Hello, my name is Shannon Zimmerman and I have an Amazon shopping problem.

Seriously. This pandemic has led me to do so much online shopping, (mainly Amazon), that I am starting to feel embarrassed about how many times Prime drivers stop at my house each week.

Another shopping behavior the COVID-19 pandemic has created for me is the attention I pay to customer reviews. It used to be if I found something I wanted for a great price online I bought it. Now, I read a ton of reviews before I hit the "add to cart" button.

Have I been burned by a less-than-quality product before? Sure, but I've never been persuaded to buy something that is unsafe, which is a big problem Amazon is dealing with right now.

According to cnbc.com;

 In recent months, fake reviews have boosted sales of unsafe products and hurt business for legitimate sellers, causing huge brands to sever ties with Amazon.

Amazon did tell CNBC that each week they analyze over 10 million review submissions aiming to stop them from ever being published, but some still find a way to make it through.

Obviously, if you notice a bunch of negative reviews and then see a gleaming one, the majority should rule when making a buying decision. If the price is way lower than the exact same product offered by different sellers, it's likely a scam waiting to happen. Some fake reviews are not so easy to spot though, watch this video so you don't fall victim to a really terrible purchase today...

 

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