Do you look at reviews before buying a flashcart?

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Do you look at reviews before buying?

  1. Yes, and I wouldn't consider buying one without a review

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  2. Yes, but if there wasn't a review I would still consider it

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  3. No, I think reviews aren't useful

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  4. No, I forget to look

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  1. Sinkhead
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    Sinkhead yay p1ngpong.

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    Just a quick question regarding reviews
    Oh, and if you have the time please could you say which site you get your reviews off the most. If it's GBAtemp do you look at reviews on any other site?

    Thanks
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  2. shaunj66

    shaunj66 Administrator

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    Do I have to answer? [​IMG]
     
  3. Sinkhead
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    Sinkhead yay p1ngpong.

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    [​IMG] Reviewers can be excluded

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  4. thegame07

    thegame07 GBAtemp Psycho!

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    I dont buy anything without reading up on it first. Here an example i would read gbatemps review for a flash card and then i would ask around as well to make sure im getting my moneys worth [​IMG]
     
  5. [M]artin

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    Yes, but only if I'm really debating with myself on purchasing the product (or if the product is hella expensive). Even then, I like to read as many different reviews as I can due to the fact that I can never seem to find a reviewer that closely mimics my preferences.

    However, if I really have my heart set on purchasing the product, I'll snatch it up in a second, reviews or not. [​IMG]

    Quick Edit: Videos of the product in action is always a big plus [​IMG]
     
  6. djgarf

    djgarf I Am A Raver

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    i always look at gbatemp's reviews cus i know they are honest,well written and are not biast in any way (plus i'm a mod here and read pretty much everything lol)
     
  7. Mars

    Mars Radioactive Propaganda Minister

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    I always read reviews before buying. If I'm gettign a flashcard, I'll look at GBAtemp. For game reviews, I check Gamespot.com and IGN.
     
  8. FAST6191

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    It varies, some reviews are not worth my time and some are: I do not have 3000hours (aka 4 months) to test something but I do much prefer going and looking at a new screen/TV before I drop some wedge.

    In the end I guess reviews help but for I tend to buy (games, PC equipment....) the reviews are out of date by the time I come around as drivers and software are typically improved and customer support is gaugeable.

    I suppose the other thing is I have no qualms whatsoever about ripping something to pieces and tweaking it to my own ends before using it.
     
  9. mcp2

    mcp2 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    I awlays read a review before buying a product, it is a must nowadays because you never know what you're getting and you nee reassurance.
     
  10. Teun

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    It depends if it's a well known brand.
    If it's a whole new thing, I'd like to read a review first.
     
  11. ZeWarriorReturnz

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    I usually read them, but even if there isn't one I consider it, like the CycloDS, no review yet but is a very very good cart.
     
  12. chalupa

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    yeah usually I go for reviews but I'm becoming inpatient with the cycloDS so I'm just going to buy my G6 real now := )
     
  13. thegame07

    thegame07 GBAtemp Psycho!

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    some people have thier cards maybe you could ask them how it performs. i dont understand why reviewers dont have it yet because reviews boost sales [​IMG]
     
  14. Sinkhead
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    Sinkhead yay p1ngpong.

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    The Team are also reluctant to give any details of our samples... No shipping notification or anything...

    - Sam
     
  15. thegame07

    thegame07 GBAtemp Psycho!

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    i think thats a very bad move [​IMG] well i hope you and gbatemp get them soon :'( Im looking forward to the reviews.
     
  16. ghettobob

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    I do look at reviews for electronics. For example, dealextreme has like 1,000 earphones...How am I going to choose which one to buy? Looking at reivews by fellow costumers. Flashcarts yes I look at reviews. But because a website gives a flashcart a 10/10 and another flashcart 8/10 doesn't mean im going to buy the 10/10 one. I look at what features are good for me and not how high the rating is.
     
  17. JPH

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    I compare the flashcarts and whichever I deem better I buy...I also think very long when buying a new mp3, game system, etc...
     
  18. Psyfira

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    Uh, yes! Anyone who doesn't is just plain thick. Electronic goods don't come cheap, some have numerous known defects and I can't even imagine buying one without knowing what I was letting myself in for.

    (Edit) By "review" I mean the ones written by customers who actually have used the product. No matter how good a job they do magazine reviewers miss things that customers pick up on, the kind of things that a fellow customer like me might find useful to know. [​IMG]
     
  19. fischju_original

    fischju_original I used to be a jerk before i got banned

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    I'm an extremely informed shopper. When I bought the SC CF, it was clearly a better choice than the M3 CF because it cost less than half as much, and I don't play GBA games.

    But I take all reviews with a grain of salt
     
  20. Scorpei

    Scorpei GBAtemp Maniac

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    I'm not going to write anything more soon as I want to use a product before writing my review. Use it an no other product (only handle another one as comparison for a feature) so I can give a good, nonbiased impression of how a user (both with low and higher technical skill) feels about the device.