Do you wait to see what other people think of a product before trying it out yourself?

Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
I have been surfing around the site and noticed that lots of people will post on new products that they are anxiously waiting for a review to help them make up their minds to buy something! Personally, I think this is very cool and one of the main benefits of the review program.
So tell me do YOU wait for reviews or just jump on in to be the person reviewing the product? Does it depend on the product type?
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
I wait anxiously for a review on an item I am interested in before I buy.
pestilence , kendra30752 , Rey , Princess Zelda , Geogeo , Bignuf , EdenUser , rekarf , Kissy , Lildrummrgurl7
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I wait for a couple of reviews on a product for a good comparison, before I buy.
Clara , amazon , Ouroborean , thisisadeletedaccount , laflauta , pestilence , ksparkles16 , epiphanyjayne , butts , ghalik , kendra30752 , treefrog88 , Princess Zelda , TheirPet , Gunsmoke , Gracie , <3BF , padmeamidala , Raigne , Kissy , Kittybit
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I might wait for reviews if the product is lingerie or very pricey.
Airen Wolf , Lady of the Lab , Feisty , Peggi , MissBre , mikeysPlace , indiglo , deltalima , kendra30752 , SkylarrStarr , darthkitt3n , PropertyOfPotter , Nykatron , SiNn , Tangles , Sinfully , Edeneve , wetone123 , G&L , Kissy , dv8
21
Naw, I jump on in and get the product so I can provide the answers for people!
Lady of the Lab , Scrawberry78 , Undecided
3
If I am very interested in a product I might just go ahead and take a chance!
Airen Wolf , - Kira - , Lady of the Lab , KyotoAngel , MnK , puppylove , Feisty , Peggi , M.O.'s Girl , js250 , comatose-kitty , katlyte , indiglo , Zombirella , solitudinarian , Undecided , deltalima , ksparkles16 , ToyTimeTim , butts , ghalik , sktb0007 , thickmami , skeeterlynn , TiffyPixie , darthkitt3n , PropertyOfPotter , Taylor , Mikemanz , B8trDude , Ms. N , PeaceToTheMiddleEast , Kindred , SiNn , Tangles , Kayla&JJ ♥ , Ivy Wilde , wetone123 , Lioncub , OhMy! , J5ive , Kissy , Allstars316 , Lildrummrgurl7 , anonkitty , LadyDarknezz
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I am a Llama so there's no telling WHAT I will do!
KyotoAngel , Peggi , solitudinarian , ghalik , SkylarrStarr , Taylor , SneakersAndPearls , PeaceToTheMiddleEast , mpfm , Alan & Michele , Ivy Wilde , wetone123 , LadyDarknezz
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Total votes: 114 (80 voters)
Poll is closed
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Lady of the Lab Lady of the Lab
I realize that my answers conflict a little, but alas it is contextual for me. I haven't really been interested in any products that don't have at least 3 reviews it seems. :/
07/20/2012
KyotoAngel KyotoAngel
It depends on the price but if I like it enough and it isn't too expensive I am willing to risk it by buying it before there are any reviews.
Also...llama. <w<
little girl and a baby llama
07/20/2012
puppylove puppylove
Sometimes I will wait to see what other reviewers think but I also like to grab it up and form my own option and share with everyone too
07/20/2012
Feisty Feisty
i'd just go ahead and buy it unless its a pricey item, then i'd wait to see if its worth the $
07/20/2012
spineyogurt spineyogurt
Of course
07/20/2012
amazon amazon
I like other people's views on something. Especially if it's expensive.
07/20/2012
mikeysPlace mikeysPlace
The pricier something is, the more hesitant I am to buy it without some good reviews. I know there are plenty of people who can tell a product is right for them based on the pics or the description. I'd rather have some input first or would like to see it in person in a storefront somewhere.
07/21/2012
comatose-kitty comatose-kitty
If its pricey i wait for sure
07/21/2012
Scrawberry78 Scrawberry78
I jump right in and buy it. If I like it I want it.
07/21/2012
thisisadeletedaccount thisisadeletedaccount
I always read reviews before I buy something. I don't make a ton of purchases, and when I do I tend to buy fairly well-tested items, so it works well for me. There are almost always reviews already on the things I want.
07/21/2012
indiglo indiglo
It depends on the item. If it's something I can already tell I'm probably going to like - I'll jump right in. But if it's something new, or different, or innovative - a couple reviews by well seasoned reviewers are always my best bet before getting it myself.

