User reviews

I don’t know why I’m talking about this but I just felt compelled to talk about it.  I often base my purchasing decisions on user reviews.  My number one site that I visit to see if a product is highly praised or if it is a dud is Amazon.com.  I also like to check Newegg.com since there are many reviews there.  Sometimes just a few bad user reviews can sway me from purchasing an item.  I don’t know why but it just happens.  I know I should think for myself and ask myself if I need x feature or will this help me and if so, how?  Like my SD700 camera from Canon, this thing is a beauty.  I remember when it first came out though there were a lot of negative reviews about it for some strange reason.  Eventually it was touted as one of the best SD cameras of 2006.  Now that the SD800 and 900 are out, the first few months I sat around reading user reviews and sure enough, almost everything I read had something negative about it.  I think with time, as the product grows on a person or more and more people who actually use it for what it is for, i.e. manual features, or anything else that it may provide (feature wise), then they start to realize that hey, this is a great product.

This is a really weird rant and I don’t know where it’s going but I just thought I’d share it with everyone.  Thanks for listening.

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