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Thank you … somebody

I haven’t been paying daily attention to my Amazon Associates links since last year’s Great Nerfing. Commissions have fallen between 30-50%, not because people are buying less, but because of Amazon’s drastic fee cuts. But I finally took a look this morning and discovered that earlier this month somebody got sufficient high-tech desks to equip a small business.

It also happened that this purchase fell into one of the (rare and highly arbitrary) categories that actually earns more than it would have before the Grand Nerf.

In short: Dear Anonymous Somebody, you not only earned me the largest single-day’s commission ever, but a commission equal to some entire recent months.

I haven’t been promoting my Amazon links much since the nerf, but thank you ALL for using them. Your combined efforts will make this a good month.


  1. Bear
    Bear August 30, 2018 6:04 am

    Dayum. If he’s still shopping for the business, I hope he uses my referral link once or twice. That might even fix my truck.

  2. ellendra
    ellendra August 30, 2018 8:36 am

    Do shelves fall into that same category? I need more shelves to use for drying racks.

  3. Claire
    Claire August 30, 2018 8:47 am

    Thanks for asking, ellendra. Sadly, since Amazon’s Great Nerf (which they claim to have done to make the commission structure more clear), it’s nearly impossible to tell what fee category a given item falls under.

    Because it now depends on how the seller lists the item — and that’s arbitrary. So shelves, for instance. They could be listed under Home and Garden, Office, Industrial, Kitchen and Housewares, Tools and Hardware, or simply “Other” — all of which earn different commissions. It’s also possible they could even be listed under Baby, Toys or some other totally unexpected designation (because after all, toys and baby-care items are put on shelves).

    So buy your shelves with my gratitude. But it’s up to the gods what happens when the order hits.

  4. FishOrMan
    FishOrMan August 30, 2018 10:02 pm

    Been busy. Summer feels like it is coming to a rapid end around here. Just stopped by for the Amazon link. Loved seeing the post, (but wasn’t my desk). All the best!

  5. Grumpy Joe
    Grumpy Joe September 6, 2018 6:56 am

    You may have noticed someone buying odd assortment of rather odd things, from a laser level, 3 XL shirt, Microphone foam covers, wirelss mouse, blue tooth keyboard, this list goes on and on. Some how I got picked to do product testing and review. Has this helped you any since I only order using your link?

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