Discussion: Why Are People Posting Reviews About Suppliers/Providers/Products They Buy?
I'd like to understand and listen to some of the providers/buyers opinions about why buyers are posting reviews?
Why are negative reviews more likely to be posted than positive?
For example, this samsung galaxy http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Galaxy-S5-Verizon-Wireless/product-reviews/B00IZ1XVAC has 3000+ reviews and a 4.5 rating.
That's a whole bunch of people wasting their time writing a review for about 15-60 minutes each, which will be only useful for Amazon.
While I appreciate people posting reviews(I look for reviews too before buying), I somehow have difficulties understanding people posting reviews in the volume that amazon receives reviews.
Goodreads(also owned by Amazon) has also a book-reader group/cult which are also a prime example of review craziness.