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FordGuy
#1 posted March 10, 2015 at 3:29pm (EST)  
I have been ordering stuff on Amazon via the SC link... is it working? Worth it?
bill Survey Central Gold Subscriber Bronze Star Survey Creator
#2 posted March 10, 2015 at 6:30pm (EST)  
Cool, thanks. Where is this amazon link? I've forgotten about it.

On the other, bigger site that I run, a lot of people use the amazon link there and it has become my main source of revenue (ads are paying less and less over time).

On that site, I post a list of what was purchased and the commission it earned. Maybe I can do that here too, but I'm not sure I can differentiate stuff.

I can also just go looking for something if you can say what you got and when it was shipped.
FordGuy
#3 posted March 11, 2015 at 7:43am (EST)  
I buy a lot from Amazon. This is the link: http://www.amazon.com/?_encoding&UTF8&tag&surveyce... I found it by noticing that the *Buy from Amazon, support this site* link was click-able.
FordGuy
#4 posted March 11, 2015 at 7:44am (EST)  
If it helps you, then I'll keep using it. I don't need a list of commissions and stuff. I am headed there today to buy hubs for my Bronco.  * smile *
FordGuy
#5 posted March 11, 2015 at 7:48am (EST)  
Yesterday I bought a bluetooth scanner thingy for the pick em up truck..
bill Survey Central Gold Subscriber Bronze Star Survey Creator
#6 posted March 11, 2015 at 10:05pm (EST)  
Argh, I noticed that link was messed up. So, it wouldn't have worked.

It is fixed now and should work in the future. Sorry about that. Thanks for bringing it up, fixing it is important.

It does really help me for people to use it, so thanks. I can try to show you the commissions in the future, just for fun.

I haven't mentioned the amazon thing much on SC. We're kind of small and I don't want to beg too much.
FordGuy
#7 posted March 12, 2015 at 8:05am (EST)  
I think people would use it. It's not like it's extra work, and if you're shopping at Amazon anyway... what the heck!
FordGuy
#8 posted March 12, 2015 at 8:09am (EST)  
So *Buy from Amazon, support this site* works now? The link?
FordGuy
#9 posted March 12, 2015 at 11:04am (EST)  
Just ordered brake hoses for my Bronco.  * smile *
LindaH Silver Star Survey Creator
#10 posted March 12, 2015 at 11:27am (EST)  
I wish I would have known about it when I was buying a lot of stuff from Amazon. Now I'm paying off home improvement debts, so not much Amazoning lately.
bill Survey Central Gold Subscriber Bronze Star Survey Creator
#11 posted March 12, 2015 at 11:57am (EST)  
Yes, that *Buy from Amazon, support this site* icon/link should work now. I think if I check the report on amazon tomorrow, it should show the brake hoses. I'll try to do it just to confirm it works.

I guess I can make a post about it and maybe put the icon in the header. That's what I do on GameTZ and that works well there. It's nice because it doesn't cost you guys anything.

I do sometimes get reports that it didn't work, but mostly it works well.

Here's the latest topic there where I post about it and people post what they bought, etc.

http://gametz.com/Site_Feedback/amazon-link-nav-ba...
Lysannus Survey Qualifier
#12 posted March 12, 2015 at 12:59pm (EST)  
Hey if it works and I am ordering stuff from Amazon I'll use it.  * smile *
I didn't realize you got a small cut from that, nice to know.
dab Survey Qualifier
#13 posted March 12, 2015 at 4:28pm (EST)  
Other than this forum thread, where is the Amazon link? I'd never seen it before and can't find it now.
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator Survey Qualifier
#14 posted March 12, 2015 at 4:55pm (EST)  
Any way to make it work for UK purchases?
FordGuy
#15 posted March 12, 2015 at 5:04pm (EST)  
Just got confirmation that they shipped today!
bill Survey Central Gold Subscriber Bronze Star Survey Creator
#16 posted March 13, 2015 at 10:23am (EST)
edited March 13, 2015 at 10:23am (EST)  
It looks like they showed up on my affiliate orders page:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&lo...
https://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&lo...
https://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&lo...

UK - it's a totally different system/account, unfortunately. I tried to do it with Canada in the past, but it's hard to actually get paid if you're not from that country.

