I'm seriously considering joining Amazon Prime. Should I go for it? [more inside]
Anyone taken their kid up the Amazon? [more inside]
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!
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]
Gadget-filter: Do you think Amazon's Kindle will ever be offered in color rather than b/w? [more inside]
amazon.com --> amazon.de transfer gift gertificate balance between sites? [more inside]
Has anyone else had trouble with Amazon either deleting or not posting reviews? [more inside]
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]
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.
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]
What year did Amazon.com unveil community reviews? [more inside]
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 “email@example.com” telling me... [more inside]
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]