I agree - I think it's awesome the confidence we can have in the many, MANY great reviewers who write here!
07/21/2012
pestilence pestilence
I always wait for reviews on the items I'm interested in before buying - on this site, at least. If I'm just buying some toilet paper or something else of little consequence, I won't bother, but if it's over $10 and/or meant to last me over 2 years, I definitely want to make sure it's the right thing for the job.
07/21/2012
Zombirella Zombirella
It all depends on the price and what exactly the product is.
07/21/2012
deltalima deltalima
Quote:
Originally posted by Airen Wolf
I have been surfing around the site and noticed that lots of people will post on new products that they are anxiously waiting for a review to help them make up their minds to buy something! Personally, I think this is very cool and one of the main ... More
It depends. Sometimes I wait and other times, I just get it in case it goes out of stock.
07/21/2012
ksparkles16 ksparkles16
Sometimes, I do jump ahead and get the product without any reviews. Usually, if it's expensive I will wait.
07/21/2012
epiphanyjayne epiphanyjayne
I like to get a couple different views on a product before I make my decision
07/21/2012
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
For the most part I know what works for me so if it looks good I'll jump. The only time I am hesitant nowadays is when it comes to vibes, I prefer a rumbly/thumpy vibe so in that case I may wait for a review or two.
07/21/2012
GONE! GONE!
Usually, unless I feel adventurous and want to be the first reviewer.
07/21/2012
kendra30752 kendra30752
Quote:
Originally posted by Airen Wolf
I have been surfing around the site and noticed that lots of people will post on new products that they are anxiously waiting for a review to help them make up their minds to buy something! Personally, I think this is very cool and one of the main ... More
Yes. I wait for reviews on lingerie that I am unsure about and some toys. Usually with most toys, I just jump the gun and buy if it's something I really want. Normally though, I wait for reviews to see how the vibrations are and all. With lingerie, I almost always wait for a review, but some things are so gorgeous that I can't wait so I decide to be the guinea pig. I do tend to wait for reviews, even several before buying though. I LIKE to know the color, fit, size, etc. I want to be sure it's true to the size chart and if not, I like to know that before ordering so I can size up. Reviews are like tape--cannot live without them!
07/21/2012
Woman China Woman China
I know me.

I saw I think it was Pipedreams Icicles No28 (the new pink one?) and I went MINE!!!!

Carted it.

Then went back and saw that it was not as thick as I usually like.. but went meh. What the hell!!! My bum will eat it right up!

I know the shapes of what I like, I know my favourite thicknesses... I know what I like when it comes to shape. But... vibrators... if I have a surplus of points, I'll get it if it is a shape I know I'll like. But... I have learnt that some people just don't know the differences between thumpy/deep and buzzy vibes.

I look at it like this.

The toy is my French vannila ice cream. And the reviews are just the toppings.
07/21/2012
skeeterlynn skeeterlynn
I read them if there's some up, but if I really wanna try the item, I won't wait for the item to have some.
07/21/2012
Rey Rey
i wait for a review if i can't get a good idea of the quality by the product description and pics
07/21/2012
Mwar Mwar
Most times I do.
07/21/2012
PropertyOfPotter PropertyOfPotter
If it's really expensive I'll wait, if it's something not so bad, I don't mind jumping in.
07/21/2012
digit88 digit88
Quote:
Originally posted by Airen Wolf
I have been surfing around the site and noticed that lots of people will post on new products that they are anxiously waiting for a review to help them make up their minds to buy something! Personally, I think this is very cool and one of the main ... More
I look for a review before I buy
07/21/2012
Princess Zelda Princess Zelda
Quote:
Originally posted by KyotoAngel
It depends on the price but if I like it enough and it isn't too expensive I am willing to risk it by buying it before there are any reviews.
Also...llama. <w<
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OMG lol I love that pic its really funny!!!

But for the most part I would wait for a few before buying it since I like to make sure I am going to like it
07/21/2012
Geogeo Geogeo
I usually wait unless it's my review assignment.
07/21/2012
SneakersAndPearls SneakersAndPearls
Depends on the price. If it is pretty expensive, I want to see reviews. If there are no reviews here, I utilize google. If I still can't find anything... I guess it depends on how bad I want it.
07/21/2012
TheirPet TheirPet
If it's pretty expensive I wait for a couple of reviews first. If it's cheap or reasonably priced I sometimes take the plunge.
07/21/2012
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