lobobrandon: 05/19/2013 - 02:32 PM
You can do any of the two things. It's your choice. If you like Viglink then use them. If you want to use your own affiliate account then go ahead and do so.
Having done some research - which I ought to have done in the first place and was just being lazy the definitive answer is on this page: http://wizzley.com/viglink/
"You can use text links to any site or product page, even to country-specific flavors of Amazon and eBay, like amazon.co.uk or ebay.ca! All those links will be affiliated through VigLink, even if you insert your own affiliate code, unless you chose to opt out of VigLink altogether. Other affiliate links (like CJ or Share A Sale) will NOT be re-affiliated."
So in other words we cannot use our own Amazon UK links - which is fine