[Slightly OT] Amazon's "Share the Love"

Wed Feb 5 05:40:59 PST 2003

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gaertk at aol.com [mailto:Gaertk at aol.com] 

> I just ordered _Book of Athyra_ today, and Amazon wanted me
> to tell all my friends to order it too, offering discounts or
> something if so.  I of course said no, since I hate spam and
> won't inflict it on my friends.
> But...
> Afterwards I realised that I do know the email addresses of
> lots of people, at least some of whom are likely ordering 
> this book now.  And I assume many of us will be ordering
> _Lord of Castle Black_ when it comes out.  And I've decided
> that I don't care if people here benifit from me buying these
> books, so...

A couple of friends and I use this as a mutual back-scratching tool.
Since we often order similar books, DVDs, and CDs, we send the discount
using share the love, and then everyone else gets a chance at getting it
even cheaper.

You probably made the right choice by not sending a share to love to
people that hadn't invited it, but *I* certainly don't mind getting
those kinds of messages (since I'm inviting it, it's not spam...:).

> You all officially have my permission to use my email 
> ( gaertk at aol.com ) for this thingy when ordering new books by
> Brust, as well as new stuff from Terry Pratchett and Jo 
> Walton. 

For clarity's sake: You're inviting us to put you on our share the love
list when we order Pratchett, Brust, and Jo Walton? :)

>(Right now, those are the only authors I buy in
> hardcover.)

Do you buy paperback from Amazon? :)

Rachel and I haven't been buying the pre "Night Watch" Discworld books
in hardcover. We're cheap. Although we don't pass up a hardcover if it
is comfortably priced (used book sotre and the like).  And now that I
look, apparently all four at the end are hardcover. :)