There’s a judgment Amazon is an e-commerce behemoth. It sells lots of things and gives you bunch of easy ways to purchase them. Many times, those items cost less than they do elsewhere.
However, some aspects of the Amazon shopping experience can be misleading. Thankfully, there are some tools you can, and should, use to check them.
Finding A Good Deal
The former is pretty honest. Camel is one of many merchandise price trackers running around the web, but it’s proven popular and safe for the better part of a decade. Just need to copy and paste the URL of whatever product you’re considering, and it’ll take up a chart that lays out how that product’s price has varied over the past many months.
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Anker Battery Amazon
So, look at this Anker battery. See how its current “sale” cost is down to 39.99$, purportedly 50% off its original going price? That might not be correct. Throw the link into CCC, and you’ll see it’s been at 40$, if not lower, for the large majority of its existence. If you’re continuous on getting the best deal possible, more regularly than not a site like CCC will guarantee you do so. That it lets you generate a price watchlist – and that it appears in browser add-on form – only helps.
Weeding Out Shoddy Reviews
Fakespot isn’t as clearly beneficial as CCC, but it’s still good to run tabs on it.
As you might know, the literary masterpieces we call Amazon user reviews aren’t always straightforward – there’s the shakiness of the user-solicited Amazon Vine program, for one, but it’s also not different for a company to outright bogus batches of gleaming reviews to increase a product’s demand. This is a problem Amazon’s traded with for some time now.
The idea here is to instantly figure out just how many of those reviews are true. Again, all you have to do is paste a link and let the tool do its job; it’ll then examine your product’s user reviews, and rate them on their trustworthiness.
Naturally, it’s difficult for a thing like this to be reliable. Fakespot says it essentially judges a review’s authenticity on “the word used by the reviewer, the profile of the reviewer, similarity with other reviewers’ data, and [a] machine learning algorithm that focuses on developing itself by detecting fake report. Sometimes, people with bad English are just bothered about a task.
Shady reviews don’t necessarily turn to bad products, either – that Anker battery got a fair ‘C’ grade, for instance, but it so helpful in testing last year that wound up purchasing one. It’s still more than fine today.
Nevertheless, if you’re on the fence about particular goods, especially one that doesn’t have any expert feedback around the web, it’s always good to be secure. This helps. The next time you get a deal or little-known device that looks too good to be true, just remember that it really might be.