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11 signs you're addicted to DooYoo - how many can you tick off? (Regular and Hardcore versions)
Member Name: jennikitten
Date: 18/12/09, updated on 18/12/09 (74 review reads)
Advantages: It's dooyoo!
Disadvantages: Yes..we're all just a little bit sad
1. You keep a list somewhere of products and services you intend to review in the future. Hardcore: Sticking to it religiously rather than coming back to it a month later scratching your head thinking 'I can't really review that, I can't remember much about it'
2. You don't buy something new without reading a review on it first (I personally won't spend more than about £10 without reading a review, so I'm quite restrained compared to some!). Hardcore: You need to read reviews of anything you buy, ever.
3. You love getting samples and small free gifts of things that you can review, and get really happy in Boots and Lush when they give away little extras you can keep for yourself (with the main purchases going towards presents for people or boring essentials). Hardcore: You walk into shops demanding free stuff.
4. You automatically minus 50p off the cost of everything. Hardcore: You also average out the number of ratings you expect to get for one review and use that in your calculations.
5. When you buy presents for people, you're occasionally tempted to subtly try them out before wrapping them up (purely to review). Hardcore: You do, and are an expert at opening and resealing packaging.
6. You use the phrase 'I'll review that!', with the inevitable result that some people will look at you understandingly (or get a similar glint in their eye), whilst others will look at you like they're thinking of having you sectioned. Hardcore: You do this in very inappropriate places, like at the dentist or during dinner parties.
7. You've bought products you're not really that interested in just because you can review them. Hardcore: And spent more than £2.
8. You regularly walk through the rooms of your home with the sole purpose of looking for something to review. Hardcore version: You regularly walk through the rooms of other people's homes looking for something to review.
9. You get frustrated when you search for a product to find that it's not listed - it's too much effort to make a suggestion! Hardcore: You don't have any suggestion slots free, and you have a list a mile long for submissions over the coming months (or years).
10. You feel smug when someone complains they've bought a product and really disliked it or had a lot of problems with it, because you knew not to buy it in the first place. Hardcore: You know what the average ratings of thousands of products are without checking.
Bonus: You keep the packaging with the intent to comment on the calories/fat/ingredients/slogans - but never get round to it, and it gets thrown away weeks later by a vaguely annoyed partner/child/housemate. Hardcore: You have lots of packaging by your computer desk and refer to it like a mental person.
Summary: What are your scores? (Normal and Hardcore)