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Re: New BBcode to Post Links to Amazon or BookCloseOuts

Post Number:#16  Postby Scott » 17 Jan 2012, 08:55

Yes and no. I believe the ASIN is the same internationally. So if you pull the ASIN of 0141036141 from[http://www.amazon.co.uk/Nineteen-Eighty-four-George-Orwell/dp/0141036141/ then use it with the bbcode the link will go to amazon.com/Nineteen-Eighty-four-George-Orwell/dp/0141036141/ which is still the page for the same book but not on the .co.uk version of Amazon. This may create an inconvenience if you then live in the UK and wish to buy the book or interact with your amazon account, but otherwise it will still be useful for the function of specifying which version of a book someone to which one is referring.

I hope in the future to provide more complete international functionality to this BBcode so that uses one's location setting to determine which version of Amazon to link.
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Re: New BBcode to Post Links to Amazon or BookCloseOuts

Post Number:#17  Postby pawpoint » 17 Jan 2012, 10:42

Thanks Scott, you are a great help
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Re: New BBcode to Post Links to Amazon or BookCloseOuts

Post Number:#18  Postby Trcapro » 21 Jan 2012, 19:58

Scott, great idea! I know i'm constantly searching Amazon for new reads and this should same some time for all of us.
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Re: New BBcode to Post Links to Amazon or BookCloseOuts

Post Number:#19  Postby thietkelogo » 06 Apr 2012, 10:28

Great Scott, it is very useful for my SEO
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Re: New BBcode to Post Links to Amazon or BookCloseOuts

Post Number:#20  Postby katesolomon » 03 May 2012, 01:17

Thanks for making such a helpful post. Adding links is always an issue , this will be really helpful for those who want to add links.
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Re: New BBcode to Post Links to Amazon or BookCloseOuts

Post Number:#21  Postby officefurniture9 » 08 May 2012, 03:02

This is great i like these bbc cods on amazon these are great thanks :)
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Re: New BBcode to Post Links to Amazon or BookCloseOuts

Post Number:#22  Postby audrey_clark » 11 Sep 2012, 20:08

This is a great tip. How would I use it on this site?
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Post Number:#23  Postby Arianna » 24 Sep 2012, 23:58

Thank you very much for the nice and very helpful information. The information about new BBcode is very helpful and useful for me. Thanks again.
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Re: New BBcode to Post Links to Amazon or BookCloseOuts

Post Number:#24  Postby shela » 17 Oct 2012, 05:15

It great, thanks for the codes. it is really helpful
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Re: New BBcode to Post Links to Amazon

Post Number:#25  Postby Anti-Viurss » 07 Jan 2015, 07:13

Thanks for sharing this informative post, its really help me to post link on Amazon.
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