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Forum topic by Redoak49 posted 07-04-2018 12:40 AM 506 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Redoak49

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07-04-2018 12:40 AM

There was a recent review which said watch my unboxing video and subscribe to his YouTube channel. Personally, I do not care for video reviews with nothing else. So, what do I like to see in a review..

Price and comparison with similar items
Apparent quality….fit finish
Ergometrics
Specs
Pictures – good ones oriented properly
Comments on how well it works for reviewer
Problems encountered
Unique characteristics

What I do not care to see

Video only review

These are only a couple thoughts. What things do others like to see or read or not like to see.


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JCamp

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#1 posted 07-04-2018 01:06 AM

I don’t like it when someone reviews something that they just got. That isn’t a review it’s first impressions. A review is after you’ve had it for a bit and seen how it holds up to the job.
Also not a fan of unboxing videos in general.

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

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mel52

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#2 posted 07-04-2018 01:18 AM

I am in JCamp’s train of thought. I would rather hear about a tool after it has been used awhile. Then you could explain the problems ( or not ), and all the other aspects you think would be of interest. I rarely go to youtube for videos unless I need help on something.

-- MEL, Kansas

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Knockonit

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#3 posted 07-04-2018 01:51 AM

well, shucks, some fellas are real excited to be able to get a new tool or toy, why crush their fun, i’m not a fan of unboxing but sure do wanna see the newbie, and most do come back with a yea or nay on the tool once its got some dust, miles, and bumps on it.
I still get giddy when a new tool shows up, i’ve been known to toast it with the appropriate libation, just cause.
Rj

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Redoak49

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#4 posted 07-04-2018 02:41 AM

Sometimes, I will read a review and check out the reviewer’s history in terms of blogs, projects and posts. It gives me an idea of their level of expertise. There are some on LJ with demonstrated skills and I value their reviews and comments.

I do not want to crush anyone’s fun but really could care less if they get giddy with a new tool. But, if that is what you want to see OK.

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000

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#5 posted 07-04-2018 02:45 AM

I spoke up once about video only posts and pretty much was told if you don’t like it don’t watch it.
All I can do is echo the same sediment

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Fresch

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#6 posted 07-04-2018 12:46 PM

How about “J.D.Power” car of the year awards for new cars up to 15 minutes of purchase?
Like most I only watch in use or long term reviews; I’m pretty good at opening, having over 60 Christmas and birthdays.

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CaptainKlutz

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#7 posted 07-04-2018 12:47 PM

+1 Only want to read hands on reviews after using the product for awhile.

+1 Glad you like your new tool/toy. Remember a ‘REVIEW’ is supposed to review a tool or product, not show us how it arrived, or how happy you are you bought it. If you want to share your happiness, go ahead – post a new blog series, or start a new forum thread; but DO NOT POST AN EMPTY REVIEW!

+1 ‘Watch this video’ posts are total waste of bandwidth, nothing more than self advertising video channels, or worse yet – can be dangerous.

I NEVER click any link to watch a video inside a forum post, UNLESS

#1) originator takes time to type up a summary paragraph that interests me in video contents,

AND

#2) There are follow on comments in review that video is useful, and it is not a SPAM/TROLL link.
Administrators do a great job here, but it can take 24 hours for bad links or spam to be cleaned up, and I do not want to be a victim.

Thanks for asking for opinions. Been curious if I was only one bothered by useless video only reviews.

-- I'm an engineer not a woodworker, but I can randomly find useful tools and furniture inside a pile of lumber!

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Woodknack

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#8 posted 07-04-2018 06:01 PM

I want a review to help me decide if a product is something I should own. Mostly tell me if it does the job it’s supposed to do, if it does it well, your level of experience with similar products, if you enjoy using it, and whether you would buy it again, after you have a some time using it. Unboxing, gloats, questions, store complaints, advertisement/shilling, and set up, type of posts aren’t reviews.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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Redoak49

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#9 posted 07-04-2018 08:49 PM

Some reviews just use a stock picture and that tells me nothing.

Actually, the only thing I care about unboxing is if it is packed well and if all the parts are there and if any damage.

Might also be useful to know if the instructions are good or not and how difficult to assemble.

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Richard

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#10 posted 07-04-2018 08:51 PM



Sometimes, I will read a review and check out the reviewer s history in terms of blogs, projects and posts. It gives me an idea of their level of expertise. There are some on LJ with demonstrated skills and I value their reviews and comments.

I do not want to crush anyone s fun but really could care less if they get giddy with a new tool. But, if that is what you want to see OK.

- Redoak49

I Agree with Redoak! Past History of what the Poster has done is Important.

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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