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Do you read consumer reviews before you make up your mind?
I often read reviews when I want to purchase something. I concentrate on the negative reviews. They are most likely more honest than many of the positive reviews.
Maybe you need a new heater. Which one is the most reliable?
Especially handy when looking for accommodation. Several times I have rejected places because of negative.
I am looking to buy Air Conditioning for my Flat. Expensive to buy and install. about $1600.
Checked out portable ones at half the price.
Almost all the reviews said, "Noisy". So a wall mounted one it will be.
Have chosen one and it will cost approximately $1200 installed.
If the landlord will allow me to install it.
MrBrownstone · 41-45, M
I don’t trust reviews written on the company website but I will find videos on YouTube showing a product. The person will give it a test that you can see and then make my decision.
samueltyler2 · 70-79, M
The problem is that it is more likely that a disgruntled buyer will be much more likely to 0ost a bad review so it biases the sample.
Gusman · 56-60, M
[@5627,samueltyler2] I understand that some bad reviews are from disgruntled customers and those can usually be ascertained by the tenure of the review.
I read many negative reviews to get an overall picture.
samueltyler2 · 70-79, M
[@546016,Gusman] I do look at the 1 star reviews before the 4 or 5 star ones.
2Buddies · M
Whenever I read reviews prior to a purchase on Amazon, I use the fake review analysis website FakeSpot.com to determine how many reviews have been manipulated through deception. Just enter the website URL address and press 'Analyze' to see the results. I buy only those in the A or B percentile.

CamelCamelCamel.com also checks for price drops on Amazon that I use to jump on a sale on a product as well.
Gusman · 56-60, M
[@883048,2Buddies] Thank you. Handy to know
curiosi · 56-60, F
Yep, can glean a lot of info from the negative ones. Companies have been known to write their own positive reviews.
spjennifer · 56-60, T
They do sometimes have merit but must also be taken with a grain of salt, even some "Non-Partisan" web sites who review sometimes are being paid for a positive review.

 
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