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    Super Dawg Member Phil Kaufman aka AffiliateHound's Avatar
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    Sharper Image Stops Taking Orders
    email just received:

    Dear xxxxx,

    We are presently not taking or fulfilling orders from The Sharper Image site. We expect to be back soon. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you. Please accept our sincere appreciation for all your support. We look forward to bringing you exciting Sharper Image products in the years to come.

    Thank you,

    The Sharper Image Affiliate Team
    They're also closing their stores: A moment of silence for The Sharper Image
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    Reminds me I need to pull the links.

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    I'm now glad that I pulled their links about a month ago. I had a feeling it wouldn't be long before this happened.
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    Quote Originally Posted by helpingmoms
    I'm now glad that I pulled their links about a month ago. I had a feeling it wouldn't be long before this happened.
    Yes I removed them when they first went under, I loved their store and products but never made much from them anyway.......

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    I am able to still shop and put items in my cart, anyone else?

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    Quote Originally Posted by flamingoworld
    I am able to still shop and put items in my cart, anyone else?
    Haven't tried, but after geting the email I looked at the site, and there still was the "add-to-cart" on product pages. I wouldn't risk sending them any , though.
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    I actually did try as well when I got the email and was able to put things into my cart.
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    Quote Originally Posted by helpingmoms
    I actually did try as well when I got the email and was able to put things into my cart.
    Yeah - but if you get any sales will you ever get paid for them???

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    Quote Originally Posted by BurgerBoy
    Yeah - but if you get any sales will you ever get paid for them???
    It was pretty clear back in February that it was unlikely to ever see any more commissins from them: Sharper Image & Lillian Vernon File for Bankruptcy
    Has anyone actually been paid by them since then?

    (I don't think I had a sale through them in over a year, but for other reasons I pulled all the links I could find a long time ago.)
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    It's sad to see this.

    Looks like they made tons of money for a short period with the "ionic breeze" type products. But in the long run that might be the raison they lost their mojo.

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    Sharper Image paid for March on 5/7/2008. I had a few Lillian Vernon sales in April, they haven't paid yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CathyM
    Sharper Image paid for March on 5/7/2008.
    Surprising but good to hear.
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    I think that companies that come back from bankruptcy are usually safe to work with because the courts are watching them. But in this case, Sharper Image not taking orders and today's news, sounds like they are not safe to work with. I don't have many links to either Sharper Image or Lillian Vernon. I leave a few up to try to figure out whether there's going to be a problem with a merchant before Q4 when bigger volumes can hurt if they don't pay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flamingoworld
    I am able to still shop and put items in my cart, anyone else?
    You can add items to the cart, but it won't allow you to complete the checkout process.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tmartini
    You can add items to the cart, but it won't allow you to complete the checkout process.
    Great way to infuriate their last remaining, and unsuspecting, customers.
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    I run a gadget review site and loaded alot of reviews on Sharper Image gadgets the last few months......boy am I kicking myself in the arse now. Looks like I'll be cleaning up my database the next few days of Sharper Image crap and looking for merchants to replace them.

    I did end up making a few bucks off them, but nothing worth my while. I didn't even receive notification from them that they would be closing their site. Live an learn I guess!

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    Wow I used to make quite a bit of money with the Ionic Breeze thingie. The payouts were so good, and I never thought they would go out of business. They had a beautiful retail store near my house.

    Surprising.

    Luckily I stopped selling this stuff a year or two ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andbeyond
    Wow I used to make quite a bit of money with the Ionic Breeze thingie.
    A big part of Sharper Image's problems were because of the Ionic Breeze and the fact that it came out that instead of purifying the air, they released harmful levels of ozone. From 2005.
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    it is harmful or not, it is still subject to debate too

    but i am not true expert to make any comment on it

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    All the B&M are starting to shut down. Oy!

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    "The Sharper Image Is Back! Plus, Free Holiday Shipping

    Cheers to you during this upcoming holiday season! SharperImage.com is back and under new ownership and we are poised to revive this Iconic Brand..........."

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