How to Turn Off Amazon Seller Emails

I shop a ton on Amazon and I love it. What I have never loved was the nagging from sellers for feedback or whatever reason they saw necessary. Many Amazon sellers email directly through Amazon to make sure it doesn’t go to your junk box. Some take it upon themselves to harvest your email address and even add it to their newsletter. That is highly unprofessional and you better believe I let them know.

 

Recently I got to the end of my rope with sellers nagging me for various things, so I called Amazon and asked them if there was a way to turn these off. The funny thing is the woman said no and even her supervisor said the same thing. But then she asked further, and they did know you can turn off Seller Feedback. I figured if there was that option there was indeed the option to turn it all off and I was right.

 

Here’s how to turn off Amazon seller emails altogether.

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Log into your account. Click on your account under your name. Scroll down to Email Preferences & Notifications. (At this point you may be asked to log in again.) Once on that page remove the tick by Seller Feedback, and Surveys and Feedback. This SHOULD take care of the emails. If however it doesn’t I highly recommend contacting Amazon and pointing out that you have these unmarked in your account and the change doesn’t appear to be working.

 

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WebSurveyPro

There are very few companies I would endorse these days. Especially coming right out and saying I endorse blah blah blah. Simply a review does not mean I actually endorse any product, company, etc. So when I use the actual words, that as a webmaster of Annika’s I fully endorse Web Survey Pro, says a heck of a lot.

I was contacted by the owner, and creator of WebSurveyPro. He respectfully asked that I add it to Annika’s Survey Tools page. At first I was a little shocked. Usually when someone contacts me to add something on that page it’s not created by them, it’s something a member/vistor has been using a while. My curiosity was peaked so I wrote back with a ton of questions. Every question had a direct answer. No games, no tricks etc. That made a huge impression! Usually I get people avoiding instead of sharing the good, bad and ugly. This was a guy right out of my book.

Let me explain a bit about WebSurveyPro.

You can find it at either of these domains: http://websurveyp.ro http://www.websurveypro.com

Why two domains? There was a time when lots of sites started using non “.com” addresses, because they could use the domain name in the URL to make a full word or phrase, or something unique, or to just shorted the domain/url, like google.com also has goo.gl for their url shortener functionality.  He just choose “.ro” because without the dot in “Websurveyp.ro”, it spells “websurveypro”.

Have you ever forgot you cashed out at a survey website? Was due payment for your time? Redeem your points for an Amazon gift card but confused which site it was? With WebSurveyPro you will never miss or forget a payment you rightfully-earned again!

You can sign up for an account and choose which survey panels you want to track payment.  Then in the list, you can select “Add Redemption” to add a redemption to track, and whether you got paid or not. Yes, it’s really that simple. And as survey websites become a partner with WebSurveyPro creating the ability to fully track your redemptions directly, it will not only save you time, money and hassles of saving redemption emails, sticky notes, and logging in checking which panel owes you.

I believe this site has a lot of potential! In fact I find myself excited sharing this with you. The creator has already had to use the site to track down a payment he has yet to receive from one of the panels. He also believes without using this site to track his redemptions and pending payments, would have forgotten about that one.

Functionality-wise, the site offers the opportunity to track redemptions and payments. There is a place to track individual earnings. The site offers charts for pending payments, monthly payment totals, grouped by survey company, and types of payments (PayPal, check, Amazon gift cards).  After registering, the user is presented with a list of the most popular research companies and their survey sites.  The user chooses what sites they want to track, and is now able to add earning information, and redemption or payment events.  Once the payment or redemption is received, they can easily mark it as received and add details of the payment.

Direct from the creator: “I would present the site as beta, work-in-progress.  People can start using it now, and expect future enhancements.  Future functionality I am working on will allow users to track product test participation.  They will be able to see what product tests are pending, currently participating in, and have completed and awaiting payment.  Also, I want to add more detailed reporting and charts.  People can choose certain parameters for the report and see how much they’ve earned by through a particular site, or see how much they’ve earned over a certain time period.  I also want to create aggregate reports of all user data related to how long it takes individual companies to pay.  As you well-know, some pay immediately, while others pay months later. I still envision being able to automatically download participation activity directly from the survey companies.”

