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Friday, December 14, 2007

Put Up or Shut Up.

Instead of complaining about your latest bad experience of puchasing on the web, think about being proactive, when you buy something online and have an experience, good or bad, rate the transaction. It gives us, collectively, a much better idea where and from who to buy. The more we participate in the process the better chance we have of seeing reliable, fair vendors online.

I’ve mentioned I got a new cellular phone, once I feel comfortable with it, I will review it. In the meantime I wanted to get some accessories for it. The Verizon store charges top dollar for the accessories so I looked elsewhere. Overall the ratings of cellular phone accessories resellers are much worse than abysmal. I was amazed how many nice web sites go so poorly rated by folks who had used them. I’ve mentioned in the past the rating company I use most frequently is:
http://www.resellerratings.com/
They seem to be very reliable. Website after website got too many highly dissatisfied customers. In fact, it was hard to find any site that specialized in cellular accessories that got even an average rating.

I have no theories here. I don’t know why that is the case. What attracts snake oil sales mentality to the cellular field? I placed an order yesterday with wirelessemporium.com. I will certainly let you know how it worked out. They got an 8.61 rating out of 10 but with only 9 reviews who knows how accurate it is. You bet I will be rating them but how about you helping me and yourself out by spending 30 seconds and rating your next online transaction.

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