How to support Brickset?

MCNwakeboardMCNwakeboard VirginiaMember Posts: 269
edited December 2011 in Brickset.com
With the recent changes to the website I'm having a harder time finding affiliate/referral links/advertisements to sites like Lego.com, Amazon.com, and Toysrus.com that provide referral fees to Brickset. Would it be possible to add them under the Buy link at the top of the page as I would prefer to support Brickset with a percentage or two if I am going to be buying the Lego sets either way.

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  • HuwHuw Brickset Towers, Hampshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,441
    What country are you in? There should be some relevant links if in the USA or UK, but I like the idea of just putting direct links to the vendors there too.
  • MCNwakeboardMCNwakeboard VirginiaMember Posts: 269
    I'm in the USA. I do see the referral links through the price text in the "What's new a shop.lego.com" page now, so I should probably use those, but I think it would be fine to have a general link at the top of the page there. I still don't see it on the Amazon bargain watch page but maybe those links are referral links.
  • rocaorocao Administrator Posts: 4,288
    If you follow through any of the Amazon product links, the cookie for affiliate income will be loaded so your purchase will send Brickset credit. In fact, the cookie will remain active for a certain number of days or until a different affiliate cookie is introduced, so purchases at a later time -- including non-LEGO items -- will be credited.

    Lots of affiliates are fighting for your referral income, so it's something to make yourself aware of and keep in mind if you have a preference on where to send it.

    Thanks for the consideration in jumping through hoops to help fund Huw's next cruise :)
  • krklintkrklint Member Posts: 500
    If it means saving big bucks due to the wonderful info on this site, all I have to say is, "Huw, did you want the deluxe suite on that next cruise? Point me towards Lego.com!"
  • rocaorocao Administrator Posts: 4,288
    It's a win-win scenario. The cruises keep Huw's wife happy during the warm months so that Huw can devote time to developing Brickset the rest of the year :)

    Btw, that really is the beauty of affiliate income. It costs us nothing additional over the money we otherwise would have spent and it's the retailers that are giving a percentage back.
  • YellowcastleYellowcastle Member Posts: 4,401
    Whenever I plan to do an online purchase, I always remind myself to first visit Brickset. This way, I'm sure I didn't inadvertently pick up someone else's cooties .. eh, cookies. What I need is an online remora fish. :o)
  • oboeoboe Member Posts: 11
    I buy a lot from amazon (but not many Legos). I go through the affiliate links as often as I can from here and am glad to see that you get my nonlego purchase money too.
  • HuwHuw Brickset Towers, Hampshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,441
    edited December 2011
    Thank you all for thinking of me (and my wife!).

    @rocao is right, all the links to Amazon, eBay and LEGO.com are affiliate links so you don't have to hunt round for particular ones.
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