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Does Buxr have a black list?

submitted on March 11, 2009 by phunkeey in "Buxr Website / Contests"
Are some retailers black listed?
 

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  • 17945
    YanBz
    admin
    Posted by YanBz on March 11, 2009 [reply] 0 0
    Yes, we have a black list for websites/domains that we deem inappropriate for Buxr. It is usually not for retailers but some retailers do manage to get there. One example is iHerb. We think it is a legitimate site but we got swamped with $5 off first order coupons and eventually decided to blacklist the domain.
  • 17964
    veggiemonkey
    beginner
    Posted by veggiemonkey on March 11, 2009 [reply] 0 0
    phunkeey,

    were you trying to list the boston market bogo coupon?
  • 17969
    phunkeey
    teacher
    Posted by phunkeey on March 11, 2009 [reply] 0 0
    fye.com
  • 18018
    YanBz
    admin
    Posted by YanBz on March 12, 2009 [reply] 0 0
    No, this merchant is not in the black list. Try again. Are you seeing any error message?
  • 18024
    phunkeey
    teacher
    Posted by phunkeey on March 12, 2009 [reply] 0 0
    I got an error with that merchant yesterday, but it worked fine today.
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    • Solstice
      professor
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      Posted by Solstice on July 15, 2010 [reply] 0 0
      Sometimes if you try even 2 minutes later it will work.
  • 18035
    YanBz
    admin
    Posted by YanBz on March 12, 2009 [reply] 0 0
    If a merchant is in the black list then this is exactly what the message will say. We are having intermittent problems with certain merchants (newegg is an example). Something related to IPv6. Just retry again in a while, this is the only way around this for now until I find time to look more closely at what is causing the error.
  • 70104
    visciouslolita
    learner
    Posted by visciouslolita on July 15, 2010
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    are some of the companies on the black list deemed fake or are they just for some inconsistency problems with their promos?
  • 70116
    YanBz
    admin
    Posted by YanBz on July 15, 2010
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    It is both really. Some are legitimate companies that we consider low value (say if they only accept Paypal and don't have a normal merchant account for credit card processing) others are deemed scam. There could be other reasons why a website gets blacklisted. iHerb (the example I gave above) got there thanks to their aggressive referral program.

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