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Posted 2018-07-13 10:20 AM
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There is now a new US Associates Tag, which you can see on the first post on Page 1 if you want it.
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Posted 2018-07-13 4:36 PM
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Scrub the above. I just got an email from Amazon.com stating that the re-application has been rejected and the account closed again.
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Posted 2018-07-14 2:49 PM
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Sorry to hear it C:Amie. I've had a similar issue with Google's advertising system. I lost six hundred USD because a member of the forum kept clicking ads (trying to help) and dinged me for it. They took all the money and banned me. I tried to appeal, even had a written statement from the user who was trying to be helpful claiming she did it without being asked. No dice.

These companies can do whatever they feel like it seems at times. Then when confronted, they hide behind their ToS even though it isn't applicable. (Said nothing about errant users clicking links in hopes that it'd help the website out without being asked.)
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Posted 2018-07-17 11:08 PM
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Have you guys heard of patreon?

Maybe you can setup an account there and get monthly paying supporters. It is pretty popular among the internet and YouTube users.

https://www.patreon.com/
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Posted 2018-12-09 1:22 PM
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Yes I have, though I'm not sure that our userbase could sustain one. It is so small now. Most registrations are just to hit downloads.

As it is Christmas, please remember to use the Amazon codes if you are ordering things (especially IT and computer parts).

If you just want to hit the Amazon Home Page under our associates code, please use the links on Page 1

What's hot this Christmas? What link codes do we need?

Samsung Galaxy S8

iPhone XS

iPhone XS Max

GDP Win 2

QNAP TS-453Be Home NAS

WD Red 4TB Hard Drive

Samsung 860 Evo SSD

Samsung 860 Pro SSD

Amazon Prime

Amazon Echo Dot

Amazon Echo Plus

Amazon Echo Show

Nintendo Switch

NVidia GTX 1080

NVidia GTX 1070

NVidia GTX 1060

NVidia GTX 1050

Dell XPS 13

LG Gram

Microsoft Surface Laptop 2

MacBook Air

MacBook Pro
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Posted 2018-12-13 3:16 PM
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You should add some links to various quadcopters/drones as well dji, parrot, yuneec, syma, etc...
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Posted 2018-12-13 4:25 PM
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thcrw739 - 2018-12-13 3:16 PM

You should add some links to various quadcopters/drones as well dji, parrot, yuneec, syma, etc...


DJI Drones

Parrot Drones

Yuneec Drones

Syma Drones

There you go
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Posted 2018-12-29 6:16 PM
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i just bought 500 euro worth of stuff using the tags, hope it worked!
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Posted 2018-12-30 4:17 PM
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Posted 2019-01-01 5:10 PM
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Hmm, I took the urls, then added the tag to the url and then bought it... Strange.

Maybe Amazon takes the referrer into account as with those there obviously was none? Maybe they always have to have hpcfactor.com as refferer?

Anyway, I donated a little bit via PayPal!
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Posted 2019-01-01 5:38 PM
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Thanks

From my observations, it's a dishonest process. I've pointed multiple people to use links I've sent them to buy whole systems. Amazon will 'magically' zero the most expensive parts of the order. One person used a referral for about £4500 worth of stuff and Amazon only applied the referral to low value items in the 12-item order. I can see that they clicked on the product, but no credit comes forward for the ordering of it.

It does work occasionally, but it's tantamount to a 'house always wins' spin at the roulette table as far as I can see.

Thanks for trying.
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