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paul wheaton
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Years ago I had an amazon account for amazon.co.uk and I would periodically get these checks in GBP that would sometimes cost me more to deposit than the amount on the check. Eventually I found a way around that and would get the full value.

And then I got lazy and all that sorta dried up.

So now I'm trying to fish out the account and fire it up again. But I'm not sure if I have the numbers and stuff right.

Could somebody in england/europe click on this and buy something unusual and tell me about it? that way, in a few days I should be able to see it pop up in a report and then I'll know that it is working. If you follow the link and then search for any weird thing and buy it, that should work.

Also, it sounds like there are six amazon stores. I've only used amazon.com. Which amazon do you all use?


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Andrew Monkhouse
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paul wheaton wrote:Also, it sounds like there are six amazon stores.


I count 9 Amazon branded stores (ignoring all the subsidiaries):

USA
Canada
China
France
Germany
Italy
Japan
Spain
United Kingdom
paul wheaton
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Let's see ....

I speak american.

I speak canadian, eh?

I speak a passable united kingdome-ese, quite right.

the rest .... i imagine I won't even be able to navigate the site to set stuff up. Do we have folks on permies that use these sites?
Burra Maluca
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Joined: Apr 03, 2010
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Paul - check your email, I just bought a little something from Amazon.co.uk using that link.


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paul wheaton
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Burra Maluca wrote:Paul - check your email, I just bought a little something from Amazon.co.uk using that link.


Have they said that they shipped it?

You bought it from amazon.co.uk right?

Burra Maluca
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I've had an email to say it shipped on the 19th, and yes, from Amazon.co.uk, using that link. You need details of the item or the seller?
paul wheaton
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checking ....

There it is! It's working!

Thanks, Burra! Thanks to your test, I am getting paid 25 .... uh ... "pence"?

So, when you are at home, do you shop at amazon.co.uk or do you shop at one of the other ones that andrew listed?

Burra Maluca
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Woohoo - that's nearly 40 cents, I think...

I always use Amazon.co.uk, even when I'm home in Portugal.
paul wheaton
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Burra Maluca wrote:Woohoo - that's nearly 40 cents, I think...

I always use Amazon.co.uk, even when I'm home in Portugal.


VERY interesting.

I guess I'm thinking I should set up the new permaculture books page with amazon.co.uk links also. And maybe canadian too. But maybe I shouldn't bother with spain, germany and the others.
David Bates


Joined: Dec 05, 2011
Posts: 78
Location: Mountain Grove, Ontario, Canada
Paul,

Here is an informational tape we (in Canada) have for Americans who want to do business here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhTZ_tgMUdo

- David.


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Coog Kelly


Joined: Feb 28, 2012
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I'm in Alberta. I ordered a Ron L Hubbarb paperback , I thought, from an Ontario used book store. Maybe it was an Amazon warehouse. The delivery packaging was from the UK........ Still has me cornfused.

I have no experience about depositing payments received, but if there are charges that can be circumvented, Then I want to know about it.
I'm sure others would. too.........

and, Do Ebay and Paypal do the same thing, also that users might want to know about?



paul wheaton wrote:Years ago I had an amazon account for amazon.co.uk and I would periodically get these checks in GBP that would sometimes cost me more to deposit than the amount on the check. Eventually I found a way around that and would get the full value.

And then I got lazy and all that sorta dried up.

So now I'm trying to fish out the account and fire it up again. But I'm not sure if I have the numbers and stuff right.

Could somebody in england/europe click on this and buy something unusual and tell me about it? that way, in a few days I should be able to see it pop up in a report and then I'll know that it is working. If you follow the link and then search for any weird thing and buy it, that should work.

Also, it sounds like there are six amazon stores. I've only used amazon.com. Which amazon do you all use?

Ingrid Groen


Joined: May 16, 2011
Posts: 9
Location: The Netherlands
Hello,

From the Netherlands:
I usually buy at amazon.co.uk and amazon.de. Also sometimes at amazon.com. It is always profitable to compare the prices of the same products on different amazon stores. You get unpleasant surprices if you don't watch out. Also watch the extra postal costs in some stores in amazon.de. Sometimes more than the amount of your goods!

Over all I am very pleased to buy at Amazon.

Greetings

T


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