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    Can anyone tell me the status of PhotoAlley; they used to be one of my best converters. When they left CJ it was my understanding they were bought out. Now I see them at Befree? What gives?

    PhotoAlley (Ritz)
    BoatersWorld (Ritz)
    CameraWorld (Ritz)
    WolfCamera (Ritz)

    Does Ritz own them all?

    Previous experience with Wolf Camera, they had to may links stating CALL for availability. So I tried it, then I was informed if I did not buy online and purchase on the phone I would obtain a 10% discount. It this still there strategy?

    I am looking for a Camera Shop with a good affiliate program, can anyone help here?

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    Think what GSI did to their merchant group and run for the hills.

    Mike & Charlie ...

    If they won't adopt and feed a bird ..flip them one! BBQ some Gator and remember to flush WhenU..

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    Thanks, thought I would ask... Just to make sure.

    Creeps!

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    Sandra,

    It amazes me how well some average-Joe affiliates do with the merchants in the "merchants we love to hate" club.

    Listen to what Mike has to say, but do yourself a favor and form your own opinion. You may be missing out on something good.

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    Hello Scott,

    I am eager for sales with Photo Alley, especially since they offer a data feed; yet I wrote this very long letter concerning the PHONE sales issue. To receive no satisfactory response.

    I do test and buy products all the time from the merchants. I have a room designated for tax right offs of stuff that has to sit there forever unused. Just to test merchant integrity and customer service.

    If you believe Photo Alley would be a good one to go back to please send me there feed I did exceptionally well with them when they were with CJ.

    Always willing to try again, but if I get the shaft again. I will never forget!

    Sandra Roussel

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    Sandra,

    I don't really know if Ritz will be good for you. It's good for many and surely not for others.

    Please email me directly with any datafeed requests, including this one.

    --scott

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    Those camera specialty retailers are a big problem. PhotoAlley used to be excellent. But it was too good to last (the final dive was when Ritz got them). Then there was another camera retailer thru CJ that was even better than PhotoAlley ever was. But then then they started playing games, and eventually left the affiliate scene.

    Who needs camera specialty retailers when there are general electronics retailers with the same products and better performance?

    The good camera shops do not have affiliate programs, so if you really want them on your site, then you will have to approach them on your own to strike an arrangement (several will do it).

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