I found Topazon thanks to Reddit’s sponsored link. While I feel pretty certain the author(s) did their research on the products, I’m also pretty sure these are all affiliate links. No biggie, just want to disclose. Still, it’s fun looking at what consumers rate as the best products on Amazon. Because I have tons of time to kill in the wee hours of the morning with Baby K, I scoured the list to find the most “surprising” (i.e. totally weird) products. These four took the cake:
- Rice Crispies Treats cereal (No longer sold in stores.)
- Three Wolf Moon T Shirt (I know what I’m getting for hubby next Christmas!)
- Disposable Urinal (I guess when ya gotta go…)
- Gluten-free Pancake Mix (Not necessarily weird, just unexpected.)
How did the Topazon team compile the top 100?
All of these products have close to 5 stars on Amazon, and enough reviews (usually over 50) to make their rating significant. The products were manually collected page by page from over 100 Amazon categories. Others were so highly-rated that they were included even if their subcategory might not have otherwise been represented. In a few cases we used our best judgment, for example picking a 4.7 star product that was $150 cheaper than one with 4.8 stars. Some entire product categories didn’t make the cut if there wasn’t an awesome-enough product at the top. Oh, and after all that, we read through hundreds and hundreds of Amazon reviews so we could summarize what reviewers said about each product. Hover over an item to see its review summary.
Now, who is going to start the Tumblr for the lowest rated products on Amazon? Don’t forget to pitch me when it goes live.
(h/t Reddit sponsored link)