You probably like to think you’ll never get scammed, and in the harshest form of the words scammed, such as being ripped off or your wallet stolen hopefully it never happens. However, I do believe that more then just a few of us will fall victim to buying something we believe is a great idea, or an awesome product only to realize that this just isn’t so once we get the product home.
So how can you avoid getting scammed by a poor quality product? Well the best way I know of is to seek out reviews and comments on the product in question prior to ordering.
For example, take a look at these reviews of the Flex Belt. This site provides consumers with the positive and negative aspects of this product. You can still make your own decision about whether you want to buy it or not, but the site suggests who should bother with it or not.
While you can’t always find a blog focussed entirely around a brand or product name you can usually find at least a few consumer reviews on forums, social media sites (don’t forget to search twitter for tweets about products and brands) as well as YouTube for owners who have made videos outlining a particular product.
Spending a bit of time before you order a product or service can uncover some excellent information you may not be aware of. It can save you serious time and money, especially if the product turns out to be not as great as you may have initially thought or hoped it would be.