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Heading Out to Sea in Amazon’s Worst-Rated Boat

One of the helpful things about the connectivity provided with the internet is that everything can pretty much be reviewed.

For someone who has had an experience with a good or service, they can hop online and speak their piece on such an experience. This is especially helpful when we can learn who to avoid when it comes to spending our hard on money. Nothing is worse than buying a product or hiring somebody who just isn’t built to live up to the asking price. It can almost feel like throwing money in the trash.

On the other hand, though, these online reviews can be a little bit of a double-edged sword. While they can be helpful tin navigating purchases, they can also be weaponized as well. As we have seen time and time again, people might use reviews in order to try and harm the business of somebody that they don’t like. Being able to navigate through what’s true and what’s not falls on the consumer and this time, a series called “One Star Reviews” by VICE attempts to get to the bottom of some single star wielding unhappy customers.

In the series, just as the name implies, our host checks out a variety of different items or services that have been graded with one star. Instead of just doing the review of the product or service, our host is diving a little bit deeper into it. Not only is the goal to test the item itself and decide if it lives up to the hype but also to talk to the owner of the business or the seller to see if there’s any sort of reasonable explanation for these low reviews.

By following along with the video below, we get to check in with Amazon’s worst-rated boat to see exactly how it handles the water. At the end of the day, we aren’t sure that we would end up heading out in dangerous seas on this thing but maybe it’s not exactly as bad as the reviews might make it seem.