As you know I never hit this very hard, but from time to time I must channel Ken Rockwell and play hardball—and force you to buy yourself a present.
Yes, I know it's hard, but how I get paid is when you buy cool stuff as presents for yourself through my links. It doesn't come out of your pocket—B&H and Amazon kindly share their profits with me. (Evidently they think I'm a nice guy. I think that's why they do it.)
I'm not picking on you. All TOP readers are compelled to indulge themselves in something nice once in a while. A book from Amazon, a lens from B&H Photo...but really, whatever you want. A pair of toasty warm shoes, an exercise bike, a Sony Playstation. It doesn't matter, as long as you choose it and buy it on the same visit originating from TOP.
A little-known fact is that it doesn't have to be something expensive. Amazon plays a numbers game—the more items ordered, the higher a percentage they kick back to me. So if it's just lenscap or a Kindle e-book, you have still done your part.
And yes, I'm sorry, but you have to do this*. Tell your spouse I forced you to, and you didn't have any choice. (Practice your sorrowful face in the mirror first.) I'll take the blame.
(And if you are going to do this this season or have done it in the past, thank you.)
P.S. And by the way, my girlfriend had me cranking away on one of those things in the picture above at 5:30 this morning, and I liked it. What is this strange place where I find myself?
*Okay, not really. Please, though?
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robert e: "I hit B&H via TOP last week, and I'll do it now for Amazon, for some little things I've been meaning to get. NOTE: Here's the post that goes over the rules vis-a-vis shopping carts and wishlists."
Ken Rahaim: "Fuji X-T1 with kit lens plus Fujinon 10–24mm on the sleigh from B&H via TOP :-) First new camera since the Canon 5D Mark I in 2005!"