As a consumer I value the opinions of others and take the comments seriously before I purchase a product. I am not one to purchase anything without first reading about it and finding out what others have thought. Do all comments left about a product pertain to me and my needs? This is one thing that I look for while reading reviews, because what one person uses a product for might not match what I intend to do with the same product. As needs differ between consumers, it is important to find a review that closely matches the scenario that I, the purchaser have in mind.
Product reviews help sell a product and can be more influential that the advertising the company pays for. After all, who better to trust than those who have had the experience with what is being sold? Product marketing is a paid service that has good intentions but can be misleading and often times over-promising. Marketing scams are out there and many people fall victim to them. Is the “Shake Weight” really the best way to tone your arms? From the commercial’s advice yes, but from the consumer reviews it might suggest otherwise. I know I would rather take the advice from someone that wasn’t paid to tell me something.
I didn’t used to be a person that looked at consumer reviews. I have made mistakes in my purchases from small items to as large as a car I once owned. The car that I once owned was a very costly mistake that could have been avoided, had I done a little research. I am a large consumer of electronics and I have a passion for technology. Good technology can come at a high price, so now I choose to listen to others before I shell out a lot of cash.
I want to take a look at some promising products that have strong suggestive advertising and see how they match up against what the actual consumer reviews think. There are a lot of products out there that are designed to do the same thing but only one is the best. Don’t let your most recent purchase be a regret, and happy shopping!