When I have more time, I'll put the amazon link in the header of the site or something. If you just type *amazon* you get the icon which now works (e.g. *Buy from Amazon, support this site*). How you order can matter. Click the icon/link, add stuff to your shopping cart, then buy it is generally best. It may not work if it's already on a wishlist or if you clicked on another site's affiliate link recently.

.
they Survey Central Subscriber
#17 posted March 15, 2015 at 11:07am (EST)  
Hey, this is awesome!!
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator Survey Qualifier
#18 posted March 15, 2015 at 1:55pm (EST)  
bill wrote:
> It looks like they showed up on my affiliate orders page:
>
> https://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&lo...
> https://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&lo...
> https://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&lo...

I was expecting FordGuy's purchases to be hose, but not those kind!
FordGuy
#19 posted March 16, 2015 at 7:36am (EST)  
 * laughing out loud * That's awesome Biggles!

Bill - Do you know if there is a way to link it to the app on my stupid phone?
bill Survey Central Gold Subscriber Bronze Star Survey Creator
#20 posted March 16, 2015 at 7:53am (EST)  
I don't think there is a way to do that. You can bookmark the link in your browser, though.
bill Survey Central Gold Subscriber Bronze Star Survey Creator
#21 posted March 16, 2015 at 8:52am (EST)  
I just put the amazon link in the header for easy access.
bill Survey Central Gold Subscriber Bronze Star Survey Creator
#22 posted March 16, 2015 at 10:07am (EST)  
I could use a smaller icon if that seems too large. Or, put it somewhere else.

I can also post reports like I do on gametz or something. Generally, the earnings reports don't show until the day after an items ships, so there can be some delay. Maybe I could do it monthly on on-request. Anyway, we'll see.
they Survey Central Subscriber
#23 posted March 16, 2015 at 1:18pm (EST)  
I bought my entire xmas on Amazon and just spent a fortune on accessories for my NEW BED. I wish I'd had this link a couple of months ago.  * frown *

Next time!
FordGuy
#24 posted March 17, 2015 at 7:53am (EST)  
I have it bookmarked on my browser on my computer... I do 99% of my Amazon from my computer. Hate that stupid phone. I'll keep buying! If you see auto parts, it's most likely me. And electrical gizmos. I haven't bought any Amazon pantyhose though.  * smile *
FordGuy
#25 posted March 17, 2015 at 7:54am (EST)  
Oh and I buy stuff for work on Amazon too.
bill Survey Central Gold Subscriber Bronze Star Survey Creator
#26 posted March 17, 2015 at 9:47am (EST)  
Thank You! I'll try to give you a report later so you can see how much money it brings in. Amazon is quite generous with their commission.
cerealkiller Survey Qualifier
#27 posted March 20, 2015 at 2:49pm (EST)  
Doesn't look like this would work for me. I always access Amazon through smile.amazon.com. A portion of all my purchase amounts is donated to the Wounded Warrior program.
bill Survey Central Gold Subscriber Bronze Star Survey Creator
#28 posted March 30, 2015 at 11:33am (EST)  
Item                                   Price    Comm [##] Date
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Automotive
Dorman H38625 Hydraulic Brake ... $ 12.92 $ 0.97 [ 1] March 12, 2015
Dorman H380319 Hydraulic Brake... $ 16.45 $ 1.23 [ 1] March 12, 2015
Dorman H380320 Hydraulic Brake... $ 16.45 $ 1.23 [ 1] March 12, 2015
ACDelco 45G36009 Professional ... $ 29.82 $ 2.24 [ 1] March 16, 2015

Health & Personal Care
Most Effective Probiotic | Dai... $ 29.99 $ 2.25 [ 1] March 17, 2015

Home & Garden
Wagner's 76029 Oil Sunflower S... $ 31.89 $ 2.39 [ 1] March 19, 2015

Kindle eBooks
Take The Star Road (The Maxwel... $ 2.99 $ 0.22 [ 1] March 29, 2015

Office Products
1000 Half Sheet Laser/Ink Jet ... $ 29.99 $ 1.20 [ 1] March 23, 2015

Pet Supplies
Colloidal Silver For Pets - 25... $ 16.95 $ 1.27 [ 1] March 17, 2015

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Total Commission $13.00

Thank you.
bill Survey Central Gold Subscriber Bronze Star Survey Creator
#29 posted March 30, 2015 at 11:35am (EST)  
That's for the last month... or since I fixed the icon that FordGuy brought up. Maybe I'll try to post these reports once a month.

