Monday, December 10 is expected to be the busiest online shopping day of the year.

Can I ask you for a favor?

There are a few links on the bruceb favorites page and the bruceb shopping page that lead to places you might do some shopping – any link to Amazon or Dell, plus Apple, HP, Buy.com, Adobe, Walmart, and TigerDirect.

Those are affiliate links. If you click on them and buy something, the merchants will send me a little money, or possibly a t-shirt. A tuna sandwich. Something, anyway.

As far as I know, your experience is identical whether you start from my page, from another page, or by typing in www.dell.com in your browser. The prices are the same.

Affilliates don’t get much – typically it’s 1%. I don’t get any identification of who clicked from my site or what was purchased, so I’ll be equally grateful to each and every one of you if some of you remember to start from my page before you fill your shopping cart.

If you’re shopping for a computer, perhaps it will even help. On the bruceb shopping page, under the annoying banners, I’m trying to stay up to date on Dell’s special offers for both the Small Business division and the Home & Home Office division. Some of those represent a genuine way to save a few extra dollars for a deal that isn’t easy to find on the Dell site otherwise. Take a look before you buy something, just in case!

Oh, and if you’re buying a iPod, Apple is just great to deal with directly – same price as everybody else, cool gift box, and incredibly fast shipping. Don’t forget to buy a gift certificate from Gelaskins to go with the iPod!

Thank you! Happy holidays!