The History Of Guide For Buying

Marife Lindsay

Welcome to Guide For Buying!

My name is Marife Lindsay, and I’m the founder of Guide For Buying.


Let me tell you a bit of my history which will lead into why I started Guide For Buying.

I am originally from the Philippines. I come from a wonderful close knit family of 5 sisters.

At the age of 23, I received my bachelor’s degree in engineering and for the next 15 years, worked as an industrial engineer.

This was not my dream job though. I still had aspirations to do something different. I loved shopping, loved looking at products but knew there was not much I could do with that since I had to make a living.

Then, at the age of 36, I met my soulmate and we had a whirlwind of a romance. My husband is from the U.S. so after going through a very long process, we were finally married and I came to the US!

After coming to the U.S., I had more time to really get online and look around. I would spend hours looking at Amazon. For some reason I just got enjoyment out of this.

​My husband is an entrepreneur and was selling his own brand on Amazon at the time. We learned a lot about issues with fake reviews and how sellers on Amazon buy fake reviews and even post negative reviews on competitors products.

​As I looked for things I wanted to buy online, I too was confronted by some of these same issues. It seemed like every review site I encountered was dubious at best. They seemed to leave vague reviews on products and it was clear, they never really did much research into them.

That’s when I had the idea to start Guide For Buying. I thought: “why not start a site where I can do what I love (shop and look at products) and then provide REAL HONEST reviews to my readers?

So, Guide For Buying was born!

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Unlike the majority of product reviews sites on the web, we make sure that every product we review has gone through a rigorous analysis and these research steps:

  • ​We spend hours reading customer comments, complaints, and feedback which gives us an overall view of what people think of the product.
  • We check with consumer reporting agencies.
  • We test the product ourselves if possible.

When doing a review, we look at 10 to 20 different products and put each through our research process. This helps us to narrow our choices down to the top 5.

After we get the top 5 products, we then choose the best product and this will be awarded OUR GUIDE FOR BUYING TOP PICK and we also award 4 runner-ups.

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I truly hope that you love Guide For Buying and that we become your tool of choice when doing product research.

If there is anything I can ever do to help you or if you just want to say hi, please CONTACT ME using the short form on our contact page. I usually respond within a few hours.


​Guide For Buying is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program. This is an affiliate advertising program designed to helps sites earn revenue by linking to products on Amazon.

Most of the products that we review are found on Amazon. As you read posts on the site you will see that we include links to Amazon on many of the products we discuss in our reviews. When you click on one of those links and purchase a product, we receive a small commission directly from Amazon.

While we would like you to eventually buy something from Amazon, there is no bias on our part towards which product you ultimately choose.

You can read more about this here.