Do you follow certain reviewers and tend to be more likely to buy if they recommend an item?

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Do you follow certain reviewers and tend to be more likely to buy if they recommend an item?

Hot 'N Sexy TexasMama Hot 'N Sexy TexasMama
Pretty much all in title. Do you find that there are certain reviewers that will influence your decisions to buy certain items because you tend to like the same things? Or perhaps they influence you because the quality of the reviews and descriptions?
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
Yes - because we tend to like the same things
Antipova , - Kira - , wetone123 , Sohotdinosaur , Lucidity , I'll Miss You EF :( , EJ , Ryuson , ToyTimeTim , Ghost , Coralbell , Redboxbaby , null , Diabolical Kitty , JessCee , Gunsmoke , A Closet Slut (aka nipplepeople) , Kkay , ToyBoy , PiratePrincess , darthkitt3n , Pixel , Liz2 , Eucaly , KC Kitten , ksparkles16 , SexyStuff , ToyGeek
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Yes - because of the quality of their reviews
Antipova , - Kira - , wetone123 , OhMy! , Sohotdinosaur , Lucidity , EJ , Ryuson , ToyTimeTim , Sweet-Justice , jenn g , Lummox , Redboxbaby , null , Diabolical Kitty , JessCee , TheBadHobbit , Gunsmoke , Avant-garde , A Closet Slut (aka nipplepeople) , Kkay , ToyBoy , Anjulie , PiratePrincess , lilly555 , Midway through , darthkitt3n , Pixel , Liz2 , InNeedOfABuzzzz , padmeamidala , CAKES , Eucaly , Piña Colada , sweetart , KC Kitten , ksparkles16 , SexyStuff
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Yes for some other reason
Antipova , wetone123 , arewehavingfun? , Sweet-Justice , Redboxbaby , JessCee , Sapphire Pet , Eucaly
8
Not really although I do appreciate reviews
lacybutton , The Curious Couple , Pink Jewel , Ms. Spice , indiglo , married with children , domsub1993 , RandomTasks
8
Never really think about the reviews or who is writing them
RandomTasks , svalentine;)
2
Other
livingadnauseum , ily , Lucky21 , Diabolical Kitty
4
Total votes: 88 (56 voters)
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10/15/2011
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- Kira - - Kira -
There are certain reviewers that have mentioned they like similar things I do and I watch for their reviews because I know we usually like the same products. If someone who writes good reviews and likes the same things I do recommends something, I'm way more likely to buy it than I would be just reading a good review from a reviewer I'm not as familiar with.
10/15/2011
Antipova Antipova
The first one that jumps to mind here is P'Gell---not necessarily for vibes and dildos, but for lubes, cleaners, washes, and any other scented products. I have annoyingly sensitive skin, and P'Gell is always very careful to describe what ingredients are used, what their purpose is, if they're likely to cause irritation in sensitive folk.

Then I have definitely perked up my ears at some toys because reviewers with similar taste as me (for example, Waterfall, Owl Identified, many others) mentioned liking them. Many I might not have noticed otherwise.
10/15/2011
chicken12 chicken12
I'm more interested in the opinions of multiple people rather than the opinions of one - I don't pay attention to the username of the reviewer.
10/15/2011
livingadnauseum livingadnauseum
While I read reviews thoroughly and appreciate the effort put in, I haven't been around EF long enough to have built up knowledge of names. As such, I may or may not trust the word of one reviewer over others, but if so I haven't paid enough attention to learn their name(s) as of yet.
10/15/2011
I'll Miss You EF :( I'll Miss You EF :(
I actually have a few reviewers that before I buy something I look to see if they have reviewed it, and I usually highly value their opinions.

