May
06
2017
2

Is there a workaround for the Can’t-add-Kindle-to-cart problem?

Because it’s a little annoying.  Basically, the problem is that when I want to buy a book on Amazon in Kindle form I have to buy it with One-Click; there’s no ‘Add to Cart’ option. Which is relevant because there’s House Money, and there’s My Money.  I can choose an account that draws from My Money when I’m checking out from the cart; but I can’t when it’s a One-click situation.  Also, One-click doesn’t recognize gift card or cashback money, which is also annoying.

Somebody please tell me that there’s a field I just need to uncheck, or something. I’d be fine with looking dumb, as long as my problem gets solved.

Jan
07
2017
10

You should disable Alexa’s voice-activated shopping protocols.

If you can.

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Dec
25
2016
1

Did you get an Amazon Gift Card for Christmas? Click here!

Click here! Takes you right to the site. You can also buy last-minute cards there, too! I tell you this because I care. I’m a giver that way.

Dec
16
2016
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One week left on free shipping by Christmas for Amazon.

So, you know: if you want to get in on that, here’s a link for doing so.  In other news: I go from here to school to drop the kids off and then it’s off to the movie theater. 9:30 AM showing, reclining seats, real posh.  Should be a thing.

Dec
02
2016
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…Which last reminds me: I am an Amazon affiliate.

If you Christmas shop at Amazon via this link, you put money in my pocket at no cost to you. Which is always true about Amazon links generally.  I don’t bring it up, much, but it is Christmas time and people are gonna shop anyway.

Moe Lane

PS: If you don’t want to give me money I’m pretty sure that there’s still somebody else out there more to your tastes who wouldn’t mind the affiliate traffic, either. Or who might just really, really need it. I’m pretty blessed, honestly.

Sep
02
2016
5

So, the Tremors TV series is going to get done by Amazon.

I would be swearing right now, except that it’s being produced by Kevin Bacon (who will, naturally, also starring in it).  That’s the good news.  The contentious news is that they’re going to be calling upon the great god Retcon, apparently:

As many of you may already know, Tremors has continued to exist in the form of straight-to-DVD productions. Unfortunately, Bacon never returned for any of them. Instead, Fred Ward and Michael Gross would make several appearances. Bacon’s character in the movie was touched upon in a quick life update, but nothing would evolve from it. In this new series, Bacon plans on putting the stories of the DVDs aside.

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Jun
21
2016
13

Check your Amazon.com accounts for a settlement!

Seriously. Check here to see if you got a piece of a settlement that Apple got smacked with over e-books. Essentially, Apple colluded with most of the major print publishers to keep e-book prices up, and they got hammered in civil court over it, to the tune of four hundred million.  So if you bought e-books between 2010 and 2012, there may be some money going your way.  I certainly got a nice surprise this morning.

Via

Moe Lane

PS: If you do click here, and you did get some Amazon credit coming… well.

Apr
29
2016
9

Sports Authority: killed by Amazon and minimum wage increases.

I’m more or less quoting analyst Phil Lempert in the title there.

“With the minimum wage going up to $15 an hour and more people turning to online shopping, more stores are going to close,” Lempert said. “It’s fine to say that everyone should have a living wage. But the money has to come from somewhere.”

Lempert said a growing number of retail outlets have fallen victim to “showrooming,” where customers will walk into a store, try on the shirt or jacket they like and then order it online at a significant discount.

“These stores have to look at not at how they will compete with other brick-and-mortar stores, but how they will compete with Amazon,” he said. “It’s become a holistic environment where people can buy things on their mobile phones and then have the products delivered by the time they get home.”

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Mar
04
2016
2

So I think that they just made Amazon Associates linking LESS useful.

Used to be when I generated a link, it would create HTML that had both the link

http://www.amazon.com/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ll2&tag=webloglicenti-20&linkId=42e28eccdf13841580909e41fdaf7762

and the text to the link.

Amazon.com.

Now it just generates the link.  I can understand having an option where you can just have the link; but why would they take away my ability to create the text at the same time? It’s just giving me a bit more work to do.

Grr. This is not a great time for experimentation, Amazon. It’s just not.

Dec
29
2015
7

My traditional cheerfully mercenary post-Christmas reminder.

Did you get Amazon gift cards? Great. YOU SHOULD TOTALLY CLICK THROUGH HERE and spend them.  Heck, check out the Prime Video 30-Day Free Trial thing that they’re doing. I get extra this week for flogging that one.

…What?  Did the title not say ‘cheerfully mercenary?’ Besides, it’s not like I don’t have Amazon Prime (including video). The two-day free shipping alone pays for itself.

Dec
17
2015
2

Just a reminder: five days left to order from Amazon…

…and have it show up in time for Christmas.  And yes, I have absolutely no shame.  Or rather, I am not ashamed to rattle the Amazon tip jar, given that people need to buy all this stuff for Christmas anyway and I don’t mind catching some of the drippings.  After all, it doesn’t hurt my readers in the slightest.

Moe Lane

PS: Even if you’re just a lurker who dislikes me, you should keep in mind that somebody that you do like is probably rattling a tip jar right now.  And if he or she is on the Left, he or she is undoubtedly having to scramble for every dime, because the Online Left has a remarkable number of cheapskates. So  I guess that what I’m saying is, you should maybe give your ideological compatriots a Christmas present?  ‘Tis the season, and all that.

Oct
24
2015
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Hey, Episodes 1 and 2 of “The Man In The High Castle” are up!

The rest of the season shows up next month, but you can stream the first two now. Free if you have Amazon Prime, so… free for a lot of my readers, probably. I figure I’ll watch it tonight, once the kids are asleep.

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