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Posted: 13th November 2006 12:28

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Now you can buy the entirety of amazon.com at any time and support CoN while you do it. Unfortunately, for now the system is a little bit clunky because Amazon is really restrictive about how you access their data; however, you can find the new store here:

CoN Amazon Store

If what you're looking for simply doesn't exist within our categories, you can click the "Go to Amazon.com" link to be directed straight to the full Amazon site, where any purchase from any category will earn a little bit for CoN's bill collectors.

This is not only for CoN members - give the links to your parents as they are shopping for Christmas, or give it to your friends when they're looking to pick up some new books or a power drill. The more the merrier.

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Posted: 13th November 2006 14:02

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Quote (Rangers51 @ 13th November 2006 12:28)
The more the merrier, unless you shop amazon.co.uk: our store doesn't work for the UK site yet. smile.gif

I think I speak for all of us in the UK when I say d'oh.

But no matter, it's an intresting array of options it throws up for the future with a wide variety of things available to buy related to Final Fantasy and lets you buy from the rest of the amazon inventory as well as a bonus, so perhaps I'll hold off on buying books and graphic novels from Play or amazon.co.uk for a while...

Plus we can repay all the bandwidth we have sucked from the site with our straw latched to a hole in the series of tubes.

Sadly, I can't buy half a curly wurly on any Amazon store.




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Posted: 13th November 2006 14:09

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The site won't come up for me, Josh. I get a "page cannot be displayed"?

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Quote (Hamedo @ 13th November 2006 09:09)
The site won't come up for me, Josh. I get a "page cannot be displayed"?

Got me, it works perfectly on all my PCs. Hopefully Amazon will soon understand that their offerings, while full of great products, are a bit shaky in terms of development.

I will be trying to get a UK version up asap.

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Posted: 13th November 2006 14:44

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We'll be looking forward to it R51.

Let me be the first to say, WOOHOO! I need some of these thing to fill my gaps. Especially the guides. *collects them*

Is FFIII even out over there?

*is jealous that everyone gets things before the UK*

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Posted: 13th November 2006 15:29

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Which reminds me, what about amazon.ca?

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Posted: 13th November 2006 15:40

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Wait, I lied. UK won't actually be up until I get an email from Amazon. Same with Canada.

Sorry!

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Posted: 13th November 2006 15:49

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Aww...

Well, I still look forward to it!

Will the prices be roughly the same?

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Posted: 13th November 2006 16:18

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Quote (Snowman @ 13th November 2006 10:49)
Aww...

Well, I still look forward to it!

Will the prices be roughly the same?

The prices to you will be identical to what you would pay normally through Amazon. You pay nothing extra to buy via CoN, but CoN gets a small cut. The only downside is that you can get only what co.uk stocks.

And thanks to those who ordered the Master Creatures already, I actually hope to order one myself pretty soon!

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Posted: 13th November 2006 16:28

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FWIW, amazon.com will ship much of their stock to the UK. You may have to pay import tax, but the last time I checked, items such as a single DVD wouldn't incur any, though games might, being more expensive.
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I sent the link to my mom and my mother-in-law, both of whom will probably do at least some Christmas shopping on Amazon. I explained it to them, but I can't guarentee that they'll actually remember to use it.

I do, however, promise that I will use it soon. We're expecting another Amazon rewards certificate, and I have a little bit of Christmas shopping to do in addition to that.

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Posted: 13th November 2006 18:35

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AWS is getting a heavy influx of developers these days, but with the Christmas coming on, I'm guessing you won't see much change for a little while longer.

Anyhow, congratulations on this. Since I buy the majority of my books through my parent company, it looks like I'll be funding this site as well. That's what I call a bonus.

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can we get half of what you make back as a discount if we do this. i mean think about it youre still getting something for nothing.

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Posted: 13th November 2006 18:40

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Quote (chou @ 13th November 2006 14:35)
can we get half of what you make back as a discount if we do this. i mean think about it youre still getting something for nothing.

That would be against the TOS and would cause CoN's store and account to be shut down, and perhaps legally persued.

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Posted: 13th November 2006 19:40

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AWS is getting a heavy influx of developers these days, but with the Christmas coming on, I'm guessing you won't see much change for a little while longer.

Anyhow, congratulations on this. Since I buy the majority of my books through my parent company, it looks like I'll be funding this site as well. That's what I call a bonus.