But along with all of the reviews here on EF, I read them to learn which products to buy. That is what the community is about.
10/15/2011
Lucky21 Lucky21
I wouldn't say that I purchase things because I like one reviewer or another. I really enjoying being able to hear about peoples experiences before I take the plunge, but I there are some things which I've found people to be wrong with, and frankly, I take my own reviews/recommendation s with a grain of salt.
10/15/2011
Ryuson Ryuson
Well Miss Nessa always includes great pictures, which are important for me because sometimes they're very different than what is seen of the product page!
10/15/2011
The Curious Couple The Curious Couple
There are many reviewers that I really like, but I don't think there's someone who influences my decision on every toy they review.
10/15/2011
arewehavingfun? arewehavingfun?
If I am interested in a product I read all the reviews available. Over time, I have come to see that certain reviewers seem to have a philosophy similar to mine, so I naturally put more faith in what they have to say. All reviews really help me form an opinion of not to buy or to buy!!!
10/15/2011
Sweet-Justice Sweet-Justice
Sometimes because they're reviews explain more about the product in depth and its usually something strange that I want to know XD
10/15/2011
jenn g jenn g
definitely. a good review from a trusted contributor makes you more confident to purchase
10/16/2011
poetprincess poetprincess
Quote:
Originally posted by Hot 'N Sexy TexasMama
Pretty much all in title. Do you find that there are certain reviewers that will influence your decisions to buy certain items because you tend to like the same things? Or perhaps they influence you because the quality of the reviews and ...
I still have not started to follow people. im new to all this. but I have a few that follow me..
10/16/2011
Redboxbaby Redboxbaby
I follow a few who have similar body issues, those whom are members of the Clit O' Steel Club and whom have skin sensitivities. So, yes, I do check to see if those people have reviewed the items I am looking at to purchase.
10/16/2011
Diabolical Kitty Diabolical Kitty
I do tend to follow those who have the same body size I do. That way I can find things I like to wear. But...for toys I find what I want and I take all the reviews into consideration before I buy something.
10/16/2011
Kkay Kkay
Yup. I know that I can always trust Sir's reviews of BDSM items, and I know that Antipova struggles with the same allergy issues, so her reviews of scented items are the ones I trust most. ToyTimeTim takes the cake on everything involving anal toys for boys, and I always look to Kayla's reviews for issues on sizing, as her body type is similar to mine and her partner seems to be built along the same lines as mine. Sam's attitude on adult games is really similar to how I approach things, so I trust her to tell me what's worth a hit and what would fall flat.

I also read reviews off the review page whenever one of the toys catches my eye!
10/17/2011
indiglo indiglo
Not really, but I do know certain members who belong to the "clit-o-steel" club, and I watch to see if they think a toy is powerful or not. If they say it has a lot of vrooms, then I know for a fact it does!
10/17/2011
Anjulie Anjulie
Quote:
Originally posted by jenn g
definitely. a good review from a trusted contributor makes you more confident to purchase
Agreed
10/17/2011
PiratePrincess PiratePrincess
There are some people that I trust when reading their reviews on a product I am interested in. It really helps me decide whether it's worth it or not.
10/17/2011
lilly555 lilly555
If I'm eyeing a product I want to read as many reviews as possible on it but there are some reviewers whose opinions I trust because I know they'll give the good and the bad without sugarcoating.
10/18/2011
Midway through Midway through
Usually if I'm following someone, it's because I really like their reviews. If they give something a phenomenal review I am highly likely to go impulse buy it.
10/18/2011
domsub1993 domsub1993
I'm still too new to the community, I think.
10/18/2011
InNeedOfABuzzzz InNeedOfABuzzzz
I follow a few top notch reviewers who have similar tastes in toys as I do so when they love something, I'm all over getting one for myself!
10/19/2011
Pixel Pixel
Heck, yes. There are a few reviewers that seem to have similar tastes in toys/shapes/power levels to me, so when they say something is epic, I perk up and start saving up!
10/19/2011
Eucaly Eucaly
It's like, you get to trust certain reviewers and know their taste is good.
10/22/2011
Piña Colada Piña Colada
I trust their opinions!
10/22/2011
Piña Colada Piña Colada
I trust their opinions!
10/22/2011
KC Kitten KC Kitten
Someone who got me on this site in the first place shares the same taste as me so I tend to follow what she likes and vice versa
11/06/2011
ksparkles16 ksparkles16
Yes, I always love reading reviews from top rated contributors...it doesn't necessarily make me by the product right away, but it does help me make my decision.
07/06/2012
SexyStuff SexyStuff
I've got to start doing this, I'm trying to pay better attention.
07/06/2012
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