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philip Nov. 13, 2014

At PCPartPicker we strongly believe in giving back. To do so, we take a portion of our affiliate revenue and donate it to charity. To date we've contributed to Charity:Water and Extra Life. Through Charity:Water we've funded several large water and school projects in Malawi, Ethiopia, and Bangladesh. The time between donation and seeing the results is about 18-months, so there are projects we've funded still in the pipeline. We recently posted pictures from a recent completion report.

While we believe in giving back, we know many of you do too. So if you're already purchasing hardware for your next build, Amazon Smile lets you benefit a charity of your choosing when you make purchases through smile.amazon.com. They take 0.5% of the total of eligible items and donate that - but only when shopping through **smile**.amazon.com. The 0.5% does not change the cost of the items. Currently this offer is US only.

You can find the official explanation of Amazon Smile here.

What we've done is add a user preference for the US version of this site that lets you opt-in to Amazon Smile links for any Amazon links on the site. Look for a checkbox labelled "Use Amazon Smile Links" in either the price settings on part category pages, or in your user preferences if you're logged in. If you set this option, any links to the US Amazon site will automatically get changed to smile.amazon.com links.

So, in a nutshell:

  • Purchases made through Amazon Smile donate 0.5% of the total to charity without increasing the cost to you.
  • PCPartPicker now automatically routes Amazon links through Amazon Smile through an opt-in user preference.

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yonson 1 Build 6 points 53 months ago

This is great to know! I'm always happy to support a good cause.

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xx116xx 3 Builds 3 points 53 months ago

Interesting! I never knew about this. Thanks for the info, I'm glad I found out about it before I buy my new headphones!

Elvyn 2 points 53 months ago

Yay, we get to buy PCs and Donate to charity!

+1 for both sides!

AndyRamb 1 point 53 months ago

Haha, that's awesome! It's just too bad that doesn't apply to Canadian shipping, oh well I guess.

Reconmidget 1 point 53 months ago

Do you think you can set something up with Sea Shepherd?

Shockwave 1 point 53 months ago

I'm always happy to support for a good cause. pcpartpicker is doing a very good thing supporting for a very good cause.

glennfrogknight 1 point 53 months ago

This is awesome. My mom works at a non-profit with smile.amazon as an option, and saving me from having to remember to swap over every time rocks.

7acen7Dragon 1 Build 1 point 53 months ago

I like how this site is helping charity.

But mfw I'm donating to charity through Amazon and sitting there with a tricked out pc.

JoeAdams 1 point 53 months ago

Great! will definitely get parts from there.

ace_case 1 point 53 months ago

Does this site still get a portion of the sales when going through smile?

kimosabe 1 Build 1 point 53 months ago

I already was signed up for smile program to donate to my local dog shelter. I'm glad you have this enabled so it automatically signs me in.

When I go to smile from your site it donates automatically to my local dog shelter and lists the name of the shelter at the top of the amazon window.

It's easy if others want to change their smile setting, just Google how to set up your charity choice in amazon smile - took me 2 seconds to set that up originally.

Scuzz 1 point 51 months ago

That is by far one of the coolest things, good on you guys! Now set something up with Canada!

Smk54 3 Builds 1 point 51 months ago

I have used Amazon Smile for over a year now. This benefits a local No Kill animal shelter. I can highly recommended this service.

Derpydiamond 1 point 34 months ago

Barry's is the best but I would change the storage

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