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Anyone think adding a retailer review section is a good idea(7 posts)

Anyone think adding a retailer review section is a good ideammquest
Sep 27, 2002 9:37 AM
There has been lots of info on this site about saddlesore, totalcycling, etc. but it gets buried in the threads. Maybe having a retailer section on the reviews page would be a good place to capture this (and maybe people would be less likely to get burned, as seems to be happening with saddlesore customers).
Yep, I think that would be a worthy addition to this site...RhodyRider
Sep 27, 2002 11:37 AM
...either as a review section or as an independent forum. Maybe it could be incorporated into the "Hot Deals" forum, perhaps renamed "Shops & Hot Deals" or something. Whaddya say, Gregg?!?
I'd put positives in for VeloWear, TotalCycling, Colorado Cyclist, Excel, and probably Chucksbikes too.
I was thinking that a review section might be better b/cmmquest
Sep 27, 2002 1:03 PM
instead of having to search the boards for comments, they could be kept in an easy to find location.
Would make advertisers nervousfiltersweep
Sep 27, 2002 1:29 PM
...especially considering any crackpot can spout off any groundless complaint in complete anonymity. Not to say that there aren't problematic retailers...
Would make advertisers nervousmmquest
Sep 27, 2002 3:35 PM
As I read your comment, I was looking at a huge American Classic add to the right of your message. How would making comments about retailers be any different than the fact that I can log on and spout off a groundless complaint about American Classic wheels?
Good pointfiltersweep
Sep 27, 2002 4:01 PM
However, advertising revenue and honest consumer info generally don't mix well. As a reader, I'd be wary that the reviews of advertising retailers have been "sanitized."
re: Anyone think adding a retailer review section is a good ideamoabbiker
Sep 29, 2002 5:50 AM
It's a good idea, but not on this site. You can bet censorship will take place real fast due to the advertising this shop gets from key retailers, and I don't think there's a long line of vendors waiting in line to advertise here either.