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Would you mind negative comments/reviews on your deal?

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Another post got me thinking... I would appreciate seeing some negative reviews from time to time. I'm often ready to tell people the slippers that are listed are cheap, or the shirt listed runs 4 sizes too small, but I am afraid that everyone just wants to hear the positives.  And, even when I know a different store has the same product significantly cheaper, I feel I have to be very, very diplomatic about mentioning it especially if there are 41 pluses. I wish people understood that this is a deal site and would appreciate negative reviews or opinions too, and not always take things so personally. For a deal site to be most effective, I would think constructive negative reviews would be very beneficial yet they rarely exist here. What do you guys think?  Do you want people to only comment with positives about deals listed, or do you mind if they "nicely bash" your deal if they know that the product is not good, or the price is not really a deal?  
MHT962 posted Mar 04, 2012

If it is constructive. Once someone pointed out some boots I posted only came in extra wide, something I didn't notice when posting. Maybe that information was helpful to other since extra wide is hard to find but it probably also saved others from wasting their time on a boot that would not fit them.

VirginiaPeanuts (rep: 12.4k) posted Mar 04, 2012


I agree w/VirginiaPeanuts. If my deal is not so great, or there is other information to factor in, I would appreciate seeing a comment to that effect. Specific information such as if it runs wide or unravels at the bottom seam is useful.

dealwagger (rep: 10.3k) posted Mar 04, 2012


Once I mentioned on someone's post that the deal he/she posted was nice but the review on some of the choices of products they posted was not so good. In return I got blamed for saying something negative on the deal and got blamed for the fact that the deal didn't make it to the front page because of my comment!!! People are so super sensitive about the deals they post that its unimaginable. I am not on this forum to spread negativity but I like to be honest and would like to say what I think about a certain deal. Since that incident I only comment on deals I like and leave the heck alone to the deals that are crappy but are still making to the front page. So to really answer your question if you want to have a peaceful life here on dealspl ignore the crappy deals.

Florida2Texas (rep: 15.1k) posted Mar 04, 2012


Yes, I am open-minded enough to appreciate constructive criticism. It's part of life- it's what I have to go through at work. If nobody tells you, how will anyone know that they have to improve? Some DP users are overly sensitive and believe the world is all sunshine and butterflies. Thank you for this post.

gangstabarbie (rep: 21k) posted Mar 04, 2012


I'm not talking about listing detils... like noting the only shoes left are in a Wide or an XXS size. Hopefully, people can handle those comments. I am talking about making negative (Or not so positive) comments.

I buy a lot of stuff listed here. If there was an item that was useless or very cheaply made, do you want to hear about it? What about if it was your post?

I would appreciate someone giving us a review if they know about the product. Or, if they know Walmart or Amazon carries the same item $5 less, I would like that to be noted. Should we stay away from doing that?

So to remain peaceful, we should let our community 'friends' pay more money for bad quality items? It just doesn't seem the friendly thing to do.

MHT962 (rep: 3.3k) posted Mar 04, 2012


I think this is a great point. I'd like to know if my deal is actually good or not. Chances are, if I posted it, I probably already bought it. It'd be nice to get some feedback in case I should cancel my order or buy something else WITH it to make it better or something like that. I wouldn't mind any constructive criticism at all. :)

arsiel (rep: 13.1k) posted Mar 04, 2012


i'm down for a review..good and a consumer..i want to know where i can find a better deal..

nimrodboy3 (rep: 68.2k) posted Mar 04, 2012


Constructive feedback is good. It should be dispassionate to avoid having the appearance of being mean-spirited.

erick99 (rep: 432k) posted Mar 04, 2012


Dispassionate. That's a good way to put it; I'll try to be dispassionate if/when posting constructive feedback. I only hope the other don't get passionate! :)

MHT962 (rep: 3.3k) posted Mar 05, 2012


I usually only comment on the deals that I think are really good and just ignore the ones I don't think are a good deal or just aren't interested in. I don't see why it would be bad to comment negatively on a deal if you do it in a professional manner and aren't bashing the person that posted the deal.

krmills1 (rep: 14.3k) posted Mar 05, 2012


The people visit this site just wanna find a nice deal,so I don't mind their negative comments/reviews on my deal,I'll seach the good deal as possible as I can!

steward (rep: 759) posted Mar 05, 2012