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    I'm very disappointed in Gateway's response to the below situation. I commend them on responding as quickly as they did - but they're stealing business from the affiliates efforts and thought I'd let ABW'ers know.

    They're not only advertising (heavily) a Buy 1 PC or Notebook deal, get 1 FREE deal on TV, but it's also accessible when you click thru our affily links and then "HOME".

    Problem is, the only way to order the great deal is to PHONE IN the order.

    So I wrote them today, and below is what was sent back -- I wonder if Dell would pay us "at least a buck or two" on a buy one $1,700 computer get a $400 one free? Hmmmmm..... I'll put a call into the Dell dude [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img]

    -- ORIGINAL MESSAGE --

    RE: Buy 1 Get 1 FREE offer
    Date: Fri, 13 Dec 2002 10:47:18 -0600
    From:


    Firstly, I very much appreciate your interest in promoting Gateway offers
    via your web site! Just to clarify, the "buy 1, get 1" offer was
    specifically crafted to be a phone and eSales (online chat) offer... if we
    decide to open it up to the web, we'll notify our affiliate members
    immediately. In the meantime, please take a look at the numerous other
    special holiday offers we have that are available through our web site (e.g.
    Free Shipping, Guaranteed Holiday Delivery, $699 Flat Panel PC, etc.)

    Regards,
    Eric Opel
    Gateway Affiliate Program Manager

    -----Original Message-----
    From: Pisani, A
    To: Opel, E

    How should we handle this? Very valid point...



    -----Original Message-----
    From: Liz Tompkins
    Sent: Friday, December 13, 2002 8:06 AM
    To: affiliate@gateway.com
    Subject: Buy 1 Get 1 FREE offer

    Dear Gateway,

    As an affiliate of yours, we're trying to promote your Buy 1 PC or
    Notebook offer which is listed on your "Home" area after clicking
    thru our affiliate link.

    http://service.bfast.com/bfast/click?bfmid=37919389
    <http://service.bfast.com/bfast/click...947822&bfpage=
    computers_text> &siteid=38947822&bfpage=computers_text

    However, there is no way to order this online and the instructions
    tell customers to order by dialing your 800#. How are we
    to promote this fantastic holiday offer when all of our sales are
    to be lost over the phone?

    Hoping that this can be corrected soon.

    With my best,

    Liz
    http://Styleforfree.com

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    Trust me Gateway is one step removed from the Chapter 11 grave. Go to F**kedcompany and look up the insider info as this one winds down operations trying to compete with the Dells, HP and IBM's. Layoffs this year alone over 40%. The best deal for promoting a Gateway product is to push those refurbs shown at TigerDirect.

    I've sold PC's since the early 80's and Gateway was always the worse brand built and the hardest to get parts for when they broke. eMachines are also a risky choice. Rumor had it before the move to BeFree their indy program running for 2 years was so full of diversion and false sales reporting they only cut a handful of checks.

    Take the time to shop one of their local stores and you'll quickly run home and pull their links. Listening Andy ...never buy or push a Gateway notebook.

    WebMaster Mike

    "Anyone can make a dollar, it is when you make sense that it starts to add up."...does your eBiz plan make sense?

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    Thanks Webmaster Mike. Valuable info & advice to
    have. I was hoping they were about to do a turn around - have actually sold some Gateway's recently (until they put the lil' TRICK up on their website -- or maybe I was just selling accessories [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img]

    With my best,

    Liz
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    Liz,
    Better off just selling Gateway Computers thru Tiger Direct!

    Connie

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    quote:
    I've sold PC's since the early 80's and Gateway was always the worse brand built and the hardest to get parts for when they broke.

    I don't share your opinion of Gateway quality...at least the earlier 90's versions. Mine performed great even though there were some problems with software/hardware compatibility at times.

    Currently, you're probably right in that the key to Gateway sales is selling the refurbs through TigerDirect.

    "Where a conversion is no accident, it's a miracle."

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    I'm with Jarec about Gateway quality. They may not track sales worth a damn but their computers are pretty good quality. I also disagree that they are on the edge of Chapter 11. PC sales are competitive and you will hear A LOT of stuff over at FudgedCompany, however Gateway is a pretty strong brand with a huge loyal user base. People want EASY when it comes to computers and Gateway is just that...

    IMO there isn't much difference between Dell and Gateway. They both don't track sales well and the both build good quality computers with decent warrantys.

    Core

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    Trust me...you do not need to share the opinion that they are close to Chapter 11 or some form of buyout (trademark only perhaps).

    Rest assured, it is only a matter of when.

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    Core,

    >>They both don't track sales well <<

    What do you base that on?

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    quote:
    I'll put a call into the Dell dude [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img]


    You might want to search these forums for "dell" first. They are not exactly on the top of people's favs list.

    They have a 1 day cookie on LS.

    We did over 300,000 impressions withe 300+ click thrus and
    $0.00

    http://SearchToSale.com - Turns your search box into money.

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    Scott,

    I base that on the fact that I have only had one sale with them. I have had 3,467 impressions, 220 clickthroughs, and 1 sale... I'm really not worried about the stats. It's more of a joke. Affiliates find it much easier to blame the merchant or a third party individual than themselves.

    Core

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