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Amazon closes all associates accounts in Missouri

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by maxya, Aug 15, 2013.

  1. maxya

    maxya Registered Member

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    Just received this email :((

     
  2. ScoopMaster

    ScoopMaster Registered Member

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    It was bound to happen sooner or later. More and more states are leaning towards the same legislation.
     
  3. Furious George

    Furious George Supreme Member Premium Member

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    Sounds like earners in Missouri need to set up a virtual address in Delaware + incorporate and continue business as usual. :)
     
  4. cabraska

    cabraska Newbie

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    Well... I live very close to another state. hopefully I can contact them so I can change my address over to the other residency I have family in, I just hope it's not the next state to pass a similar bill...
     
  5. infocraze

    infocraze Junior Member

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    Guess amazon.com would only be relevant to international sellers in the near future.
     
  6. IAMAZEME

    IAMAZEME Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    damn thats crazy! I respect amazon for standing up to the govt. though
     
  7. seochris96

    seochris96 Regular Member

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    I'm not sure punishing affiliates is really the best way to stand up to the government, though. Fortunately, the two biggest cities in Missouri border other states. I'm in St. Louis, so I'm sure there is some sort of way around this, although I think it's incredibly stupid.
     
  8. john1444

    john1444 Elite Member

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    So disheartening, move on, so many opportunities out there.
     
  9. zigzag

    zigzag Registered Member

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    Welcome to the club, Colorado got hit a while back ago also, vigilink was an ok alternative till amazon caught up with them and told them to honor there rules and not let banned states participate. linkshare and cj are the next best options
     
  10. peetrike

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    So, no problem. Use Viglink and continue to earn with Amazon.

    Cheers
     
  11. zigzag

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    That's not going to work.. vigilink sent out an email about 2 months ago saying amazon wanted them to comply with their policies of keeping banned states out, so they will disable amazon links if your in one of the banned states
     
  12. zep123dmc

    zep123dmc Junior Member

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    How about using skimlinks? There's nothing that I've read that says they don't allow publishers in Amazon's banned states to publish their amazon affiliated links. I'm not entirely sure on that though.