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    Harry & David seeks bankruptcy protection
    Filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Monday.

    Harry & David, based in Medford, Ore., will continue to operate the business as debtors under the jurisdiction of the bankruptcy court, according to their Chapter 11 filing.

    Harry & David file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection - Mar. 28, 2011

    Listed on here too.
    http://www.abestweb.com/forums/showthread.php?t=115177

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    Bad news for their affiliates. I'm pretty lucky these days, I quit working with them a long, long time ago and I don't really remember why. (I've the feeling they were at Performics at that time, not sure) I think they were threatening to drop me for not having enough sales and I had a bunch compared to today standard. Pretty stupid.

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    Considering the number of times this merchant came up in parasite discussions, maybe they just got drained dry.

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    That's not impossible.

    There's an interesting thread about H&D not accepting coupon sites in 2002
    http://www.abestweb.com/forums/showthread.php?t=22561

    In 2002 they switched to LinkShare so Performics must have been before and now CJ.
    It's never good to see a merchant hoping from one network to another.
    Last edited by Zeus; March 28th, 2011 at 10:36 AM.

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    I know their original AM who had to shutdown the program as their president felt everyone knew them so why pay affiliates a 10% commission. That was when a new VP of marketing came in who was a lawyer and ran off all the staff. She probably outsourced the program to Performics.

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    While they are our competitors it is very sad for the community of Medford. They are in the southern part of Oregon and that area was hit hard by the recession in general. H&D is a big part of their industry and the past year has been pretty tough on them.
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    The first gift for my in-laws came from Harry & David. It was a long, long time ago. I've always enjoyed looking at their catalogs. Great products, great pictures. The recession don't explain everything. Their online management was bad.

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    Oh I completely agree. Honestly I think the Wasserstein purchase and management of the company was the factor here for the company as a whole.
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    Hopefully they can get things back on track... this latest news looks promising:

    Harry & David gets approval for $100M in financing - BusinessWeek

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    The best unexpected gift I ever got from a Affiliate Manager was Harry and David.

    Hope they survive. Their packages really make a statement.

    I never was an affiliate of theirs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andbeyond View Post
    The best unexpected gift I ever got from a Affiliate Manager was Harry and David.
    I never was an affiliate of theirs.
    Aren't they generous ????:

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