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Subject: Re: anyone ever return a DVD Recorder to Walmart?
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Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2003 02:09:56 GMT
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"Bob Ward" wrote in message
> On Sun, 09 Nov 2003 05:27:45 GMT, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> >In article ,
> > Bob Ward wrote:
> >> Did you know that there are places online where you can read
> >> end-user reviews of many consumer products.
> >If that ever became the way consumers decided on purchases (as opposed
> >to trying them out), what's to keep marketers from paying shills to fill
> >such sites with wonderful reviews of crappy products?
> That's why you need to rely on more than one source. The more data
> points available, the better the chance of an accurate portrayal.
Any other source than your opinion, is one opinion too many. Review sites
and magazines are all scams. Paid by the advertisers themselves so that they
look good. Some "reviewers" flood a review site ( like epinions.com ) just
to offset the reviews . Some play it as jokes.
Advertisers dont like seeing their products get bashed and if a
site/magazine is on one of their lists that they buy time with, that
site/magazine could lose that income generated by hosting their ads.