What's The Most Ridiculous Item You've Reviewed Online?

@Janey1966 (24127)
Carlisle, England
July 26, 2011 6:50pm CST
Whenever a site sends me an email to "review an item" I cannot resist. Usually, the sites are (either) Amazon or M&S and it's a shame I don't get paid for them because I've done quite a few! Anyway, I reckon the most ridiculous item I've reviewed so far HAS TO BE my set of coloured measuring spoons, bought from the M&S website recently, along with some digital scales (that I've also reviewed) lol. I mean, what on earth can be said about a set of spoons for crying out loud? I did mention the fact that kids might like them due to their bright colours but, other than that, not much else can be said. I dunno, I guess I like typing a bit TOO MUCH!
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@derek_a (10903)
27 Jul 11
I would say that I have reviewed some pretty naff things on line. I have written reviews for Ciao.co.uk and whilst the pay is not fantastic, it does mount up a little each week when you get rates for the reviews. So at first I wrote about products I thought were rubbish, as well as the good ones. I remember a Philips DVD recorded we bought, returned, got a new one and that broke down too. It wasn't so much ridiculour to write a review about it, but more like I would have preferred to forget all about such a rank product. _Derek
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
27 Jul 11
"Rank" haha!
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@JohnRok1 (2051)
27 Jul 11
Didn't know Rank had acquired Philips.
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@JohnRok1 (2051)
27 Jul 11
It must be what's known as flour power.
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@JohnRok1 (2051)
27 Jul 11
You could check their accuracy if you can weigh gramme quantities of water, and report on that. You could also check the toxicity data on the plastic they're made of (?melamine?) and give a risk assessment.
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
27 Jul 11
Yes, I could but I'm not gonna.
@JohnRok1 (2051)
27 Jul 11
Glad you're not a gonna - you have so much to contribute to mylot ...
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
27 Jul 11
Thank you!
• Canada
27 Jul 11
OMG, thats too funny!! I wrote a review once for an elliptical machine and it wasnt a very nice one. I had bought one at Sears and it made so much noise!! I called them to come pick it up as I didnt want it and they said they couldnt, that I must have done something wrong to it. Well they dont know me......I called, talked to a manager and finally they came to pick it up and brought another one who was silent. The thing is, they gave me a credit and forgot to charge the other one. So I ended up not paying for it. I wrote a review, a bad one and it never showed online. My account was terminated!!! So never write a bad review for Sears!!!
• Canada
29 Jul 11
Why ask for reviews if they wont post the bad ones??? So you had one who wasnt accepted either. Yes im sure you did very well with the spoons. I dont think I could find anything to say about spoons.....nope!! You're good!
• China
27 Jul 11
To be frank with you,I have never done shopping online.I think It has to do with my consumption patterns Or consumption psychology.I always consider it to be convenient and timely that buy something at the local store.even if we encountered quality problem ,It is easy to deal with it. I notice once you want to buy something,You firstly think the M&S or Amazon and what not.I guess that the shopping online must have its edge,only I know nothing about it.
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
27 Jul 11
The reason why I shop on the M&S website is due to the fact their items are actually limited in the store. So, what I do is find what I want on the site, order, pay, then pick it up from the store (free of charge) a couple of days later, thus saving on delivery charges.
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@GardenGerty (89960)
• Marion, Kansas
27 Jul 11
About the spoons, you could say you will not get the sizes mixed up, due to color coding.
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
27 Jul 11
Never thought of that!
@maezee (26614)
• United States
27 Jul 11
I seriously love reviewing things online too, even if it's for free. I like knowing that my review might persuade or dissaude someone from buying something based on my experiences. Reviews have definitely helped me decide what to buy or even what movie to see... I've reviewed hair straighteners, hotels, bars, phones, etc - I can't think of anything too ridiculous right now of course though lol
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
27 Jul 11
I can get quite addicted to sites like Tripadvisor. Some of the reviews (on hotels especially) are quite laughable really. You get people moaning about their whole holiday after just one negative experience and those reviews stand out a mile from the rest..that report favourably on the same hotel. This is why it can be addicting as the one slagging the place off is usually the funniest!
@SomeCowgirl (32273)
• United States
26 Jul 11
Their size? What their made out of? Yeah there's not very much that can be said about it, but that's alright. You're review helps someone AND the company itself out. I don't review things.
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
27 Jul 11
The spoons are made out of plastic but look extremely tough. They're in ml sizes.
@naija4real (1293)
28 Jul 11
I have review products on www.dooyoo.co.uk/ but the funny aspect is that I reviewed a product that I had not use myself. I ended up be thrown out of the website. It is a ridiculous revealation.