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Old 06-02-2011, 05:13 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by Simplyred View Post
What exactly IS a "review" I sometimes wonder.... and what is it NOT?
A review most certainly is not an objective test.
I know what I personally think it SHOULD be. But that is obviously most of the time not in sync with the reviews I read.
I am under the strong impression that a lot of so-called "reviews" are put together based on manufacturers texts and after ample use of the products "reviewed" and most of the time once can find some kind of relationship between the reviewer, the product, a reseller or the manufacturer (in a direct or indirect way) relating to income or profits otherwise.

Are we leaning on subjective and pre-set "reviews" as yet another marketing instrument to catch our money, too much?
I'm certainly open to that possibility. In the past I've found that WBW reviews tend to fit with my observations on those items that I've got. However, they've gotta make money somehow.
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