The Stack Exchange software rewrites Amazon URLs to benefit from an affiliate programme. Unfortunately, this seems to be broken at present. E.g. http:// www.amazon.co.uk/UMBRELLA-COVER-LARGE-PERFECT-SUMMER/dp/B003O2JW64 is becoming this which gives a 404.

  • From the looks of it, it seems to be rewriting amazon.co.uk to amazon.com. Probably broken for all non-US links.
    – Aaronut
    Commented Dec 5, 2011 at 23:54
  • I don't think it is broken for all international links: Consider this. chat.stackexchange.com/transcript/16?m=2036888#2036888. Keep in mind that this counterexample is chat and older, there could have been changes or differences between chat and main.
    – rumtscho Mod
    Commented Dec 6, 2011 at 9:56
  • We're taking a look...it certainly is a bug, will update this as soon as we have a plan to handle these. Commented Dec 15, 2011 at 15:46
  • See this MSO post. It is broken only for products that don't exist on the US site. Commented Dec 20, 2011 at 5:58

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The rewriting will no longer touch Amazon urls that aren't to the US .com site.

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