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Amazon Affiliates status

  1. Camping with Kids profile image87
    Camping with Kidsposted 5 years ago

    did not see any recent updates - maybe I missed them, Sorry if this seems lazy, but, any recent news on the HP Amazon affiliate status?

    1. Just Ask Susan profile image85
      Just Ask Susanposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I have been watching for updates but I have not seen any. Hope we hear something soon.

      1. Appletreedeals profile image83
        Appletreedealsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        thanks for the reply - I thought HP had some deal negotiations in the works.

  2. Urbane Chaos profile image91
    Urbane Chaosposted 5 years ago

    I've been wondering about that as well, but so far, nothing.  I guess they're still "working" on it.

  3. Azure11 profile image87
    Azure11posted 5 years ago

    Also wondering about this - haven't heard anything recently...

  4. classicalgeek profile image87
    classicalgeekposted 5 years ago

    As was stated by HubPages staff in previous threads, the negotiations are in progress and these kinds of things take months. While the negotiations are in progress they are not allowed to discuss it. Don't take my word for it--go search the forums and read their replies for yourselves. This is not at all uncommon in situations such as these.

    I would not be surprised if the negotiations last at least six more months as I have done a lot of negotiating for my (very small) business and even the simplest items upon which everyone agrees a hundred per cent can take two months to finalize. This is a far more complex issue and I cannot imagine that the lawyers could even get the contracts written in less than four months (since I am friends with tons of lawyers), even if everyone agrees on everything from the outset. The diligent, good lawyers take their time and do thorough research into case law to determine what is best for their clients, and then the contracts are proofed and vetted (as even a misplaced comma can cost a company millions of dollars), and then have to be approved by the client.

    I know that it's hard to have faith in most companies these days, but my own experience with HubPages has been very positive, and I believe the powers that be are working hard behind the scenes on behalf of all of us. Not everyone in the world can be unethical, after all.

    1. Urbane Chaos profile image91
      Urbane Chaosposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      You're absolutely right - HubPages has always come through, even after so many have given up hope.  I have a lot of faith in HP, which is why I'm still here..

      ...but still, an occasional, "Yup, we're still workin' on it!" would be nice, from time to time.

      1. classicalgeek profile image87
        classicalgeekposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        They might be prohibited from even saying that they are working on it. Plenty of companies don't want the fact that they are in negotiations with someone broadcast. Any more official confirmation may send the negotiations down the drain, and we don't want that.