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How many reviews will you read...before making an online purchase?

 
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How many reviews will you read...before making an online purchase?
POLL: How much reviewing do you do?
 I read everything, every comment I can find
 I don't care what people think, I don't read no stink'in reviews
 1-5 and no more
 If it's expensive, hours of research and window shopping
 5-20 reviews per item + each compared item = 100+
 If it already has less than 5 stars I don't even stop to look
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I don't have much to say about this.
But I am curious if I'm not normal.
Hence, the need for this poll!

It's for my benefit (and maybe yours too)
How much is too much?
Am I an over-analytic review reading freak?
Or, is reading Amazon reviews all-day not a good hobby?
I know jerking-off, all-day, although excessive, is most certainly
normal.
Right?

I also have a ton of shit in my shopping lists
I also loved looking through the JC Penny and Sears Catalogs.
The Christmas Edition especially.

Anyone remember the Toy Soldier Mountain with Cannon.
The back side was access to a Normandy style German bunker?
It was huge...for a kid.
Like 3 feet tall!

Now, my 'Toys' and 'Hobbies' are much more expensive.
I really like high quality optics...glass
I don't know why
Binoculars, scopes, micro and macro

Anyway....cough it up!

Answer the POLL!
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Re: How many reviews will you read...before making an online purchase?
I saw my Ego Power Self-Propelled Electric lawn mower had over sixteen thousand five star reviews and like only four one star troll reviews.

I knew it was the lawnmower for me!
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Re: How many reviews will you read...before making an online purchase?
I just bought a kitchen faucet for my son. Never heard of the brand.

35,000 5 star reviews.

I bought it, arrived today.

I always read reviews, sometimes just for the fun of reading the idiots
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I always read reviews
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Re: How many reviews will you read...before making an online purchase?
I saw my Ego Power Self-Propelled Electric lawn mower had over sixteen thousand five star reviews and like only four one star troll reviews.

I knew it was the lawnmower for me!

 Quoting: Louis in Richmond


Well hello there!
He's alive!

I guess...I only read a little.
Should I send a postcard?
I got one with a stamp already on it!

How about this for now.
Seems...logical.


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Re: How many reviews will you read...before making an online purchase?
I saw my Ego Power Self-Propelled Electric lawn mower had over sixteen thousand five star reviews and like only four one star troll reviews.

I knew it was the lawnmower for me!

 Quoting: Louis in Richmond


Well hello there!
He's alive!

I guess...I only read a little.
Should I send a postcard?
I got one with a stamp already on it!

How about this for now.
Seems...logical.

 Quoting: ThirstyMarlin!


I'd love to receive one.

Say hello to our dear friend of the North for me too please.

I fat fingered giving you a green--oops.

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Oh...crap.

That Good Place scene wasn't very funny.
Shit..I'm sorry Louis...I didn't watch it to the end.

Let's try another one.
Yikes!

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Depends…if I’m familiar with a product or brand I want…none
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Re: How many reviews will you read...before making an online purchase?
I just bought a kitchen faucet for my son. Never heard of the brand.

35,000 5 star reviews.

I bought it, arrived today.

I always read reviews, sometimes just for the fun of reading the idiots
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We just stayed the night at a bed and breakfast that had good reviews. It was in the heart of historic district, literally homeless people pissing right under our window and people partying/reving their engines until the early morning.

Oh well, it was clean and cheap, we could walk everywhere, but it was really a 3 star review, not all the 5 stars I saw. I have high expectations.
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Product warranties carry even more weight for me. That demonstrates how much the manufacturer believes in its products.
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When I buy a lawn mower or car I do hours of reviews mostly.
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Ahhh.....LOUIS!
I'm a DOLT.
That Good Place scene was only so-so.

One more try.
Remember this one?


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I read all the 1-star reviews.
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I saw my Ego Power Self-Propelled Electric lawn mower had over sixteen thousand five star reviews and like only four one star troll reviews.

I knew it was the lawnmower for me!
 Quoting: Louis in Richmond


I'm looking for that little smiley guy that pushes the lawnmower and I can't find him so here's a little smiley guy in a hammock.

hammock
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Depends…if I’m familiar with a product or brand I want…none
 Quoting: RestoreTheAnger


Great point. Milwaukee or DeWalt power tools have never disappointed me. They're worth 2x the price of knockoffs, especially for longevity.
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Ahhh.....LOUIS!
I'm a DOLT.
That Good Place scene was only so-so.

One more try.
Remember this one?


 Quoting: ThirstyMarlin!


