If you follow this blog, you know that we review products to help you decide what to buy. But you don’t have to wait for us to review something! If there’s a product, service or company that you’re interested in but unsure about, let us know! We will investigate the product and put to to the test. With the use of our trained eyes, we will point out the pros and cons of the product, so that you can make an informed decision before you buy.
Online Product Reviews: How to Shop Smart
When you buy online, it’s always a good idea to check out the customer reviews. Read through all of them, or at least several of them — you don’t need to read through hundreds of reviews. Read just enough to see if the reviews reveal a common thread. Of course, when you read online reviews, you have to take everything with a grain of salt. Sometimes, people get disgruntled by one thing — a shipping problem, for example — and their frustration spills over and causes them to rate their entire experience as a negative one, even if its a good product. The odd one-star review that’s full of nasty comments can usually be disregarded. However, if all the reviews are one-star reviews? Buy that product at your own risk.
Another way to shop smart is to really look at product specifications. The specifications should tell you how big the product is, which will tell you if it will fit in your space. It will offer technological information, like memory or hard drive space. The specs will also let you know whether it has special features, like a touch screen or if it comes in different colors.
Ask your friends! Does your friend have that Kitchen Aid mixer you’ve been eyeing? Ask her if she’s happy with it. Does your brother use that gadget you’re not sure about? Get his opinion. Do you use Twitter or Facebook? Ask your social network! If sites like Yelp and other review sites tell us anything, it’s that people like offering their opinions on things. And we do too! If you have a product you would like reviewed, send us an email at [email protected]