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Support PF: Buy your textbooks here

  1. Feb 18, 2011 #1
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  3. Feb 18, 2011 #2
    Re: Support PF: Buy you textbooks here

    DAMMIT. I just bought like $600 worth of textbooks and stuff right before I saw this post. :( OMFG, so unfortunate.
     
  4. Feb 18, 2011 #3

    cristo

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    Re: Support PF: Buy you textbooks here

    Does it work if you then click through to the UK (or other non-US) site?
     
  5. Feb 18, 2011 #4
    Re: Support PF: Buy you textbooks here

    ah well, next time, thanks anyway :)

    Yes it should as long as you click here first.
     
  6. Feb 18, 2011 #5

    MathematicalPhysicist

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    Re: Support PF: Buy you textbooks here

    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
     
  7. Feb 18, 2011 #6
    Re: Support PF: Buy you textbooks here

    You are welcome to check :) Amazon figures I'm advertising for them.
     
  8. Feb 18, 2011 #7

    MathematicalPhysicist

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    Re: Support PF: Buy you textbooks here

    Amazon needs advertisement?!

    I believe that everyone that uses the web, knows:
    Amazon,Google, Facebook.
     
  9. Feb 18, 2011 #8
    Re: Support PF: Buy you textbooks here

    When you are a publicly traded company, every little bit helps make those earnings look better :)
     
  10. Feb 18, 2011 #9
    Next semester fall 2011 I'll buy my books through this (about 400 dollars).
     
  11. Feb 18, 2011 #10

    fluidistic

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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?!
     
  12. Feb 18, 2011 #11

    berkeman

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    Very cool. It applies to other stuff that we buy through Amazon too, right? I buy my jeans through Amazon!
     
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  13. Feb 24, 2011 #12
    Yup, everything :) I think you need a new 60in 3D HDTV too right? :D

    Click the link and you'll see an ID is attached.
     
  14. Feb 26, 2011 #13

    Fredrik

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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.
     
  15. Mar 1, 2011 #14
    oh you scientists, always gotta tinker around, ruining the fun for everyone. Just assume it's magic :) No cookies though, but javascript.
     
  16. Mar 1, 2011 #15

    lisab

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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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  18. Jul 5, 2011 #17
    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).
     
  19. Sep 1, 2011 #18
    Fantastic! :)

    Bumping thread as reminder to those students about to buy textbooks!
     
  20. Nov 16, 2011 #19
    I would be glad to provide physics forums 6% of every purchase, but amazon.co.uk 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).
     
  21. Nov 16, 2011 #20
    Sorry to hear that! Amazon has always been good to me. You can also use http://www.barnesandnoble.com/
     
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