Bad products you review

Bad products you review

travelnurse travelnurse
Do you find it terribly hard to write reviews on products you think are terrible. You do find yourself trying really hard to like some of the products that have good reviews? I had a terrible time writing my bad review of Ella but she sucked!!! An example.
08/18/2012
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indiglo indiglo
When I write reviews, I distinguish between "bad products" and "products that don't work for me".

To me, a "bad product" is cheaply made, falls apart, is a very unsafe material, has a smell, doesn't perform as promised, etc. Products that are high-quality, well made, perform as promised, BUT just don't work for me are "products that don't work for me" rather than "bad products". (So, if I were writing a review on the Ella, for example, and it didn't work for me, it wouldn't fall under the "bad product" label as I define it.)

Differentiating between the 2 groups is very helpful for me when writing a review - it also greatly affects the star rating I give an item.

What I aim to do when I'm writing a review on a "product that didn't work for me" is to be completely objective throughout the entire review, until the Experience or Personal Comments section. That is where I will go into as much detail as possible to explain exactly WHY the item didn't work for me.

When I'm writing for an actual "bad product", I don't try quite as hard to be objective throughout my review - unless it's for a DR.

Does that help at all?
08/18/2012
- Kira - - Kira -
I'm with indiglo. There's a HUGE difference between a "bad product" and a "good product that didn't perform for me." I actually have Ella and it falls into the second category for me. It's a nice product and all, but it does nothing for me.

Which type it is determines my star rating as well. Good products that don't work for me but will likely work for others get 3 stars. Bad products get 1 or 2.

I don't find reviews of bad products or products that don't work for me to be any more difficult than one for a good review. I actually find mediocre products or performance to be hardest to write.
08/18/2012
Sodom and Gomorrah Sodom and Gomorrah
Thanks everybody I'll make sure to avoid this one altogether. I like when reviewers put exactly what they thought. It saves me money and time.
08/18/2012
PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
I also like to put what I thought about this product in the performance section. Also using my stars too. I rather be up front about what worked and what did not work. I would not want someone to get it and be just as disappointed. Plus it saves me time and money as well. I will usually read like 10 reviews 5 of each star rating to see why this person liked it or that person did not like it.
08/18/2012
js250 js250
I also differentiate between the two. However I am very open about how it did not work for me. Alternative uses for the items can help redeem it if it really worked well for one of them....
08/18/2012
Zombirella Zombirella
It's not as easy as it is to write a review about something I love, but I don't seem to have that much trouble. I just tell the honest truth of how I felt about it. I may add in that there is only so much I can say about it because of the fact that it was a dud for me. I just reviewed some lip products and a cock ring that were pretty crappy to me and I think I did fine on them.
08/19/2012
married with children married with children
yes, I have a hell of a hard time writing reviews for products that just dont work for us, or flat out suck. It takes 3 times longer then a review on something that either of us loved.
08/21/2012
ToyGeek ToyGeek
It's much harder to write a review for a product that disappoints me, but it's important to both be honest, and to give a product every possible chance to work.

When I review a bad product, as defined upthread, I don't pull my punches. If I honestly think nobody should buy the thing, I explain why in detail, but I also try to include every tip possible for salvaging it, assuming that someone who already owns it might read the review and appreciate an idea.

For example, on a toy with awful seams, I discussed sanding the seams. On a toy that was unusable, I discussed salvaging the electronic parts for use in a project (the controller to a bad toy is currently serving as a dimmer switch on a lamp in my bedroom.)

And good products that just don't work for me personally -- like a Liberator shape that failed me -- I describe the product with as much detail as possible, both good and bad, and then go into how it failed me, who else it might fail based on my experience, and who will likely find that it works just fine (thin people without memory foam mattresses, in that case).

Or, short answer, yes, it's much harder to write a review when a product isn't the best thing ever.
08/21/2012
El-Jaro El-Jaro
Quote:
Originally posted by ToyGeek
It's much harder to write a review for a product that disappoints me, but it's important to both be honest, and to give a product every possible chance to work.

When I review a bad product, as defined upthread, I don't pull my ...
How many Vrooms are in that lamp?
08/22/2012
PropertyOfPotter PropertyOfPotter
I do the same thing. If it's a good product, but doesn't work for me, I still rate it higher based on the quality, functions, etc. I do also make sure to explain what it was about the toy that didn't work for me.
08/22/2012
digit88 digit88
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Originally posted by travelnurse
Do you find it terribly hard to write reviews on products you think are terrible. You do find yourself trying really hard to like some of the products that have good reviews? I had a terrible time writing my bad review of Ella but she sucked!!! An ...
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08/22/2012
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