It's POWERFUL Um...yeah right!

Naughty Student Naughty Student
All I can say is thank god for reviews!

I remember back in the day, before EF, I would decide to purchase a toy on the basis of the advertising on the product which would usually market it as powerful.

I quickly learned that powerful meant...a marketing technique to sell a cheap product that is not really that powerful.

Have you ever had this experience? Did you learn very quickly to rely on reviews or on your won judgement? How has that worked out for you?
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
My life story!
DeliciousSurprise , Cream in the Cupcake , Pleasure Piratess , SamsDelight , Xavier7 , Liz2 , Miss T , Kindred , ShadowKitten , liilii080 , ♥ Amanda ♥ , EndlessFrost , butterflygirlxo , Beck , - Kira - , sekmetrn , Bzz , Mia.The.Wonder.Slut , PropertyOfPotter , Lavendar
Has happenned.
wetone123 , DeliciousSurprise , Drifter86 , Willis2011 , Pleasure Piratess , chidoll , darthkitt3n , Liz2 , C4ss , padmeamidala , Jul!a , Gunsmoke , Miss T , Red Vinyl Kitty , PiratePrincess , Dusk , ShadowKitten , Carrie Ann , Taylor , ellejay , ZenaidaMacroura , link82 , dhig , Darling Jen , Linga , sexyk515 , Solar Ray , indiglo , Tart , krisvida , froggiemoma , A Closet Slut (aka nipplepeople) , callsignhusker , markeagleone , *Huxley* , zeebot , (Re)tired Stripper , ♥ Amanda ♥ , Hot'n'Bothered , BadassFatass , toxie m , ass , Brandi Rouxxx , cburger , Ajax , missymery , LinkR , REDRUM , Anjulie , Pinkhare , AOutrajus , UunicornN , Wyo Daisy , kittychilla , newfoundlust , sarki , js250 , Rossie , Ms. Paprika , Kake aka PoeticErotica , lovemuscle n cookie , Hanna , FreeAsMyHair , The Curious Couple , phunkyphreak , l'amour , P'Gell , Maiden , VioletMoonstone , Miss Nessa , null , Lummox , Vegan Silk , Ivy Wilde , ibgnome , Stujen , HotCouple , BeautyMonster , haley730 , Kdlips , Beck , Kynky Kytty , Curiouscat , Azule , Marcianpro , Hallmar82 , MissBre , cryinglightning86 , SneakersAndPearls , sumie , ghalik , pasdechat , AlianneCimorene , GONE! , Woman China , konicaguy , Bzz , Squeaky , giftdgecko , epiphanyjayne , McTavishes , ToyGeek , sXeVegan90 , leanright69 , ArmyWife4311 , Itsnotabanana , vanilla&chocolate , thornrose , digit88 , JackNit , Lano4ka , wicked weasel
Did happen but I found EF quickly enough.
chidoll , Crystal1 , Miss T , PiratePrincess , Kaltir , Airen Wolf , SoBlue , tigerkate , bluekaren , mrs.mckrakn , Hot'n'Bothered , Ajax , CAKES , Sohotdinosaur , AOutrajus , DustBunny , kjkitty , Ms. Spice , Howells , Rossie , Rin (aka Nire) , Kake aka PoeticErotica , finger319 , NarcissisticLust , P'Gell , null , Vegan Silk , Azule , GonetoLovehoney , Hallmar82 , ghalik , AlianneCimorene , hybridinsurge , bh253 , Cora Jane , Squeaky , vanilla&chocolate , butts , Passionate Mandi
Did happen, and still does...I think I need a jack hammer.
DeliciousSurprise , Pleasure Piratess , chidoll , Ansley , ShadowKitten , ZenaidaMacroura , tigerkate , sexygoddess , ichwillwaffels , ♥ Amanda ♥ , BadassFatass , NuMe , Ajax , Ms. Paprika , Kake aka PoeticErotica , ajwonder , l'amour , liama , Beck , - Kira - , gloomybear , Gemstone , sekmetrn , SneakersAndPearls , ghalik , AlianneCimorene , Woman China , Bzz , Mia.The.Wonder.Slut , thornrose
I found the perfect vibe the first time around!
Jul!a , Shellz31 , Fuck it. , ChickRocking , AOutrajus , oopsy , Daisy47 , Squeaky , xOhxSoxScandalousx
Never happenned.
LennaKieran , GravyCakes , dv8 , ToyBoy , gehuwd , ninaspinkturtle , potstickers , Eva Schwaltz , lustfully , xxxfan , sweetpea12 , SparklyGlitter , BoobCopter , Mamastoys , ginainohio , Mrs. Tickle and Giggle , BurntToast , PeachCandy , WhoopieDoo , Lildrummrgurl7 , richsam , Ilovelingerie , Owl
married with children , Keegski , Owl Identified , VieuxCarre , SexyLilPixi , alliegator , v23 , Missmarc , Ryuson , TransMarc , Ilovelingerie
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wetone123 wetone123
I would be lost without EF. Like you, I relied on advertising, and got ripped constantly! With the reviews here, it's much more reliable and easier to find a toy that I will love and enjoy!
Willis2011 Willis2011
I rely on reviews! If it doesnt have any reviews I look elsewhere for them and then if it all checks out I come back and purchase from EF
SamsDelight SamsDelight
I have a large selection of junk. And I do mean junk in the nicest way possible. We had to move to my in-laws for a little while and I will always remember the day my father-in-law said he heard a noise in the trash. Lets just say I made a bee line back to the bin to remove the toy I have forgotten to take the batteries out of. Disaster averted but honestly that beautiful toy cost me over 90 dollars and was not even able to be admired. Now I read everything and so far so good. Can not wait for my next order.
DeliciousSurprise DeliciousSurprise
Totally my life story.

