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UPDATE:
@JoeyShmoe did a great job creating a Chrome Extension and a Firefox Extension to save us all the hassle of setting up a bookmarklet. The extension will place a button on any Amazon product page. When you click the button it will copy a link to your clipboard, which you can paste into any DDF post. The post will then contain the product title, image, and a working link to the product.

Thanks @JoeyShmoe!

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For anyone who doesn't want to install a browser extension, read below how to set up the bookmarklet:

Here is a bookmarklet that will make a DD link from any amazon item page, and format it with the title and an image so you can paste it into a DDF post.

Example:

Little Tikes Rocking Horse Magenta ($34.07)



(Not sure what a bookmarklet is? Read more about them in this thread: http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=61269.5.)

Here's how to install the bookmarklet:

1. If you don't currently see a row of bookmarks on the top of your browser, you will need to show the bookmarks bar.
- In Chrome, click the 3 vertical dots at the top right of your screen, click Settings, and click Always Show the Bookmarks Bar.
- In Firefox, click the 3 horizontal lines at the top right of your screen, and click Customize. Then click Show/Hide Toolbars (bottom left of your screen) and check off the Bookmarks Toolbar.

2. Copy the following code. (To do so, click the SELECT button and then press control-c on your keyboard.)
Code: [Select]
javascript: (function() {
    var pattern = new RegExp("(https:\/\/www.amazon.com\/).*([dg]p\/)(?:product\/)?(..........).*|(https:\/\/smile.amazon.com\/).*([dg]p\/)(?:product\/)?(..........).*", "i"),
        match = location.href.match(pattern),
        image = document.getElementById('landingImage').src;
    var price = "";
    if (document.getElementById('priceblock_dealprice') !== null) {
        price = " (" + document.getElementById('priceblock_dealprice').innerHTML + ")";
    } else if (document.getElementById('priceblock_ourprice') !== null) {
        price = " (" + document.getElementById('priceblock_ourprice').innerHTML + ")";
    }
    var URL = (match[1] !== undefined) ? match[1] + "dp/" + match[3] + "/?tag=cl03f-20&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER" : match[4] + "dp/" + match[6] + "/?tag=cl03f-20&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER";
    var result = "[url=" + URL + "]" + document.title + price + "[/url][br][br][url=" + URL + "][img]" + image + "[/img][/url]";
    if (document.execCommand('copy') !== false) {
        var ddLink = document.createElement('span'),
            range = document.createRange();
        ddLink.id = "ddLink";
        ddLink.innerText = result;
        document.body.appendChild(ddLink);
        range.selectNode(document.getElementById('ddLink'));
        window.getSelection().addRange(range);
        document.execCommand('copy');
        document.getElementById('ddLink').remove();
        setTimeout(function() {
            alert('DD link copied to clipboard...')
        }, 1000);
    } else {
        window.prompt("Press control-c", result);
    }
    void(0);
})()

3. To create the bookmarklet, right click on your bookmarks bar and click "Add page" (if you're in Chrome) or "New bookmark" (Firefox).

For the Name, enter whatever you want (eg: Dan Amazon link), and for the URL/Location enter the code above, which you already copied.

4. Click Save (Chrome) or Add (Firefox)

To use the bookmarklet, simply click on the bookmark you created (in step 3) when you are on any amazon product page. Follow the prompts (you may need to press control-c to copy what pops up), and then paste it into any DDF post.

Enjoy!

Disclaimer: The code might need a little tweaking, so let me know if you have a link that it doesn't work on. If there are any changes I will update the wiki.

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Re: Amazon DD Bookmarklet: Have Chrome Make A DDF Friendly Link On Amazon
« Reply #211 on: September 13, 2017, 02:57:05 PM »
What's the most simple way to post a deal while using an android? For example a Galaxy S7.
 Is there any method to post besides having to copy the url and then the asin and plug it in?

 Is the crome extension avlb to be used on an app while on amazon.com? Or only on a computer?
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Re: Amazon DD Bookmarklet: Have Chrome Make A DDF Friendly Link On Amazon
« Reply #212 on: September 13, 2017, 03:44:02 PM »
What's the most simple way to post a deal while using an android? For example a Galaxy S7.
 Is there any method to post besides having to copy the url and then the asin and plug it in?

 Is the crome extension avlb to be used on an app while on amazon.com? Or only on a computer?
There's no Chrome Extionsions support for Chrome on Android, I was able to install the Firefox extension on Android Firefox, but nothing happens. I'll see if I can try to make it work (a bit more complicated than on PC)
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Re: Amazon DD Bookmarklet: Have Chrome Make A DDF Friendly Link On Amazon
« Reply #213 on: September 13, 2017, 07:53:46 PM »
I don't have an android, but you can try the instructions in this link and see if they work.
https://www.labnol.org/software/google-chrome-bookmarklets/27894/
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Re: Amazon DD Bookmarklet: Have Chrome Make A DDF Friendly Link On Amazon
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Just tested it, and it isn't working for me. Sounds interesting though
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Just tested it, and it isn't working for me. Sounds interesting though
oh well!
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Re: Amazon DD Bookmarklet: Have Chrome Make A DDF Friendly Link On Amazon
« Reply #216 on: September 14, 2017, 10:05:34 PM »
oh well!
So I guess I will start to post the asin number itself and have a mod edit my link and fill in the rest. ;) lol..

Or it should be when ever you enter a asin number alone on the forum it should convert it into an amzn link just like the @Dan works to quote the member without putting the member in front and back.
 But I doubt that's going to happen so at least add for now a button together with the other buttons above to make it easy for any one using an android to post a deal.

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