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Product Review Policy:

Updated 5-29-2020

Geekazine loves to review all items tech-related. We do a complete test of a product and also poll information from others to give the best review possible. Reviews will be given without bias.

Geekazine is a small shop of influencers: We review products as they come in. Sometimes, we get back-logged. Timeframe depend on projects already scheduled or in-review.

The review can take up to 30 days or more from first-open before a post is created as the item is tested in multiple aspects for a good understanding of the product. Depending on other projects, we might not get to a review right away.

Review Types

No Sponsor Reviews (a.k.a. Free Reviews)

This is how Geekazine mostly operates. Send your product, and we will put into the queue to check out.

These reviews could be bumped for a more important or sponsored review

Review with possible Giveaway

We like this the most – you agree to supply a model to give away to the audience. These campaigns can yield some great return.

Paid Product Reviews:

From time to time, Geekazine is paid to review a product. This does not sway any opinion on a product review, but it could take priority in the review queue. All opinions are that of Geekazine.com. If you have any questions on the review, read the rate card first, then feel free to contact Geekazine.

Paid product can also include giveaways.

Sponsored Reviews

Sponsored Review is defined as a company that will pay for the post or review. Free product is not considered sponsored review, unless it totals more than $999.

Sponsored reviews will be marked as such. They may undergo “First review” by the company, in which they have 24 hours to view and make corrections only. This does not sway the opinions stated in the review. Once a video is posted, it is considered complete. For pricing, Read the Rate Card. We do accept Paypal for sponsored reviews.

Geekazine will also get loaners, “Lifetime lease” product or “Free product” for the review. We will try to inform you what the product review is during the time.

Reviews for Commissions (or Affiliates)

It’s great you have set up your own program. But keeping track of all those one-off systems is not why we do this. We look for long-term relationships that don’t change codes (or affiliate companies) every 90 days.

Geekazine uses Skimlinks and GeniusLink to parse codes. We do this so people have a choice of where to buy. It also allows us to corral all affiliates into one container.

Consider including GeniusLink to control your codes, or work with a company like the ones mentioned above

Geekazine Does NOT Do PayPal Refund (or Pre-Purchase) Product Reviews

This is where a vendor contacts us to say they have a product they want reviewed. They ask us to buy it, and they will refund our PayPal account.

If you would like me to review a product, I am happy to do so if you send it. Any U.S. based storefront (including Amazon, Walmart, NewEgg, etc) has the ability for vendors to allocate stock to send to reviewers without having them to pay for the product first.

Especially if this is for a review on major selling sites like the ones listed above. It is against most Terms of Service, and could get Geekazine removed as an affiliate and influencer. The seller inflates their sales data, and could also lose their sales ID. This is a lose-lose for everyone.

Product must be sent directly to the address below, without compensation. If a return is needed, seller must have the return package information in the box.

Keep in mind, Geekazine does Sponsored Reviews, which you can use Paypal for. Please see “Sponsored Reviews”.

Right Not to Release

Geekazine reserves the right to not release a product review for products that:

  • Have been known to harm consumers
  • Promote any gaming, tobacco, or adult site or content
  • The product has been discontinued prematurely
  • It does not fit the Geekazine brand (I don’t do makeup reviews, for example, unless it has a tech aspect to it)
  • Other reasons

Geekazine will make the final decision and contact the company stating why the product did not get reviewed or posted. Free product will be returned in some cases, and will require the company to send return shipping information.

Products that can harm people or the environment will be disposed of properly, and authorities will be notified.

Negative Reviews:

Geekazine chooses not to release any review that has an overall negative score. Geekazine considers a negative review to have less than a 25% rating by the reviewer and/or the public. However, Geekazine also reserves the right to publish a negative product review at any time.

Full Product

Because ‘evaluation’ period items and ‘demos’ can restrict and have features that could be removed, reviews will be performed on Full products only. Item reviews will be comprehensive and will be reviewed for upwards to 48 (working) hours before being reported on.

You can send review models to:

Jeffrey Powers
5204 Manitowoc Pkwy
Madison, WI 53705

iPhone or Google Play App Reviews

As with product, Geekazine will review full models only. Feel free to send vouchers to [email protected]