That was one of my favorite episodes. thumbs
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Re: How many reviews will you read...before making an online purchase?
these days, reviews must be deciphered and carefully read to glean truth.

how many reviews has that 5 star reviewer done. often, if it's a fake, they have very few reviews that they wrote before. but that's only the start.

how many people have time to write a review, and what was their motivation? often, i have found, people write reviews when they are pissed off about something. after that, the second reason is that a person wants to reward for great service or product.

but the whole review system is so fucked up, it starts to be very difficult to know what is true and real. with that said, reading enough, and spending a lot of time, can sometimes give you a decent overview, if you know what to look for in the reviews.
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Re: How many reviews will you read...before making an online purchase?
Personally none.

I buy a product, then i look for things on youtube to see if someone has reviewed it.

Very rarely do i buy something as someone on net or youtube pointed it out.

I prefer to pick what i buy, then i will go and watch reviews on it, or see a video on how to use it, if its something i have no used before.
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I read all the 1 star reviews, where all the negatives about the product are stated.
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Depends…if I’m familiar with a product or brand I want…none
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Great point. Milwaukee or DeWalt power tools have never disappointed me. They're worth 2x the price of knockoffs, especially for longevity.
 Quoting: SoulWinner


Do you have the Review Data to support that BOLD claim?

What does Amazon have to say about this?

And e-bay too.

What about the manufacturer's website?
Hummm......
Those are a little bit fishy....don't you think?

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I always read reviews
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I'm buying a new laptop. I know roughly what I want,
so I do a spec search to narrow my choices from
several hundred to fifty or so. then I eliminate
based on lesser features and price until there's
five or six, then read maybe two reviews on each.

In this case, one review mentioned AMD's latest
chips, which looked cheaper and faster. I was
surprised, ditched everything and tried again.

The Ryzen 5800 chips are roughly 2/3rds the price
for slightly better performance. so Im ordering
a faster Lenovo T14 with 5850 chip instead of T14
intel for $800 instead of $1100.
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I look at how many stars and read a few good ones plus the 1 and 2 stars. You have to watch on Amazon though. A lot are fake reviews.

I left a 1 start for something a long time ago. The company actually offered me a $20 gift card to change the review!
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I saw my Ego Power Self-Propelled Electric lawn mower had over sixteen thousand five star reviews and like only four one star troll reviews.

I knew it was the lawnmower for me!
 Quoting: Louis in Richmond


And then you found out it was a toaster.
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Re: How many reviews will you read...before making an online purchase?
seems like people will rate something at 5 stars and
then they say that they haven't even used the item yet or
better yet haven't opened it yet but shipping was fast and
the product was very well packaged 1rof1

I will look at a couple of the 5 stars and a couple of the 1
to 2 stars but i generally get more of a feel for purchasing
an item or not from the 3 to 4-star reviews, they just seem a
bit more real or honest to me.
would rather have it & not need it then need it & not have it
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I don't have much to say about this.
But I am curious if I'm not normal.

 Quoting: ThirstyMarlin!

Review are incredibly unreliable, for many reasons. People give a one star against a product just because the seller was unreliable or because delivery was late or got lost. Reviews are made immediately after purchase, praising an item that they have just received. At best you have to read between the lines.

Products sold through Amazon seem to always have reviews, most of which are obviously bogus. Amazon reviews are not worth bothering with. I have not bought anything through Amazon for the best part of 20 years, however I always like to see how uncompetitive their prices are. Amazon are usually considerably more expensive than eBay. I don't understand why people use that piss-pot outfit.

I stopped buying shit I don't need 6 years ago, I now try and think of stuff I want, I struggle to come up with anything. Shit doesn't make you happy.
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I saw my Ego Power Self-Propelled Electric lawn mower had over sixteen thousand five star reviews and like only four one star troll reviews.

I knew it was the lawnmower for me!
 Quoting: Louis in Richmond


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 Quoting: Psychedelic Mashed Potatoes


Now if only I could still walk and use that thing!

my grass is two feet high behind all of the rain since mid-June when my wife was last able to cut it.

So now it just sits in the corner with is two 56 Volt !0 Amp batteries just waiting to tackle the lawn.
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Re: How many reviews will you read...before making an online purchase?
I look at how many stars and read a few good ones plus the 1 and 2 stars. You have to watch on Amazon though. A lot are fake reviews.

I left a 1 start for something a long time ago. The company actually offered me a $20 gift card to change the review!
 Quoting: Paranoiaaaaa


Same, a few of each.

I ordered something from a company on Amazon and the company sent me an email that if I buy something else from them and leave a 5 star review, they will refund me the price.

I didn't reply and then when I went on Amazon to check other orders, their pick was changed from the item to a cartoon man butt ( like kiss my ass?).
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30 - 40% percent of all reviews are FAKE INCENTIVIZED REVIEWS for online products


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While each & every Positive Review on THE DEATH JUICE are 100% FRAUDULENT!





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