Joined: 25 Jun 06
26 Jun 06 11:59 pm
I'll take a go at answering your question.
I think you are correct, it would be a redirect page with your affiliate link to the vendor's sales page. That way you won't be competing with the vendor or other affiliates sending people directly to the sales page. Since at least with Adwords, they only allow one domain per results page to be displayed.
Eventually you could develop your own landing page to do a short pre-sell and/or a name squeeze to build your list.
I hope I got this right.