Happy Thanksgiving and Damn You Amazon Customers!

Hap­py Turkey Day! It’s been one hec­tic day already. I don’t know if you have heard about Amazon.com’s new gig, Cus­tomers Vote, but I heard it first from Ryan ear­li­er this week. He not­ed it because of the Xbox 360 deal for only a low-down-and-dirty $100 (core sys­tem). That’s about a $200+ sav­ing from its MSRP.

Any­ways, it was one excit­ing and dis­ap­point­ing morn­ing at the same time. Not only was the deal adver­tised on Amazon.com’s home­page, but it was every­where! I mean every­where as in: radio, vlogs, blogs and maybe even on TV. There were only 1,000 units for the deal, and that ain’t a lot. In terms of inter­net-store for a deal this great, that’s less than a sec­ond or two in terms of the deal’s life­time.

Any­ways, enough of my stats talk. I guess the rea­son why I was so upset in not get­ting one (oth­er than I can make a quick $200 or more on ebay if I sell it) is that I got a new toy. I was hop­ing to use the mon­ey from the Xbox to feed this new crack, or at least make it free for me so I would­n’t feel bad about spend­ing some mon­ey on “non­sense” items. Then again, it is from Cost­co.

DS Lite Foray

Amazon Launches aStore Beta

Amazon aStore Beta

Just received news through the Ama­zon Asso­ciates Team that their aStore has gone to beta. What is it?

aStore vast­ly expands on our cur­rent link type offer­ings by giv­ing you the abil­i­ty to build a ded­i­cat­ed shop­ping area that can be embed­ded with­in, or linked to from, your web­site.

Build your own pro­fes­sion­al online store fea­tur­ing Amazon.com prod­ucts in min­utes with no pro­gram­ming skills required. Because aStore is a ded­i­cat­ed shop­ping area for your site, it is a great com­pli­men­ta­ry prod­uct for your exist­ing Ama­zon prod­uct links. Vis­i­tors to your site get a pro­fes­sion­al shop­ping expe­ri­ence through your unique selec­tion of prod­ucts and cat­e­gories and the fea­tures of Amazon.com you have cho­sen includ­ing Cus­tomer Reviews, List­ma­nia, and more. The check­out process is com­plet­ed through Amazon.com.

You may view the demo store to see an exam­ple of a stand-alone store.