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  1. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Our site automatically adds our affiliate code to any links made to thousands of online sellers. If you buy stuff online, chances are that you can help our site by clicking through a link before you buy it. Using our links means we get a small referral fee. Your price is unaffected.

    To help, click any of the links below before making your purchase at the store indicated. If it seems that our link is a normal one (no affiliate code), rest assured that it will still work.

    If your store of choice is not listed below, then simply post a reply to this thread with the link you plan to use for your purchase, then refresh the thread, click your link, and make your purchase. Nearly all stores will be affiliated automatically.

    Anything you buy helps us. It does not have to be photography related. Kindle books, diapers, televisions, watches, film, DVDs, etc, you get the picture! One technical detail: you have to click the link on this site before putting the item in your shopping cart in your store of choice.

    Ready-to-go links (these are not bookmarkable - you have to come to this page to click them):

    Aden Camera: Aden Camera : Digital SLR Camera, Digital Cameras, Toronto Canada Digital Camera Store

    Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com

    Amazon UK: Amazon.co.uk: Low Prices in Electronics, Books, Sports Equipment & more

    Amazon CA: Amazon.ca: Online shopping in Canada - books, electronics, Kindle, home & garden, DVDs, tools, music, health & beauty, watches, baby, sporting goods & more

    Adorama: Photography, Digital Cameras, Lenses, Electronics - 8PM Shipping - Adorama Camera

    B&H Photo: B&H Photo Video Digital Cameras, Photography, Camcorders

    Beach Camera: BeachCamera.com - Trusted Retailer of Cameras and Electronics since 1983

    BestBuy: Best Buy: Expert Service. Unbeatable Price.

    BuyDig: BuyDig.com - Online Shopping for HDTVs, Digital Cameras, Computers, GPS, and more!

    Camera House: Digital Cameras & Camera Accessories | Buy Online at Camera House

    Camera Paradise: Digital SLR, DSLR, Digital Camera, Camera Store, SLR Camera, Lens and Photography Accessories Store

    CamerasDirect.com.au: Digital Cameras Lenses Compact Camera Accessories Shop or Online at Cheap Prices

    The Camera Store: The Camera Store

    CameraStore.com.au: Australia Digital Camera & Digital Video Experts | CameraStore.com.au

    CameraWorld: Cameraworld - Online Camera Retailers with Stores in London and Chelmsford - CameraWorld.co.uk

    Cameta: Cameras for Sale | Buy a Digital Camera from Cameta Camera

    Castle Cameras: Castle Cameras - Cameras, Action Cams, DSLRs, Mirrorless Cameras, Drones, Lenses & accessories

    DDP: Discount Digital Pty Ltd | Buy cheap digital cameras online in Australia. Canon, Nikon, and Sony.

    Dell Home: Welcome to Dell – Shop for Home PCs, Laptops & Accessories | Dell

    DigiDirect: Cheap Digital Cameras, SLR Cameras & Video Cameras - Canon, Sony, Nikon, Olympus, JVC | DigiDIRECT Australia

    Digital Camera Warehouse: Digital Camera Warehouse - Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane Camera Stores

    DigitalRev: DigitalRev

    DWI: http://www.dwidigitalcameras.com.au/astore/Default.asp

    Ebay US: http://www.ebay.com

    Ebay UK: http://www.ebay.co.uk

    Ebay CA: http://www.ebay.ca

    Ebay AU: http://wwww.ebay.au

    Focus Camera: http://www.focuscamera.com

    Henry's: http://www.henrys.com

    Istock: http://www.istockphoto.com

    Jessops: http://www.jessops.com

    Michaels: http://www.michaels.com.au

    Newegg: http://www.newegg.com

    Olympus: http://www.getolympus.com

    Panasonic: http://shop.panasonic.com

    Park Cameras: http://www.parkcameras.com

    Rakuten: http://www.rakuten.com

    Ritz Camera: http://www.ritzcamera.com

    Snapfish: http://www.snapfish.com

    Sony: http://store.sony.com

    Target: http://www.target.com

    Ted's Cameras: http://www.teds.com.au

    Unique Photo: http://www.uniquephoto.com

    Vistek: http://www.vistek.ca

    Walmart: http://www.walmart.com

    WexCameras DE: http://www.wexcameras.de

    WexPhotographic: http://www.wexphotographic.com



    If you shop often at a site that is not listed above, please PM me with a link to that site, and I will gratefully add it to our quick list above.

    Thank you for helping to support our site!
     
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  2. Kilauea

    Kilauea Mu-43 Regular

    110
    Jun 9, 2012
    Canada
    Nicolas
  3. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    It's for games. Definitely overkill for what I do, but the kids like it as well and should last us a while!
     
  4. ThomD

    ThomD Mu-43 Veteran

    426
    Jun 1, 2013
    SF Bay Area
    I think this is a great idea, since we spend way too much with Amazon each year. I'm not clear on how this works. Will links be automatically altered by the forum software to include the affiliate's tag, or is there another method used? On a related question, is there a way to change my browser book mark to include your affiliate code so that you get credit even when I go there directly?
     
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  5. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Yes, links are automatically altered to add the affiliate code. Please note that you may or may not see the link being altered when you mouse hover or click. It depends on the site. Just assume that the link is being altered as needed.

