Product and Service Reviews

Top Sites

1

CNET

Tech & electronic product reviews, commentary & analysis

2

Consumer Reports

Credible & trustworthy nonprofit org 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 & ratings on millions of Amazon-sold products (see footnote)

  Advice  

  • Many of these websites specialize in certain products or services, while others have a wide scope.


  • 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 in reviews that are either extremely good or bad, but try to pick up the prevailing theme. 


  • The more reviews the better, as it is harder then for fake reviews to throw off the average.


  • It's wise to combine online reviews with any input from reputable experts and friends/acquaintances.

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More Websites
(Listed alphabetically)

Angie's List

Popular review site for US services of all kinds

Best Products

Video reviews of research & tested products

ConsumerAffairs

Marketplace with written & video reviews on customer purchases

Edmunds

Helps car buyers make decisions through reviews & pricing guides

Good Housekeeping

Household product reviews

IGN

Game & entertainment content

Metacritic

Movies & entertainment reviews from the viewer

MouthShut

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

PlanetRate

A wide range of categories

Slant

Verified customer reviews & 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

Viewpoints

Household product & appliance reviews by the consumer

Wirecutter (NY Times)

Gadget & 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.