FAQ

Who are you?

Can Buy or Not is a site established by tech editors with more than five decades of tech writing experience combined. It aims to bring you short, snappy reviews that get you the gist of a product without wasting time on fluff. You read it, you decide to buy it and boom.

Our ads will be non-intrusive and light (i.e. no annoying pop-ups), and make our money through affiliate links. So if you like what you read, feel free to click through at the bottom of each review and make your purchase!

Why can we trust you?

The team at Can Buy or Not has been covering tech from the better part of the last two decades, and basically, they know their shit. Furthermore, products that are reviewed are usually purchased by them and used for at least two weeks. If the item is a review loaner, we'll be very clear up front about it too.

Why are your reviews so darn short?

Time is money, and we don't like to waste your time too. If you're reading something, we want you to get right on it. And we figured that five paragraphs ought to get all the info over to you right away.

Why are there no numbers or stars for your verdicts?

Number and star systems are inherently flawed — just because a product is 85/100 doesn't mean it's any worse than a product that's 90/100. The numbers are all subjective anyway. What you should be really thinking is, does this product do what it's advertised to do, does it have any flaws, and whether…can you buy it…or not.

Why do you guys now have stars (thumbs ups) and numbers for your reviews?

We still think numbers and stars (or thumbs ups) are stupid. Unfortunately, Google requires this to be included in a review, and if we want to show up on the web, we have to now include this. It's still a dumb system, but we made it easy to understand. It's just a flat number, with no other stupid criteria to make it into a decimal point system.

👎 – Cannot Buy. Avoid unless you want to throw money away.

👍👍👍 – Can Buy…But. Still usable, but there are some issues we think you should be aware of.

👍👍👍👍 – Can Buy. Just throw your money, it's a great product.

👍👍👍👍👍 – Editors' Choice. Shut up and take our money!

How do you guys make money?

We run very minimal non-intrusive ads (none of that rubbish pop-ups), and are also relying on you to buy a product on your preferred shopping platform through our links. If you find that our review has been helpful, please do click through to make a purchase. We get a small commission when you do so, which will help pay our server costs and maybe a meal. Thank you.