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So... sharing affiliate links on reddit will ruin the sellers account?

Devil's advocate says that this is the most effective way to target this bad policy. Use it to ruin the accounts of a few very big sellers, and have them do the publicity work for you.

I would like to see what happen when someone like The Wirecutter, owned by The New York Times, has one of its affiliate links shared on Reddit and then has its affiliate account shut down. They are certainly responsible for millions of dollars of Amazon revenue.

The really big affiliates almost definitely in a separate bucket that requires a higher bar or human review to disable the account.

Bless your heart.

Sucks that Amazon doesn't take the approach that a lot of APIs do my letting one restrict key usage based on referrers. So like an affiliate should be able to say "This affiliate code should only try to credit my account if the referrer is for example.com"

Not the seller but the affiliate, surely?

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