Random irritations of the day......

Hobbit

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They need to find another name for it.....
Black Friday just doesn't work when it lasts a month and a half....
Email from Amazon just now " 2 days of Black Friday"
I despair.....
Need to get rid of the black as well, just call is Friday :LOL:
Maybe call it something unique like……. “Sale.”
 
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My front left car tyre has been leaking air for a few weeks - took it to Mercedes "You need a new tyre - £134"

Took car to halfords...

Fixed the valve that was leaking... free of charge....
I think in the case of my badminton racket the lesson learned was don't be lazy and fix it myself in the first place rather than trying to help out a local business, ha.
 
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When researching stuff I will usually look at the 1* reviews as well as the good reviews…but my goodness … I do wonder about the folks who post such as … ‘Bought as Christmas gift so am not able to provide a review’…🙄
 

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When researching stuff I will usually look at the 1* reviews as well as the good reviews…but my goodness … I do wonder about the folks who post such as … ‘Bought as Christmas gift so am not able to provide a review’…🙄
I always look at the 3 or 4 star reviews. Especially with holidays, 1 star reviews have a grudge or a unique issue, 5 stars can be fake or just fans of the place or company in general. 3 or 4 stars tend to be more considered and even lookingt at plus and minus points.
 
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I always look at the 3 or 4 star reviews. Especially with holidays, 1 star reviews have a grudge or a unique issue, 5 stars can be fake or just fans of the place or company in general. 3 or 4 stars tend to be more considered and even lookingt at plus and minus points.
…other tip I got (from my daughter) is that when researching consumer goods only take full notice where there are large numbers of reviews. Where numbers are few then, as you say, overall rating can easily be skewed by ‘biased’ and ‘unreasonable/stupid’ reviews and ratings. When you are stuck with just a few then yes - good idea to look at the. 3s and 4s.

Also when looking at reviews of such as holidays, hotels, restaurants I am sensitive to the fact that our dear cousins from across the pond can have extremely high expectations and can find the ‘quirkiness’ and ‘limitations’ of UK establishments very difficult to ‘accept’.
 
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When researching stuff I will usually look at the 1* reviews as well as the good reviews…but my goodness … I do wonder about the folks who post such as … ‘Bought as Christmas gift so am not able to provide a review’…🙄
Haha, yeah. Some people really struggle with the concept of reviewing something. I'll be looking at sportswear, football boots, whatever it is, and see a one star review that says "Wrong size was delivered, product returned." or something similar. How is that a review of the item?? The reverse is true as well "Product received within 48 hours, great service." Yes but was it any good?? Absolute donkeys. :LOL:
 

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Also when looking at reviews of such as holidays, hotels, restaurants I am sensitive to the fact that our dear cousins from across the pond can have extremely high expectations and can find the ‘quirkiness’ and ‘limitations’ of UK establishments very difficult to ‘accept’.
This is massively true when it comes to hotel rooms. Americans expect huge rooms and many hotels in cities are more compact, historical buildings, land prices are a premium etc. You have to read past those 'small room' complaints, as you rightly point out.
 
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