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It costs you nothing and it helps me keep this site going.

B&H is the exclusive advertiser for this site. If you don't have an adblocker in place, you'll see their ads in the right-hand column on every page, and at the bottom of pages for which products are mentioned in which they still sell those items. B&H and I have worked to try to make the ads that are served relevant to the information in this site. I see the advertising as much as a service to the reader to help them quickly find items of interest to them. 

Use any of the B&H ads or links on this site and you’ll be helping this site. 

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites:

This Amazon program costs you nothing but helps provide this site revenue. It's called an Affiliate Program, and the above links are an example of that. Here's how it works: when you click on an affiliate link on this site you're taken to the Amazon site with an ID that identifies that you came from this site. If you purchase something during that session, bythom gets a small commission. However, note that the price you pay for something from Amazon is always the same whether or not you started on my site or not. Thus you're essentially diverting a small portion of what you pay from Amazon to me, not paying more to Amazon to support me. All affiliate links are clearly labeled as such on this site to conform to FTC regulations.

Why do vendors do that? It's a form of advertising, basically. They're looking for continuous visibility on a high volume site, and are willing to pay a portion of their sales proceeds for that. The fact that they can directly track where their sales come from helps them better target their future advertising and marketing dollars. The extra links to their site helps them with search engine optimization.

Use of Amazon affiliate links is entirely voluntary on your part, and there's no other hidden relationship. If you use an affiliate link, I get a small percentage of your purchase price, and that's the only thing I get. If you don't use them, you pay the same price as if you had. So it's your choice. If you're going to order something from Amazon you can support me or not, your choice.

One small thing, though: you have to start your ordering from an affiliate link on this site and complete that order within 24 hours for me to get any money. If you put an item into your wish list, or you let your Web session with the vendor expire, or leave something in your cart overnight, the affiliate link is dropped and I get nothing. 

Thanks for your support. It really does help me make this site better over time.

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