When Should You Be Suspicious Of An MRE Seller?
Just when should you be suspicious of an MRE seller? My answer is pretty much anytime you can’t look the seller up online and find out anything about them. Almost every business these days is listed somewhere online has ratings and reviews from previous customers. While you can’t always trust them, they are a valuable insight.
I never expect anyone to have 5-star ratings across the board, certainly not after they have more than a handful of ratings. You can’t please everyone after all. For that matter, I don’t trust anyone with less than a dozen ratings. They just haven’t done enough business.
I also check the Better Business Bureau when I can, but that’s more for local stores and the like. That doesn’t work out so well in dealing with Internet merchants.
Buying at conventions and traveling expos is just a matter of instinct. Talk to the seller, and ask a few questions. It’ll become apparent pretty quickly if he really knows a lot about military field rations. The true experts are usually trustworthy salespeople, although their price points might be wrong. Their supplies can usually be trusted though for safe eating.