I buy quite a lot of stuff from Amazon.

OK, I know they treat their staff like shit, but they are reasonably priced and very convenient… especially when you have Prime.

I also like how it’s possible to read reviews, before making a purchase; very handy if you have never bought that particular item before. Of course, reviews are subjective and you’ll often see a one-star review nestled in amongst dozens and dozens of five-star ones, claiming that this is the worst piece of crap ever and everyone should avoid buying it.

I reckon that sometimes, when I’m looking for something, I’ll spend more time reading the reviews than if I’d actually gone to a shop and bought one!

Another useful thing, is the ability to post a question on the item’s page.

But it does amaze me how some people feel the need to reply to a question, even if they don’t have a useful response.

I recently bought some items and here are some of the questions and responses that I saw for them:

A battery charger

A keypad for my aunt’s alarm panel

A 12 Volt Lead Acid Battery for the same alarm panel

I think this one was for a bike lock

This is my favourite… for a plug-in USB charger for a car cigarette lighter socket




  1. Alan

    This blog is under review.

    • Masher

      What, again?

  2. Jules

    What do expect from people named” The Sheeple Slayer” and “Purple Jogger”?

    • Masher

      Fair point.
      Well presented.

  3. Brennig

    I don’t trust reviews since one of the trade mags said that most of them are paid-for

    I mean, I tried this blog once and it leaked all over my lap and left me with a nasty rash

    Mrs Molehusband

  4. Toffeeapple

    Oh dear, I am so glad that I am able to read this blog – and the comments – thanks, everyone, you have made my day! snigger, snigger…

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