Be sure to follow him on twitter @WebsurveyPro and share this wonderful survey tool.

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Pro Flow Solid Brass Fireman Style Hose Nozzle with Chrome Finish

I was super excited when I saw I could review this hose nozzle because my cousin wanted her drive way power washed but her power washer was broken. So I called her up and told her to let me test it. I love hosing down driveways and hers is new! She also just so happens to have fantastic water pressure!

The details of Pro Flow Solid Brass Fireman Style Hose Nozzle state:

• Nozzle made of heavy-duty chromed brass.
• Brass inlet will not corrode or weld to your hose like heaper aluminum versions.
• Heavy-duty rubber insulation and grip will not ding or chip your vehicle paint.
• Adjustable from gentle fan spray to powerful jet steam up to 40’
• Standard 3/4” hose thread.

Honestly I can truly say the Pro Flow Solid Brass Fireman Style Hose Nozzle is heavy-duty! I didn’t expect it to have so much weight to it. I also have one almost identical to this however there is no arrows on mine. So that made the Pro Flow Solid Brass Fireman Style Hose Nozzle a huge blessing. No guess work!

When I first started using it, I thought it was exactly like mine besides the massive weight difference, and of course mine wasn’t brass. The gentle fan when it’s open to the max my hose handle didn’t have, it almost goes all the way backwards which caused me to giggle. I can’t imagine anyone actually using that setting for anything.

Pro Flow Solid Brass Fireman Style Hose Nozzle really is an impressive addition to any gardener! I love how far it shoots and how strong the stream you can get. See the before and after shots of how it took the paint off the house too. No need to use a wire brush just use Pro Flow Solid Brass Fireman Style Hose Nozzle to power wash off the old paint!

A special TIP from the company… Our powerful, fireman-style hose nozzles
work BEST on water pressure between 50-150 psi, which is the
normal, residential water pressure range. With that said, they cannot
perform as well with the “pocket style hoses” (As seen on TV, weigh
1/2 a pound and are very compact) simply because all such hoses
have a 3/8 reducer built into them to limit water flow. So, even if a
pocket hose appears to be a 3/4 or 5/8 hose, its flow is being
restricted by design, which results in less output-distance, no matter
what style nozzle you attach to it.

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I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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Focus Forward Claudia Fraud

I’ve come to believe Claudia from Focus Forward is a figure head and nothing more. I use to love Focus Forward with a passion. I’d get Focus Groups calls, emails, discussion groups, product tests you name it. But then the phone calls from Focus Forward would become repetitive exactly what you filled out on the survey online then they would ask you some qualifying questions. The worst part of this whole ordeal is they actually start to book you into a spot before asking you these questions that seem to ALWAYS disqualify you from taking part.

 

Then there is the referral program. Share the thing with friends and family and get some extra points to cash out easier. Focus Forward should just remove this aspect of their site. The reason I say this is, “Claudia” (I use her name lightly as she’s not real.) closed my account with no reason provided other than I could tell it was because of the referrals and not my response to surveys. Upon emailing her she took it upon herself to use my business email address and set up another account. Thus I lost access to my referrals and they lost access to my history of the communities I gained access too via them. So I could then enter those communities again with another email address. Creating a massive amount of fraud that wasn’t even my fault. When I confronted her why she used my email address without my permission she refused to reply to the countless emails and calls. (Which I have copies of.) So I took it upon myself and closed that account and opened up another.

 

Upon opening up another I was back earning and earning off new referrals when again. “Claudia” closed my account. With payments already requested in the queue, over $140. So again I am forced to create another account. I do not use multi-accounts with companies because not only is that cheating it’s point blank obvious when you do. I do not encourage nor endorse doing so. But when your account gets closed and communications go ignored, there is nothing you can do but create another account. Password requests don’t work etc, you are between a rock and a hard place. It is then not considered cheating when THEY ignore YOU.

 

Why do market research companies such as Focus Forward expect their members to be honest when they cheat them by closing accounts for no reason. Focus Forward has been performing this fraud from the very start. I can’t help but wonder, at what point these market research companies are going to stop cheating their members. They want so badly their members to provide honest feedback for their clients and Focus Forward can’t even be honest with their members.

