When ever I do a search, I come up with 1000 Amazon clones. Is there any
search engine that ignore them, or any technique to avoid it.
Does anyone know the story behind this problem? I presume Amazon does it to
prevent us from finding real companies, but is there more to it?
I don't think it's a grand Amazon conspiracy. These other guys just set up
a storefront that has Amazon as the back end. If you click through to the
product and buy it, the front end guy gets a cut. Honestly, I don't know
how any of these people makes any money because I don't understand the
incentive of going through them instead of just going to Amazon. It's not
like they even hide the fact that you're buying from Amazon. Putting
"-amazon" isn't effective (contrary to a posting I read). I don't know what
to tell you except to get a list of reputable online tool merchants and just
search their sites.
A brief list from my own experience and an archive search of rec.ww
http://www.houseoftools.com - Canada
http://nebraskatool.com - Used tools
Anyone else please feel free to add other suggestions.
A couple more...
Highland Hardware - Atlanta
Wm. J. Redmond & Son, Inc. - General, Jet, Powermatic, Delta etc. -
And, with Google, I tried: bosch 1581AVSK Got lots of Amazon and
Changed the search line to:
bosch 1581AVSK -amazon -yahoo
and they were all gone.
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Spammers are VERMIN. Please kill them all.
Just has something to do with meta tags. People stuff hidden things into
their HTML to try to make it come to the top of search engines.
There's also some element of paying Google money too, probably.
Anyway, why do you say Amazon isn't a "real" company? I bought my JET mini
lathe from them for $199.95, free shipping. Free shipping on an 80-pound
hunk of cast iron is a damn good deal!
I thought it was pretty weird buying a machine from them too, until I
compared prices. They had the lowest price on this item, plus I saved
around $40 in shipping. Kind of a no-brainer. (No commercial interest,
just happy with how the transaction went.)
Michael McIntyre ---- Silvan < firstname.lastname@example.org>
Linux fanatic, and certified Geek; registered Linux user #243621
The site lists rebates/coupons each with limitations, terms and
conditions. "tk0410" apparently applied to toolking.com purchases. $10
off after spending $150+ is no big deal. Amazon.com had some great
discounts including free s/h over the holidays.
There are many rebates / coupons for tools, and they are not automatically
applied when making purchases. Buyers have to ferret out these savings
and then apply them either at vendor sites or by meeting requirements and
sending them to manufacturers.
Amazon is great for not telling buyers that there are additional coupons /
savings to be had. It pays to be savvy.
Has anyone mentioned...
Bought a tabletop bandsaw 2 years ago. They charge only $18 shipping for NY
to OH. Good deal.
Check it out.
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For example purposes let's suppose you're looking for brass hinges.
1. Use quote marks to denote phrases such as:
2. Use a plus sign (+) before each word that MUST be included in the results
+"solid brass hinge" +Brusso +retail
3. Use a minus sign (-) to exclude pages that contain a certain word such as:
+"solid brass hinge" +Brusso +retail -Amazon
4. Start by being as specific as possible. If you don't find what you're
looking for try relaxing your search requirements.
+"solid brass hinge" +Brusso -Amazon
+ hinge +Brusso -Amazon
Buffalo, NY - USA
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