Writing a review when the product is beyond bad?

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Writing a review when the product is beyond bad?

Sexual Engineer Sexual Engineer
Hi all,

I am about to write my first review for a product that I was assigned by Eden to write a review for. I am a pretty forgiving guy and try to find the best aspects of the product so that every review I write isn't all about my criticisms but the product I am about to review, is horrible. It isn't that its not a right fit for me, its just a defective design and worse manufacturing.
If I write a negative review and give it a 1 star I won't get slapped on the wrists by the admins right?
Advice?
Thanks!

-S.E.
01/25/2010
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Kayla Kayla
Quote:
Originally posted by Sexual Engineer
Hi all,

I am about to write my first review for a product that I was assigned by Eden to write a review for. I am a pretty forgiving guy and try to find the best aspects of the product so that every review I write isn't all about my ...
My recommendation? Give the specs and all of the objective information. But EF is also interested in if the product sucks. I believe they really do enjoy having the most accurate and honest opinions in their reviews. I'd try to give the basics, but do explain why it sucked and what made it suck.

(I've never seen anyone get in trouble for a one-star review. )
01/25/2010
LicentiouslyYours LicentiouslyYours
Hi S.E.

Reviews should reflect your honest, thoughtful opinion. Eden want's your genuine opinion on this toy so you should never feel as if we will come down on you for not liking a toy.

That said, as a reviewer, I like to consider if there is anyone who might actually enjoy a certain toy, regardless of how awful I find it. That's not to say that you are required to do that, it's just my personal philosophy. And, of course, it is possible that a review item just has no redeeming value.

All we ask is you make the effort to give a reasonably fair and honest opinion.
01/25/2010
Gary Gary
This is a good question!

Yes we do want your honest assessment of the product, but we also want to know about the product itself. If it sucks, then explain why. There is a big difference between a good product that didn't work for you, and a bad product that would not work well for anyone. So just be fair and qualify your opinions.
01/25/2010
SexyTigerX SexyTigerX
Thanks for the great question. I was wondering the same thing myself.
01/25/2010
Heartthrob Heartthrob
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Originally posted by Sexual Engineer
Hi all,

I am about to write my first review for a product that I was assigned by Eden to write a review for. I am a pretty forgiving guy and try to find the best aspects of the product so that every review I write isn't all about my ...
No, you shouldn't be punished for giving a product one star. What you should do however, is explain exactly why you gave it one star from an objective point of view. Also, if it could work for others or even for another use, explain how it could work. Give all the standard information regarding the toy in your review and also look at a few other reviews of the same product to see if they match. It is possible that you have just received a defective product and you always want to keep that in mind.
01/25/2010
Pleasureman Pleasureman
Quote:
Originally posted by Sexual Engineer
Hi all,

I am about to write my first review for a product that I was assigned by Eden to write a review for. I am a pretty forgiving guy and try to find the best aspects of the product so that every review I write isn't all about my ...
You know, I once reviewed a video which was not what it was supposed to be. I gave it two stars and explained why I did so. Then, I went into the specifics about the video and talked about who might enjoy it. I really didn't enjoy it, but I knew that there were others who would. You might want to take that approach.
01/25/2010
El-Jaro El-Jaro
Sometimes what seems to be a good idea...isn't.

I think being honest is primary. If you try it, don't like it, try it again, still don't like it, state why you didn't like it. If you rate a product higher than you feel it deserves, someone else may buy it and have a similar bad experience with it and waste their money. Honesty, the best policy.

One person's ____ is another person's ____.
01/26/2010
Liz2 Liz2
I would first determine if the product is just not good for me or in my opinion it totally sucks overall. Just be honest and explain in detail. Obviously you just can't say "it sucks!
01/26/2010
Naughty Student Naughty Student
I agree with the others. You should definately explain the negatives and positives if there are any. You should try to remain objective by keeping in mind who the product could work for. Perhaps it is defective. Just put all the details why it isnt working and how the manufacturing of the product makes the product uneffective.

As others have mentionned sometimes a toy might work for you but not for others and vice versa. Or somtimes the manufacturing isnt that good but sdome people might still want to invest in the product if they dont care much for those details. So its important to be thorough in your explanations.

Have a good time writing your review!
01/26/2010
Dragon Dragon
Keep in mind objectivity when writing your review.

Does it suck because it just broke? I did have to write a review on a vibrating toy when we never did get the bullet to function...

However, you can use words like "extremely rigid" "very large" "so soft as to be difficult to insert" "about the size of a pencil"

Keep in mind that everyone's body is different and unique. What you don't like might actually appeal to somebody else. I've been surprised by that - that's why I no longer write from a personal view point.
01/26/2010
Victoria Victoria
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Originally posted by Dragon
Keep in mind objectivity when writing your review.

Does it suck because it just broke? I did have to write a review on a vibrating toy when we never did get the bullet to function...

However, you can use words like "extremely ...
Excellent examples! I totally agree.
01/26/2010
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