Q: Is it true eBay pays $12 if I drive traffic to their site, and the person registers and places a bid?
A: I know the eBay affiliate program has had various arrangements for how they pay out affiliate commissions over time, but on August 1 of this year, eBay announced a new value based pricing structure.
“As you may have heard, we’re in the process of implementing a new pricing structure for Active Confirmed Registered User (ACRU) compensation. The new value-based pricing scheme is based on quality, instead of just volume, and will reward affiliates for the amount of quality traffic they drive to eBay advertiser websites. The new value-based pricing system is part of our ongoing effort to reward our best marketing partners and promote trusted commerce on eBay.”
I would suggest visiting the eBay Partner Network site to get a thorough explanation on how the affiliate commissions are structured.
On the site, eBay has a drop-down menu where you can select which country version of their affiliate program you are going to promote, and the associated payment structure.
More details at http://www.ebaypartnernetwork.com.