I’ve moved over fully now to Tor Browser.
I order a Raspberry Pi, to use for the 32 bit ARM platform.
Hour or two later, in bed, an email – suspicious activity, password cleared (you’ll need to reset it), all pending orders cancelled.
I swear and go to sleep.
Morning. Reset email. Find there’s no record of the order, half of which was made up of specific items with serial number I hunted up on the web and no longer have. Replicate work done. Re-send order.
Four hours later, an email – suspicious activity, password cleared (you’ll need to reset it), all pending orders cancelled.
I contact Amazon.
The guy tells me he needs to issue an “account reopen” form and it’ll take one to two days.
I explain I had already reset my password and that had worked just fine.
He says, and I quote, “that is the reason why we need to use the account reopen form”.
I explain to him about Tor and that I want Amazon to stop fubar-ing my account because my IP looks odd.
He looks into it and tells me yes, it’s likely to be Tor, and no, there’s nothing we can do about it, asks me if there’s anything else and moves to end the chat.
In the meantime, I try resetting my password again.
I can reset it – but I *can’t* log in.
I tell him.
He says “yes, this is why we need to use the account reset form”.
THEN WHY DID YOU TRY TO END THE CHAT BEFORE MAKING SURE I HAD THIS DONE???!
So – Amazon reject orders made via Tor, and with some (inadvertant) prejudice – try it twice and you’re locked out of your account for a day or two.