It’s hard to believe it, but the #1 most influential reviewer on Amazon who has submitted over 5,000 reviews to the site doesn’t even have an Internet connection in his home! His name is Peter Harris – he’s 56 from Leicester, UK, and over 50,000 people have seen his reviews. He started writing reviews when he lost his job in the IT field and says that his reviews are written from home, but he travels to his local library to use their Internet connection to actually publish them to Amazon’s site. It’s too bad that he couldn’t get paid for all of his hard work (5,000 reviews! Wow!), but he says it’s something he loves to do and it keeps him busy.
This got me thinking about the roll that product reviews often play in determining whether or not we buy something. If multiple people have given a bad review for a product I’m considering to buy, those reviews usually end up being my deciding factor. Amazon is probably one of the more well-known and widely used sites out there that offer reviews, but there are so many others like Newegg, Best Buy, Dell, even Wal-Mart has started a review section. Do you check sites for product reviews before buying something and if so, where is it that you go for the best product reviews? Let us know in the comments!
Source: The Inquirer