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The Internet Is Not Evil – Bible Quotes as Proof

My aunt, religious leaders and my ever knowing it all father love to stress anytime anything bad happens, “The internet is evil.” Well I have proof that what they are claiming is untrue. And please feel free to use this and see their comeback. The sections in bold print is directly what the internet is doing. How can spreading the word of God already written in the Bible be evil?

 

Mark 13 New International Version (NIV)

The Destruction of the Temple and Signs of the End Times

13 As Jesus was leaving the temple, one of his disciples said to him, “Look, Teacher! What massive stones! What magnificent buildings!”

“Do you see all these great buildings?” replied Jesus. “Not one stone here will be left on another; every one will be thrown down.”

As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives opposite the temple, Peter, James, John and Andrew asked him privately, “Tell us, when will these things happen? And what will be the sign that they are all about to be fulfilled?”

Jesus said to them: “Watch out that no one deceives you. Many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am he,’ and will deceive many. When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places, and famines. These are the beginning of birth pains.

“You must be on your guard. You will be handed over to the local councils and flogged in the synagogues. On account of me you will stand before governors and kings as witnesses to them. 10 And the gospel must first be preached to all nations. 11 Whenever you are arrested and brought to trial, do not worry beforehand about what to say. Just say whatever is given you at the time, for it is not you speaking, but the Holy Spirit.

12 “Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child. Children will rebel against their parents and have them put to death. 13 Everyone will hate you because of me, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved.

14 “When you see ‘the abomination that causes desolation’ standing where it does not belong—let the reader understand—then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. 15 Let no one on the housetop go down or enter the house to take anything out. 16 Let no one in the field go back to get their cloak. 17 How dreadful it will be in those days for pregnant women and nursing mothers! 18 Pray that this will not take place in winter, 19 because those will be days of distress unequaled from the beginning, when God created the world, until now—and never to be equaled again.

20 “If the Lord had not cut short those days, no one would survive. But for the sake of the elect, whom he has chosen, he has shortened them. 21 At that time if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Messiah!’ or, ‘Look, there he is!’ do not believe it. 22 For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. 23 So be on your guard; I have told you everything ahead of time.

24 “But in those days, following that distress,

“‘the sun will be darkened,     and the moon will not give its light; 25 the stars will fall from the sky,     and the heavenly bodies will be shaken.’

26 “At that time people will see the Son of Man coming in clouds with great power and glory. 27 And he will send his angels and gather his elect from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of the heavens.

28 “Now learn this lesson from the fig tree: As soon as its twigs get tender and its leaves come out, you know that summer is near. 29 Even so, when you see these things happening, you know that it is near, right at the door. 30 Truly I tell you, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened. 31 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.

The Day and Hour Unknown

32 “But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. 33 Be on guard! Be alert! You do not know when that time will come. 34 It’s like a man going away: He leaves his house and puts his servants in charge, each with their assigned task, and tells the one at the door to keep watch.

35 “Therefore keep watch because you do not know when the owner of the house will come back—whether in the evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or at dawn. 36 If he comes suddenly, do not let him find you sleeping. 37 What I say to you, I say to everyone: ‘Watch!’”

 

 

Matthew 24 New International Version (NIV)

The Destruction of the Temple and Signs of the End Times

24 Jesus left the temple and was walking away when his disciples came up to him to call his attention to its buildings. “Do you see all these things?” he asked. “Truly I tell you, not one stone here will be left on another; every one will be thrown down.”

As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately. “Tell us,” they said, “when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?”

Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you. For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and will deceive many. You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of birth pains.

“Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me. 10 At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, 11 and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. 12 Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, 13 but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.

15 “So when you see standing in the holy place ‘the abomination that causes desolation,’ spoken of through the prophet Daniel—let the reader understand— 16 then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. 17 Let no one on the housetop go down to take anything out of the house. 18 Let no one in the field go back to get their cloak. 19 How dreadful it will be in those days for pregnant women and nursing mothers! 20 Pray that your flight will not take place in winter or on the Sabbath. 21 For then there will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now—and never to be equaled again.

22 “If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive, but for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened. 23 At that time if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Messiah!’ or, ‘There he is!’ do not believe it. 24 For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. 25 See, I have told you ahead of time.

