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    Angry Betty Says-Call Us for The best price
    While looking at sheds on Bettys Website the first thing I see is ....

    To Get The Best Price on this Item,
    Call us now at 1-800-238-8964

    Is there any sense trying to promote this stuff anymore since we do not get credit for phone sales ??? Surely the customer is much more likely to call when this is the first thing you see in BIG BOLD LETTERS



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    a very good question . . .

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    That's HORRIBLE!

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    To Really Screw The Affiliate,
    Call us now at 1-800-238-8964

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    Wonder how long that's been in place.


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    They used to manage this program very well..

    Ma, where the beer? :escape:

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    I guess they hope this thread just goes quietly away
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    Shoppers determine what has value and they like coupons. Stop manipulating who set the cookie just because you do not like coupon and promotional sites.

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    err..sorry. it duplicated the post
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    Shoppers determine what has value and they like coupons. Stop manipulating who set the cookie just because you do not like coupon and promotional sites.

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    Sadly, since they placed the phone number right at the top of the pages, I've made no sales. I am changing my links to a company who doesn't steal from their affiliates.

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    hey -- on some of their industrial supply pages are both graphic and text links to fixxbook with their own affiliate ID.

    this is a searchable contractor directory, but still bleeds commission or at least diverts the visitor.

    are we getting near to the end of the program?

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    Just went at looked at the two BM mods who posted stickes here, last posts were:

    Susan Yong-Tim - November 17th, 2009, 01:54 PM
    Victor Hanna - September 11th, 2009, 04:43 PM

    Maybe someone could send them a link to this thread and ask them to come back to respond? It doesn't look like they check here often.

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    I'm sure glad I never put out any links to them.

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    I've sent today an email to Susan poiting to this thread !

    Let's see what will happen !


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    Could somebody call this number and ask for Susan or Victor 1.800.238.8964 !

    And tell them about this topic !

    It seems like Susan doesn't replied to my emails !

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    To be COMPLETELY honest, we failed to consider the affiliate impact when this text went up on the website.

    In the rare occasion when we have displayed a Call us for better price on a product page, it is generally because specific manufacturers enforce a Minimum Advertised Price (MAP), in which customer facing discounting is prohibited. In our entire history online, I can recall two vendors where this has been the case. The call us text is a reaction to the marketplace pressures to stay competitive. For that, apologies are in order for not alerting our affiliates. Resellers are generally allowed to discount if you are talking to the customer live- so long as you dont display the price in print or online.

    While our shed sales are nominal in the winter months, this issue will become further problematic as she season opens up, because we for sure will get some percentage of calls from customers based on this text.

    In full disclosuredue to the competitive nature of the outdoor category and slim profit margins, we have been debating removing the shed line from our affiliate data-feed, as the category has a history of poor margins in a very competitive online environment (unfortunately, one which we helped to create to some degree). This is one of those product lines where the only entity which makes any money is company that handles the truck delivery.

    In the meantime, Susan and I will get together and think of where to go with this next and post back here. If anyone has any ideas, please feel free to let us know.

    Once again, apologies from both Susan and I, and all of us at Betty Mills for our failure to notify and communicate this to our affiliates.

    Victor / Susan
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    December 2nd was the first post, and February 9th is when you respond?

    Great you responded, but does it have to take so long?

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    We are usually pretty good at responding. We just found out about this from NDAZ a few days back when Susan was emailed.

    We goofed on this one.

    -Vic
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    What do you mean, Victor ?

    That you will remove all sheds from affiliate program ?

    I think you should consider removing only the one with text : for example Arrow and Duramax !

    On Handy Home I can't see the text so I think all is good !

    Or what ... ?


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    NYDaz, selectively removing just the 'call for best price' is one possibility.

    The more I think of it, I wonder if we can remove the text if a customer comes in via an affiliate link. I bet it's possible.
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    Hmmm ... I don't know what to say about that ... that means some kind of cloaking !

    But removing just the one with "call us for the best price" it's the perfect solution !

    From what I see only Arrow & Duramax have the text, I'm right ?

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    Those two are all I know of, but I will check to make absolutely certain.
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    Please do that !


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    MAP is another thing affiliates are going to have to watch out for in the future. It's becoming a hot button issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NYDAz
    Please do that !

    Confirmed - just two vendors.
    Victor Hanna, The BettyMills Company
    Home of Snack Rewards and the Double Markdown!
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