View Full Version : Amazon affiliate question

12-07-2003, 08:33 PM
I'm curious: does Amazon allow you to buy from them using your own affiliate code?

12-07-2003, 09:04 PM

12-07-2003, 10:23 PM
does it say so on there site ? i dont see why they wouldnt they still profit

12-07-2003, 10:56 PM
Because anyone who buys from Amazon would open an affiliate account and get upto 15% off any purchase they make.
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12-08-2003, 11:17 AM
Theres about 1,000,000 affiliates, I'm sure alot of them just use it for their purchases...

12-08-2003, 12:49 PM
and a lot of their accounts get deleted

12-08-2003, 01:44 PM
It's definitely against their terms of service. There have been a lot of discussions about it on their boards lately, and it's a topic that comes up frequently.

It's important to remember that the structure of the associates program is not the same as employer and employee, where the employee gets a discount. It's more publisher (you) and advertiser (Amazon) (though that's not a perfect analogy either). You probably wouldn't "expect" to get a discount from one of your clients that's already paying you for services.

12-08-2003, 02:03 PM
True. Thanks for the info everyone.