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How often do you review a merchant/product?

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  • Jul 27th, 2021 3:15 pm
Deal Fanatic
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Feb 15, 2005
6572 posts

How often do you review a merchant/product?

We depend a lot on the reviews of products to determine whether or not it's going to be good. But how often do you review a merchant or service? My own record is maybe 1% of anything I've purchased, even if it's really easy like on Amazon.

It's obvious some of the ratings are fake and bought since the only text is "it works really good!" by a top 500/100/50 reviewer with more or less the same text.

Now with a minimum retailer rating required for Amazon deals, even if it's FBA, many deals will no longer be postable. FBA is the only way I'll buy from a 3rd party seller.
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Deal Guru
Nov 15, 2008
12795 posts
I probably review 1-2% too. I will generally only review things where I can add information that was missing when I ordered (any unanswered questions I had that were cleared up once I had the product in my hands) or to vouch for a 3rd party seller if the product is worthwhile & experience was positive. When people ask questions through Amazon on items I have bought on dimensions, features, etc., I will answer them. I will offer quantitative facts, not opinions. I save my opinions for rfd.
Deal Expert
Aug 22, 2006
30458 posts
As with most other people, you only really hear from me if there's something wrong.
Something has to go exceptionally right for me to leave a good review.

I will also occasionally post a "spite" review if there's a bunch of negatives that I didn't experience or call out some idiot on Amazon criticizing the shipping process or something rather than the product.
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Jr. Member
Jul 27, 2021
110 posts
Not very often . Less than 1% for me.