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Journal Chacham's Journal: Verbiage: I love Amazon reviews 2

I love Amazon because of the product reviews. Even when Slashdot was promoting the Amazon boycott over the 1-click patent, i mentioned (can't find my comment, /. seems to stop comment history in 2007 :( ) that B&N was terrible in that they only have positive comments on their website. A negative comment i left on B&N was deleted shortly thereafter. Amazon, however, keeps even the bad reviews.

Here's a couple that caught my attention recently. While looking for a bath overflow cover, this comment has a better idea. This product does indeed grow mold, look at the customer images on the left side of the main picture.

I was looking at comments on using a Kindle in the tub, where it was mentioned (seems to be a common idea) to put it in a ziplock bag to protect it from the moisture (which gets into the debate whether the buttons or swipe is better to turn pages).

I learn a lot from Amazon comments, the 1-stars often tell you what people are complaining about, and the 5-stars many times counter the complaints and have useful comparisons. The 2s, 3s, and 4s, similarly are helpful. I think Amazon's comments are what make Amazon such a great retailer. Well, not the only thing, but, even if i purchase something elsewhere i will go to trusty Amazon to find out the real deal.

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Verbiage: I love Amazon reviews

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  • I can go back all the way to 2001 and what I'm pretty sure was my first comment with this account.

    My guess would be that the limit is in place unless you have a subscription. Though that's just a guess.

    • by Chacham ( 981 ) *

      I have a subscription, but i don;t block ads with it. ABP does that. :)

      OK, now i see it. I was looking at my homepage and the "older" button. Sheesh, /. is confusing.

      I can go back to 99. Wow, here's my pre-karma [] comment. I wonder if i was onto something. :P

      Here it is! [] Thanx for the encouragement.

I use technology in order to hate it more properly. -- Nam June Paik