Is it just me or is it so difficult to find an item to review?

roe6989 roe6989
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I don't know if it is just me, but it is soooo hard to find an item to review. Because you cannot review something that already has too many reviews it can be almost impossible. When I use the product search and set it for any item without reviews the only thing that comes up is like a million porn videos or books. I would really rather review items that I would enjoy more and would want to purchase.
01/17/2013
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Ryuson Ryuson
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Originally posted by roe6989
I don't know if it is just me, but it is soooo hard to find an item to review. Because you cannot review something that already has too many reviews it can be almost impossible. When I use the product search and set it for any item without ... More
I have been having trouble finding something I want to review, too1 Eden usually goes in waves, where they'll get a ton of new things in one week and then there's a several week dry spell. It's like, there are a bunch of little bullets and cheap toys I could request, but I'd rather get something I'm excited about!

Just to clarify, you can search for toys that are 'open for review,' and skip the 'no reviews' on the product search. Sometimes Eden will 'reopen' a product with over 3 reviews on it for review. That's why it's best to set your price and such, and then just hit 'available to review.'
01/17/2013
El-Jaro El-Jaro
It's actually best to not use the "without reviews" option. Unless it's a piece of lingerie or a costume, most products get 3 free reviews per item. Now, if there's a product with one review, it won't show up in the search.

For the best search results, play around with the different product and material preferences, change some parameters in the search.

Hope that helps!
01/17/2013
charmedtomeetyou charmedtomeetyou
It's not just you....it seems to be a tricky time for that right now. I have students who are struggling to find something for assignment.
01/17/2013
Experiment Experiment
You kind of just have to be diligent. They tend to put things up in chunks so there'll suddenly be a bunch of available products. You have to get to them quick! I was starting to get really frustrated, and then I happened to check the very day a toy I'd been thinking about buying became available
01/17/2013
CollegeFun2014 CollegeFun2014
I do feel like it is harder to find an item lately. I just think less things are coming out right now
01/17/2013
js250 js250
It can be challenging--but try to check on older items as well. It is amazing how some of them have been forgotten about.....
01/17/2013
shorejen9 shorejen9
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Originally posted by Ryuson
I have been having trouble finding something I want to review, too1 Eden usually goes in waves, where they'll get a ton of new things in one week and then there's a several week dry spell. It's like, there are a bunch of little bullets ... More
How do you search for open for review items? My drop durn box says all, without reviews and with reviews?
01/17/2013
roe6989 roe6989
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Originally posted by shorejen9
How do you search for open for review items? My drop durn box says all, without reviews and with reviews?
Mine is the same way. It only has with or without reviews. I have found the best thing to do is to shop pick a bunch of stuff that I want in priority and then keep trying until I find one that goes through.
01/17/2013
Trysexual Trysexual
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Originally posted by CollegeFun2014
I do feel like it is harder to find an item lately. I just think less things are coming out right now
Agree...it's also taking longer than normal to get approved/denied for the ones you request. Everything seems backed up pretty much.
01/18/2013
sktb0007 sktb0007
I find it harder too. I've been due for a monthly assignment but haven't gotten anything yet. I just can't find anything that I really want to have/review that hasn't already been reviewed.
01/19/2013
ToyBunny ToyBunny
I usually just go for a buyout of something I want so that I'm not so frustrated.
01/19/2013
Adriana Ravenlust Adriana Ravenlust
I agree, but this trend has been going on a while
01/19/2013
roe6989 roe6989
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Originally posted by sktb0007
I find it harder too. I've been due for a monthly assignment but haven't gotten anything yet. I just can't find anything that I really want to have/review that hasn't already been reviewed.
I agree, and it wouldn't be that bad if I didn't get denied so many times. It's hard enough to find something that goes through, then when I do find something it gets denied, probably because someone with a higher rank wanted it first I am guessing.
01/20/2013
roskat roskat
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Originally posted by Ryuson
I have been having trouble finding something I want to review, too1 Eden usually goes in waves, where they'll get a ton of new things in one week and then there's a several week dry spell. It's like, there are a bunch of little bullets ... More
Even if there are older toys that seem to be open for reviews (with over 3 reviews), when I try to add them in my assignment cart I get the red warning that they can't be added since there are over three reviews already.

