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Buying trough your own affiliate link

Discussion in 'Clickbank' started by panicore, Sep 25, 2011.

  1. panicore

    panicore Registered Member

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    Lets say you want to the test a product out before promoting it.

    Are you allowed to buy the product trough your own affiliate link?
     
  2. KREAM

    KREAM Junior Member

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    Good question, would like to know that as well.
     
  3. dumdum4gumgum

    dumdum4gumgum Power Member

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    ive done it and still do it i just use a proxy
     
  4. DinkaDanka

    DinkaDanka Registered Member

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    maybe check clickbank's TOS
     
  5. jgeeked

    jgeeked Regular Member

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    I searched this before, and all the answers say its perfectly fine to do so. I've also purchased several product via my link and everything went normal and I haven't heard anything from clickbank warning me not to do it, so I would assume its ok.
     
  6. supapera

    supapera Regular Member

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    i did it once, and probably will do it again. Never had any problem at all
    Also have noticed people do that all the time
     
  7. Typlo

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    Been аn affiliate wіth a company thаt encourages thе owners tо buy from theіr оwn store. I find іt rеаllу strange that a program wоuld advise аgainst such.

    So lеt me sеe іf I understand yоu and аm subject to correction. You sell goods оr services, but you cаn't buy frоm yourself, you muѕt give thе sale tо ѕоmеone else?

    Did уоu read the fine prints - What dіd it say?

    It dоes nоt matter whаt wе tell you, if buying from уour affiliate link violates the terms of conditions undеr whiсh уou signed uр yоu mіght be risking ѕomе thing here.

    Some affiliate hаvе bееn terminated for buying from thеir оwn links, ѕо іt wіll save you thе anguish tо јuѕt check with thе terms of service ѕо уоu do nоt mess up ѕоmеthіng good.
     
  8. stonecold316

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    At the end of the day,the publisher is getting a sale.So,I think there shouldn't be any problem
     
  9. jimmylarge

    jimmylarge Newbie

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    When i whant to test a clickbank product i buy from my own affiliate link, and if the product is pdf´s and/or videos i download them. And then i open a return ticket with clickbank, and get my money back.
    i have done this with the same account over 25 times and it still works :)
     
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  10. Troshi

    Troshi Senior Member

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    As long as its not just information, (actually buying) its usually safe.
     
  11. michalemorski88

    michalemorski88 BANNED BANNED

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    Give us more info guys!!!!
     
  12. michalemorski88

    michalemorski88 BANNED BANNED

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    Anyone?
     
  13. OTrap

    OTrap Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Buying through your own link is fine, but some vendors don't mind even giving you limited access to it without buying.
     
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  14. bryanon

    bryanon Executive VIP Premium Member

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    On ClickBank it's perfectly OK to buy using your own link, HOWEVER in order to get paid, your account needs to have at least 5 sales, all bought with different credit cards, including at least one Visa and one MasterCard. PayPal is excluded. This means that if you're not an affiliate and are only buying products for your own use, using your own link is pretty pointless as you're never going to get paid. Instead, the merchant is going to get paid less and CB is keeping the rest of the cash.

    All I can say is that the world would be a much nicer place without scammers/fraudsters like yourself.
     
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  15. OTrap

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    Yeah, talk about biting the hand that feeds you. Vendors are the reason you have products to promote, and you're going to negatively affect their refund rate even though you're already getting 66-75% of it back in affiliate commissions anyway?

    If I was to place a "sure-thing" bet on an IM failure, it'd be someone who chronically does this.
     
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  16. exceeds

    exceeds Regular Member

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    wow.. what can I say to you.. very very fraud hat mate..
     
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  17. intrepid

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    Yes, Clickbank requires 5 payments from different credit cards before paying out affiliate commissions. I think it's a good idea to use proxy for other affiliate programs but you ought to read their terms anyway.
     
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  18. michalemorski88

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    I don't really want to scam anyone, i just want to make all payment process for my clients ;)
     
  19. mikehandy

    mikehandy Newbie

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    I have bought thru my nickname and no problem. Do it Bro
     
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