What's with those surveys?

#1 Edited by PetJel (3722 posts) -

Today I got asked by Gamespot to do a survey.

Okay fine, if I can help improve the website experience, sure.

But I get asked questions about hardware electronics outside of videogames and where I buy those.

Now I understand building a profile of your visitors, but what use does Gamespot have for knowing

where I buy my tv's or laptops, what specifics are important to me about these products,

what kind of influence I have over my friends and family in their purchases, how much I spend,

other than selling this to (outside) marketing parties?

Call me paranoid but this is neither related to this website nor to the specific videogaming audience.

Honestly, I want to know.