Yeah i am going to remove / reposition the buttons on the chart pages and games db lists - have a seperate column at the end with a little icon or something...
Well, one thing is that I don't get my shop first!
You should get in php the language/location sended from the browser right? Could you deliver the right widgeds and links? So I get those for amazon.de not .com? I mean i have no problem finding it, but i think the more "casual" people who don't care if you get a cut or not will not search for the "store" on your site.
I really like the idea of referring to amazon, I am sure I wrote you something like that a year ago, but to be honest, the store page is a little bugy through the frame set. Would it harm to direct link (with the referal link) to amazon? I mean thats what the wigdet does, why don't you?
Hmm I try to explain it the other way around: It is a psychological thing. While now you sure you get your hardcore and core users (like me) to support the shop (I will search everything there, just so you get your cut) the more casual will not care. If I would be a casual here and read: "Buy through the VGC store" I just won't click. I just would enter www.amazon.de and search it. If the link would read: "Buy it on amazon.de" and link me there (with your referral link) I would click, because that way I don't have to search.
So while I like your store and will use it, the more casual will think, no and just go to amazon by himself (if he wants to buy it there), because he just ain't knowing on the first look it is "just" amazon he is getting it from.
I would guess you would get more sales that way ;)