Yes, I know I can be a jerk, hectoring and nagging you and prodding you to do your bit. But it's that time again...if you haven't done so any time recently, it's time to buy yourself something nice. I know, I'm mean. Mean Mike.
It's a tough obligation, I know. But it's your duty, and I need you to suck it up. Look, we put up all this material for you to read. So every now and then we have to force you to pay us back. By buying something. For yourself.
It's a hard job, but you've got to do it.
Why? It's because whenever you buy something from B&H Photo or Amazon.com—and now The Book Depository too—through our links, we get a little kickback called an "affiliate fee." It's a small percentage of the sale price of the item. It comes out of their profit—you don't have to pay an extra cent.
And even small items help a lot. The reason is because the percentage of the affiliate fee is on a sliding scale based on the number of items sold. The more total items, the bigger a percentage we rake in on everything. So even if you only buy some printer inks or an SD card or a microfiber cloth from B&H (and look at all the great Canon stuff they've got on sale), or a set of rechargeable AA's or a book about cameras (or maybe one about food) or some basic software from Amazon, it all helps out—more than you'd think. Honest. The little things are important.
Everything Amazon sells counts (it doesn't have to be related to photography), but not anything that's already in your cart. You have to go there from here and select it and purchase it on the same visit for it to count.
Everything from B&H counts too.
You can bookmark the Amazon links but not the B&H link—for that to work you have to start your shopping trip from our site or one of our links.
Okay, now I'll stop being a jerk and leave you alone for another month. But not before reminding you that our links page, including links to Amazon in the U.K., Germany, and Canada, is here.
And, thanks very much!
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