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    Kowabunga - PrimaryAds any input?
    Hey guys,
    Been approached by Kowabunga/PrimaryAds - to set up merchant account there. Not much current info at ABW on them. Any feedback would be appreciated.

    Thanks

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    search Kowabunga, Kolimbo, Think Partnership or MYAP

    http://forum.abestweb.com/showthread...highlight=myap

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    Hi MCT,

    I did see this thread and a few others dealing with emails, but they are old (2007/8) and of course when I brought the subject up with them, the issue "has been resolved". Other old threads talked about their downward spiral etc, "but everything has changed" supposedly.
    I've been out of the loop for many years now. When I was an affiliate, Linkshare was king, but they sure have slipped. SAS was just starting and vowed to be affiliate friendly, which is why I set up our merchant account there, but now I am a little disappointed with the toolbar issue and their interface is still confusing. Just trying to do my due diligence before we settle on the proper network fit.

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    I quit working with Kowabunga a long time ago and I'm not coming back after what they did. You can read about second bite at ABW.
    http://www.kowabunga.com/second-bite.aspx
    http://forum.abestweb.com/showthread.php?t=81953
    Even if they told you the issues were resolved... I'm not ready to work with crooks.

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    Affiliate Manager FriendlyPlanetTravel's Avatar
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    Would definitely NOT use second-bite. Our in house staff personally deals with cart abandonment. They are the product professionals.

    BTW - affiliate id's are displayed on the FriendlyPlanet.com site as "tourcode" which the reservation people ask for.

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    I don't think many affiliates on this forum use KB.

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    Most folks have "resolved" their issues with Kowabunga/Kolimbo/Think by terminating any relationship with them.

    Do not use Kowabunga or any other subsidiary of Think Partnership. After Think bought Kowabunga, they jacked up fees without adequate notice, slashed their staff, failed to respond adequately to merchants, and appeared to simply drop all support for affiliates.

    Kowabunga was once a respected company with a trusted technology; now they are near the bottom of the heap of unethical, untrustworthy companies.

    Don't waste your time with this company.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markwelch
    Don't waste your time with this company.
    Thanks - I get the gist. That's what is so great about ABW.

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