Thanks everyone who used the Amazon link!
FordGuy
#30 posted March 30, 2015 at 2:53pm (EST)  
That's awesome. I'll keep using it for sure! Looks like 7.5% for doing nothing. I like it!
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator Survey Qualifier
#31 posted March 30, 2015 at 4:30pm (EST)  
It seems a shame you can't take advantage of my Kindle books habit  * wry smile * I mostly only buy 99p books, but it would soon add up.
cloudhugger Survey Central Subscriber
#32 posted April 2, 2015 at 10:31am (EST)  
So if I purchase a turbo nifty spiffy nose hair trimmer deluxe with windshield wipers, would everyone know?
bill Survey Central Gold Subscriber Bronze Star Survey Creator
#33 posted April 3, 2015 at 5:19am (EST)  
They would know one of us bought that, but not that it was you who bought it, unless you posted something like you just did.
FordGuy
#34 posted April 3, 2015 at 7:13am (EST)  
It was a slow amazon week for me. I need more suspension parts though, so I'll be back buying soon!
FordGuy
#35 posted April 3, 2015 at 7:14am (EST)  
cloudhugger wrote:
> So if I purchase a turbo nifty spiffy nose hair
> trimmer deluxe with windshield wipers, would everyone
> know?

THey make em with windshield wipers now?!
LindaH Silver Star Survey Creator
#36 posted April 3, 2015 at 11:26am (EST)  
It would be fun to play 'guess who bought that'
Lysannus Survey Qualifier
#37 posted April 6, 2015 at 6:20am (EST)  
LindaH wrote:
> It would be fun to play 'guess who bought that'

Ohhh a new game  * yes *
bill Survey Central Gold Subscriber Bronze Star Survey Creator
#38 posted April 6, 2015 at 6:34am (EST)
edited April 6, 2015 at 6:34am (EST)  

> Automotive
> > H38625 Hydraulic Brake Hose">Dorman H38625 Hydraulic Brake ... $ 12.92 $ 0.97 [ 1] March 12, 2015
> > H380319 Hydraulic Brake Hose">Dorman H380319 Hydraulic Brake... $ 16.45 $ 1.23 [ 1] March 12,
> 2015
> > H380320 Hydraulic Brake Hose">Dorman H380320 Hydraulic Brake... $ 16.45 $ 1.23 [ 1] March 12,
> 2015
> > 45G36009 Professional Front Driver Side Suspension Radius Arm Bracket">ACDelco 45G36009 Professional ... $ 29.82
> $ 2.24 [ 1] March 16, 2015


My guess is FordGuy bought these.
FordGuy
#39 posted April 6, 2015 at 7:59am (EST)  
Yessir
dab Survey Qualifier
#40 posted April 6, 2015 at 12:53pm (EST)  
So Kindle books don't show up here? That's mostly what I buy through Amazon. Pretty low dollar amounts though.
bill Survey Central Gold Subscriber Bronze Star Survey Creator
#41 posted April 6, 2015 at 1:15pm (EST)  
I see one here:

bill wrote:
> Kindle eBooks
> > The Star Road (The Maxwell Saga Book 1)">Take The Star Road (The Maxwel... $ 2.99 $ 0.22 [ 1]
> March 29, 2015
they Survey Central Subscriber
#42 posted April 6, 2015 at 1:40pm (EST)  
dab wrote:
> So Kindle books don't show
> up here?

I think it's just Biggles' purchases that don't work.
dab Survey Qualifier
#43 posted April 6, 2015 at 1:56pm (EST)  
I guess Kindle books do show up. Oh, I see that was up in your previous listing. I didn't look closely enough. Cool.
gambler Bronze Star Survey Creator
#44 posted April 11, 2015 at 5:03pm (EST)  
Dam............. If i remember I will use it to, I buy tons at Xmas esp Kids toys and clothing!!, living here I ship to my aunts house in Florida and fly up with two empty suitcases and come back in 2 days, I get a $500 free allowance and Jamaica Customs are horrendous with duties.

