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Friday, August 27, 2010

Honest Reviews

Do you think posting honest reviews is a bad idea? I have bought many things lately and have some reviews I want to post but some of the products weren't so great. So I don't want to upset/offend anyone..... but I don't want to LIE and say their product was great, either.

So, what do you think? If I purchase the product and want to post a review, is it okay to be honest all the time? Or only when it's a 100% positive review?

Let me know what you think!!


At August 27, 2010 at 12:17 PM , Blogger Danielle A. said...

I personally prefer the honest review. I don't want to buy a product that doesn't get good reviews only to be disappointed or misled by super reviews only.

At August 27, 2010 at 1:10 PM , Blogger Arya said...

I would rather see an honest review then one that is "doctored". Be honest, if it's great say so if it's not say so too - companies need honest feedback and those seeking to find out what's the best product want that too or else they will get disappointed when the review wasn't accurate.

At August 27, 2010 at 6:02 PM , Blogger Maria said...

Personally, I post honest reviews. If I bought it myself, I will post an entirely negative review. If it was sponsored, I will offer to send it back and skip the review.

I will at a minimum state what the problem was, and how it was resolved by the company (that speaks volumes about a brand.)

If it's something that just isn't my "thing" I will review is objectively and just slide my opinion in. It's happened many times that I've reviewed a product that wasn't my favorite just because of preferences, but someone else loved those particular features, and was grateful for my opinion!

At August 28, 2010 at 6:54 PM , Blogger O Arrow said...

I would be honest. People can't create a better product if they're not given feedback, so it's actually a positive thing!

At September 23, 2010 at 5:53 PM , Blogger KryssiRuss said...

As a reviewer I always as the company what they would like done. If its a tottaly negative review I wont post it but I will contact the company and tell them what I thought of their product.

There was one for a Soda brand (Zevia) I had many people try all the flavors they sent and not one person liked it. It was the nastiest thing I've ever tasted. I didnt want to post such a mean review so I wrote to the company and declinded the giveaway. Why would I pass along to my readers what I dont stand by.


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