How else you can use FixYa…

FixYa is a wonderful place for those of you owning a gadget looking for ways to operate it. But FixYa is also a great service for ones with intention of purchasing a new product.
Using the information in the site it’s easy to find how prone the product is to cause problems and what difficulties you may encounter when operating it.

Let’s take Digital cameras as an example.

The 10 most popular products on FixYa during 2007-2008 were:

1 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W50 Digital Camera
2 Canon Digital Rebel XT / EOS 350D Digital Camera
3 Canon PowerShot A75 Digital Camera
4 Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-S40 Digital Camera
5 Samsung Digimax S500 Digital Camera
6 Nikon Coolpix 5700 Digital Camera
7 Canon PowerShot A520 Digital Camera
8 Samsung Digimax S630 Digital Camera
9 Casio EXILIM ZOOM EX-Z60 Digital Camera
10 Canon PowerShot A70 Digital Camera

By the looks of it, seems like we have a lot of Sony and Canon customers in the site searching for help or reporting a problem with their cameras.

Now, suppose you’re still interested in purchasing one of these cameras, for example the popular Cyber-shot DSC-W50.
Spending a few minutes in the site will show you what kind of problems to anticipate.

Taking a deeper look into the Cyber-shot DSC-W50 Digital Camera shows that the following issues are likely to occur:

1 Flash Problem
2. Access Error
3. Stuck Lens

The good thing about these 3 is that they all have good solutions. So remembering them could save the potential customer a lot of headaches and money.

Sony Cybershot

We hope that this example illustrates how FixYa can be used as a pre-sale tool for prospect purchases and a knowledgebase for your newly bought products, to avoid (or at least be ready for) surprises.

Let us know what you think of these suggestions and if you can think of more interesting ways to use the information in FixYa.

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