Do you include a Con in a 5 star review

Lady of the Lab Lady of the Lab
Do you think that is too critical to include a Con in a 5 star rated product review? The reason why I have done so is to address any potential flaw/downside from my experience with the product that might be a pet peeve, etc. for a potential customer.
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Yes, I usually include at least a Con.
37
No, I usually do not include a Con.
1
I've never included a Con.
Yes, it is too critical to have a Con for a 5 star rated product.
No, it is not critical to have a Con for a 5 star rated product.
11
Other
2
Total votes: 51 (42 voters)
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js250 js250
I add cons whenever I have one with an item regardless of the rating. I think it is important to state the positive and either potentially negative or definite negative issues.
07/23/2012
EdenUser EdenUser
Haven't actually written one yet but if I did I would include at least one con, I'm always suspicious when I read reviews with no cons.
07/23/2012
SecretToyMan SecretToyMan
My wife always does, and I think everything has at least 1. I can't always think of it right away but I'll add it later when I do
07/23/2012
toxie m toxie m
There can be minor flaws in an otherwise 5-star product, and I think it's fair to include them. That said, I think the ratings in reviews are often quite inflated and if a product does have a bunch of cons, one should be thinking about why exactly they do want to give it 5 stars, and back their rating up with those justifications.
07/23/2012
BobbiJay BobbiJay
If the product has a con at all it needs to be included so that everyone has a conclusive idea of the item.
07/23/2012
pasdechat pasdechat
I don't see a problem with it, and I've done it in the past. Like toxie m said, even an excellent product can have a few drawbacks--I don't expect perfection. Besides, what's a plus for you might be a con for someone else (e.g. I like demi-cup/balconette cut bras because I have a small chest, but I often see women with larger busts saying that they "fall out" of this kind of lingerie).
07/23/2012
Lady of the Lab Lady of the Lab
Quote:
Originally posted by js250
I add cons whenever I have one with an item regardless of the rating. I think it is important to state the positive and either potentially negative or definite negative issues.
I like how you describe the usefulness of a Con When I review, a product needs to have at least 2 Cons for it to not be rated 5 stars. I haven't rated any products less than 4 stars yet.
07/23/2012
Beck Beck
A con for me might not be a con for you. So, I list all cons that could be possible. However, I run out of room sometimes.
07/23/2012
Lioncub Lioncub
If I find one I list it.
07/23/2012
brevado brevado
If it's perfect, then it doesn't need a Con. And just because it's got some down sides, doesn't preclude it from being a 5. It's really up to the reviewer, so write away!
07/23/2012
PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
I include a con in a 5 star review if I find one. What works for me may not work for someone else.
07/23/2012
indiglo indiglo
Quote:
Originally posted by js250
I add cons whenever I have one with an item regardless of the rating. I think it is important to state the positive and either potentially negative or definite negative issues.
Exactly. I am the same way.

And like Beck said, what I see as a con might not be a con for someone else - so I try to list EVERYTHING about the item so the reader can decide if it's a con for them or not.
07/23/2012
Woman China Woman China
There is always a con.

And just because there might be a con or two, does not mean it is not a five star product or toy.

The Hitachi for example, many have given it a five star rating, but the con is a short electrical cord.
07/23/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
Quote:
Originally posted by Lady of the Lab
Do you think that is too critical to include a Con in a 5 star rated product review? The reason why I have done so is to address any potential flaw/downside from my experience with the product that might be a pet peeve, etc. for a potential customer.
I include a con or two in a 5 star review, to point out what features may not be the best for some people. I've given some vibrators and dildos 5 stars, but I love large toys and textured toys. I usually point out that some may find the toy too large or too textured. I always look at the product from more than one POV.
07/23/2012
Sinfully Sinfully
Yes, sometimes. It just depends.
07/23/2012
Sera26 Sera26
I try to, especially because everyone's different. So while I might love something I try to think of what someone else might not enjoy about it.
07/23/2012
Rawr4483 Rawr4483
If I find one I would list it.
07/27/2012
Incendiaire Incendiaire
Sure, a product can be as near to perfect as possible, but it can still be a complete dust magnet for example. It's not a major problem, but still a niggle worth mentioning.
07/27/2012
bluekaren bluekaren
I have only had a few toys that have no "con". I might not list it at the top under the summary but I will mention it in the review. There is usually something, like even being silicone material- it is not compatible with silicone lube. It might not have been a problem for me but if that is all you use this toy might be a no go for ya.
07/27/2012
MistressDandelion MistressDandelion
I can rate something 5 stars because I really like it, but still realize there is something less good about it that might not be a problem for me(ex: non compatible with xyz lube, a bit noisy, material can't be boiled, etc.)
07/27/2012
sweetpea12 sweetpea12
Quote:
Originally posted by Lady of the Lab
Do you think that is too critical to include a Con in a 5 star rated product review? The reason why I have done so is to address any potential flaw/downside from my experience with the product that might be a pet peeve, etc. for a potential customer.
I always try to put in my honest observations in products that I order and then review!
09/27/2012
travelnurse travelnurse
Depends if it needs one!
09/27/2012
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
Quote:
Originally posted by Lady of the Lab
Do you think that is too critical to include a Con in a 5 star rated product review? The reason why I have done so is to address any potential flaw/downside from my experience with the product that might be a pet peeve, etc. for a potential customer.
I may believe a product is worth a 5 star rating even if I notice a flaw. I will mention the flaw but obviously it doesn't mean enough for me to affect the rating.
09/27/2012
AHubbyof2SexualMinds AHubbyof2SexualMinds
Most of the time I usually have a con in most reviews. I guess I'm pretty picky. But there have been some reviews where I haven't had a con.
09/27/2012
Missmarc Missmarc
Quote:
Originally posted by Lady of the Lab
Do you think that is too critical to include a Con in a 5 star rated product review? The reason why I have done so is to address any potential flaw/downside from my experience with the product that might be a pet peeve, etc. for a potential customer.
Yes, I usually include at least a Con.
09/27/2012
Leather & Lace Leather & Lace
I do most of the time.
09/27/2012
Mikemanz Mikemanz
if it has a flaw i will mention it. it could still be an outstanding product
10/01/2012
glasskitten glasskitten
I haven't done any reviews yet, but I think it's vital to list a con of the product if it indeed has one, no matter the amount of stars you give the product.
10/01/2012
skeeterlynn skeeterlynn
If there's a con, yes. Doesn't mean I don't still love the product though. For example, in my Chocolate Body Fondue review I mentioned that it's very high in sugar as a con and well as containing milk. I myself do not mind, but it's still a con that others should be aware of in case it applies to them.
10/02/2012
Total posts: 30
Unique posters: 29