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 relevant 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.

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 semi-commitment/honest fact: I may try to brainwash you into sending me all the money you save through my helpful tips. Whatever, I'm just trying to be honest.

6 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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    1. Thank you for your feedback! It sounds like now we have an honest review of the company! And honestly, it's what I expected. They can't be great if they pre-write reviews for themselves. Why not just offer a quality service?

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  4. Wow, thanks for all the honesty here. Because of my budget, I have been looking into Everbuying.com for a while now in search of a really great camera phone with great battery. Phew, you may have saved me from a horrible experience and waste of my money. I've been reading other reviews and turns out they are the same (unless I'm on the website ha)

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  5. It was my first time to purchase from a online web store outside my country, Unfortunately it was from Everbuying... I placed order for few products almost a week ago.. I wrote them an Email regarding my order status. that was the time when they woke up and knew that there was a order placed a week ago and none of them cared.. after 2 days i received response from them that one of the product is out of stock and others shall be shipped out, Quickly i responded them and asked them to replace the out of stock product with any other similar product so that i wont loose the money that i have paid for it.
    all this happened 3 days ago, and today i have received a Email from Everbuying confirming that my order has been shipped out and also provided the tracking number of the shipment, but they have not forwarded me the out of stock product nor replaced it, it is still pending.
    I tried to track my shipment but the reference number provided to me is Invalid, iam so disappointed and and i have wrote again a email to Every buying.
    Its my request to all my friends here, Please do not buy any products from this particular website..

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