Buy/Don’t Buy does not accept free products for review, but this blog does make money through affiliate marketing (well that’s the idea, anyway). This means that if you click on a product link on this site and then buy it (or something else) on the same visit to the seller, this blog earns a few dollars. This doesn’t affect your cost at all; it just means that the seller (i.e.: Amazon.com) pays me a small commission.
This could be seen as a conflict of interest because it seems natural that I would just give glowing product reviews that lead to sales. A lot of sites that do product reviews are guilty of exactly that. I don’t pull those shenanigans because if you buy a bad product as a result of a Buy/Don’t Buy recommendation, you would probably be less likely to come back here for other product reviews.
I want you to come back. I also want you to tell your friends to visit. Pretty please? Also, as a consumer, I can’t stand “product reviews” that fail to help in the process of deciding what to buy. I’m actually trying to help you make smart decisions, not just decisions that result in me getting money. That is why I point out pros and cons of each product and, sometimes, I do recommend that you “Don’t Buy” certain items (like this one and this one). If I wouldn’t buy it myself, I certainly won’t advise you to do so.
Oh, and Amazon.com wants me to tell you the following about my product reviews:
“Buydontbuy.net is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.”
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The Product Nerd who sits around writing product reviews
P.S. Dear Google, please rank me #1 for the search term product reviews. Amen.