I never figured there would be any problem with it, and on the surface there isn't.
The vendor only pays by check, and not by PayPal or other methods.
So I get sent my first affiliate commission check for 75 British Pounds (116 US Dollars).
My primary bank would not accept the check. They recommended a national bank.
So I went to the bank where I keep my savings, since they are a national chain.
Ah yes. They can cash the check for me. It will take 8 weeks to process, AND I MUST PAY an nonrefundable $50 processing fee.
I must pay the $50 processing fee in advance, just for them to begin the process. If the check is no good, I don't get the $50 back. And if the check is good, I get the money in 8 weeks, with about 40% of it spent on processing fees.
I am sure if the check was much larger, this would be a no-brainer. But as it is, it is a real gamble.
The check sits on my desk uncashed, until I decide the legitimacy of the Affiliate vendor.
Until then, those affiliate earnings amount to a fantasy of what could have been.