Since everyone is making their vacation plans for the summer (even me 🙂 ), I thought I’d talk about the fact that a lot of countries are blocked from visiting this website.
This is my decision and has nothing to do with political censorship, but that there are many sellers from other countries pushing less than stellar products on Amazon. I understand their decision and to be fair, not all products are terrible but about 98% of the sellers who message me are trying to push me to post about their low quality products at terrible prices.
The anatomy of a crappy deal from a seller is simple:
- Lots of keywords stuffed into a product name and perhaps even incorrect punctuation in product names – the most common I see is no space after the comma
- A discount of less than 10%
- A low product rating or a product with one or two good reviews which look fake.
- A deal too good to be true (a seller who basically wants to harvest your email and address for future use.)
- Electronic products which are not UL certified – a certification which makes sure you as a consumer are protected against electric shocks etc. This can also include chargers for your phone which will end up damaging the life of your battery.
After a recent server glitch caused this website to go down, all the country blocks were lost which led to a HUGE influx of messages I got like this. I get pinged on and respond to every message so you can imagine it was frustrating for me to have to do that at such a high volume. So the country blocks were successfully restored a week ago. 🙂
Additionally, looking at the database logs there’s a high amount of traffic from countries like Russia, China and Malaysia who constantly try to break in which makes this website slower for you guys.
Plus, EVERYTHING I post on here concerns Amazon.com, not Amazon.ru or Amazon.cn or Amazon.ca. That means all the products ship to US addresses.
At Jungle Deals Blog, we only deal in quality products. And it IS possible to get quality products at low prices. I don’t feel like I lose anything by blocking these sellers from being able to contact me. I am a fan of small business and I want sellers to succeed but not at the cost to you, the personal cost of making me hate my inbox or damaging the website infrastructure.
The JDB readers mean a lot to me. Every deal I post has been personally evaluated by me to be a good price on a quality product and I won’t clog this website with trashy goods. That’s why we have a blanket policy of NOT accepting any deal submissions from sellers.
If you are a seller looking to get your products out there. I honestly wish you well as I know what it is like to run a small business, but here is not your outlet for exposure and there are plenty of “GLITCH” websites and groups that happily just post anything.
Lastly, I won’t share a list of countries that are blocked besides the ones I’ve mentioned in this post, but if you are going on vacation, living overseas on an army base and have concerns about being able to get your daily deal dose then feel free to contact me at the Facebook page here. 🙂
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