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    Since the lawsuit happened has anybody heard anything about the status of the relationship between ToyrsRUs and Amazon? A couple of the ToysRUs in my area have closed and was just wondering if anybody knew anything that was going on with them.

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    Got this email from them this morning:

    Dear Associate,

    As you may have heard, effective July 1, 2006 Amazon.com's Toy and Baby
    stores will no longer be co-branded with Babies"R"Us and Toys"R"Us. As a
    result of the improvements we'll be making to the site, some products that
    you specifically feature may be out-of-stock.

    To ensure the best possible experience for visitors to your site, we
    suggest that you take one of the following approaches.

    1) Review your current links to individual Toy and Baby products and find
    new and exciting items to feature instead of any out-of-stock items.

    2) Replace the links on your site that take customers to a specific Toy or
    Baby product on Amazon and instead link to our new Toy and Baby stores.

    then they gave some links

    As of July 1, there are tens of thousands of products, including some
    brands not previously available on the site, for you to link to in these
    two stores. We will continue adding selection and encourage you to check
    the site regularly for new brands and products. The Toys team will follow
    up with you in July with suggestions for great products in the new stores
    that you can surface to your visitors.

    We appreciate your patience during this transition and look forward to
    making your association with Amazon's Toy and Baby stores more rewarding
    than ever.

    Thank you,

    The Amazon.com Associates Team

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    Was just coming in to post this same letter PB.

    Man, I have loads of work ahead ... thousands of product links to change ...
    Would have been nice to know two weeks ago, at least. *sigh*
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    the new toyrsrus.com site launched today, but I don't see any affiliate program?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ReallyBigGuy
    the new toyrsrus.com site launched today, but I don't see any affiliate program?
    The new program is on Linkshare.

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    Thanks!

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    Rexanne - awhhhh not on your birthday I had some but not a whole lot but agree that it would've been nice to have known a bit before. I had noticed one of the banners was different the day before and it didn't go to toys when I visited it so thought something was up.... Don't know if it's my imagination but there doesn't seem to be as many options for links as there was before. Didn't see any just regular toys or baby banners or the outlet that I had before.

    Couldn't find it listed yet at Linkshare.
    Ought to be interesting to see if people continue to purchase toys, etc. at Amazon or the ToysRUs site. One of my nieces did most at Amazon last year. Love Christmas shopping with her. lol I ask her for any ideas for the kiddies...she thinks of some...gets my opinion...she orders from my site....she brings the kiddies to visit and the boxes ....right under their unsuspecting little noses lol and all I have to do is wrap them and give her the money Not quite sure why but she tries to think of the really ooooh and ahhhh gift ideas for us We even went in together last year on my other neice and nephew's kids so hardly had to do any shopping except for the adults. I make sure to do all the clothes shopping for the little people, though cos love shopping for that. lol they're sooooo cute especially the little girls Toys....don't do anything for me. lol but love to shop for the teeny little clothes

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    The new program is on Linkshare
    I don't see it - maybe it's invitation only?

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    thought I read somewhere in a different forum that GSI was managing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Nunez
    The new program is on Linkshare.
    I just checked out Linkshare but I didn't see an offer for ToysRus -- perhaps the program hasn't been announced yet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhia7
    I just checked out Linkshare but I didn't see an offer for ToysRus -- perhaps the program hasn't been announced yet?
    Didn't see either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wallstreet
    Didn't see either.
    Perhaps the program will be announced after the 4th of July holiday?
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    meanwhile, today someone published what looks like a pretty complete list of amazon.com browse nodes for toys at AMZN's discussion group.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhia7
    I just checked out Linkshare but I didn't see an offer for ToysRus -- perhaps the program hasn't been announced yet?
    I know I saw them listed, but now I can't find them either.

    GSI Commerce powers their site:

    http://www.gsicommerce.com/news/news...sId=5022825750

    And GSI just move a lot of merchants over to LS, so it makes sense.

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    ToysRUs Canada is now listed

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    Yeap. you can definitely apply for the Canadian program now. Maybe they're just taking it step by step and getting the Canadian program set up first and then will do the US program.

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    hmmm toysrus.com is going to a "domain for sale" landing page... did someone forget to renew?? ops:
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    Quote Originally Posted by TJ
    hmmm toysrus.com is going to a "domain for sale" landing page... did someone forget to renew?? ops:
    grab it fast! LOL
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    They kinda remind me of those carpet dealers in the outskirts of every USA town that go bankrupt and have a going out of business sale every year or two, and then open back up a month later.
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    nah you're getting them mixed up with KBToys LOL
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    Maybe. It all just blends together after a while.
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    Just a follow up:

    I talked to GSI Commerce at the Affiliate Summit today, and they said that no decision has been made on a network yet for Toys R Us. I apologize for any confusion.

    -Michael

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Nunez
    Just a follow up:

    I talked to GSI Commerce at the Affiliate Summit today, and they said that no decision has been made on a network yet for Toys R Us. I apologize for any confusion.

    -Michael
    Thanks for the info Michael. Would sure be nice to know where they land and hopefully on a affiliate friendly network. Is it too much to hope that they'd join SAS? Boy that would spark a flame, huh?
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    I see BabiesRus now available at LS, so ToysRus should be following.

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    Thanks for the info on Babies R Us!

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