Aug 27, 2013

Everbuying.com review: beware

As a blogger, I often do reviews. I'll review products, websites, or reward programs. Most of the time, I think its something my readers should know about, so I write on it. Other times, very few times, a company will contact me and ask me to review whatever they're selling. If it's relvant to this blog, I will say yes. I've already said yes to a sunglasses company, and a special company promotion, and in response, I do my best to give a fair and accurate view of what I'm reviewing.

Just because I get a free gift card or product doesn't mean I'm going to lie to my readers. In fact, I don't tell you guys that often, but I really like you guys. I so appreciate that you read what I write, it's basically awesome.  So in return, I aim to give you my honest opinion 100% of the time. And if that means exposing a lie, so be it.

I recently  received an email from a woman named Eva who said she was a manager at Everbuying.com  and she asked if I would review her site in exchange for a "donation". I told her that the site looked relevant to being thrifty, but I couldn't review something I had never tried. I told her I wanted a credit to the website so I could use the site and then write about my experience. This was her response:

"Hi Angela,
At present, we can't provide any products or credit. Is that Okay with you we send you the article then you just post it.
We have a team of copywriters who specialize in writing articles on various topics and would like to write an original article for you to use on your website – this article will not be used anywhere else on the Internet. 
So, what do you think about  it ? "

My question is: what is this company hiding? Why can't I experience and review their site like a normal blogger/advertiser relationship? I don't know. I do know that if you google "everybuying.com scam" quite a few hits come up. I also know you or I can't trust any positive review anywhere on the internet about this company, because it was likely submitted by the website's very own writers. Obviously I can't endorse a website that would chose such a dishonest method of self-promotion, and I would advise anyone to stay away from it. It can't be trusted.

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I often get asked if I make money on my blog. The answer is basically no. I've gotten paid in very, very small monetary payments from google ad words that pay pennies on the post. I mostly get paid in happiness when someone offers a comment, but pretty much, that's it.  When I do get offered a free product or gift card, I like to be able to take up the project and use the kickback as my reward. But let me be clear - I am not a sellout.

I will not be dishonest. I will never say something that I believe is untrue. And I will never post an article written by a company to make them more money. This is my commitment to you. Another commitment - brainwash you into sending me all the money you save through my helpful tips. Whatever, I'm just trying to be honest.

3 comments:

  1. I'm shocked that they would be so upfront about being dishonest. Incredible!

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  2. I know, I couldn't believe it either. I was insulted that they would even ask me for something so obviously immoral. I may be cheap, but I have integrity.

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  3. Anonymous7:54 PM

    This company has HORRIBLE shipping. They advertise that they ship within 24 hours of placing you order. I have placed 9 orders with this company and NONE have shipped within 24 hours. Also, my orders are large and qualify for FREE DHL express shipping, yet Everybuying says that my items can only be shipped by regular mail, which takes 4 weeks to arrive in the US. Buy from Alibaba instead. They are must faster.

    Additionally, some of the items I ordered 2 months ago were shipped with a power adapter for Europe, not the United States. They promised to send me the correct adapters but they never arrived.

    Absolutely HORRIBLE customer service.

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