We had a troll in the comments of our deal posts this weekend, shouting to anyone who would listen that Android Police was only writing them because we were getting a kickback on those sales.
For the record: Android Police doesn't get paid by phone makers or accessory manufacturers to write deal posts. We maintain a huge network of monitored sites and feeds to find them, for you, and occasionally our readers are nice enough to tell use about them. When we run sponsored posts, we are extremely careful to mark them as such. When we agree to promotional giveaways, like Humble Bundle keys, we don't get paid to give them away.
Without the trust of our readers we might as well quit right now.
If anyone doesn't believe me, fine. Go read some other Android blog. They'll be happy to show you "deals" and "sales" on the store they run off of their own site.