Your code or theirs?

Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
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Originally posted by Selective Sensualist
I don't yet have a blog, but I plan on starting one at some point. I wish the online purchaser could get a discount when clicking on an affiliate link. It seems as though the only time the purchaser receives an affiliate discount is through the ... More
Yes, it's 20% total affiliate percentage. You can either give your friends the code so they get a discount or a link so you get the full 20%. It would be too costly to give both, making the percentage EF was losing on the product 35%, which is quite high.
08/09/2010
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
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Originally posted by Carrie Ann
I recently had a new contributor come to me, confused about affiliate codes. They'd been given a code by an advanced reviewer and asked to use it when they checked out but were never told they could sign up and get their own, adding a few pennies ... More
OMG that's despicable. It's one thing to give your code to people who don't want to earn commissions or are making a one time purchase but damn! We are a community and everything should be available to all members, especially the affiliate program! In the beginning of my time here that couple of dollars payed for my S&H and allowed me to buy that one extra toy.
We get $25 per graduate and most of us would do it for free, wow I am gobsmacked.
08/09/2010
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
So would it be unethical to give your code to a student that is under 21 after explaining that they can get their own at 21? Say a student of 18-20 years?
08/09/2010
Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
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Originally posted by Airen Wolf
So would it be unethical to give your code to a student that is under 21 after explaining that they can get their own at 21? Say a student of 18-20 years?
I don't think so but I'm not the rule maker. Heh. I just wondered what everyone else thought. I think so long as you explain and they're not able to make an affiliate account, it would be fine, no matter what the circumstances and why's are.
08/09/2010
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
Thank you Carrie Ann, I had no idea.

Learn something new all the time here, what a great community! eh?
08/09/2010
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
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Originally posted by Carrie Ann
I don't think so but I'm not the rule maker. Heh. I just wondered what everyone else thought. I think so long as you explain and they're not able to make an affiliate account, it would be fine, no matter what the circumstances and why's are.
I can see the reasoning. Still I wouldn't want any new reviewer to think there was something hinky going on, this is a good community of helpful people and that should remain our reputation, at least in my opinion. I would want to help the person be able to purchase things a bit cheaper but not if it meant literally taking money out of their pockets! Those commissions add up.
That's why I was wondering if everyone thought it would be ethical to give your code to someone who for whatever reason could get one of their own. Truth be told I don't run into many people who fall into this catagory but it's nice to know what the general concensus is about such things.
This is such a gray area, no?
08/09/2010
Victoria Victoria
I think it's wrong to withhold information that would be useful to someone just for your own selfish gain. Mentors aren't just supposed to teach someone the ropes of reviewing, they are also supposed to show them around the site and be there to tell the new community members about features and programs.

If you had a mentor recently who gave you their partner code to use for a discount, and misrepresented to you, either through omission or outright lying, that you could not have your own partner code (aka affiliate code), please tell us immediately! That person should NOT be in the Mentor Program!

The Mentor Program is not some chance for people to exploit others and build up a little crew of buddies to do your bidding and behave in the way you want them to. If we feel that someone is manipulating new community members and skewing things in their own favor, in an unethical way, we will take action.
If you feel like you've been manipulated by a mentor or taken advantage of, email us! Seriously! Because we have noticed a few things lately, and have some concerns as it is. (Just FYI here, not much gets past the Eden staff.

Back to partner codes...
ANYONE can be an affiliate - you don't need a blog or a site! We can even send you nifty coupon booklets for you to write your code on and hand out to people in person. We have had very successful affiliates who did all of their sharing in person. Gary can tell you anything you need to know, and get you all set up - quick and easy
08/09/2010
Red Vinyl Kitty Red Vinyl Kitty
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Originally posted by gone77
OK, so using our own code to get a discount is news to me. Learn something new every day!
Sorry to dredge this thread up.. But I have a question about this!

I had not used my affiliate code to get a discount, until I read in this forum that it was OK. I just received a notice telling me that this is NOT okay..

So which is it? I do NOT want to do something wrong. I only started doing it because I read in this thread that it was OK.
09/08/2010
Gary Gary
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Originally posted by Red Vinyl Kitty
Sorry to dredge this thread up.. But I have a question about this!

I had not used my affiliate code to get a discount, until I read in this forum that it was OK. I just received a notice telling me that this is NOT okay..

So which is ... More
I answered your questions when you emailed me, so why not email me back if you still have questions? It is possible for you to get a discount with your own code, though that is not what it was intended for. You did not email me asking this or I would have straight up told you that. If you have any other questions about the affilaite program please email me.
09/08/2010
Sera Sera
Actually, I would ask the administration if using your own code is okay. Asking any other questions straight to them would probably be the most ethical thing to do in the first place.
10/22/2010
Sera Sera
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Originally posted by Sera
Actually, I would ask the administration if using your own code is okay. Asking any other questions straight to them would probably be the most ethical thing to do in the first place.
Well, sorry. Looks like a lot of those questions have already been answered here. So I don't know...
10/22/2010
Persephone Nightmare Persephone Nightmare
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Originally posted by Andromeda
Definitely unethical, unless the person doesn't qualify for their own affiliate code, like those of us who are still under 21. At least the affiliate requirements say you need to be at least 21. Is that rule still in effect?
Darn it, and I was wanting to be an affiliate, too I turn 20 in two days, and even then I'll have to wait a whole year to be able to become one. *Sad Persephone*

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*Lightbulb Moment! Looks around for Synthetik, who is 22*

"Honey! What do *you* think about becoming an EF Affiliate?"

*Thoroughly attempts to bribe him with the thought of someday getting him a Black Tenga Fliphole*

(Just kidding about that bit up there ^ Lol, though that would be funny )
10/24/2010
lovelylolaa lovelylolaa
Man.. i wish i wouldve seen this liie 5 orders ago
12/10/2012
mama2007 mama2007
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Originally posted by Carrie Ann
I recently had a new contributor come to me, confused about affiliate codes. They'd been given a code by an advanced reviewer and asked to use it when they checked out but were never told they could sign up and get their own, adding a few pennies ... More
No, i don't think that's right to do that. I don't even hand out my code as it is, and i have been an affiliate for a yr almost now. I make all my commissions from using my own banner on my blog when I am placing big orders of $120 +, so I gain 20% commission, not 5. I always add up how much i will gain in commission, and if it's not the amount i am happy with, then i dont order til i have enough gift cards and points saved up to make decents checks from it.

I would encourage them to sign up and use their own codes
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