I just bought a Kindle book too- will do so in future
Regards David
bill Survey Central Gold Subscriber Bronze Star Survey Creator
#45 posted April 12, 2015 at 6:43am (EST)  
Thanks!
FordGuy
#46 posted April 17, 2015 at 7:37am (EST)  
Ordered a car stereo and speakers for a customer yesterday.  * smile *
bill Survey Central Gold Subscriber Bronze Star Survey Creator
#47 posted April 17, 2015 at 8:49am (EST)  
woo hoo!
Lysannus Survey Qualifier
#48 posted April 17, 2015 at 12:44pm (EST)  
Bill you ought post the sale once a month just so those of us can make sure your getting your cut.  * smile *

I have bought a couple things from there using the button on the top of the SC page.
That is if it wouldn't be too much hassle for you.
bill Survey Central Gold Subscriber Bronze Star Survey Creator
#49 posted April 17, 2015 at 2:07pm (EST)  
I'll try to do it on the 1st of the month. I did it for March last time I posted. So, I'll do April next (probably in early May).
FordGuy
#50 posted April 17, 2015 at 2:40pm (EST)  
Cool man. I think I'll order a pair of heels to see if anyone is paying attention. <grin>
Lysannus Survey Qualifier
#51 posted April 17, 2015 at 9:22pm (EST)  
Cool, thanks Bill.  * smile *
FordGuy
#52 posted April 20, 2015 at 10:08am (EST)  
I ordered a bowling ball instead.  * grin *
bill Survey Central Gold Subscriber Bronze Star Survey Creator
#53 posted May 4, 2015 at 10:28am (EST)  
April report

Item                                   Price    Comm [##] Date
--------------------------------------------------------------------------

Automotive
R-PACK M8X1 1dia Inserts (12pk... $ 5.19 $ 0.39 [ 1] April 20, 2015
HELI-COIL PRODUCTS R4255-8 M8X... $ 8.80 $ 0.66 [ 1] April 21, 2015
SKF 99146 Speedi-Sleeves $ 27.39 $ 2.05 [ 1] April 18, 2015

Mobile Electronics
Kenwood KFC-1094PS 4-Inch 3-Wa... $ 35.83 $ 1.43 [ 1] April 21, 2015
Sony DSXA40UI Digital Media Ca... $ 79.95 $ 3.20 [ 1] April 16, 2015

--------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total Commission $ 7.73

Thank you.
FordGuy
#54 posted May 5, 2015 at 8:06am (EST)  
Dammit, the bowling ball didn't show up, and some other stuff...
bill Survey Central Gold Subscriber Bronze Star Survey Creator
#55 posted May 5, 2015 at 8:26am (EST)  
Damn. I hear that from people on my other site sometimes. It's not always clear why and I have no way to debug it.
Strider Survey Central Subscriber Survey Qualifier
#56 posted May 5, 2015 at 8:55pm (EST)  
maybe it takes time for somethings to show up. I know when I check my google ad sense account I have linked to my YouTube it only updates on the 15th of the month
LindaH Silver Star Survey Creator
#57 posted May 6, 2015 at 6:53pm (EST)  
Perhaps the bowling ball is lost in an alley
bill Survey Central Gold Subscriber Bronze Star Survey Creator
#58 posted May 6, 2015 at 7:48pm (EST)  
Strike!
bill Survey Central Gold Subscriber Bronze Star Survey Creator
#59 posted June 2, 2015 at 7:35am (EST)  
Item                                   Price    Comm [##] Date
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Automotive
Mikobox 12V Dual Air Horn Kit ... $ 18.67 $ 4.20 [ 3] May 29, 2015

Cell Phones & Accessories
Motorola USB Wall Charger with... $ 5.95 $ 0.48 [ 2] May 28, 2015

Electronics
Verbatim 700 MB 52x 80 Minute ... $ 17.99 $ 0.72 [ 1] May 09, 2015

--------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total Commission $ 5.40

Thank you.
FordGuy
#60 posted June 2, 2015 at 7:55am (EST)  
Hey, that's all my stuff.  * smile * I got others, but I am being more careful to find the item I want, copy the URL, then go back again through the survey central link, then past the URL, then buy. It seems like if I go into the through the link, and spend some time searching products, it forgets that I got there through the SC link.
FordGuy
#61 posted June 5, 2015 at 7:08am (EST)  
Taking delivery of about $36 in lawn mower wheels today, did they show up on your list? Also ordered some cables for work yesterday.
bill Survey Central Gold Subscriber Bronze Star Survey Creator
#62 posted June 5, 2015 at 7:13am (EST)  
Yup, I see 2x https://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&lo... about $3 in commission on that.

