If you're a person who likes to think freely from mainstream influences and is excellent at applying logic and example to why you love or hate stuff, Epinions will be your dream come true. What I find funny is that many the scathing reviews that I wrote on Amazon were heavily scolded by Amazon users (especially my anime reviews, anime fans on Amazon are immature little shits when it comes to people who don't agree with them) were all rated very highly by Epinions users. While it's usually not a lot, you can get some dough if your reviews get enough hits and acclaim from others.
However, Epinions doesn't get a +5 because the website is a bit slow when it comes to updates, and the database is a tad unstable when it comes to what you can review there. Also, if you're going to cross-post reviews on Epinions and another site, make sure there's someone already on Epinions that can vouch for you because the mods will accuse you of plagiarism, though that shows that they make sure the reviewers on their site aren't plagiarizing little snotrags.
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David Kozak (RabidChihuahua)
I'm a morbid cynic who thinks very, very differently from most other people. Chances are, if the majority says X is the greatest in its category, I'll disagree with that notion, because I tend … more
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Epinions.com is a general consumer review site that was established in 1999. Epinions was acquired by Shopping.com(known as DealTime.com at the time of the acquisition) in 2003, which in turn was acquired byEbay in 2005. At Epinions, visitors can read reviews about a variety of items to help them decide on a purchase or they can join for free and begin writing reviews that may earn them money and recognition, according to the site's FAQs.