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    This just stinks. Got notice of the new offers today. Both going down to 2% commission. Right in time for the holidays. What kind of commission is that? Why even bother?

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    Yes, I to had to hold my nose while reviewing their terms.

    I don't do much at all with them, and it looks like I'll be doing even less.

    Pathetic really. It kind of reminds me of coldwater creeks less then 1 day cookie....
    [B]A great secret of success is to go through life as a man who never gets used up.[/B]

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    This is just one more example of LS merchant BS!
    Ebudae


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    2% from 8% is a joke. Good some other merchants are raising their commissions during the holidays. Really liking the looks of the WalMart Bonus Plan

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    Dumb move. They are encouraging affiliates to switch links to the nearest competitor.

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    Check out Plow & Hearth - our baseline will jump the next two weeks (November 1st - November 14th) to 20% from our usual 8 -10%!!

    Sorry for the promotional post. We are newly BHO free also!

    Have a good one,
    Joey from Plow & Hearth

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    Hi Joey,
    I can see you have Individual Product Linking too. I like that and I like that too "We are newly BHO free also!"

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    Hi Joey from P&H,

    Please, please I'm begging you, go to a different network, or do your own thing in-house. I'm in the process of dumping LS and soon you'll be gone too. I'm a big fan of your company -- I've bought a ton of stuff from you over the years. Some women get weak in the knees when the Bloomies catalog arrives...my knees go weak when my gardening and outdoor decor catalogs arrive.

    Please?

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    Hello Rhea,

    Thank you for the kind words about our company.

    While LinkShare has made a few mistakes in the past we are confident that things will improve. With respect to our own program I have worked very hard over this past year to “clean up” and become more progressive in the affiliate arena. We have removed BHO’s and other unsavory characters and I do a fair share of detective work on my own.

    We make sure affiliates are paid on time and everyone has the all the tools they need to make the most of our partnership.

    If you are still planning to ease your way out the LinkShare door I encourage you to at least take advantage of Plow & Hearth’s special 20% rev share the next two weeks (Nov 1st – 14th).

    Thank you for the feedback and keep it coming – I can never hear too many opinions about our program,

    Joey

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    Let's not confuse a clueless merchant with a network someone doesn't like.

    Fred

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    "Let's not confuse a clueless merchant with a network someone doesn't like."

    Geeze - Hopefully the above quote isn't about me - I'm on your side fellas.

    Best,
    Joey

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    Joey, good to see the affiliate-centric moves on your part.

    I don't think buy_online's comment was directed at you.

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    Hey Joey,

    I have a new site and looking at your Affliate Agreement I don't qualify for your 500 hits a day.

    It is slowly building... will you make an exception?

    Mike

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    Joey,

    No, it wasn't directed at you.

    Keep up the good work, and thanks !

    Fred

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> 500 hits a day.
    <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    per affiliate on all sites, or just where P&H sees them?

    Good Grief, we all have to start somewhere.

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    Fred: No worries, I was confused.

    Southquote: I would be more than happy to make an exception for your site. The 500 hits requirement is more of an informal benchmark than hard and fast rule. If you are interested in working with Plow & Hearth I won’t get in your way.

    Herb: The 500 just refers to affiliate site hits (not just traffic sent to P&H) and is definitely one of the lesser factors I use when evaluating a site.

    Thanks again for your feedback,
    Joey

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    Hey Joey,

    I'm heading to your site...

    Mike

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    I got my email today - first email I read - good morning Billy!!

    In July they told us we couldn't mention their name

    Now they're lowering out commissions by more than half

    And lowering their already dismal return days

    We need to coin a phrase that means the direct opposite of an "Affiliate-Friendly" merchant

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Billy Kay:
    We need to coin a phrase that means the direct opposite of an "Affiliate-Friendly" merchant <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Besides 'dropped merchant' ?
    Continued Success,

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    simplified English: gone

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    There ya go Rhea Might have to rename that smilie for ya.
    Continued Success,

    Haiko
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    Just killed a half hour looking for TheCompanyStore and Domestication links to remove.

    Seems I'm "smarter" than I thought!

    Couldn't find any links, but found an email dated 7/22 saying "since you changed your TOS to say I'm not allowed to mention your name, I swapped you out" yada yada yada

    Looks like I can smell trouble before it happens!!

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    Troll Killer and best Snooper!
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    I wish you would rename that smiley Haiko coz I keep forgetting the URL and I have to go searching for it again. In fact that smiley even looks a little like me.

    My revenge against merchants who pull the kind of crap that Company Store and Domestications have pulled is not just to drop their links but to stop giving them my personal business. I order a lot from catalogs and spent about $500 last year with Domestications. That won't happen again. And now please excuse me while I go beat up the body pillow I purchased from The Company Store.

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    Thanks for starting this thread. I hadn't even realized that Domestications dropped their commission that much. I'm not super happy with linkshare, and really not happy with 2%.
    I forgot what I was doing.

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