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    Merchants removing Arkansas affiliates
    Scrubs & Beyond.....


    And it begins....

    Hi Judi,

    We regret to inform you that due to the recent affiliate tax legislation in Arkansas, we will have to remove you from the Scrubs & Beyond affiliate program effective April 12th. Thank you for your participation in our program and if you have any questions please feel free to contact me for more information.

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    There are more
    Yea, and there are 4 other states I read recently read about. I'll see if I can locate them.

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    This forum is for Arkansas Affiliates' tax issues, for general topics not related to Arkansas affiliates, please go here: Affiliate Tax Laws - ABestWeb Affiliate Marketing Forum

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    Just got the TERMINATED letter from Overstock eff May 1. Says unless they repeal Act 1001 or I move my business to another state....

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    Quote Originally Posted by JudiMoore View Post
    ... or I move my business to another state....
    Judi,

    There's a house up the street from me for sale. Want me to grab a flier and send to you?

    Seriously, it's a sad day when affiliates need to pack up and move to other states (or merchants even suggest it). Pretty soon there will be no states to move to.
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    There's a house up the street from me for sale. Want me to grab a flier and send to you?
    For several days now I've wondered if I could survive the winter if I was tucked inside a very tall building on a very big lake. or maybe a resort in Bimini.

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    Bimini, by all means is a better place to survive a winter if it has to be somewhere away from Arkansas.

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    There's a house up the street from me for sale as well. No signs here yet of any advertising tax & the political climate isn't favorable for any either.

    It is indeed a sad day the number of states who seem bound and determine to pass laws they know are unconstitutional.

    It's also sad the number of merchants behind this push, who are willing to use affiliates as pawns and then then welcome those same affiliates with open arms when they get terminated.

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    Seriously considered the Cayman Islands for a while. Just hang out with all the big domain name owners.

    Then tsunamis come into the news and I feel better about being in Colorado.

    Better to fight City Hall...
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    Dr. Leonard's /Carol Wright

    Although in both cases it was not clear as to reason. Neither one mentioned sales tax, legislation, or AR. Could be that it's just my day in the chute.

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    Recently have been removed from several programs apparently for this same reason. Namely Scrubs, Amerimark, and Online Shoes amongst others.

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    Last edited by thecool; April 8th, 2011 at 04:08 PM.

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    ThinkGeek email came today.

    It was addressed to Arkansas and South Dakota residents. South Dakota, too?

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    CSN stores.... I was expecting that one - they're usually first in the affected states.

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    Amazon?
    Hi, Do you think Amazon will be affected by this new law? I haven't been notified by them yet.
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    Yes, they'll be notifying us any day now. They are the reason this rolling disaster has the nickname "The Amazon Tax".

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    Thanks Judi,
    I guess I'll try something new!

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    and while researching Dick Blick for ThinkTank, it appears they will also be dropping me. The terms aren't entirely clear - I think I'm supposed to research and see if they have a store in AR... waiting for an email reply there, but if it's true, that will be a bite bigger than Amazon for me. crap.

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    I wonder what would happen if affiliates started driving all their traffic to Canadian retailers. Now that would be a shift. From a macro level, state policies impacting evolution of the Canadian ecommerce industry. I know I'm dreaming, but you never know, eh?

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    DealYard.com dropped Arkansas affiliates.

    This is an automated notification regarding the program agreement for the DealYard.com ShareASale Affiliate Program.

    New Agreement Effective Date: May 23, 2011

    Merchant provided summary of changes:
    Please Note: Due to recent changes to tax laws www.dealyard.com will no longer be working with affiliates based in Arkansas. Thank you.
    Salty kisses, Sandy toes, and a Pirate's heart...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Convergence View Post
    DealYard.com dropped Arkansas affiliates.
    I got this one too and wondered if they know that I'm not in Arkansas. Looks like they sent it to everyone.


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    What are you all planning on doing? I'm in North Carolina and the same nonsense has already hit us. You would think states would figure out after it happened with us that they're not going to get anything from this new tax and that they'll lose all of the income tax it was generating.

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    "I wonder what would happen if affiliates started driving all their traffic to Canadian retailers."

    OR

    If U.S.A. retailers became Canadian retailers...

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    We've been marketing more and more to the UK markets...
    Salty kisses, Sandy toes, and a Pirate's heart...

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    I just received my "Dear Tom" letter from Amazon this morning. I was expecting it!
    Does anyone know a good dropshipper?

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