I wish the system could upgraded so those toys wouldn't show up. Or that you could simply search for toys that have under three reviews.
01/21/2013
Ansley Ansley
If you've been in the industry for awhile, you'll notice there are hills and valleys. The spring/summer bring a huge influx of new product because that's when a lot of the industry trade shows are going down. Fall and winter are planning and development months. (Traditionally. Everyone kind of does their own thing, really.)

Buy-outs are always available and it helps to be willing to review a wide range of product. Assignments are first come, first serve. If there people submit a request for an item and there are already two reviews on it, the first person to submit the request gets the item.
01/21/2013
Hermosura21 Hermosura21
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Originally posted by CollegeFun2014
I do feel like it is harder to find an item lately. I just think less things are coming out right now
I totally agree
01/21/2013
Allison.Wilder Allison.Wilder
There are a lot of reviewers, so sometimes it's really difficult to find a product to review. I utilize the buyout option pretty frequently though and that works just as well for me.
01/24/2013
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by Allison.Wilder
There are a lot of reviewers, so sometimes it's really difficult to find a product to review. I utilize the buyout option pretty frequently though and that works just as well for me.
This is what I was going to suggest. I hope people don't have the idea that just because something is unavailable as an free assignment doesn't mean they can't review it on a buy-out.
01/24/2013
So Long Ya Doofuses! So Long Ya Doofuses!
It has been tough to get an assignment, and not just because of the lack of items of review. I've already had five different assignments declined by an administrator in the span of three days, even though they meet the price cap and some of them have no reviews. That, more than anything, is making me a bit upset.
02/11/2013
SMichelle SMichelle
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Originally posted by So Long Ya Doofuses!
It has been tough to get an assignment, and not just because of the lack of items of review. I've already had five different assignments declined by an administrator in the span of three days, even though they meet the price cap and some of them ... More
It's possible that the products may have had pending reviews on them -- meaning, three people might've already been assigned to review the item, but just haven't gotten around to publishing their reviews yet.
02/11/2013
Zandrock Zandrock
This happens to me too. Very hard to find items.
02/11/2013
So Long Ya Doofuses! So Long Ya Doofuses!
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Originally posted by SMichelle
It's possible that the products may have had pending reviews on them -- meaning, three people might've already been assigned to review the item, but just haven't gotten around to publishing their reviews yet.
If that were the case, then it would show "Free assignments are not available for products with 3 or more assigned reviews or pending assignments" instead of letting me submit the assignment to the administrator. For the sixth time this week, my request was declined even though it had allowed me to submit it and there is only one other review.
02/11/2013
Kiss Kiss
I've been trying for a free assignment, but everything I look at says at LEAST three reviews! Am I missing something here?

I'm searching, and searching under "newly listed"...how do people EVER get a free assignment?

I'm not trying to be greedy, I'm just trying to figure some things out.
Thanks!
02/11/2013
SMichelle SMichelle
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Originally posted by So Long Ya Doofuses!
If that were the case, then it would show "Free assignments are not available for products with 3 or more assigned reviews or pending assignments" instead of letting me submit the assignment to the administrator. For the sixth time this ... More
It could also be that others are requesting the assignment at about the same time that you are. Assignments are first come, first served, so... if people are requesting the assignment even just slightly earlier than you, that would explain why your requests are being denied.
02/11/2013
starslite12 starslite12
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Originally posted by roe6989
I don't know if it is just me, but it is soooo hard to find an item to review. Because you cannot review something that already has too many reviews it can be almost impossible. When I use the product search and set it for any item without ... More
Yeah it takes time but dont give up.
02/11/2013
starslite12 starslite12
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Originally posted by El-Jaro
It's actually best to not use the "without reviews" option. Unless it's a piece of lingerie or a costume, most products get 3 free reviews per item. Now, if there's a product with one review, it won't show up in the search. ... More
Thanks that helps!
02/11/2013
LuckyLady LuckyLady
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Originally posted by sktb0007
I find it harder too. I've been due for a monthly assignment but haven't gotten anything yet. I just can't find anything that I really want to have/review that hasn't already been reviewed.
me too =(
02/18/2013
LoganAshlee. LoganAshlee.
Try reviewing things that need reviews then
02/19/2013
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