The FTC Disclosure
Product Review Policy
I usually only write positive things about products I actually like and use.
es, most of my reviews are mostly positive. Why? Because if I don’t like something, I don’t use it, and I won’t be able to give it a good review. Bad reviews aren’t all that fun to ready anyways. If I was using something we didn’t like just for a review, then I’d be wasting our time, not catching fish, and probably putting my life at risk.
If something is really, really bad, I might tell you how bad it is, just so you don’t make a mistake.
Sent me products at no cost to review and then send back to them.
Sent me products at no cost to review and then keep.
Sent me products to keep even if I don’t review them.
Taken me fishing and then refused my offer for gas money.
Bought me beer.
Bought me other alcohol drinks, and/or non-alcohol drinks, and/or food.
Been friends with me. (hey, sometimes a lil friendship goes a long ways)
Yelled at me for sinking one of their kayaks
Featured me in their sales and marketing literature, and/or other publications, online and/or not. (thanks KAM and OSOM)
Paid me off (send checks to Isaac Miller, 42….)
Paid me outrageous referral fees for sending customers to them. (no, really, please?)
Provided cool prizes for contests and/or give-aways. (someday)
Hosted me in their homes and/or awesome, skyline view, vacation condos. (thanks, Thomas and Jay and families!)
Sent me a text or posted on Facebook on my birthdays.
Visit my website and comment on my blog posts.
Provided non-professional medical treatment and/or advice. (thanks to that random guy on the Willy and Rory!)
Generally been nice to me, with the expectation that I’ll write good things about their products, or not.
I think this might be everything. When it comes to any of the reviews on my YakFish blog, please assume that the product’s manufacturers, sales representatives, dealers and/or others with a financial interest in the product being reviewed may have done any, most, or all of the following:
Of course, like most folks, I also paid for a lot of the gear I review too. Thanks to Deneki Outdoors for allowing me to plagiarize some/most of this disclosure
And, to the head honchos over at the FTC, I hope this lil page helps me pass through all your rules.