In the current era where technology is
at its epi...
Relying on reviews in the decision-making process
In the current era where technology is
at its epitome, with vast information available, it was difficult to make
decisions at times, but the same technology has become useful for shaping up
the decision-making processes of individuals through reliance on reviews.
Whenever I make a decision on a product, service or even on anything that I
want to satisfy a given need, more often than not I will turn to online reviews
before making the decision. Searching all the online platforms such as Google,
Jumia and other sites with classified health tips and more in search of what I
am interested in at a given time. The reviews are what offer not just me but
others the confidence to decide on what to do, when, with who and also
supporting ideas mostly from the experiences of others. Reviews also create a
sense of trust and also moral support from other that have been having similar
needs and have satisfied them through given avenues and therefore, is critical
to know who one can trust or what to take in. It is also very critical
especially in this period of fake products and even phony businesses all
present and saving every dollar is paramount for me as a student. It also offers me an opportunity to seek and
get the best service or product available in the market. The online reviews
have become imperative for my decision-making process.
At one time I intended to buy a new
phone, I was torn between an Apple, an Android phone or even a windows phone.
Listening to my friends, they all had various views on the type of phone IO
needed to buy and where to buy it to avoid the many counterfeit and imitations
of mobile phones available in the market. I also had to look for the best
stores that I could access since there are some that offer quality gadgets at a
very subsidized fee. It is this that prompted me to take to the online
reviewers of mobile phones having my lost of phones that I had; I was able to
comfortably access the experience that other consumers had with the different
products. I heavily relied on the information that I got from the reviewers on
the gadgets to settle for the phone that I bought.
In another case that I relied on
reviews to make my decisions was when I had the idea of getting a tattoo. I had
to get more information on the experience of my parents and friends did not
sound so resourceful as they were mostly against the idea of tattooing myself
while so young citing the painful ordeal and the dangers that come with the
experience. I, therefore, had to take to the online reviews on their
experiences with tattooing and also the effects it had on them. Moreover, I was
able to get recommendations on some of the best tattooing agents in my town
making it easy to make the decision of whether to have a tattoo or not and who
to tattoo me.
At one time I had a broken tooth that
needed a root canal procedure and had heard of stories of people that had nasty
experiences with the procedure from errors made by some dentists. I, therefore,
had to be very careful as I decided which dentist I had to visit. I, therefore,
listed all the reputable dentists in my city and then took to the internet
before deciding the best one to visit. I based my decision making on the track
record as judged by other patients that had gone through similar procedures. I
made the decision based on the reviews we got on a particular dentist in my
town. The past experiences of other patients in the hands of the dentist and
the hospital was critical in shaping my decision.
Therefore, the reviews significantly
shape the decision-making process of the majority of young people. It is
because; the reviews are essential first-hand experiences and information from
other that had to make a similar decision and the outcome. At times, it is
better to learn from the experiences of others. One can never be too careful or
cautious when making a decision.