Many times we do some or a lot of research before buying something online. There are however pitfalls we have to be aware of.
Why Buy Online
I personally like to look around before making a decision on a purchase I am planning on making. I know that a lot of things are cheaper in online stores.
I also like the fact that I don’t have to go out to a store and wait and try to park my car and wait inline with sometimes a heavy product to pay. Picking it up myself and carrying it home.
Online eliminates all these hassles and I get it delivered at my front door and with a friendly delivery driver they sometimes even take it inside for you.
Using Review Websites
I love to use review websites and to be honest, I think this website can be considered one, since I write about products for seniors here.
The reason I like review websites is that they do all the hard work for me. I don’t have to dig through all the pros and cons, all the features and most of them even have a product summary.
Thing To Keep In Mind
This would all be great if we lived in a perfect world. This is however not the case and there are also bad review site. Here are some things to look for.
- To many positive rating
- To many “buy here” buttons
- Not enough text
- No negative ratings
- Written as a sales letter
- No contact information
You understand that these are just a few of the things to consider, but I hope you got the picture. Basically I mean to say that if a product sounds to good to be true, in most cases it probably is.
What I found during writing my product reviews for senior citizen is that no product has only good ratings. There are always people who do not like something about it.
I also like to see a face behind the things I read. If there is no name or maybe even a page that tells me who the owner of a website is I get suspicious.
It is sometimes not easy to see if it is a trustworthy website you are visiting. With the tips here you are able to separate the good ones from the bad ones.
After finding a good review website try to come back. In case of a legitimate site you can contact the owner and ask him or her about products or online stores to use. They have a reputation to keep up with.
Hope these tips will help you find the review website that can help you safe time in finding the products you need.
Eddie Vandam realized when he was getting older that it was hard to find information about products for seniors and decided to share his experiences here on the website to help others. Read more.