I found on Friday that one of my SAS merchant's site was down (received a "Forbidden. You don't have permission to access / on this server). I contacted them Friday and just now, but haven't heard anything yet. Unfortunately, I had set up a product page for them and pulled the links pointing to that page.

Maybe there is a way to notify affiliates when a merchant's site goes down, this was very embarassing to find out as I had a link to that page from my home page!

While SAS gives the small fry merchants an affordable entree into the affiliate game, some don't have a clue as to professional behavior or management of their program.

The merchant in question is http://www.my3dcrystal.com/