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Hey, Reddit! We’ve done this before (this is year four for us, actually), and we’re excited to be back again.
We are the writers and editors of The Wirecutter and The Sweethome, two sites dedicated to helping you find the best equipment no matter what you’re looking for. You may have heard that we recently became a part of The New York Times Company. Whether it’s an in-depth look at the best wireless exercise headphones or a review of the best humidifiers, we put tons of hours into researching and testing every article we write.
We’ve also spent the past four years scanning, tracking, and reporting deals on our Wirecutter and Sweethome deals pages. During the holidays, we put the minds of our staff to good use by scouring the Internet for anything worthwhile. In all that time, we’ve learned one absolute truth about deals: The Internet is filled with crap. Some sellers like to say something is a deal when they’re really just matching the price of another retailer, some drastically lower the prices on items they know will break in a week anyway, and some just like to mess with you by jacking up the price for a while so they can drop it back down to normal and call it a sale.
We want to put at your fingertips the combined knowledge of our staff. Post a deal you’re thinking about getting. We’ll tell you about the price (if it’s a scam or something good) and the product (whether it’s worth buying at any price). And if we can point you to something even better, we’ll do that too. We have a wide range of experts from both The Wirecutter and The Sweethome in here to answer your questions, and most will have flair on their names so you know it’s us.
Update: We're pretty much done at this point. But if you ask a question that doesn't get answered, tweet us @wirecutter and we'll get back to you. Thanks!