Questions tagged [amazon]

Questions specifically about the use of Amazon.com. If your question is about an order you've placed with Amazon.com, you need to contact them directly.

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How do I check my promotional credit with Amazon?

I'm trying to figure out how much promotional credit I have before I make a purchase (stupid 1-click for digital purchases). I do not want to check my gift card balance. I want to know how much ...
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Is there a way to use the NOT operator on Amazon?

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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New “View Order” button in Google Mail

Just checked my email after making an order at Amazon.com and saw a small "View Order" button in the subject line. I tried to look up whether this is a new feature or not but couldn't find anything. ...
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Filter Amazon by products surpassing X number of reviews

What do you do to filter Amazon by products surpassing X number of reviews? What do you change in the URL (or elsewhere) to do this? Any method that works is good.
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Why is “Amazon” written with strange characters in this URL?

When I do a search on Amazon France, one of the URL parameters is "ÅMÅŽÕÑ", as in the URL below: https://www.amazon.fr/s/ref=nb_sb_noss/256-9830746-1362835?__mk_fr_FR=ÅMÅŽÕÑ&url=search-alias%...
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Is there a way to add all items in an Amazon wish list to your cart?

For example I created a wish list of the books needed for my fall classes. Is there a one click (or other short/easy) way to add all the items into my cart other than clicking on "Add to Cart" for ...
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How can I view my reviews on Amazon?

I'd like to view my reviews on Amazon. Does anybody know how can do that? How I can see all my reviews on Amazon? Note: I have had to make this question a bit repetitive because the simple question ...
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How to export/download my Amazon wishlist?

How can I export/download my Amazon wishlist?
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Is there a way to sort by per-volume or per-weight price on Amazon?

I'm looking to compare prices on Amazon to some local retailers for protein supplement powder. However, ideally an answer would work for any product that is sold in bulk by volume or weight. There ...
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How do I mark an item as owned in Amazon?

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" ...
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How to download all songs from an Amazon cloud drive

How can I download all songs from my Amazon Cloud Drive? The web interface doesn't provide a Select All feature, and there isn't an Amazon Cloud API like the S3 API. There is the Amazon MP3 ...
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What does Amazon.com's “Kindle Edition” actually mean?

I understand Kindle to be a brand name of a tablet computer. Does this mean that if I buy the "Kindle Edition" of a book I won't be able to read it on my PC or Samsung tablet? I want to be sure that ...
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How can I send a Kindle book to the Amazon cloud reader?

How can I send a book to my Amazon Cloud reader from the Amazon page? I remember being able to do that before, but know, I can only do 'Deliver to:' my Android device, my PC or my Mac, but the cloud ...
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How do you reply to a seller on Amazon?

I sent a seller a message, they replied asking me something, I wanted to reply. But I see no link to do so in the email, and I cannot see where to on Amazon's site Where is the option?
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How can I share my shopping cart with someone else on Amazon?

Do I have to click on "save for later" and create a wish list, which I know I can share, or is there a more direct way to share my shopping cart?
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How do I see my Amazon view history?

I recall a book that I've viewed on Amazon (went to the project page) that I think I dismissed too quickly. I can't recall the name of the book, but is there a way to view the history of the products ...
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Filter Amazon by 4.5 stars

What do you do to filter Amazon by 4.5 or higher stars? What do you change in the URL (or any other thing) to do this? (Any method that works is good.)
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Is there any way to force Amazon Instant Video into High Quality?

I'm watching a movie that is very dark, and it looks awful in low quality. Is it possible to force Amazon Instant Video into high quality? I am OK with long buffering times.
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How does Amazon know what I have been searching on Google?

I was just browsing at some products on Amazon, without being logged in to Amazon, and then I noticed at the bottom the 'Recent Searches' box - which showed searches I had made from Google and had ...
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When Amazon gives me an item's price as a range like “5-10” how do I get the lower price?

Amazon will often list an item's price as a range. As an example, I just searched for "tshirt" and the first item was a Russell Athletic shirt (ASIN is B0007IBYO6), with a price range of $4.99 - $10....
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Browse only free streaming Amazon Prime videos?

I've got a subscription to Amazon Prime, which gives me some selection of their videos streaming for free. I'd like to be use this like I do Netflix--search for a movie I'm interested in and see if I ...
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Amazon AWS Free Usage Tier after first year?

The whole Free Tier offer isn't totally clear to me. For the first 12 months I get free limited use for most of the Amazon services. But what happens after the 12 months? Do I need to pay something ...
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How to securely share your Amazon wish list with only certain people

On Amazon is there any way to share wish lists with only certain people? I can make a list public or private and I can share it, but can I make it public to only certain people can see it?
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Can I block a seller on Amazon?

I just wanted to find the cheapest mattress on amazon.de. To do so, I chose the category matress and adjusted the filter to 90x200 (the size). Then I got this: pages after pages with the same product,...
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Is there a way to see the total cost including shipping in Amazon?

For my purchases the shipping often makes a big difference. I only see the total on the very last step, when everything is being confirmed. Is there a way to see the shipping cost much earlier, for ...
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Is there a way to make Amazon visually show me that a product can't be shipped to my default location?

