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Tuesday, January 9, 2007
A great source for product reviews
We were all reminded around Christmas-time just how tedious it can be to comparison shop. Almost all of us bought things we weren't familiar with for someone on our list. There are so many vairables for each type of product that you can spend hours or even days trying to narrow your choices down. You can't just buy "a DVD player" or "gameplayer." Whether you're shopping for yourself or someone else, you have specifics in mind. It's so much worse when your product search is for something that you don't know much about. I'm quite ill-informed about sporting goods and computer equipment, but my son is into those things, so I need help when I shop for him. not only provides specifications, they provide thousand of product reviews in a wide array of product catagories. Anyone who has read my blog lately knows that my digital camera has died, so I'll use that as an example. MetaReview currently has 597 pages of camera and camera accessory reviews. That's pretty overwhelming, so I need to narrow it down. Piece of cake. I can select a range of megapixels that I think will meet my needs, then add other features like optical zoom capability. There are about ten cameras that have everything that I want. With just a few clicks I've narrowed my search to the products that really interest me. All products receive a Meta-Rating and consumer reviews. That's what interests me the most. I want products that others have tried and given great ratings to. I can take my time evaluating those few reviews and choose the digital camera that's just right for me.

Product catagories include PC Hardware, Sporting Goods, and Outdoor Living. Elctronics, DVDs and Video Games are among the most popular reviews. I've bookmarked MetaReviews for my camera shopping, and I know I'll be back there frequently for other products. They've sponsored this post and I hope you'll give them a try next time you want consumer reviews of the products your looking for.

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Blogger The Wizened Wizard said...
Helpful site! It took me a little while to figure out how to navigate where I wanted to go, but when I did, the info was good. 'Will bookmark that one.

Hope you're havin' a happy one in Hawaii.

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