Is it possible to avoid the location parameter at all?
No, it's not. Actions always store absolute references. Only batch processing can override file operations. So there you have it. You have to leave it out from the action and save manually.
I wish they could include that as an option or at least it would be great if, after saving a certain step inside an action, we could just go and delete some stuff inside, like for example the location part inside the Save As step.
I just found a way to workaround it for my workflow. I created different folders (Folder 1, Folder 2, etc) and had to make the same action several times, but having it saved to each different folder. It took me a while, but since I'm going to do it 365 days (once a day for a year), it's worth the time
Thanks for your reply!
Where actions have limitations, a script can usually achieve the desired result.
An action can record the location of an installed or browsed script and then execute the script as an action step.
Such a script can be found below, that way you only need one action, that will save into the source folder.
Thank you so much for that and I will definitely try it!