Would you get a toy with bad reviews?

Would you get a toy with bad reviews?

Kkay Kkay
Recently I put in an order for the Zini Roae. Reading through the reviews, a lot of them focused on it not working for the anatomy of the women reviewing. With how my body is built, though, it sounds like exactly what I'm looking for in a vibrator.

Would you make the leap on something you thought would work for you if the reviews were bad?
08/22/2011
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Jul!a Jul!a
If it still looked like something that would work for me, I'd get it anyway.
08/22/2011
Yaoi Pervette (deleted) Yaoi Pervette (deleted)
Well, I just ordered the Hello Kitty vibrator that gets less than stellar reviews. However, I am not going to use it for sexual purposes. I am buying it as a Hello Kitty collector. It's cheaper here than other places I've seen it.
08/22/2011
Illusional Illusional
Quote:
Originally posted by Jul!a
If it still looked like something that would work for me, I'd get it anyway.
I would too. It may work for different people in different ways.
08/22/2011
Coralbell Coralbell
Quote:
Originally posted by Jul!a
If it still looked like something that would work for me, I'd get it anyway.
I agree. I would get a toy if the things that the reviewer didn't like are things that wouldn't bother me, or that I would actually enjoy.
08/22/2011
Ms. Spice Ms. Spice
it depends. if it's something that seems like it would work for me, i would consider investing in it.
08/22/2011
Ryuson Ryuson
If it looks like it would work for me! Especially if it isn't too expensive!
08/22/2011
Wild Orchid Wild Orchid
It depends on why the toy got a bad rating. Being very loud, less powerful than 3 vrooms, taking weird batteries or being easy to destroy would probably be a deal-breaker. If it is because it felt to small for the reviewer - sign me up . I would, however be wary of toys that got stars for providing a "prolonged, sensual experience". I can't do patience.
08/22/2011
Antipova Antipova
I actually check all the negative reviews first when I'm wondering whether a product would work for me---good reviewers really get to the nitty-gritty for the parts of toys that didn't work, and then I can decide whether their dislikes are the same as mine.

The Roae is one I've looked at before, and I know the bad reviews you mean---unfortunately (because the design is *so cool*), I think their complaints would probably apply to me, too. But while the Calla got some poor reviews, they just reaffirmed my suspicions that I'd like it.
08/22/2011
ZenaidaMacroura ZenaidaMacroura
I don't trust reviews that are all sunshine and rainbows usually (unless it's from a known and trusted reviewer), so I like reading the negative reviews. A lot of toys at least have some kind of negative, so it's good to know. If a toy gets a bunch of negative reviews, it may have some effect on whether I'll buy it or not, but it really depends on the toy. Like with the Roae. If a bunch of other people say it doesn't fit them, but you think it would fit you, go for it. If it was something like "It overheated and caught fire," I might look elsewhere.
08/22/2011
cherryredhead88 cherryredhead88
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Originally posted by Jul!a
If it still looked like something that would work for me, I'd get it anyway.
This.
When I look at a toy that doesn't seem like a winner I look at a few things:

a)Who wrote the majority of the reviews. This means that if I see multiple people with the same tastes as me who dislike something I will probably not get it. (Nothing to do with literally who wrote them, just a preference of tastes and similar interest).

b)The over all quality of the toy. If it seems like a well put together toy that would last a while then I will usually go for it. If reviewers are saying it falls apart I probably won't.

c) The company who makes them! After I have had so many toys from certain companies I learn their overall quality control and what goes into their toys. If the overall impression for me personally isn't a pleasant one I will probably pass it up.

Finally, price. If you are not sure about a 100$ or so toy you might want to really think about if it work for you more likely than not.

Ultimately, the only way to find out if it works for you is to get! I have still had some pretty good experiences from that "click" of faith moment when you just get it and cross your fingers.


08/22/2011
Kim! Kim!
I would still do it, depending upon the reviews, like other people said above. But if I thought it would work for me I would probably still do it too.
08/22/2011
Linga Linga
Quote:
Originally posted by Jul!a
If it still looked like something that would work for me, I'd get it anyway.
+1 hehe
08/22/2011
Norman Norman
It depends on WHY it got bad reviews. If it was a cleaning issue i would still get it or if it was simply about sizing. But if it was about its functioning or quality? Then no, I would look for something better.
08/22/2011
-BillD -BillD
It depends on why it has bad reviews. I try to find reviewers who have similar taste, usage, and experience, then follow their reviews.
08/22/2011
Owl Identified Owl Identified
There have been a lot of poor reviews of the Sasi but I do plan to get one eventually because the major complaint seems to be that it's not strong enough. I don't need extremely strong or rapid movements from a vibrator, so I think I would probably enjoy the Sasi for the very reasons many hated it. It's worth it to listen to experienced reviewers, but always use your own best judgment to ultimately decide whether or not their assessments apply to you. A lot of folks disliked the Jimmyjane Chroma, but I adore it. People rave about the Hitachi but I hate it.

In the end you have to know what you like and go from there If you know you're G-spot is set more deeply, the Roae may work wonderfully for you! Zini makes high quality products, so it won't be an issue of quality or craft. Just anatomy!
08/22/2011
Naughty Student Naughty Student
Quote:
Originally posted by Jul!a
If it still looked like something that would work for me, I'd get it anyway.
Same for me, if I feel really positive that it will work for me then I'll make the leap, other wise I'll keep on looking for something else.
08/22/2011
Screaming Violet Screaming Violet
I've got the Roae and it did work well for me - but I had to learn how to get it to work right for me and my anatomy.

Where as my sister (LoveBuzz) who wrote a negative review of it never could get it to work right for her.

It depends on what works for you and what the negative points in the review were.
08/22/2011
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