26 “So if anyone tells you, ‘There he is, out in the wilderness,’ do not go out; or, ‘Here he is, in the inner rooms,’ do not believe it. 27 For as lightning that comes from the east is visible even in the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. 28 Wherever there is a carcass, there the vultures will gather.

29 “Immediately after the distress of those days

“‘the sun will be darkened,     and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from the sky,     and the heavenly bodies will be shaken.’

30 “Then will appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven. And then all the peoples of the earth will mourn when they see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory. 31 And he will send his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other.

32 “Now learn this lesson from the fig tree: As soon as its twigs get tender and its leaves come out, you know that summer is near. 33 Even so, when you see all these things, you know that it is near, right at the door. 34 Truly I tell you, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened. 35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.

The Day and Hour Unknown

36 “But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. 37 As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. 38 For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; 39 and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. 40 Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other left. 41 Two women will be grinding with a hand mill; one will be taken and the other left.

42 “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come. 43 But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into. 44 So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.

45 “Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom the master has put in charge of the servants in his household to give them their food at the proper time? 46 It will be good for that servant whose master finds him doing so when he returns. 47 Truly I tell you, he will put him in charge of all his possessions. 48 But suppose that servant is wicked and says to himself, ‘My master is staying away a long time,’ 49 and he then begins to beat his fellow servants and to eat and drink with drunkards. 50 The master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he is not aware of. 51 He will cut him to pieces and assign him a place with the hypocrites, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

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Review: Australian Tea Tree Oil

crop_c577c70dec3237113f248b6ad83f51b214e997a426ce624ad8ccd78988e2f18613ba79de250250I was blessed to receive the Australian Tea Tree Oil and provided with a Tea Tree Oil Recipe Guide with over 50 Tea Tree Oil Recipes- Absolutely F-R-E-E to review!

I love Tea Tree Oil, my aunt introduced me to it years ago. I use it on wounds often. But the guide really opened my eyes on all the wonderful uses of Australian Tea Tree Oil.

Australian Tea Tree Oil was very well packaged, at first I thought the oil was open because I could smell it before I even opened it. There also appeared to be oil on the packaging. But sure enough it sealed tight!

There are no preservatives, no mineral oil, no petroleum, no chemical solvents, no artificial colors, no fragrances, no parabens in Australian Tea Tree Oil.

Right now, here in Ohio mosquitoes are really bad. I get bit everyday! I like using tea tree oil right away because it not only stops the itching but it starts the healing.

The only negative is some people don’t like the smell. It’s not bad or anything it’s just not like perfume. Doesn’t smell sweet, but does smell a bit like medicine.

Here are but a few ways you can use Australian Tea Tree Oil:

 

Clean your house with

Wash your hair

Treat a sinus infection

Aromatherapy, cure acne

In your laundry

Tooth brush cleaner

http://www.amazon.com/pharmaceutical-naturally-infections-dandruff-ringworm/dp/b00gf1nzly/ie=utf8?m=atvpdkikx0der&keywords=tea+tree+oil

 

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Market Research Pass It On, On Second Thought Remove It!

I can’t tell you how many emails those that help Annika’s and myself receive a day asking us to pass it on. Passing on the market research opportunity means either posting it on a blog, fan page, or even our own message board. Many companies love that you are sharing the information free of charge, as it brings in clients that didn’t have the chance of gaining before. Free press and all, it also adds a back-link helping their website be found.

Through out the many years of Annika’s we have received requests from upstanding companies who made the mistake of mentioning to pass it on, to the unprofessional threatening us with legal action.

If you made the mistake of requesting your members pass on the information to friends and family, and didn’t really mean for it to be shared — be sure to respectfully request the deletion of the topic/blog posting/fan page/ tweet etc. Many companies such as Annika’s have terms of service that cover postings in the forum so legal action will get you no where especially when you point blank stated in your email “to pass it on.”

A prime example of such a thing is, K.G. from Seracare.com who sent out an email asking for assistance in getting members with a certain condition to sign up for testing. The posting was in Annika’s forum since March 13, 2013 today September 15, 2014 she contacted us. Sadly K.G. was anything but professional and her communication has been added to the book we are working on. Complete with the screenshot she was nice enough to provide!

Most businesses say thank you.

Please remember, there is no room for disrespect online or off.

 

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