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Is it legal to buy a product using your affiliate link?

rubanz
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Is it legal to buy a product using your affiliate link?

Is this legal and do you think it's moral if your intentions are to test and review the product?
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graceharman
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Lots of affiliates do it, and Clickbank don't have a problem with it. Some other directories like Paydot do, however.
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rubanz
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Cool. Can the Vendor find out and get mad? Is it legal?
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wollowra
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Well, look at it from the vendors point of view.
If I was selling a product on clickbank and you purchased my product through your affiliate link to review it for your site, so you could do an honest review. I would have no problem doing it.
Thousands of affiliates do this. You are fine Rubanz, go right ahead.
As for Legal aspects... I am not a lawyer but all you are doing is purchasing a product to review it or use it.
If it were illegal, I am sure it would be all over the internet on thousands of forums.

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Troy
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rubanz
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True, thanks Troy have a great weekend all
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Also, if you think of it from an "offline" perspective, people 'buy' from their own store all the time.

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rubanz
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what do you mean gradyp?
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bartko09
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rubanz wrote:what do you mean gradyp?


If you owned a grocery store would you buy a loaf of bread from yourself or from your comeptitor?
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exactly!
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Rubanz,

if your case is to do the hones review, I`d recommend you to write to the vendor first for a free copy for your review. I`ve done it 5 times so far and all vendors were ok with it. The only thing they wanted to know was the address of my site - just to ensure I`m not a regular guy who wants just to take advantage of their product.

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