When I buy something on Amazon, I can’t save myself any money by going through ebates, because Amazon doesn’t participate. However, I would like to be able to send a few pennies from my order to a worthy affiliate.
When I set out to make a purchase, I’ll often think about where I want money money to go and then head to a web site I frequent and go to Amazon through their affiliate link. For instance, if I want to support Erik over at Vegan.com, I’ll click through his link. Or if there’s a blogger I’ve been really enjoying as of late, I may visit through their link. One thing I think would be helpful is if there were an opt-in Amazon Affiliate directory. It could be sorted into three main categories: Charity / Commerical / Individual. Subcats could then be created under each category.
This is going out to the LazyWeb in case anyone wants to take the idea and run with it. I can’t imagine it would be terribly difficult to set up, especially using some Yahoo/ODP-like open source software to handle submissions.