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Is there a way to use the NOT operator on Amazon?

I'm trying to find books, and am finding it very frustrating to be unable to filter out books I don't want based on author or subject.

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You can use the minus sign (-) in front of the terms you want to exclude from the search results.

For example: stephen king -dark

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Thanks to this answer, I've discovered that amazon respects + before a keyword too!

For example: Radeon +7990 will give you exactly 7990's results and not variations on models like 6990 or 7970 like it normally does.

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As of July 2015, at least there is no reliable way to use a NOT operator.

At least on Amazon.de searching for hard drive -usb will reduce the number of USB drives, but already the last result on the first page contained "USB" in the title.

Searching for tischventilator -usb (German for table fan) on the other hand pushes usb devices even more to the top of the result list than just searching for tischventilator.

On Amazon.com again, adding -usb to table fan has the intended effect.

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I'm unable to reproduce your results using your search terms on either amazon.com or amazon.co.uk but indeed amazon.de IS doing the wrong thing. What I also notice is that it's not searching for the german term I copy pasted but instead for the translated term "Table fan -USB" which may be the reason you're seeing incorrect results. –  Maverik Jul 30 at 16:45

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