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Do you always trust product reviews?

Humanity has a habit of moving two steps forward, one step back. Like when product reviews first became a thing, people could finally find honest testimonials on something they may want to put well-earned cash into. But then, of course, product reviews became twisted, with companies realizing that, hey, they can just plant a bunch of reviews themselves! Some shoppers still hold product reviews as a solid source of purchasing info; others take them with a grain of salt. Which are you?

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There’s no need to be cynical. Sometimes a product and a service are just good, okay? Just because you see four-and-a-half or five stars doesn’t mean that something is secretly crap. Just look at Hugh Jackman: perfection is out there. It's all a matter of opening yourself up to it. Or, you know, just go to Australia. 

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That’s not to say that there aren’t phony reviews out there. But companies haven’t certainly cracked down on them throughout the years. Besides, you can always (mostly) tell when a review is fake, anyway. No one likes a stingy Mr. Krabs who hordes their cash. 

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At the end of the day, even if you do buy something that ends up being the complete opposite of its reviews, who cares? Just, you know, be sure to really look into that return policy. 

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Fake reviews are practically the norm these days. Any small fish of an ecommerce site that knows how to create fake accounts and leverage Photoshop can get you to buy any old thing. Sometimes, you have to stay away from what the people say and go with instinct. 

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Not even big companies are above fake reviews. When it comes out brands we love like Sephora bust people for bogus testimonials, we’re thrown into emotional retail turmoil. Who do we trust? What’s real and what’s not? And, for God’s sake, what do we buy?

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We’re not Kardashians; we don’t get makeup deals and pop careers for shoddily belting out three words millions of people have been saying for centuries. We can’t spend our money willy-nilly on what are more likely than not false words. We’ll stick to in-store shopping and our gut, thanks. 

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