I mean it's simple and clean and everything... but doesn't fit the subject of the site nor the use case or the targeted user base
- The index is just a back-button away at any time.
- No giant hovering menu's with subcategories.
- I can easily search the index with ctrl-f.
- Not distracted with "similar products" etc
And overall the design lends itself to the "curated" feel and adds an element of trust that you dont get from browsing a generic-ecomm site.
He spent very little time on this experiment.
Assuming that the creator really is a data scientist - or even if not - this is practically the default hypothesis to test. Do people click through, given these claims? Pictures and a better layout might even confound it.
I believe it does; the targeted user base is the group of people who're tired of the on-line shopping experience being rotten to the core. Also, this site is pretty much a collection of articles, that happen to be shopping recommendations.
This is, I'm guessing, a side project / early version. White space and font choices can come later.
All in all I have ditched Amazon and if I want cheap Chinese stuff I go directly to the source for a LOT cheaper.
And it doesn't work at all for me actually. E.g. I'm looking for cheap earbuds and happily find https://www.goodcheapandfast.com/articles/best-earbuds
- If looks are not the deciding factor, why are there two headbuds recommended that both are priced the same? Tell me which is best and maybe runner-up.
- The least I care about the the china-brand and the rest of the long SEO-titles don't do any good either. Only valuable piece of information here: has mic or not
- most important to me: (your) rating and price/value rating. This can only be gathered by reading your text, the latter doesn't get mentioned at all.
- most anything is a fashion-statement, I can't be buying pink or golden earphones, show me pictures!
- not sure how your reviews work, but the model you threw out won most of the hands-on reviews I found on the net
I also feel how amazon limits you. The best budget robot vacuums are both a bit above 250 and from what I read below that you still have to vacuum yourself in the end.
Meta-Review winners: https://www.gearbest.com/robot-vacuum/pp_009217978560.html?w...
and one of the roborocks https://www.gearbest.com/robot-vacuum/pp_009168125546.html?w...
I understand the sentiment here, but - sure you can, if you like them :)
- "Unless you can prove you actually tested the things in comparison I don't see much value in the reviews."
The core of my sentence however, that I would want these reviews and nothing else will make up for it, remains. As does the rest of my message.
For tape measures, if you just need something for occasional home use I'd consider the IKEA FIXA , which costs $0.99. It's only 10ft long instead of their suggested 25ft, but that might be enough for home users. I've had mine for around 5 years now and so far it hasn't let me down.
I'd consider adding a digital microscope under cheap STEM toys, since the one linked isn't very powerful and it's kinda overpriced. You can find lots of options for under $20, there's some that can even hook up to your phone or tablet. Although I might be a bit biased since I was fortunate enough to have one when I was growing up. I still think they're a super cool toy.
A simple table with some basic facts about each product and sort functionality would be a lot better. For example "AirPod Alternatives" list things like battery life - but don't offer an easy way to compare it.
Additionally, the single-minded focus on Amazon and cheap leads to Chinese items that are far marked up in price dominating. These can be obtained from more direct Chinese sellers for much cheaper than on Amazon. For example, many of the OBD2 dongles listed are a rebrand of Chinese dongles available for $3-5.
This seems like an appropriate license since he's linking to amazon anyways.
EDIT: Doesn't seem like the Amazon links are affiliate links, even though he makes a statement on the page that he's trying to make money.
Any case, fair use is a defense, not a license or permission.
"the fair use of a copyrighted work, including such use by reproduction in copies or phonorecords or by any other means specified by that section, for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research, is not an infringement of copyright."
And again, Fair Use is a defense. It only kicks in after you have been sued and are in court.
The incremental value add is basically a query made on top of amazon reviews. But in some ways, one can do it on amazon themselves as this content and rating will change over time.
And amazon reviews aren't always the best... so... meh. I'd rather go to a site that has self tested these products w/youtube videos and such and give them the affiliate money.
I wish I could draw up a hierarchy of stores. Safe to say, a lot of the marketplace listings on Amazon US are coming from (the same suppliers as) AliExpress.
And where does one get an agent?
In Australia, 2 day shipping (from Amazon) doesn't really exist, anyway.
AliExpress isn't for everything - it's for when you can wait two months and don't care about quality.
(Doesn't exist now though, it's a redirect to Revoo)
I cannot ⌘ + click on the Amazon link buttons to open them in new tabs. It will open the link in-place, i.e. as if I had done a normal click on the button.
I was hoping to see a coffee pot category!
Real people having a real opinion backed by their own reputation may be "web 1.0", but it works.
Needless to say I quit because my “reviews” were bs and I never used any of the products I wrote reviews for...so I have a tough time these days trusting any site like this.
The site looks like a fun, and well polished, side project. Someone wanted to see if they could make a useful product aggregator.
They may have plans to monetise it, but I wouldn't be surprised if it remained a hobby.