Any chance you could tell the AWS folks to be less restrictive in implementing our own solutions? I'd like to have total flexibility to use Amazon XML feeds and convert them into a truly live page that lives directly on CoN, showing only a search box and the specific items I want to show. However, the restrictions on this make this impossible - I can only query the server once a second to get info. I understand why, but man, I don't like it. smile.gif

Thanks for the effort, hope you buy lots!

And shut up, chou.

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Posted: 13th November 2006 19:41

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I hope amazon hurry up and email you r51 ill get my mum to buy my christmas presents though it and final fantasy 12 when its out! thumbup.gif
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Posted: 14th November 2006 18:09

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I may have to buy something from there. Not for the holidays-I'm the only gamer in my family. I do love being selfish.

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Posted: 14th November 2006 18:26

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I may have to buy something from there. Not for the holidays-I'm the only gamer in my family. I do love being selfish.

You can buy anything from there, not just Final Fantasy stuff. I believe I say so right in the first post, in fact.

Canada is done, I was waiting to post the link until the UK was ready too, but I've been waiting for confirmation from amazon.co.uk since yesterday morning.

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Posted: 14th November 2006 18:53

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Can you still use the same services that you have with your amazon account?

I mean, my family uses amazon a lot to get stuff, so we pay a large fixed fee (and by we I mean not me) for shipping, it makes everything we get that year free 2-day shipping. It actually saves us a lot over time. So would I still be able to get 2-day shipping for free? If yes, then I see no reason why to buy my amazon stuff through CoN.

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Posted: 14th November 2006 19:09

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Can you still use the same services that you have with your amazon account?

I mean, my family uses amazon a lot to get stuff, so we pay a large fixed fee (and by we I mean not me) for shipping, it makes everything we get that year free 2-day shipping. It actually saves us a lot over time. So would I still be able to get 2-day shipping for free? If yes, then I see no reason why to buy my amazon stuff through CoN.

I believe that is the case, yes. It will use your already-existing Amazon Prime account. The only difference at all is that you would start your search using CoN tools - once you do that everything else will track as if it's CoN as long as you don't lose your cart cookie.

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Posted: 14th November 2006 20:09

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ooooo, me likes. i'm definately gonna be getting FFXII, and when i do, it'll probably be from CoNzon.(yes, that is the new name. you will use it. you will love it)

i'll most likely be getting a strategy guide for XII(i have one for every other FF i own, why stop now?), as well as FFV Advance.

as for the Master Creatures firgurines, did anyone notice that they misspelled Kefka as "Cefca"?

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Posted: 14th November 2006 21:14

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I've seen it romanised as "Cefca" before (translated soundtrack names perhaps?)

Surely, though, the store name works better as AmaCoN?
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Posted: 14th November 2006 21:24

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1) It certainly does sound better.

2) You changed your avatar Josh!

3) You may have to wait a while for .co.uk, as we brits can be a wee bit lazy.

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Posted: 15th November 2006 11:54

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AmaCoN for your shopping needs indeed.

So, I just found out that Amazon pretty much changed their aStore program to do more or less what I want. So now I will need to redo the product listing for the stores in general, all three of them. smile.gif Given that I put myself way behind at work by fiddling with my new avatar yesterday, I'm not sure how soon I can get that to happen, but I'll work on it!

And the UK still has yet to approve the store.

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Posted: 15th November 2006 14:39

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I've made a purchase, the Master Creatures, Cefca, and FFXII Guide, just cause I'm a completionist. I've already finished XII, now I wanna know what I missed.

AmaCoN, FTW!!

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Posted: 15th November 2006 17:08

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AmaCoN: The best thing since... That thing smile.gif. Seriously, this rocks. All my purchases are now through AmaCoN! (So, FFVA, FFVIA, FFIII & the Strategy Guide)

Although... that English site would be nice.
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Posted: 15th November 2006 17:59

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United Kingdom has finally come through.

CoN Amazon Store UK
"Go to Amazon.co.uk"

CoN Amazon Store Canucka
"Go to Amazon.ca"

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Posted: 15th November 2006 18:20

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Posted: 16th November 2006 01:58

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I like Amazon.Com because it is named after a Jungle.

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Posted: 18th November 2006 20:15

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It's official Josh.

I LOVE YOU MAN!

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