Luckily, I've found some reviewers that rate products similarly to what I think the product rating should be, so when they say something is going to burn my clit off, or isn't strong enough for my clit to even look up, I can apply that to how my body will react.
Liz2 Liz2
I laugh when I think of some of my first toys. The box always promised super orgasms but reality was something else. Some just didn't work, the batteries were not strong enough for the motor or my Kegels just stopped the motor on a weak rabbit type vibe.
Decent toys are more expensive but reviews have always helped lead me in the right direction..
El-Jaro El-Jaro
I've always ignored on-package advertising.

I know there were a few times I got burned on a product, before Eden, because I didn't research it. If you're putting something in your body or putting a body part in something, it's good idea to research it.
Jul!a Jul!a
I got pretty lucky before I came here, and only had a few toys, and they weren't all that loud. I had your standard traditional vibe, and it worked great for me. I had the Layaspot that didn't get used very often, and I had a corded bullet that definitely wasn't quiet, but it wasn't quite loud either.

There have been times I've been burned by reviews too, because they weren't all that great and didn't seem to cover how loud something was. Or I didn't believe it was as loud as they were saying. I've definitely gotten a few things that I'm like, "no way can I use this unless I'm completely alone in the house."
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
A good indicator is the the battery count and type. The higher the available power the more power - but there are exceptions. Even reviews have to be evaluated with a critical eye. I've seen very weak toys get high power ratings. Do your home work - but don't be surprised by a disappointment or 2 or ...
PiratePrincess PiratePrincess
I am so thankful for the reviews on this site. I'm not sure what I would do without them. I have always been wary of buying products without reviews, but it has happened, and not been the best experience.
Shellz31 Shellz31
I can make any toy work for me, so it's not the power I have had an issue with at times.
It's more so the quality or the noise but that has slowed down since joining Eden.
I find it very hard to buy from other places now cause none of them give enough detail on the product. I have only found that here
liilii080 liilii080
I can hardly buy a toy without a review anymore because I rely on good reviews. I used to fall for the ads and they never worked. It had me believing that I just might never be able to have orgasms. And then I found EF (and the Hitachi) and everything changed. This site has been a miracle for me and so are the reviews!
Kaltir Kaltir
Our local kink shop would take them out of the box and test them with fresh batteries before letting you pay for it, and if it wasn't as strong as it claimed, they would DOA it and warn the next person interested in one about it's lack of performance. (Yes, you could put the batteries in and test it yourself if you didn't want them to touch it, or request they wear gloves.)
Linga Linga
it's happened many times. I love how Eden gives you a power rating so you know just how powerful the toy is
sexyk515 sexyk515
It has happed but to many times
Solar Ray Solar Ray
Never believe the hype until you try it yourself... but reading reviews does help guide at least in the right direction.
indiglo indiglo
I have really learned to rely on reviews. Over time, I've also learned which reviewers here have similar tastes to mine in toys, and some reviewers will also compare toys to other toys I'm familiar with - so all that helps. I'd really be lost without all the Eden reviewers!
married with children married with children
I try to read reviews on anything I am looking to buy. Companies dont try to earn your business by making quality products anymore, they get customers by having a large marketing budget.
krisvida krisvida
Oh yeah, it's happened.
froggiemoma froggiemoma
yes, happened before
callsignhusker callsignhusker
I agree reviews are sooooo helpful!
newlady newlady
I appreciate the reviews. I like to consider myself an informed consumer. Plus I am really adamant about getting what I pay for! EdenFantasys has made shopping so much easier!
markeagleone markeagleone
I'm somewhat an oddball to the toy industry. When I choose a product to please my wife, yes, I look at the reviews on it. When I ask to review a product, I prefer to do a product that has had poor reviews to find out why. I did a masturbator from Cal. My conclusion was improper usage. I found what they claimed was what was delivered.
SoBlue SoBlue
Originally posted by Naughty Student
All I can say is thank god for reviews!

I remember back in the day, before EF, I would decide to purchase a toy on the basis of the advertising on the product which would usually market it as powerful.

I quickly learned that powerful ...
Its really hard to find a toy based on advertisements, thank the internet for EF
tigerkate tigerkate
I really don't look at ads, I look at the actual specs and read reviews. Also, if I know the company making the toy and own other stuff from them, I can usually judge it well.

What makes me sad though, is relying on good reviews, and then people saying its powerful when it totally isn't! It usually doesn't happen, but sometimes... so disappointing!!
*Huxley* *Huxley*
I never look at ads. If I do it is to see what the gimmick is.
But normally I read an abundance of reviews before I buy, even then it's always a 50/50. What works for you is not going to work for me. So it goes.
sexygoddess sexygoddess
Always happens to me. I need something like the Hitachi
SamsDelight SamsDelight
Originally posted by sexygoddess
Always happens to me. I need something like the Hitachi
That is a toy that will not let you down. At least it has not disappointed me.
Fuck it. Fuck it.
It never happened to me, but I'm grateful to Eden for helping me find toys for other people.

The only toys I've found to be useless have actually been some of the free gifts.
The Curious Couple The Curious Couple
This has happened to me before, which is why I love Eden so much! I can read reviews on each product and decide what would be best for me.
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