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    Buy from amazon.co.uk no longer working
    Hi,

    Don't think this is mentioned anywhere on here, and only just
    noticed it a few days ago, but 'buy from amazon.co.uk' is not
    working any more. Just get an error page from Amazon.

    Using Grandshop as an example (if I may, David)
    http://www.grandshop.co.uk/amazon/as...ch_B0006Z3R6I/

    Click on Buy from Amazon.co.uk and you get a 500 error at Amazon.


    Does anyone know what's wrong?

    Am going to turn off this feature until I hear otherwise

    Cheers,
    Steve

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    Has worked until now. Probably a temporary problem at amazon.co.uk.

    I posted to Amazon's forum and am waiting for a reply from Amazon.

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    per: David Cusimano

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    Have been getting this same problem all day today. However, if the availability of the item is 'Used & New', it goes through to amazon.co.uk all ok. If the item is an Amazon Stocked item or the availability says anything other than 'Used & New', then the error (or apology!!) page comes up.

    Bit of a bind from my point of view as links from one of my larger sites are all to Amazon.co.uk which isn't going to do anything for sales!!.

    Regards

    Alan

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    Amazon says that they are aware that "Buy from amazon.co.uk" buttons are not working properly, and that their Associates Team is working on a fix.

    Note: This problem is not specific to ae.pl -- this is a general amazon.co.uk problem that applies to all amazon.co.uk associates.

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    per: David Cusimano
    Last edited by cusimano; October 31st, 2005 at 05:00 PM.

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    Work-around is to install ae.pl v5.11.01-beta and set the new configuration variable addto.addcart to no. When no, the "Buy from amazon.co.uk" button goes to the product's page at amazon.co.uk rather than trying to add the item to the amazon.co.uk shopping cart.

    When Amazon.co.uk fixes the shopping problem on their server, you can set addto.addcart to yes (default is yes) so that items will be added to the amazon.co.uk shopping cart.

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    Hi David

    Thanks a million for the workaround for the amazon.co.uk problem. If only amazon had somebody like you, perhaps they might be able to fix things a little quicker.
    I have just downloaded the beta ae.pl but that is the only file in the zip. Do I just add the addto.addcart line to the ae.ini file. I can't see that variable in my current ae.ini.

    Regards

    Alan Kenyon

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    ABW Ambassador cusimano's Avatar
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    The beta .zip only contains the ae.pl file. In beta's, that's all that changes.

    addto.addcart is a new variable. Add it anywhere in ae.ini and set it to no (the default is yes).

    Yours truly,
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