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Old 08-30-2016, 12:34 PM   #11
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I know you can't post affiliate links in the products reviews section but I saw nothing in the Forum Admin Sticky do's & don'ts (or any other stickies) that say I can't post them in regular posts. If I'm wrong then I apologize, force of habit.
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Old 08-30-2016, 12:45 PM   #12
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Being fairly new to any type of forums just this year, I am certainly learning a lot. I had no idea that it was even possible for someone to make money off of a link. I will keep my eye out. Thank you Bansai for the great info for ignorant folks like myself. When I read the rules I will admit that there were certain things I kind of glanced over quickly because I had not idea what it meant. I have a lot left to learn I am sure.
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Old 08-30-2016, 12:47 PM   #13
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Consider me "educated". Honestly I could care less if the poster receives a couple of cents in his Amazon cash account for posting an affiliate link rather than a regular link to Amazon. What's the difference anyway if I were to buy the item it would theoretically be the same price - I would be happy that someone was able to get a few cents off of it rather than all the profit going to Amazon.

I understand that it's against the rules and shame on the poster for ignoring them. I'm pretty sure his intent was not to market...

Thank you for keeping this forum safer for all of us. I appreciate it.
No worries in any case. Seriously. My first reply to this thread was basically a WTF ?!?! that's an affiliate link? - the main reason I even got involved is because if that's ok, I'm going to start doing it too! , I received clarification that it isn't ok - and the community here is better off as a result. We want to know when someone says hey! this product rocks! they are doing so because it does, not because they get 6% of the sale.

Can you be both unbiased in your assessment of a product + get a small commission at the same time? Absolutely yes. I do it on my own blog and I'm not ashamed of it. Frankly, if Amazon doesn't sell it, it probably doesn't exist, and if it doesn't cost you more to buy through me or someone else what's the problem if it's a product you need or want? The problem is you have no reason to trust that I say I am unbiased except my word and that trust is *easily* broken when you farm out your affiliate links without full disclosure (even on sites where said behavior IS allowed)
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Old 08-30-2016, 01:25 PM   #14
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Ok guys, I didn't start the thread, I didn't say "Hey you need to buy these, here's the link" (which I have seen some posts actually do). Someone else said "Hey I use these". I tabbed to my amazon page and found it and bought a couple for myself and posted the link for everyone else. Did I use my affiliate tool to create the link, yes, because I always buy everything for myself through my own affiliate links, so I pasted that link. I am sorry that I broke some rule that I still can't find.
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Old 08-30-2016, 01:35 PM   #15
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This may have been blown a bit out of proportion.. no harm no foul from my end...

Here's the relevant info:

" Our user base is not a resource to be "mined" by individuals, groups, or businesses, for profit or not for profit. Participants may not post affiliate links or direct others to any pages at their own commercial website or website in which they have a commercial interest, including informational pages unless a vendor account has been established and then only as proscribed by the site management."

"http://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f18/forum-rules-and-etiquette-22351.html"

All I really wanted was clarification on the above when I saw your link. Making ZERO assumptions as to how it got there, why, what the motivation was, etc.. Buying your own stuff through your own affiliate links gets you zero gain from Amazon and while the effort to link to your affiliate URL is trivial, it takes a concerted effort, but I digress. Moving on

I need some good cord storage options too and I'll probably hit your link because hitting my own would be pointless.

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Old 08-30-2016, 08:04 PM   #16
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Well I'm glad we all got a lesson on Amazon links today lol! Appreciate the heads up bansai. I had no idea that was an issue or even existed

Anyways, back to our regular programming. The CordPro XL showed up and fit my 50' freshawater hose with no issue. I also went ahead and used one for my 25' black tank flush hose. So as of now both fresh water hoses and my black tank flush hose are all nice and tidy in their CordPro homes. Even though the black tank hose is in the "black water tote", I think I'll use a black sharpie and mark the yellow case to avoid any mistakes!
I sure wish I would have thought of using these sooner!
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Old 08-31-2016, 07:06 AM   #17
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Actually, you can get money back by buying from your own Amazon Affiliate links. All you need are two Amazon accounts (setup under two emails like your home and work address). Setup the Affiliate account under one and buy under the other.
Not that I would ever do that.

So my local Church camp has an affiliate account that we use to fund scholarships for kids in the county (one of the poorest in Georgia) around the Camp. These kids are rarely even members of our denomination.
Is that kind of affiliate link OK if disclosed next to the link?


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