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Is it legal to.?

 11:00 am on Nov 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

Provide extra bonus for people who bought something from my affiliate link? Which means the buyer won't get it if they buy from the other people's link. I would like to know if this is legal or not?



 11:47 am on Nov 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

Yes, I've seen it done a few times. I don't think there is any problem with this.


 3:22 pm on Nov 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

You need to check the terms of the affiliate program. I know that Amazon, for example, clearly and specifically prohibits incentives of this type. Other programs may also.


 2:00 am on Nov 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

Thanks for the advice.


 5:19 pm on Nov 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

If I can choose between two similar affiliate programs, I'll go w/ the one that doesn't allow affiliates to offer incentives because I won't & I probably can't compete w/ those that do. There are tons of sites out there that do what you're thinking of already & from what I've seen, more and more affiliate programs are not allowing that practice to continue w/in their terms.

The worst offenders are those that popped up after the hurricanes, claiming to donate a certain percentage of their commissions to charity w/ no proof. Even the ones that aren't scams usually aren't very ethical.

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