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Feb18-11, 12:49 AM
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Physics Forums has opened an affiliate account with Amazon.com

6% of any purchase you make is sent to Physics Forums. Think about buying your school text books and materials this way.

Just click this link and the tracking system will register that PF sent you. Thanks!!

http://www.amazon.com or http://www.amazon.co.uk
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DAMMIT. I just bought like $600 worth of textbooks and stuff right before I saw this post. :( OMFG, so unfortunate.
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Does it work if you then click through to the UK (or other non-US) site?

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Quote Quote by Caramon View Post
DAMMIT. I just bought like $600 worth of textbooks and stuff right before I saw this post. :( OMFG, so unfortunate.
ah well, next time, thanks anyway :)

Quote Quote by cristo View Post
Does it work if you then click through to the UK (or other non-US) site?
Yes it should as long as you click here first.
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I don't understand, why would amazon share the cost of a book with others?
Unless ofcourse they're raising the price of the books when you purchase through the link. :-D
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Quote Quote by MathematicalPhysicist View Post
I don't understand, why would amazon share the cost of a book with others?
Unless ofcourse they're raising the price of the books when you purchase through the link. :-D
You are welcome to check :) Amazon figures I'm advertising for them.
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Amazon needs advertisement?!

I believe that everyone that uses the web, knows:
Amazon,Google, Facebook.
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Quote Quote by MathematicalPhysicist View Post
Amazon needs advertisement?!

I believe that everyone that uses the web, knows:
Amazon,Google, Facebook.
When you are a publicly traded company, every little bit helps make those earnings look better :)
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Next semester fall 2011 I'll buy my books through this (about 400 dollars).
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How nice. I just bought a book a few days ago by amazon though for the second time in 4 years. However I'm planning to buy a few more books if I get no problem with the customers of the country I live in.
Just curious about your link Greg. It redirects to Amazon.com. How could they track I've accessed amazon from PF?!
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Quote Quote by Greg Bernhardt View Post
Physics Forums has opened an affiliate account with Amazon.com

6% of any purchase you make is sent to Physics Forums. Think about buying your school text books and materials this way.

Just click this link and the tracking system will register that PF sent you. Thanks!!

http://www.amazon.com
Very cool. It applies to other stuff that we buy through Amazon too, right? I buy my jeans through Amazon!
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Quote Quote by berkeman View Post
Very cool. It applies to other stuff that we buy through Amazon too, right? I buy my jeans through Amazon!
Yup, everything :) I think you need a new 60in 3D HDTV too right? :D

Just curious about your link Greg. It redirects to Amazon.com. How could they track I've accessed amazon from PF?!
Click the link and you'll see an ID is attached.
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The link itself doesn't contain an ID, so there must be a cookie involved. I also noticed that if I right-click and choose to open the link in a new tab (Firefox), the ID isn't included in the URL that appears in the address bar. The obvious "workaround" is of course to just click it. It still opens in a different tab.
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Quote Quote by Fredrik View Post
The link itself doesn't contain an ID, so there must be a cookie involved. I also noticed that if I right-click and choose to open the link in a new tab (Firefox), the ID isn't included in the URL that appears in the address bar. The obvious "workaround" is of course to just click it. It still opens in a different tab.
oh you scientists, always gotta tinker around, ruining the fun for everyone. Just assume it's magic :) No cookies though, but javascript.
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Is it just textbooks, or anything on Amazon?

Edit: Just saw the thread in Feedback - it applies to anything. Fantastic !
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You don't need cookies to obtain the referring url. Your browser is happy to give it away. Javascript even has a built-in interface for it. http://www.w3schools.com/jsref/prop_doc_referrer.asp
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As a full-time lurker of physicsforums, I replaced my amazon bookmark with a bookmark of this thread. Before I leave to uni, I was going to buy EVERYTHING I needed off amazon, so prepare to receive 6% of my wage packet for the next 11 weeks (I wouldn't be too excited).
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Quote Quote by 217 MeV View Post
As a full-time lurker of physicsforums, I replaced my amazon bookmark with a bookmark of this thread. Before I leave to uni, I was going to buy EVERYTHING I needed off amazon, so prepare to receive 6% of my wage packet for the next 11 weeks (I wouldn't be too excited).
Fantastic! :)

Bumping thread as reminder to those students about to buy textbooks!


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