If I buy something on my hub through Amazon do I get credit?

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  1. Brie Hoffman profile image62
    Brie Hoffmanposted 12 years ago

    Or is that a no no?

    1. Adventure Colorad profile image77
      Adventure Coloradposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I'm not an Amazon affiliate, but I know that Adsense specifically tells you not to click on your own adds, or risk losing your account through them.  I would be very careful using your own adds to make purchases.

    2. ThomasE profile image68
      ThomasEposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      It is a no no.

  2. darkside profile image68
    darksideposted 12 years ago

    I can't find the page right now, but Amazon don't want you to buy things through your own Amazon associate links.

    So if you're going to make an Amazon purchase, go through a fellow hubbers hub, click on any of their products, do a search for what you're after when you get to Amazon.com and buy it, and your fellow hubber will get a commission for the sale.

    1. profile image0
      ryankettposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Well, a 60% chance that they will get the commission smile

      1. leahlefler profile image95
        leahleflerposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        No, amazon modules have a 100% chance of getting commission. The amazon affiliate earns a commission (usually 4% for the first few items) every single time someone buys.

        Adsense is the revenue source that switches between HP ads and the writer's ads (60% of the time the ads are the writer's, and 40% of the time they are HP's ads).

        1. Susana S profile image92
          Susana Sposted 12 years agoin reply to this

          The writer and HP share impressions on adsense, amazon, ebay and kontera on the same 60/40 basis.

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          ryankettposted 12 years agoin reply to this

          I would have thought that 2 years on this site would be long enough to know the basics.

          1. leahlefler profile image95
            leahleflerposted 12 years agoin reply to this

            Ryan, I apologize! I thought I had read that Amazon was shown 100% of the time. Oh, well - it would be nice if it were true! Sorry about that!

  3. kannanwrites profile image95
    kannanwritesposted 12 years ago

    You can but you won't be getting any commission. Repeatedly buying stuff from your own link is against T and C of amazon.

  4. TerryGl profile image59
    TerryGlposted 12 years ago

    You can but you need to do it from another computer as your ip address will be logged. Also use another email that is not your amazon log in email.

  5. skyfire profile image81
    skyfireposted 12 years ago

    Hint:  Squidoo lens? wink

    1. kirstenblog profile image79
      kirstenblogposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      You cheeky thing you!

      Good idea tho wink lol

      (any of my purchases will be through a fellow hubber tho as one helped me get the next tier commission level with a purchase over christmas that was in the end very helpful, something I would like to do for another someday, I know it really made my day!)

  6. lrohner profile image67
    lrohnerposted 12 years ago

    From Amazon:

    You may not purchase products during sessions initiated through your own Associates links and will not receive referral fees for such orders. This includes orders for customers, orders on behalf of customers, and orders for products to be used by you, your friends, your relatives, or your associates in any manner.

    1. workingmomwm profile image80
      workingmomwmposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for posting this, lrohner. I was looking for this info just the other day, and I couldn't find it! Now I know not to do that. Sigh. Anyone else have dried blueberries and Lansinoh breastpumps on their hubs? Well, I don't have a Lansinoh breastpump on a hub yet. I was getting ready to write a hub about that ... Oh well. Maybe I'll just do Squidoo lenses instead. Good idea, skyfire! ;-)

  7. Mark Ewbie profile image81
    Mark Ewbieposted 12 years ago

    Best not to buy stuff then.  I'm lucky because I wouldn't dream of buying any of the rubbish on my pages.  Not tempted.

    1. CASE1WORKER profile image64
      CASE1WORKERposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Mark - You can buy things that are not on your page- for instance I sold 6 bulk packets of oral gel - I believe that not only have i never written on oral gel, i was not, until i checked the purchase, aware that oral gel existed- not be confused with toothpaste- this is gel to stop your mouth going dry-

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 12 years ago

    You cannot click through your own links and buy anything, whether or not it's shown on your hub or site. Amazon does not want it's associates to use the affiliate program as a discount program.

    It is possible to get tossed from Amazon for this activity.

    Again, if you're going to affiliate with a company take a half hour and read its TOS.

    At least it doesn't endanger anyone else's account though.

  9. Brie Hoffman profile image62
    Brie Hoffmanposted 12 years ago

    Thanks, I don't see why Amazon cares, they are getting the money...but thanks for the clarification anyway.

    1. vnustham profile image60
      vnusthamposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I think amazon will not pay commission to you. But you can try.. So I'm not sure. My friend is aff of amazon and she make a order for her brother. She cannot get commission for that item cause amazon recheck ip nearly or coordinate with her ip or more.. I'm not sure..

      For this case , I suggest not do it..
      If you do that on your risk.. Anyway have a good deal..

      1. Brie Hoffman profile image62
        Brie Hoffmanposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks, I'm not going to risk it.

    2. profile image0
      Nelle Hoxieposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      They care, because they want you to pay full price. If you buy through your aff link you get between a 4 and 8 percent price cut because of the commission that will be credited to you.

      As an affiliate most companies want you to attract new business, not business they would already get.

    3. Rosie2010 profile image70
      Rosie2010posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I agree with you, why should amazon care after all they get the sale.. I was also wondering about this but now I know it's a no no, I'll never do it.  thanks for this question


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