What influences you, videos or posted reviews, magazines?

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What influences you, videos or posted reviews, magazines?

Postby 20bolt » Sun Feb 03, 2013 5:34 pm

I am just curious how the online duck hunting community picks items to purchase?

Do you tend to purchase items you see pros and armatures using in your favorite videos
or
Do you go straight for reviews posted by individuals on sites like this
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Do you read reviews in magazines?
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Re: What influences you, videos or posted reviews, magazines

Postby rebelp74 » Sun Feb 03, 2013 6:00 pm

None of the above.
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jaysweet3 wrote:Looks a little small.

Dat's what She said....


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Re: What influences you, videos or posted reviews, magazines

Postby mudpack » Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:55 am

rebelp74 wrote:None of the above.


X2

I get all the specifications on the products I'm interested in, compare the offerings from various manufacturers and models, then decide based on experience and logical deduction. Inputs/information from various forums are utilized in the narrowing-down process, but final decisions are mine and mine alone.
NOTE: For me, appearances of a product on videos tend to count AGAINST that item when it comes to considering a product.
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Re: What influences you, videos or posted reviews, magazines

Postby HuntsCTRiver » Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:17 pm

same as mudpack
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Re: What influences you, videos or posted reviews, magazines

Postby 2500hdon37s » Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:46 pm

None of the listed. Usually I've seen somebody else use it and I try to handle the item before I buy it, to see if it has the features I like, if its going to be durable, ETC. can also come down to price point, but I usually shop around a good bit and compare prices and buy it where its the cheapest.
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Re: What influences you, videos or posted reviews, magazines

Postby The Duck Hammer » Wed Feb 20, 2013 5:14 pm

rebelp74 wrote:None of the above.

X2. I look at what I need and find the one that fits me the best. I have found a lot the reviews that I have read/seen to be the complete opposite of what it turns out to be. I find that most reviews come from those complaining about the product not living up to expectations or a small defect of mass production.
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Indaswamp wrote:easy...just manipulate the ruler to make the inch shorter so that 28" reads 30"..... :thumbsup:

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Re: What influences you, videos or posted reviews, magazines

Postby 2500hdon37s » Wed Feb 20, 2013 5:19 pm

The Duck Hammer wrote:
rebelp74 wrote:None of the above.

X2. I look at what I need and find the one that fits me the best. I have found a lot the reviews that I have read/seen to be the complete opposite of what it turns out to be. I find that most reviews come from those complaining about the product not living up to expectations or a small defect of mass production.


or they tend to be a hater of the brand producing the said product and write a bad review and they dont even own it, or they arent using it properly. Like when somebody says this decoys doesnt float and doesnt have any paint after I drug it for 3 miles down a gravel road, ran it over with my truck, and then rigged it up to hunt,
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Re: What influences you, videos or posted reviews, magazines

Postby The Duck Hammer » Wed Feb 20, 2013 6:22 pm

2500hdon37s wrote:
The Duck Hammer wrote:
rebelp74 wrote:None of the above.

X2. I look at what I need and find the one that fits me the best. I have found a lot the reviews that I have read/seen to be the complete opposite of what it turns out to be. I find that most reviews come from those complaining about the product not living up to expectations or a small defect of mass production.


or they tend to be a hater of the brand producing the said product and write a bad review and they dont even own it, or they arent using it properly. Like when somebody says this decoys doesnt float and doesnt have any paint after I drug it for 3 miles down a gravel road, ran it over with my truck, and then rigged it up to hunt,


Or maybe the Benelli Cult?
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Indaswamp wrote:easy...just manipulate the ruler to make the inch shorter so that 28" reads 30"..... :thumbsup:

That's how I got a 13" pecker.
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Re: What influences you, videos or posted reviews, magazines

Postby Rick Hall » Wed Feb 20, 2013 6:31 pm

The Duck Hammer wrote:Or maybe the Benelli Cult?


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Re: What influences you, videos or posted reviews, magazines

Postby The Duck Hammer » Wed Feb 20, 2013 6:38 pm

Rick Hall wrote:
The Duck Hammer wrote:Or maybe the Benelli Cult?


I drink the Kool Aid every open season morning and most afternoons. And it is good.


