Monday, June 4, 2012

Official Redneck Command Product Review Policy

It's gotten to the point where I have to have one, so here goes.

Yes, I do product reviews.  My email is on the right, feel free to drop me a line.  However, know beforehand that I value honesty above all else.  I've been helped by the honest reviews of gunnie friends, and I feel obligated to provide the same honesty for up-and-coming gunnies myself.

Any product I receive for review will get a published review.  I can't call myself honest if I don't do that.  If there is a problem with the product, I will first behave as I would if I were a paying customer.  The real world is an imperfect world, and the willingness and ability of a company to make right on problems is at least as important as their product.

As much fun as torture tests can be to watch, they aren't really my thing.  They don't tell me anything about how a product performs day-to-day.  Sure, your truck can tow 5 tons through fire up an impossible incline (my current favorite overblown TV torture test.)  But what really matters to me is what the oil looks like 50000 miles down the road, or whether or not the brakes can stop that 5 ton trailer coming down the back side of one of the mountains I tow through.  Real-world is where my focus lies.  (Not that I won't do a torture test if a vendor asks.  The phrase "Try and break this" is exceptionally motivational to me.)

In short, I owe it to myself, the vendors, and whoever reads my reviews to be as honest, forthright, and practical as possible, and to frame all of my reviews in the mindset of the capitalist's greatest determinant: "Would I spent my own money on this?"

I hope I can help somebody like I've been helped.


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