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    And the stupidest merchant of the year award goes to.....
    Email Title: "It's Cyber Monday...and We Have Gift Ideas!"

    From: National Geographic affiliate program

    Received: Nov 28, 2005 10:35 PM



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    Been away, now I'm back. Not as much, but I'm back & starting from scratch. Where I was, was fantastic. Where I am now, less so. Things have changed, become harder. So have I. Game ON!!!
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    What time did they send it?

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    LOL. Unbelievable!

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    I got one I got from a merchant this morning:

    "Here are some smokin' deals for your Black Friday shoppers. Hurry, get your links up today! Offer ends Monday, November 28th."
    ~Ernie

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    Defender of Truth, Justice and the Affiliate Way
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    You got to wonder why the AM even bothers? Unless they get paid in part by the amount of communications they have with their affiliates. No matter if it was meaningful or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erninator
    I got one I got from a merchant this morning:

    "Here are some smokin' deals for your Black Friday shoppers. Hurry, get your links up today! Offer ends Monday, November 28th."
    OK this one beats Unc's!
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    Quote Originally Posted by erninator
    I got one I got from a merchant this morning:

    "Here are some smokin' deals for your Black Friday shoppers. Hurry, get your links up today! Offer ends Monday, November 28th."
    Don't be an ingrate Ernie,

    They said "Offer ends Monday, November 28th" ok?

    Since they didn't said November 28th of this year (2005), you must assume it's November 28th, 2011, Ok?

    On 2011, November 28th falls on a Monday again, so what is your problem?

    I geography!




    Sal.
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    Yesterday I received a pointless email from one of my more favorite merchants.

    The AM wrote that if I beat last year's December sales by X amount I'd receive a bonus. Now bonuses are really nice, but...maybe you could've told me this on OCTOBER 28th so I could ramp up my links if I decided to go for it? Additionally the email offered no specific tools to help me achieve my goal. A sale banner or loss leader banner would be helpful. >koff<

    Contests like this make me wonder if the AM is really interested in me achieving a specific goal or if they just want me to throw a bazillion of their links on my sites to improve their exposure. In any case, this kind of contest doesn't incite me to action.

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    Yup, got both of those emails too, the National Geographic one last night had me ROFL. Maybe they are in a different time zone? um.. nah.. that doesn't explain it.... they just plain messed up!
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    even if the AM sends out something nearly on time, some of the networks hold their internal email for 3-10 days at times.

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