Another thread really got me to thinking. I wonder how much revenue this site generates for LBS's, online retailers, Ebay and the like? I know there is no way to measure it but it has to be a HUGE amount. I blame most of the money i have spent on this forum. :)
I know that Joe gets a "kickback" of sorts from Nashbar, Performance and maybe some others that use a link here to access their site and purchase but i suspect that accounts for a very small amount of the $ actually spent.
So basically all of the $ that is generated is simply bonus cash for these entities. Can someone elaborate on this a little more, since i likely don't have a full understanding of how it works? If nothing else does anyone else agree that a lot of these companies should be sending Joe and extra fruit cake come Christmas time?