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Saturday, July 21, 2007

Harry Potter & the "1" Ratings at Amazon.com

Disclaimer: I have not read any of the Harry Potter books so I have no interest in whether the book is liked or not. I just want to see the ratings accurate.

I've been checking every so often to see how quickly reviews are added to the new Harry Potter book at Amazon.com. I've been amazed to see how many "1" ratings there are. I clicked on the link to limit it to just 1-rated reviews of Harry Potter & the Deathly Gallows. Most of the reviews have nothing to do with the content of the book. It's a bunch of people who never stopped to think that the book was being released at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday and that delivery might be delayed a few days if ordered online. Why should the book's rating be lowered because of a bunch of folks who are whining because they didn't get their book when they wanted it? There's even a review or two in there where the person never even bothered to read it. The reviews simply state that they wouldn't spend money on a book like that and would not read it. Why rate it? They've not read the book. Their review is not valid. I have read on some blogs that people were getting their books today because UPS delivered them to USPS to be delivered. A book's rating should not suffer because of a delivery issue. If they wanted it that badly, they could have stood in line at their local bookstore with everyone else. Grow up folks! Stop whining!

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