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I'd like to improve my Amazon recommendations and special gold box deals by marking items that I own. I've done this in the past, and they've changed the item page so I can't find the "I own this" checkbox on the page any longer. It does appear on my recommended items page, but that's the only place I can find it. Is there any other way to mark an arbitrary item as owned?

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I wonder if I could access this information via the Amazon API? –  McKay Feb 23 '12 at 23:50

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According to a post in a Amazon support forum, Amazon customer support mentioned that this feature was removed:

Unfortunately, the option "I own it" checkbox on the product pages is no longer available on our website.

Another poster mentioned that it is possible to search for items and mark them as owned with this link: http://www.amazon.com/gp/rate-it

Another post notes:

After you mark items in the rate-it wizard - go to the "Items you've rated" page and you should see the new items at the top of the list with the star ratings you put in and the I-Own-It check box. AFAICT, the wizard isn't tied to your account - it's just a tool to input data.

So the new tool might not be exactly what you're looking for, but it's worth a shot.

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This is close to what I'm looking for, and it is a little helpful, but not quite right. –  McKay Feb 23 '12 at 23:41
    
Also, where is the "Items you've rated" page? –  McKay Feb 23 '12 at 23:47
    
The various methods discussed on that thread are not reliable. If you Amazon doesn't want us to be able to do this then there isn't much point in using one of the work-around - only to see the list disappear. The fact is that they are forcing users to either rate something or like it. Resistance is futile. –  Tom Jan 7 '13 at 22:05
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I finally found a good solution today:

Put the product on your wishlist, then go to the wishlist page and delete it, it will basically ask you why you deleted it, and you can can basically say, "because I own it"

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I don't see an "I own it" checkbox - looks like that functionality has been removed :( –  Nat Ritmeyer Feb 10 at 21:40

On the Amazon Betterizer you can select 'not intersted' and/or 'i own it' by hovering over the item, like this:

Not interested in The Twilight Saga

Also, on recommendations, the same options are shown:

I own it on Seth Godin book

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Again great answer, but I'm looking for a way to mark a product I own that is not recommended. :( –  McKay Feb 28 '12 at 23:59
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+1 purely for clicking "Not Interested" next to Twilight (and it's a valid answer) –  Dez Dec 4 '12 at 15:32

See Amazon.com: Your Media Library at http://www.amazon.com/gp/ays

You can mark many different items as part of your library, regardless of whether you purchased them through Amazon or not. There is also an import feature to transfer lists from other services (e.g., LibraryThing).

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This is great, but it doesn't work on non-media items? i.e. how do I tell it I own a shirt? –  McKay Nov 28 '12 at 15:09

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