At Consoles.com, our mission is to help you find the perfect deal on consoles, games and accessories. We’ve spent years perfecting our system of finding the best prices quickly and accurately so you never need miss out on a great offer.
However, we also need to make sure Consoles.com makes money, to keep the site up and running, reward our hard-working team and pay other costs that come with running a technically complex site like ours.
We don’t believe in charging a subscription cost to use our services; nor do we offer out advertising space on the site, except to retail partners of ours who want to promote a specific deal or offer.
Instead, what we do is operate what’s known as an affiliate model. We have relationships with all the retailers you see listed on Consoles.com, established through a number of different affiliate networks. These networks provide a framework through which we can track users who click on a deal.
Not every retailer we work with is part of this arrangement. We try to give our visitors as much choice as possible, even if it sometimes means publicising deals and retailers which don’t bring us any commission.
When you click on one of our deal links, your browser will pick up what’s called a cookie (for a more detailed explanation of cookies, check out our cookies policy page). This is a tiny file that just lets the retailer know you’ve come from Consoles.com if you end up buying something from them.
If you do buy something from the retailer, that information is then fed back to the network, which calculates a small commission fee to be paid to Consoles.com by the retailer.
The amount we make on each transaction varies based on the value of what was bought and the commission rate we have agreed with the retailer. Typically, these rates range from 2 to 4%, meaning a £300 purchase will generally earn us £6 to £12.
Absolutely not. The prices you see listed on Consoles.com are the lowest possible – there’s no price markup due to buying through us.
Nope. Although you’ll naturally have to let retailers know your address and payment details when purchasing, none of this information is ever shared with us. Nor is anything like your email address, so you don’t need to worry about receiving newsletters from us if you’ve not specifically signed up for them.
If you clicked through to the retailer you end up buying from, the cookie set will likely still be there, meaning we’ll still receive a commission for a sale.
The cookies used apply across a retailer’s entire range, so even if you don’t buy what you originally clicked on and choose something else instead, we’ll still get a commission.
Though we work hard to try and avoid ad blockers stopping the process of adding a cookie to your browser, we may struggle to do this with certain deals and retailers. If you’re a regular visitor to Consoles.com and want to help us, we’d be hugely appreciative of you turning off or pausing your blocker for our site!