- Dear Friend of the Purple Crayon,
This message contains information about the online stores the site
links to, and which pay commissions for referrals. Please accept this
as something like a National Public Radio fund-raising drive--it's
annoying, but if you do want to help, this is how to do it. If you
don't, just delete this message.
We've added new "sponsors" to the Bookstores page, so if you haven't
visited there recently, you might want to do so again, and then
The URL is: http://www.underdown.org/bookstores.htm
New stores include:
Apple Computer--I use and recommend a Mac. If you want to buy one, or
some Mac software or hardware, or even an iPod, please do it from our
Drugstore.com--I've shopped from them. Big selection of health and
Office Depot--Maybe not for holiday shopping, but you can get a lot
of useful supplies here.
Djangos--Music CDs, and movies in videotape and DVD form. Good for
holiday shopping. They offer discounts and free shipping with $50
As for the bookstores, everyone knows Amazon, but please don't forget
about Bookcloseouts, which has an interesting and changing selection
of remainders and such, and Powell's, a great independent with a big
selection, including used books. Buy a used book at Powell's, and The
Purple Crayon gets a much higher percentage of your purchase price
than if you had bought it through Amazon (10% vs. 2.5%).
Thanks for listening. We now return to our regularly scheduled programming.
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