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    ABW Ambassador flamingoworld's Avatar
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    First let me say this:
    Mike, please non of your anti-coupon spiel!
    This actually affects any affiliate.

    When you click thru an affiliate link you will see on their site banners for coupons.
    They have one right on their page for $4 off any CD, DVD or VHS.

    When you try to use this instant rewards code that they give you right on their site you get this message:

    We’re Sorry!
    The Instant Reward Code PLAY0375
    is only valid if you visit www.playcentric.com directly.
    Please close ALL your browsers and then open a new browser to try again, thanks.

    I would say if they don't want people using certain codes thru the affiliate program, they shouldn't have it plastered all over their site.

    All us affiliates get is a $1.50 off and Free Shipping code to offer.

    What person going their from an affiliate site isn't going to want the better deal and will go back thru directly.

    They supposedly have a 7 day cookie so I am not sure why they would make customers go thru this.

    Connie Berg
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    ABW Veteran Student Heyder's Avatar
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    Okay but what about the cookies that we set aren't they supposed to guarantee our commissions? This is a clear violation and crooked!

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    Yes thats f'ed up.

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    Nonsense!

    Why would you ask customer who's ready to purchase to close all windows, come back put the items back to cart, etc...

    They lose more money like this the if they went ahead pay the affiliate what they deserve.

    Short-sighted people around!

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    The Playcentric Canadian site processes the coupon without any prompt as Connie pointed out. I use them only on my Canadian site right now.
    The US site applied my code and deducted the $4.00 just prior to me having to fill out email and name and shipping info. I didn't go beyond this page

    The .ca went through my affilate coding, US was typed in browser

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    I wonder if there's an on/off switch with the coupon. I went all the way through the checkout yesterday (US site) and the $4.00 was subracted from each item properly.

    Ernie

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    ABW Ambassador flamingoworld's Avatar
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    Seems to be working now...
    They must know they have been caught.

    Connie Berg
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    quote:
    Originally posted by Connie Berg:
    Seems to be working now...
    They must know they have been caught.

    Connie Berg
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    From a merchant's point, i speak to and belong to many "merchant" groups and roundtables...

    take my word for it, many merchants lurk here and read about the issues, feedback on their program, etc. Many choose no to post and come out for whatever reasons, but your comments are being read...

    There are many merchant lurkers on this board..

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    Yes, a lot of merchant lurkers, wish more would join in the discussions. I've seen a lot post for the first time only after somebody said something negative about them.

    "Nothing focuses the mind better than the constant sight of a competitor who wants to wipe you off the map."
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    Connie,

    Be sure to file a complaint with CJ so it's gets in their file. I'm sure that network quality will want to know what they are doing.

    Allen

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    It is still good Connie put this topic up. Even if they were lurking and pulled the trick down, it still raises the alert and I for one will keep an eye on things now. Since it has happened and I am aware I will decide what actions on my part will be if I check and see it being done again.
    As for them lurking, unless they aren't above board in how they run things, I see just lost opportunities on their part by not participating.
    Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

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    Now they're using exit exchange pop ups,
    http://count.exitexchange.com kinda amateur

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