    Thanks for asking! You can also directly bookmark the URL shown in the "Code" box below any of the following links and use that bookmark prior to purchase. If a small percent of our members consistently used our Amazon URL as a bookmark, we wouldn't need any ads, donations, or other sources of revenue.

    B&H Photo
    Code:
    Bookmark: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/?BI=1848&KBID=2491

    Amazon.com
    Code:
    Bookmark: http://www.amazon.com/?tag=sco-us-20

    Amazon.co.uk
    Code:
    Bookmark: http://www.amazon.co.uk/?tag=sco-uk-21

    Amazon.ca
    Code:
    Bookmark: http://www.amazon.ca/?tag=sco-ca-20

    Adorama
    Code:
    Bookmark: http://www.adorama.com/?kbid=65781

    Cameta Camera
    Code:
    Bookmark: http://www.tkqlhce.com/click-6066856-11025754

    Unique Photo
    Code:
    Bookmark: http://www.pjtra.com/t/R0BGQ0dKSEBKSERGQ0BHS0lDSw

    Ebay US
    Code:
    Bookmark: http://goo.gl/vNf2kY

    Ebay UK
    Code:
    Bookmark: http://goo.gl/YNoCxz

    Ebay CA
    Code:
    Bookmark: http://goo.gl/gkdol9

    Ebay AU
    Code:
    Bookmark: http://goo.gl/j86C4T
     
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  6. ranxoren

    ranxoren Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Apr 22, 2013
    Toronto, ON
    OT
    Thanks for the CA links Amin - updated my bookmarks :)
     
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  7. vincechu

    vincechu Mu-43 Regular

    hey Amin, this is a great idea. I wonder if you could perhaps make this a sticky thread somewhere or put a small banner/advert on the site so ppl will see it in future, when this thread might not be on the front page?
     
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  8. Biro

    Biro Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 8, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    Thanks, Amin. I'm assuming that we can but do not have to go through this procedure if we're buying from one of your existing affiliates . But I'm guessing posting the link might still be helpful in terms of attracting other buyers. Correct me if I'm wrong. Also, will this program be expanded to all of your sites?
     
  9. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs Super Moderator

    Apr 17, 2010
    Near Philadephila
    Cool idea Amin. One question. The thing my wife and I buy more of from Amazon than about anything is Kindle books. They have this whole one click purchasing thing for that. Will that still work as long as we use a link from here to get to Amazon in the first place? If so, our Kindle purchases might just fund the site and put your kids through college - even the new one!

    Another thought - I charge a lot of shipping through UPS online via their web-site. Could THAT work as well, even though it's not a retail operation???

    -Ray
     
  10. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    It's true, but posting the link here helps remind others of this way to help the sites. Very few members use our affiliate links. The program is already in place on all the sites, although a thread like this only exists here. If it helps, I'll start a thread like this on the other sites as well.
     
  11. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Ray, definitely. In fact, they pay me a better percentage for Kindle purchases than they pay for cameras.
     
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  12. DoofClenas

    DoofClenas Who needs a Mirror!

    943
    Nov 9, 2012
    Traverse City, MI
    Clint
  13. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs Super Moderator

    Apr 17, 2010
    Near Philadephila
    I just opened new tabs in my browser for Amazon and B&H from the bookmarks Amin posted above. I assume if I just leave them open and shop through those tabs, it'll work. Or, Amin, would I have to open the site from the actual bookmark each time I start the browser to make sure the code is in the URL???

    -Ray
     
  14. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Yes, that will work. You can also bookmark that address and use it to get to Amazon each time. As for links on this site, it would work even if the link just said:

    http://www.amazon.com

    because our site automatically adds the affiliate code to any Amazon link. However, if you're going to bookmark for use outside of this site, the URL has to include our code ("?tag=sco-us-20")

    Ray, that won't work. The affiliated link expires after some period of time which depends on the particular merchant (Amazon, B&H, etc). You'd either have to click a link on this site prior to making the purchase (no code needed for a link on this site) or use a link that includes the code (eg, bookmark the URL with our code) if accessing the merchant without clicking on a link on this site first.
     
  15. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs Super Moderator

    Apr 17, 2010
    Near Philadephila
    OK, good to know. I'll just stick bookmarks including the code on my bookmarks bar and use those...

    -Ray
     
  16. Fmrvette

    Fmrvette This Space For Rent

    May 26, 2012
    Detroit, Michigan
    Jim
    Amin, does Amazon credit the site for purchases of Kindle books? (I realize that ordering from the Kindle store directly from an e-reader doesn't work because there is no link back to mu-43.com).

    Kindle books are the thing I buy the most of online these days - in the last month I've purchased 23 (I got started on the 87th Precinct detective stories and munched on 'em like popcorn, along with a couple of I.T. tech books and Doris Kearns Goodwin's latest book on T. Roosevelt).

    Usually I just buy 'em off of the Nexus 7 directly but can change my habits...

    Regards,

    Jim
     
  17. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Jim, they do credit us for Kindle books, Amazon Instant Video rentals, downloadable MP3 purchases, Android app purchases, etc. Basically if Amazon sells it, we can get a referral credit. Thanks for asking!
     
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  18. Fmrvette

    Fmrvette This Space For Rent

    May 26, 2012
    Detroit, Michigan
    Jim
  19. agentlossing

    agentlossing Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jun 26, 2013
    Andrew Lossing
    Done! I use the Amazon Mobile app a lot, but there's no reason I can't go here to add items to my cart and check them out!
     
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