There was once a time when you could find my articles on the front of Beckett.com and even on their blog. Of course, that was when Eric Jahnke was running the blog and doing a mighty fine job of it.
Today, out of the blue I received an e-mail from Eric with a link to a very interesting story. As it turns out, the Federal Trade Commission is now going to go directly after advertisers who cross the line with free gifts & money for bloggers who write reviews.
For the record, I have not received one penny for my work with Wax Heaven. Both Upper Deck & Topps have been very respectful and have never asked for anything more than a fair, honest review which is what they have gotten in return. The same goes for Tristar and most recently, Panini America.
On the site we have reviewed over 100 different products. Mr. Scott of The Wax Report and Shane of the ‘Man on the Street’ have purchased all their boxes, while I have purchased about 40% of the products reviewed. My goal is to give my opinion, while opening the forum to anyone who wants to add their two cents.
While Beckett’s Tracy Hackler has been having a blast taking shots at me though Twitter, I have not changed my review style one bit. In fact, in 23 months of writing reviews, I’ve only given out one “D” grade and usually set my focus on the good of every product rather than bashing away at everything I do not like.
If anyone ever has any questions regarding the sponsors, box breaks, or anything else, feel free to contact me 24/7 through e-mail at Waxheaven@gmail.com. Furthermore, I am giving away everything I receive on the Wax Heaven Social Network. Make sure to join!