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Amazon Black Friday 2021

Discussion in 'off topic' started by Tony L, Nov 12, 2021.

  1. Sue Pertwee-Tyr

    Sue Pertwee-Tyr neither here nor there

    I ordered mine and have been charged £19.00. I've sent back my old one, so I presume that I've got it at the promo price and with the trade-in, but if it doesn't pass appraisal for any reason, they'll just charge me the extra £5.
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  2. windhoek

    windhoek The Phoolosopher

    The 4k Max version is still showing as £36.99 at checkout for me so it looks like they want my old first before applying the 20% discount to my account. Oh well.
  3. matthewr

    matthewr spɹɐʍʞɔɐq spɹoɔǝɹ ɹnoʎ sʎɐld

    I had this question as well as I selfishly use Smile to attempt to cure myself.

    AFAICT the answer is yes, and you can put smile at the start of any amazon link and your charity and the affiliate will get their cut. Although frustratingly, it's not clear if the affiliate link is offset by the charity donation or is they stack, but I believe a "double linked2 URL does work.

    Another thing worth knowing is that smile links pay a much smaller commission than affiliate links, because smile can be mass promoted by charities to get general income, whereas affiliate links are meant to be more narrowly targeted by people who can bring a specific audience to amazon for specific products. E.g. a fishing equipment review youtube channel for fishing gear. What you can do with affiliate links is something of a grey area although I think mostly what rules are to stop large scale, general distribution of affiliate links.

    EDIT : SO this link should work for Black Friday, Charity + PFM :
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  4. windhoek

    windhoek The Phoolosopher

    I just sent off my 1st gen fire stick. I mean to say, they pre-valued its trade-in value at £2.99, plus I should get 20% off a new fire stick, and Amazon are also crediting my account with £0.99 to rent or buy on a digital film i.e. to stream or download. It's a decent enough bundle if you're looking to trade up.
  5. hifinutt

    hifinutt hifinutt

    more trouble for amazon

    Amazon workers in 20 countries - including the US, UK, and several in the EU - are planning protests and work stoppages on Black Friday.

    The shopping-centric day is among Amazon's busiest all year.

    The Make Amazon Pay group says: "Amazon takes too much and gives back too little."

    It is backed by a coalition of labour groups, trade unions, grassroots campaigns and non-profit-making organisations in individual countries.

    In the UK, that includes the:

    • GMB Union
    • Trades Union Congress
    • Momentum
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  6. steveinspain

    steveinspain pfm Member

    How annoying is that - put it in my basket at £199-ish went to hospital for an op, just went to buy it but the price is up to £234. That'll teach me..
  7. calorgas

    calorgas Generic middle-aged man


    I hope everyone here reads the article and pauses to consider what Amazon and this stupid smoke-and-mirrors black friday bullshit does to all the smaller retailers, and the environmental cost of buying endless stuff that you don't really need anyway.
    Jimin and Cheese like this.
  8. windhoek

    windhoek The Phoolosopher

  9. windhoek

    windhoek The Phoolosopher

    Not a deal from Amazon but Roon is doing a three-month trial for a dollar just now. Apparently, it's the best thing for home and internet streaming since records began, as it were. It's bloody expensive but a three-month trial for a dollar seems worth a shot.
  10. robs

    robs should know how this works by no

    Not Amazon either, but Sennheiser have 50% off everything on their site (through Unidays code - my daughter still a student...sometimes there are perks..). 800 series sold out long ago but I will be trying a pair of 660S.:)
    windhoek and PhilofCas like this.
  11. steveinspain

    steveinspain pfm Member

    Well, today it seems that the price has gone back down should anyone be after a pillar drill..
  12. cutting42

    cutting42 Arrived at B4 Hacker Ergo

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  13. steveinspain

    steveinspain pfm Member

    Thanks for the link - I did actually look at that one but figured it was just a bit too much for me to spend on something I've never used before, and yes, I have got the Bosch one..
    Having managed without one for all my life my needs are clearly less precision, more 'that'll do'..
  14. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    That’s a fantastic deal from Sennheiser. I bought a pair of Momentum blue tooth, noise cancelling headphones from them a couple of years ago. Always worth checking their website before committing to buy from another source.
  15. paulbysea

    paulbysea pfm Member

    Why is this thread still pinned to the top? Surely it would be better to unpin threads like this one that is about a specific date or event once it has passed? If a new thread for a similar future event is created it can be pinned for a few weeks as needed.

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