Welcome to Beeline Direct

About this site...

BeelineDirect.com is devoted to helping small offices and home based businesses to get the most from their computers and the Internet.

As SOHO practitioners ourselves, we draw upon years of experience in dealing with small computer systems and the Internet.  We have been working with personal computers since 1985, and put our first site online in 1995.

We understand that, unlike us, not everyone wants to devote each waking moment to dealing with technology.  At BeelineDirect, we focus on the high spots, the things you really need to know about using computers and the Internet.

This site is an ongoing work in progress, under constant, if sometimes sporadic, revision.  If you have any constructive suggestions for how we might better serve you, we welcome your feedback. Simply drop us a line at the following link:

Send mail to BeelineDirect.

If you know anyone who may find our content useful, informative, or entertaining, please let them know about this site.  Send email to a friend about Beeline Express: click here.

Privacy: Your privacy is important to us.  Although it's a lost cause in this day and age, we still believe we all have a right to be left alone.  This site collects no personally identifiable information, and what is does collect is aggregated strictly for statistical analysis.  If you choose to contact us, you may be assured that we will use your email only as required to your query.  We DO NOT share information with third parties.

This site contains links to a number of external sites, each of which may have its own policies.

Buying Guide

This site is supported, in part, by our advertisers.  In most cases, they are companies that we do business with ourselves, vendors we believe to offer just the right balance of selection, price, and service.

Some of them may not be well-known, but all have met some fairly stringent screening criteria, first by Commission Junction, then by our own selection process.

If you're nervous about doing business with an unknown online vendor, we suggest making a small test purchase, just to see how it goes.

Any time you shop online, it's a good idea to use a credit card reserved exclusively for that purpose.  There's a lot of paranoia out there, but we've been buying this way for years with no unpleasant repercussions.

When you click a link and make a purchase, we may collect a small commission on the sale.  This commission has no effect on the price you pay, which will be the same whether or not you purchase from our links.

Every site is different, and it may take a while to get your bearings.  We suggest you utilize the search facilities present on each vendor's site.  It's the easiest way to find what you're looking for.

No one has the best price on every item- that's why we have more than one merchant listed for some categories.  You'll want to consider your net cost after shipping, and depending on what you buy, a higher product price still could yield a lower price overall.

Our advertiser links open in a new instance of your browser, making it easy to keep your place, check out an alternate, and so on.

Finally, the way this works, we get credit when you buy from one of our advertiser links.  If you find our content useful, or are pleased with our selection of recommended merchants, please bookmark our site and return here when you buy again.

Terms of use...

This site is owned by Conrad Tillman (Conrad Tillman/ThirdStar Communications, we, us, and our). We believe information presented on this site to be correct at time of publication. It is the user's responsibility to determine whether this information is accurate or applicable to any specific situation. Conrad Tillman/ThirdStar Communications disclaim all responsibility and/or liability for consequences which may arise as a result of using this site or the information presented herein.

This site contains links to external sites which are not under our control. External sites have their own terms of use which are independent of and unrelated to the terms of this site. Some links may lead to affiliated sites from which we may derive compensation or other incentives.

Although we make reasonable effort to ensure that all external links are legitimate, links to these sites do not constitute our endorsement and in no case do they create or imply any liability on the part of Conrad Tillman/ThirdStar Communications for any consequence arising from their use. Furthermore, our links to external sites do not imply any endorsement of our content by those sites and none should be inferred.

This site contains copyrighted materials which may not be reproduced in whole or in part unless such reproductions clearly reference www.beelinedirect.com (with a live link if reproduced online). Site owners are welcome to link to these pages.

Your use of this site signifies your acceptance of these terms.



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