[Theforum] amazon (was: half the battle - finance time)

Marlene Bruce marlene at members.evolt.org
Mon Jul 15 10:57:53 CDT 2002

>I think pimping our amazon affiliates account too would be a good call

We need to set up a new one. I forgot to pass this along, but Amazon
couldn't give me info on our old account since nobody remembers the
password, and I wasn't writing from the "official" email account (who
knows what that was). See emails below, if anyone's interested.

I've tried setting up a new account. The problem is I can't use our
P.O. Box 'cause that categorizes us as being a US resident or
business, and then the form requires a tax ID number which of course
we don't have. We're going to set up our bank account in the UK, but
need to be able to receive the checks somewhere.



Date: Thu, 6 Jun 2002 13:26:02 -0700
From: associates at amazon.com
Subject: RE:associate information needed

Hello Marlene,

Thanks for writing to the Amazon.com Associates Program.

Unfortunately, upon checking our records I was unable to locate your
Associates Account under the e-mail address you are writing from,
marlene at members.evolt.org.

For security reasons, please note that we can only send
account-specific information when the request *originates* from the
e-mail address of record for the account; merely including that email
address (or Associates ID) in the body of a message sent from a
different email address is insufficient.  We feel that this is the
best way to ensure that any changes or requests are authorized by the
account holder.

Therefore, please resend your request from the account email address.
Alternatively, we will need you to write back and provide the
following three items of information.

(1) your Associates ID,
(2) the e-mail address that is on your account, and
(3) the payee mailing address (street address).

If you are unable to provide us with this information, then you will
need to open a new account at: http://www.amazon.com/associates.

We appreciate your patience with our security measures.  Thanks for
participating in the Associates Program.

Best regards,

Galen Sather
Amazon.com Associates Program

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>Date: Wed Jun 05 13:22:04 PDT 2002
>Subject: associate information needed
>To:  associates at amazon.com
>From: marlene at members.evolt.org

>I've become the treasurer for an on-line organization called
>evolt.org. We signed up for associate status with Amazon in January
>1999. We don't know if we've ever *earned* anything, but we would
>like to find out.
>No one seems to recall the email address and password we used to
>sign up.
>We do, however, know that we were identified as "evoltorg" and that
>to send people to Amazon we would use the URL:
>We'd also like to know what address you currently have for us (for
>sending checks). That address will probably have to be modified, and
>I can supply one shortly.
>We're getting ready to make more prominent requests for donations
>(we're non-profit) and one way to do that is through our affiliation
>with you.
>Thank you for your help.
>Marlene Bruce
>--on behalf of evolt.org--

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