I don't see the cables, but it may take another day or so for those to show up if you just ordered them.
FordGuy
#63 posted June 5, 2015 at 8:57am (EST)  
Sweet. Glad it's working!
LindaH Silver Star Survey Creator
#64 posted June 18, 2015 at 10:54pm (EST)  
I just used it. I hope it worked.
bill Survey Central Gold Subscriber Bronze Star Survey Creator
#65 posted June 19, 2015 at 6:15am (EST)  
Thank! I'll post again in early July and we'll see if it comes up there.
FordGuy
#66 posted June 19, 2015 at 7:29am (EST)  
I've been buying stuff.
bill Survey Central Gold Subscriber Bronze Star Survey Creator
#67 posted July 2, 2015 at 10:03am (EST)  
Item                                   Price    Comm [##] Date
--------------------------------------------------------------------------

Automotive
CURT 55418 T-Connector $ 34.99 $ 2.62 [ 1] June 25, 2015

Books
The Boy Who Played with Fusion... $ 19.01 $ 1.43 [ 1] June 22, 2015

Home
Singer Jean Buttons Kit, 8 Set... $ 7.81 $ 0.59 [ 1] June 17, 2015

Industrial & Scientific
GENUINE OEM TORO PARTS - WHEEL... $ 18.24 $ 2.92 [ 2] June 03, 2015

Kitchen & Housewares
KitchenAid Soap Dispensing Sin... $ 8.54 $ 0.64 [ 1] June 24, 2015

Office Products
uni-ball Jetstream RT Retracta... $ 9.62 $ 0.76 [ 2] June 19, 2015

Other
Shimano Road Shift Cable and H... $ 10.99 $ 4.10 [ 5] June 04, 2015
Woodstock D2901 1-Pound Rouge ... $ 12.28 $ 1.84 [ 2] June 30, 2015

Sports & Outdoors
12 Shiny BlackĀ® 30" Fiberglas... $ 45.50 $ 3.41 [ 1] June 24, 2015

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Total Commission $18.31

Thank you.
FordGuy
#68 posted July 9, 2015 at 2:40pm (EST)  
All but the book are mine.  * smile *
bill Survey Central Gold Subscriber Bronze Star Survey Creator
#69 posted July 9, 2015 at 4:34pm (EST)  
 * yes *
LindaH Silver Star Survey Creator
#70 posted July 9, 2015 at 8:21pm (EST)  
The book is mine  * smile *
LindaH Silver Star Survey Creator
#71 posted July 9, 2015 at 8:22pm (EST)  
Fordguy, I used to use Amazon a lot more than I do now, and you use Amazon even more than I used to.
FordGuy
#72 posted July 10, 2015 at 7:01am (EST)  
I love Amazon. They have everything!
they Survey Central Subscriber
#73 posted July 10, 2015 at 10:01am (EST)  
I can't wait to Amazon when I'm no longer poor. SOON!

Unfortunately, I only found out about the Amazon/bill link a few months after I had just spent a fortune there.
FordGuy
#74 posted July 10, 2015 at 11:51am (EST)  
I had the same thing happen They - I rebuilt a truck and got most of the parts through Amazon, not knowing about the link. There will be more in my future though.
bill Survey Central Gold Subscriber Bronze Star Survey Creator
#75 posted July 10, 2015 at 1:07pm (EST)  
I am a fool for not mentioning it sooner. My wife told me to over a year ago even. I had no idea you guys were such big $pender$.  * smile *
FordGuy
#76 posted July 13, 2015 at 9:08am (EST)  
I'm not a big spender really, I just like Amazon!
bill Survey Central Gold Subscriber Bronze Star Survey Creator
#77 posted July 13, 2015 at 10:13am (EST)  
I like using Amazon too. Initially, they would even give me commission on stuff my wife and I bought, but that got shut off a few years ago... *sadness*
bill Survey Central Gold Subscriber Bronze Star Survey Creator
#78 posted August 2, 2015 at 11:30am (EST)  
I just tried to do a report for July, but it was empty. *shrug*
LindaH Silver Star Survey Creator
#79 posted August 3, 2015 at 11:59am (EST)  
I ordered a charger and forgot to come here to do it  * frown *
they Survey Central Subscriber
#80 posted August 3, 2015 at 12:33pm (EST)  
*lights torch*

Let's  * negative * her!
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