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Old 09-29-06, 10:49 PM
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Amazon/ A9 Instant Rewards Program Discontinued

From the A9 page:


Home > Company > What's New at A9.com
A9.com Website & Toolbar – New Features and Changes


September 29th, 2006 — A New Look and Focus for the A9.com Website
We redesigned the A9.com website to make it easier and quicker to discover information from more sources. The left hand column of the page has some groups of search sources that you can select from. Within each group, you can choose to display or hide specific search columns. You can quickly switch among groups, and you can also quickly add additional groups that we have built. You can also add any OpenSearch™ search source to any group, and move sources among groups by dragging and dropping them.

To make it easier to navigate your results, we have introduced a new continuous scrolling feature, so you no longer have to bother with next and previous buttons to move from one page of results to the next. You can now also drag-and-drop the columns to change their order on the page.

We have discontinued the A9 Instant Reward program, and the A9 Toolbar and personalized services such as history, bookmarks, and diary. To get help uninstalling your A9 Toolbar, visit toolbar.a9.com. We have also discontinued A9 Maps and the A9 Yellow Pages (including BlockView™).

Access to Bookmarks and Diary: If you had any bookmarks or diary entries, we have saved them in files for you that you can access in the Product Extras section of your Amazon Media Library. To download the file, click download in the right-hand column (if you don't see download, select list view). There are up to three files located: one with both bookmarks and diary entries in a searchable, printable form; one with bookmarks in a format easy to import to other browsers; and one with diary entries in a text/xml format
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http://a9.com/-/company/whatsNew.jsp

So it seems that the logo below will be gone pretty soon and a9.com is going to become the suckiest web engine ever.

Old 09-30-06, 01:49 AM
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Thank goodness I did a bunch of pre-ordering tonight and still got the discounts!
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Well, looks like I won't be using a9 anymore. I only used it a couple of times a week anyway to keep up my rewards status. Ah well. It wasn't that much of a reward anyway, although it came in handy this summer when I ordered a very expensive MP3 player.
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A9 Instant Rewards Going Away?

http://a9.com/-/company/whatsNew.jsp
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thats too bad. but on the bright side at least i can get rid of that useless a9 toolbar and never have to visit the a9 search site anymore.
Old 09-30-06, 12:43 PM
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That is an awful search engine, especially if you are doing an image search.

It says that it has been discontinued, yet I just put The Little Mermaid and Xmen the Last Stand DVDs in my Amazon cart and went to checkout and it it still says I am going to get my .45¢ A9 discount.

Maybe I should place my order now for them instead of waiting for Tuesday to get them at Best Buy.
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mine disappeared a few days ago, but I got it back yesterday ..too bad it's going away..every bit helps..
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Originally Posted by pilot
mine disappeared a few days ago, but I got it back yesterday ..too bad it's going away..every bit helps..
I agree. I just saved $2 and some cents with Alias Collection. Now I hope it doesn't disappear until Tuesday or later. That way I can use it on my DVD Recorder purchase.

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Old 09-30-06, 07:49 PM
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Just placed an order for an LCD TV on amazon and still got the discount.
Had the feeling the discount might be gone by tomorrow, didn't want to take the chance.


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Just ordered a 80 Gig Ipod and I got the discount, thanks for the heads up!
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Share The Love and the A9 Discount both gone, but those useless "Friday Sales" and that stupid Gold Box (no, after all these years I STILL don't want a vibrating mole chaser!) linger on.
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If you have a Discover card, sign up on their website to get 5% cashback on Amazon.com purchases through the end of the year. Limited to $1000 in purchases.

There is other online stores plus restaurant purchases included in the offer.
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Hope the free shipping doesn't go away. Without that I will end up going back to B & M stores.
Old 10-03-06, 01:43 PM
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Well, back to using Google then. I really liked the History function... I was able to find pages I'd "lost" occassionally.
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Well the is gone, so the discount is now dead. i only wish that Amazon.com brought back the share the love discount.
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Originally Posted by dx23
Well the is gone, so the discount is now dead. i only wish that Amazon.com brought back the share the love discount.
not yet for me, but probably soon
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Yeah, its still there for me too.
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Still there for me as well.
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mine is gone again ..guess it's gone for good..
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I still have the little "logo", but I just tried doing a order and the discount would not show up. Guess its gone now.
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Originally Posted by Lateralus
Just ordered a 80 Gig Ipod and I got the discount, thanks for the heads up!
You bought an 80GB iPod in fear of losing the discount? What was it, like 7 dollars?

Well, I guess every bit counts.
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Mine is gone... And so are my A9 search actions

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Mine is gone... And so are my A9 seach actions
Ditto.
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My discount is gone. I was hoping to do a little early Christmas buying on some deals before it went away. With the discount, no sales tax and the give back on my Amazon card it really pays off for me. At least I won't have to use the lousy search engine anymore.
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Mine is gone too!
Damn, I was hoping to do a lot pre-orders using this discount but held it for a while because one item is still unavailable for pre-order...
I should just go ahead .. Bye-bye A9 search.

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