Before Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the race to get all those holiday gifts, I thought it might be helpful to answer a few commonly asked questions about the SavvySleuth.
- Do you sell items directly or buy them for people? No, I don’t sell any items. The items you see posted on SavvySleuth are items that affiliate merchants have allowed me to share with you. I choose which deals to share out of the thousands available each day, and share related promotional information like coupon codes and Daily Deals. No, I won’t buy any item for you. While I share deal information, and sometimes give my opinion on those deals, the purchasing decisions are all yours.
- Do you post affiliate links? Yes, I do post affiliate links. They tell a merchant that you just found their site through the SavvySleuth. When you shop through ads and links on the SavvySleuth, you make it financially possible to keep the blog running. If you end up making a purchase at an affiliate merchant through an affiliate link, SavvySleuth gets credit for the sale and a small percentage of your total purchase is credited to the Sleuth’s affiliate account. This does not affect your deal price, nor your total price in any way. AvantLink, Commission Junction, Google Ad Network and LinkShare are the companies I trust for affiliate linking and SellFire for pretty displays.
- Why do I sometimes click on a link that takes me to a product that’s either a different price or out of stock? The deals posted and displays shown are accurate when posted, but that doesn’t mean that you won’t occasionally click through something and find it’s not the price you expected. I do my best to keep things up to date, but certain things are out of my control like deal feeds from advertisers which populate the displays. If you find one is problematic, leave a comment in the box below the post so I can check into it.
- Will you help me find a specific deal? Yes, I will be happy to help you find deals if you let me know what you’re looking for, but this time of year it’s as time allows. (I’ve got to sleep 4 or 5 hours a night or I just can’t make it through the day!) I will post the deal search, what I find at affiliate and non-affiliate sites, and share affiliate links where applicable in a post in response to your request.
- Do you post non-affiliate links just to share information? Yes, I do post non-affiliate links, but I do that on Twitter and Facebook. So ‘Follow’ and ‘Like’ us to see those! (Click the links provided or click on the icons up to your left.)
If you have a question and need an answer, please leave it in the comment box below.