How did folk buy stuff in the old days without quality reviewers?

Normally before I buy anything, I spend many hours researching or reading reviews on the item in question, and then I make a formal decision based on a dozen or so positive reviews from random sources. It has eliminated the need to ever return faulty goods,  because good reviews mean good quality products.

I wonder how folk bought stuff in the old days? Did they have reviews they could reference in the papers or did they buy stuff because their friends or colleagues bought it?  I wonder how did they did it without the internet? Perhaps a question for my folks, who have lived through the times of no internet? (Maybe another post). 😉

Dell UltraSharp U2715H

Dell UltraSharp U2715H

The world wide web is such a wonderful medium. Take for example this website called “The Wirecutter” and specifically a chap called David Murphy who spent 56 hours researching 33 monitors to pick the best 27-inch monitor, which is the Dell UltraSharp U2715H. That is dedication. David says;

The Dell UltraSharp U2715H has the best picture quality of any monitor we tested right out of the box. It’s the monitor to get if you want a bigger picture and more workspace in Windows or OS X, since its 2560×1440  resolution is ideal for photos, videos, and gaming.

I just ordered a Dell UltraSharp U2715H and if it is anything like the review, then it is going to be awesome. I plan to link it to my Surface docking station, that houses my new Surface Pro 4.

Thank you David Murphy for your wonderful, well written, quality, detailed review of the best 27-inch monitors.

Here is video review by PlaytechNZ.

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