Product and Service Reviews

Top Sites

1

CNET

Tech and electronic product reviews, commentary, and analysis

2

Consumer Reports

Credible and trustworthy nonprofit organization that delivers reviews straight from the consumer

3

Consumer Search

Simplifies consumer research by providing well-rounded reviews from around the web

4

Amazon

Customer reviews and ratings on millions of Amazon-sold products (see footnote)

  Advice  

When you're looking for a specific product or service, the amount of options may feel overwhelming. One of the best ways to help your decision along is to look at reviews from real customers. Fake reviews are prevalent online, as some are affiliated with one of the products or paid to say something is great or poor. Don’t put much weight on reviews that are either extremely good or bad, but try to pick up the prevailing theme among several reviews. It's better when there are more reviews because it makes it harder for fake reviews to throw off the average. When possible, it's wise to combine online reviews with any input from reputable experts and friends or acquaintances. Note that many of these websites specialize in certain products or services, while others have a wide scope.

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More Websites
(Listed alphabetically)

Angi

Popular review site for US services of all kinds

Best Products

Video reviews of researched and tested products

ConsumerAffairs

Marketplace with written and video reviews on customer purchases

ConsumersAdvocate.org

Advocates for consumers victimized by fraudulent, abusive, and predatory business practices

Edmunds

Helps car buyers make decisions through reviews and pricing guides

Fakespot

Avoid shady sellers, products with dishonest reviews, and scam websites for free

G2

Software and technology reviews and products

Good Housekeeping

Household product reviews

IGN

Game and entertainment reviews

Metacritic

Movies and entertainment reviews from the viewer

MouthShut

Consumer-influenced reviews on products and services, offers buyer guides

PlanetRate

Rating and review site with a wide range of categories

Public Citizen

Nonprofit, progressive consumer rights advocacy group and think tank

Slant

Verified customer reviews and recommendations

TestFreaks

Product review platform with expert-driven Q&A features

Tom's Guide

Helps consumers find the right technology to buy

Trustpilot

Community-driven reviews of businesses to help consumers shop with confidence and gain rich insights. Headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark

Viewpoints

Household product and appliance reviews by the consumer

Wirecutter (NY Times)

Gadget and gear model comparison

Yelp

Connects people to local businesses

* Footnote:

Amazon
• The AmazonSmile program donates 0.5% of purchases to your favorite charity, and all you need to do is start your shopping at https://smile.amazon.com.
• Amazon frequently introduces their own products to compete directly with their long-time suppliers. They often pay no federal income taxes (e.g., 2017, 2018).
• Amazon is being investigated on antitrust issues by the US Federal Trade Commission, State Attorneys General & House Subcommittee on Antitrust.