Clickbank rebate method.. Is it legal?

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Hye Warriors,

I just read blog post about clickbank rebate method. The method is so simple : You recommend someone buy through your aff link and you give some of your commission to the buyers as a rebate.

Not understand? Well it like this.. Lets say the product is $60 and your commission is $30. So once someone buy, you keep $20 and the extra $10 you giving to the buyer as a "Thank you for buying from my link ".

My question is...

1.) Is this legal?

2.) If its legal, does it consider ethic or unethical practice?

P/S: That dude say once he implement, his sale is skyrocket!
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  • Profile picture of the author webapex
    This is a hazy recollection on my part...I believe cash rebates are not allowed, but bonus digital products are routinely offered. To play it safe, you would hold off delivery of the incentive until the refund period has expired although you are not suffering materialy if your just giving out plr ebooks.
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    • Profile picture of the author kmukhreez
      Originally Posted by webapex View Post

      To play it safe, you would hold off delivery of the incentive until the refund period has expired
      Is that consider legal?
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  • Profile picture of the author winds
    Originally Posted by kmukhreez View Post

    1.) Is this legal?

    2.) If its legal, does it consider ethic or unethical practice?

    P/S: That dude say once he implement, his sale is skyrocket!
    It says, point blank, on Clickbank's rules:

    Don’t offer bonuses of cash or cash equivalents (such as gift cards) for customers who purchase a product through your HopLink. This is not allowed in ClickBank’s Client Contract. You can, however, offer other types of bonuses, such as additional ebooks or related products, to customers who purchase through your HopLink.


    Section 2, Article E from 'Client Contract' - "You will not offer, suggest or imply the availability of any rebates, coupons, tickets, vouchers or similar incentives to induce or encourage the purchase of a Product."
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    • Profile picture of the author kmukhreez
      hey winds,
      thanks for the info's but I've already know that clickbank rules. See my real point is what about the other hundreds of affiliate network? I do some research and I found most of it doesn't have that rules. Think of small affiliate network or something like product launch.(Because it use its own affiliate program not third party.)
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      • Profile picture of the author Michael Shook
        Something being "legal" is different than something being against a particular site's terms of service.

        Legality probably depends on your geographical location, but that is probably not something that most people pay much attention in this case.
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      • Profile picture of the author winds
        Originally Posted by kmukhreez View Post

        hey winds,
        thanks for the info's but I've already know that clickbank rules. See my real point is what about the other hundreds of affiliate network? I do some research and I found most of it doesn't have that rules. Think of small affiliate network or something like product launch.(Because it use its own affiliate program not third party.)
        If the network you plan to use doesn't have rules against it, I don't see why you couldn't. The seller is still getting the amount they want, and the more sales the better. It's certainly not illegal, but it isn't exactly ethical - I'd email the seller and see, I'd say chances are they'll say you can, and then it's not even slightly unethical.
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  • Profile picture of the author Luis Gabriel
    Yeah I have actually seen a video on youtube of a guy doing this. I dont know if it is legal.
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      It's not illegal per se but it breaches Clickbank's terms of service, and if they ever found out that you'd done it, you'd probably lose your account(s) there.

      (It's also inadvisable for other reasons.)
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      • Profile picture of the author paulie888
        Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

        (It's also inadvisable for other reasons.)
        Your advertising campaign (especially if you're using some form of paid advertising) could be affected adversely by rebates, and it could turn an otherwise profitable campaign into a loss, once you factor in the rebates that would have to be paid out.
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        • Profile picture of the author kmukhreez
          Originally Posted by paulie888 View Post

          Your advertising campaign (especially if you're using some form of paid advertising) could be affected adversely by rebates, and it could turn an otherwise profitable campaign into a loss, once you factor in the rebates that would have to be paid out.
          Okay, that 's maybe right, but what if I promote product to my mailing list?(FREE) Because it not just you get commission, it too drive your list to buyer list. And maybe it will create some loyal list(My guess only). Who doesn't want it?
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    • Profile picture of the author kmukhreez
      Originally Posted by ncmedia View Post

      Dude, just stop, NO you cannot offer cash or monetary rebates no matter how you spin it or whatever 'if' scenario you place in front of it. The answer is NO, and if you ever launch your own product and want to do this please let me know. I'd like to order 100 times, with friends and fam, and get my rebates, then refund with clickbank and keep your money too... Startin' to get it? Monetary incentives are not allowed in any network unless the offer itself has a coupon or a rebate as a part of its offer for affs.
      Good point dude.
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