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Do you think online product reviews are improving the quality of consumer products overall?

I have noticed that many manufacturers pull things from the market after a relatively short time and introduce "new" models, brands, and varieties on a regular basis instead of improving old ones. It may be my imagination, but it seems like we see a much higher turnover of products than in the past, and consumers can't really keep up with the information about what works and doesn't, what's safe and what isn't, etc.

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barefootbooks

Asked by barefootbooks at 2:48 PM on Aug. 24, 2010 in Shopping

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  • Things about online product reviews you need to know..... Some of them are not real. They are posted by internet sites that have you leave reviews for things even if you have never heard or it or bought it, and they pay you to do it. These sites have you leave reviews, blog posts and links all over the internet...they pay you to make up stuff. For example, I was at the Best Buy site looking for a Toshiba Laptop. It has 382 reviews...but as you read the reviews and compare what is said to the specs of the unit, you will begin to see a pattern and false facts.... such as a review that was touting how light the laptop was...which was odd because it had a 12 cell battery and weighed in at a whopping 6.5 lbs...one of the heaviest out there. Consumer Reports reviews were 180 degrees different....so no, I don't think it is improving the quality. The "new" is a marketing technique to have you part with your money quicker!
    WoodWitch

    Answer by WoodWitch at 3:50 PM on Aug. 24, 2010

  • depends where the review is some not truthful.
    mekarevell

    Answer by mekarevell at 11:08 PM on Aug. 30, 2010

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