Support PF: Buy your textbooks here

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Physics Forums has opened an affiliate account with Amazon.com.

5-7% of any purchase you make is sent to Physics Forums. Think about buying your school text books and other materials this way.

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

https://www.amazon.com?tag=pfamazon01-20
 
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DAMMIT. I just bought like $600 worth of textbooks and stuff right before I saw this post. :( OMG, 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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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 :)

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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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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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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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!!

https://www.amazon.com/?tag=pfamazon01-20

Very cool. It applies to other stuff that we buy through Amazon too, right? I buy my jeans through Amazon!
 
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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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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 :approve:!
 
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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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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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I would be glad to provide physics forums 6% of every purchase, but amazon.com is so perfectly lousy in packaging their books, that I rely on other book providers. Even more than that ...if packaging is OK, and delivery services did not severely damage the package, when I open a package, I receive a scratched book - like it was already used, although it was advertised as NEW. And this happened quite often... One in every two books are returned by default. Well, at least I have bad experiences with amazon. I don't know for others.. I stopped ordering from them, as I really don't have time to be another Post office, sending books back over and over again... Is there some other online book shop, that can offer physics forums 6%. I'd buy from them, right away (NEW books of course).
 
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MIT open course ware does the same thing. They get 10% from amazon but they are MIT.
 
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MIT open course ware does the same thing. They get 10% from amazon but they are MIT.

MIT kills kittens, buy from PF :D
 
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