I live in Italy but this may be a problem for many people who don't live in US. It often happens that for some reason a product can't be sent in Italy/Europe/somewhere. I don't know why and the ...
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Will rental expiration on Amazon Instant Video interrupt movie playback?

When renting a movie from Amazon Instant Video, it says you have 24 hours to finish watching it. If I start watching a 2 hour video at the 23 hour mark, will it let me finish watching, or will it ...
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Amazon EC2 Free Tier Usage

I signed up for Amazon free usage tier where i get a micro instance free for a year. If i terminate the free instance and start a new micro instance, will i be charged for the new instance or will it ...
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Is there a way of having Amazon automatically buy an item when it hits a certain price?

I've got a few things in my Amazon wishlist that I'd like, but are too expensive right now. The prices tend to fluctuate, and I'd like to buy it once it's below a certain price. Can this be done?
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How to report suspicious seller on Amazon?

How to report a suspicious seller on Amazon? The top three sellers below have no feedback 'just launched' and strange names that could have been randomly generated by a computer. Their prices are a ...
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How to display all of my running EC2 instances

I switch to different regions frequently and sometimes I forget to turn off my running instance from a different region. I there a way (a website provided by Amazon?) to display all the running ...
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Advanced Power Search & Filter of Amazon product data & description beyond Books?

Any way to do Advanced Power Search in Amazon product data & description beyond Books? There is one for Books: http://www.amazon.com/Advanced-Search-Books/b?node=241582011 Is there anyway to ...
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How can I filter Amazon.com results to exclude 3rd party merchants?

I'd like to search Amazon.com for products that Amazon sells without having to see all the third party merchants products. I've tried using some userscripts and some chrome extensions that claim to ...
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Browse comment history of my responses to Amazon Customer Reviews

I'd like to review the insightful and witty comments I've left in response to customer reviews. I've poked around the Your Account page and I'm finding nothing. How can I do this?
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What does the billing address do in Amazon.com?

I noticed the billing address is different than the shipping address for orders off Amazon.com. When I asked what gets sent to the billing address they kept saying The billing address will reflect ...
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How to save HQ book cover images on Amazon

Amazon.com shows the book covers in high quality but I couldn't manage to save those images in my computer. Is there a way to save those images in high resolution?
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How to fix choppy streaming in Amazon Instant Video?

About a month ago we started having issues with Amazon Instant Video on our home entertainment PC—the videos it streams end up being choppy and stutters. For the most part it's not that bad but still ...
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Can I share my files through Amazon Cloud Drive?

I don't have Amazon Cloud Drive but I think of having one. My question is if I can share my files on Amazon Cloud Drive with others. Let's say give them a URL or something like that.
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Cannot login into amazon.com

I have bought a laptop on Amazon a couple days ago. I would like to login to check my order, but I cannot login into amazon.com or amazon.fr. What I have tried: Tried to change password (click ...
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How to contact seller when there is no Contact option?

I've bought the product which stopped working after few months of using it and I'd like to contact the seller if they can exchange or repair it, but I couldn't find the option to do that. I've tried ...
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What timezone does Amazon's “Kindle book release” follow?

I'm trying to buy a book that goes on-sale tomorrow. Does the sale start at midnight where I live or does it start at midnight PDT where Amazon HQ is located?
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How to find large files and specific file types?

I've tried different options in the search bar and searched Google far and wide but can't find help. My unlimited Amazon Drive account has been discontinued so I'm trying to prune it of all the large ...
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How to deactivate automatic mobile view on Amazon.com?

I'm using latest Opera Mini on an Nokia E61i and when visiting Amazon it stubbornly persists to switch automatically to a reduced mobile version. That's really annoying because I need even more clicks ...
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How to search for words in Amazon reviews?

I want to search for certain words/phrases in all book reviews on Amazon. Is there any way to achieve it? Maybe something like: inreview:layman
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How do I add all my Amazon Kindle purchases to Goodreads?

My ultimate goal is to export a list of my Kindle purchase history. It doesn't look like that is possible on Amazon's site. Amazon has an integration with Goodreads and Goodreads allows you to export ...
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What is the difference between Amazon MWS and Amazon AWS?

I have confusion in understanding the Web services provided by Amazon site. I want to know the difference between Amazon MWS and Amazon AWS web services. Does anyone knows the difference and can ...
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Amazon Questions and Answers - does Amazon email owners of the product?

For some products on Amazon, there is a "Questions and Answers" page that allows people to ask a question about the product and then other people can answer them. Here is an example. I have asked ...
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Combine user ratings from Amazon.co.uk & Amazon.com [closed]

Does anyone know of a website (probably using Amazon's AWS web services) that will allow searching for a product (mostly books, so searching by ISBN is sufficient) and then displaying a combined view ...
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Burning money on Amazon EC2

Where on the AWS Management Console can I see how much money I'm burning per hour with my Amazon EC2 service?
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How to resurrect one's Amazon Reading List data in Shelfari? [closed]

As some of you may know, Amazon Reading List was a LinkedIn app that disappeared from LinkedIn recently (early 2013, I think). (The app page still exists, but if you try to "add" the application, ...