Didnt say they werent good. I own one and like it but its not the almighty gift of the shotgun gods like some people make them out to be.
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Indaswamp wrote:easy...just manipulate the ruler to make the inch shorter so that 28" reads 30"..... :thumbsup:

That's how I got a 13" pecker.
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Re: What influences you, videos or posted reviews, magazines

Postby Rick Hall » Wed Feb 20, 2013 6:40 pm

It's not? Next you'll be telling us yours sometimes misses a bird.
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Re: What influences you, videos or posted reviews, magazines

Postby The Duck Hammer » Wed Feb 20, 2013 6:43 pm

Rick Hall wrote:It's not? Next you'll be telling us yours sometimes misses a bird.

Yep, but so does my Browning, Ithica, Remington, and Winchester.
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Indaswamp wrote:easy...just manipulate the ruler to make the inch shorter so that 28" reads 30"..... :thumbsup:

That's how I got a 13" pecker.
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Re: What influences you, videos or posted reviews, magazines

Postby wanapasaki » Wed Feb 20, 2013 6:44 pm

2500hdon37s's post x2
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Re: What influences you, videos or posted reviews, magazines

Postby t_baker » Thu Feb 21, 2013 12:15 am

I purchase on impulse and poor decisions. Just ask my wife. Snap on man came tonight as usual. My wife happened to pull in as he was unloading my new tool box. I walked onto the truck, seen it on there. Asked a trade in price on my current 2 boxes and cart. I then purchased on an impulse, and turned out....my wife thought it was a bad decision.

I am happy with it, was sick of tripping over my cart and walking to multiple boxes. Plus its bright colored.

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Re: What influences you, videos or posted reviews, magazines

Postby aunt betty » Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:07 am

2500hdon37s wrote:
The Duck Hammer wrote:
rebelp74 wrote:None of the above.

X2. I look at what I need and find the one that fits me the best. I have found a lot the reviews that I have read/seen to be the complete opposite of what it turns out to be. I find that most reviews come from those complaining about the product not living up to expectations or a small defect of mass production.


or they tend to be a hater of the brand producing the said product and write a bad review and they dont even own it, or they arent using it properly. Like when somebody says this decoys doesnt float and doesnt have any paint after I drug it for 3 miles down a gravel road, ran it over with my truck, and then rigged it up to hunt,

I have met several haters. From my experience... the hater had a bad day because he did not read or misunderstood the directions. Sometimes it is poor translation and sometimes its just plain stupidity. For instance Drake pullovers. Have read tons of poor reviews on that product. I wonder how many of the haters washed the waterproofing out because they didnt read rhe tag...says hand wash in cold water and hang to dry. I found turning it inside out speeds dry time.
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Re: What influences you, videos or posted reviews, magazines

Postby Steel Shot » Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:02 pm

The Duck Hammer wrote:
rebelp74 wrote:None of the above.

X2. I look at what I need and find the one that fits me the best. I have found a lot the reviews that I have read/seen to be the complete opposite of what it turns out to be. I find that most reviews come from those complaining about the product not living up to expectations or a small defect of mass production.

Some of the reviews are pretty entertaining. I once saw a review for the Daisy Cutter that said it sucked because every time they called it scared the ducks away.
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Re: What influences you, videos or posted reviews, magazines

Postby Rick Hall » Sun Feb 24, 2013 5:54 am

Steel Shot wrote:Some of the reviews are pretty entertaining. I once saw a review for the Daisy Cutter that said it sucked because every time they called it scared the ducks away.


Thanks for posting that. I've been afraid it was just me.
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Re: What influences you, videos or posted reviews, magazines

Postby waterfowler9 » Sun Feb 24, 2013 8:31 am

t_baker wrote:I purchase on impulse and poor decisions. Just ask my wife. Snap on man came tonight as usual. My wife happened to pull in as he was unloading my new tool box. I walked onto the truck, seen it on there. Asked a trade in price on my current 2 boxes and cart. I then purchased on an impulse, and turned out....my wife thought it was a bad decision.

I am happy with it, was sick of tripping over my cart and walking to multiple boxes. Plus its bright colored.

http://buy1.snapon.com/catalog/item.asp ... ir=catalog


I am not a mechanic by any means buy have a couple of friends that are and i still can not understand why tool boxes are so expensive, not to mention the total value with tools in them.
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