Amazon links broken?

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  1. Sheza macrumors 65816

    Sheza

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    Hi,

    This week Amazon links haven't been working for me on here.

    There'll be a direct link to an item posted by a forum user, and it just takes me to an Amazon.co.uk (even when the link is Amazon.com) search for a random word like 'Clear' or 'Black'.

    Then going back to the link I just clicked, the new link is 'http://forums.macrumors.com/null'

    It literally changes once clicked.

    What. The. Hell?

    eBay seems unaffected.
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

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    http://www.georiot.com/home

    This site uses the Georiot service to send you to the Amazon store for your country based on your IP address. So like you mentioned, if you click the link I pasted below to the Amazon US store, it should take you to that same product (Samsung EVO SSD) in the UK store.

    What happens when you click my link?

    Link here.
     
  3. Sheza thread starter macrumors 65816

    Sheza

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    It works for the SSD - but many cases in the iPhone 6 forum (literally, protective cases sold on Amazon) have broken links. Then there's the /null issue, which still occurs with your link.
     
  4. Weaselboy Moderator

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    If you search Amazon are the case still being sold there?

    Can you explain exactly what you do to get the null error, because I'm not understanding.
     
  5. Sheza thread starter macrumors 65816

    Sheza

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    The null error happens on every single user-posted link here. Even on the news articles I believe.

    Step 1. Open the link in a new tab
    Step 2. Go back to the page where the link was
    Step 3. Observe, that same link now points to
    Code:
    http://forums.macrumors.com/null
    I think the case isn't being sold on Amazon UK but is being sold on Amazon US. This is very annoying though because if I could get the case in the UK, reading the Amazon US store page would be useful but instead I get re-directed.

    EDIT: I should mention that, having further tested it, it only appears to be happening on Windows in Chrome. On Safari on my Mac the null error doesn't happen. Similarly however, I don't get redirected to Amazon UK on my Mac.
     
  6. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Ahhh... gotcha. That explains why I don't see the error.

    What you could do is quote the post with the link and that exposes the real link, then copy paste it from there.
     
  7. Sheza thread starter macrumors 65816

    Sheza

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    Good suggestion, I'll keep that in mind.

    It is temperamental - not happening for your SSD link at all now but still for the cases.
     

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