We’ve constructed the Best Places site so that it is especially in the interest of vendors to give you complete and accurate information, because the Best Places Community will let you know how good the vendor's information is. No vendor wants to have his or her name and company name associated with an answer that gets a lot of “thumbs down” votes in Community Q & A or bad comments or questions in Expat Stories.
To the contrary, vendors compete to get “thumbs up” votes in Community Q & A, and nothing but good comments in Expat Stories. The reason is that, each time this happens, the reputation of these vendors with people like you (their potential customers) gets better, and you’re more likely to buy from them, if and when the time is right. It is in this way that Best Places and the Best Places Community helps to weed out the bad vendors.
That’s why we say with confidence “Only the best vendors are Best Places vendors.”
You can trust that Best Places does not manipulate content to sell you anything. All opinions in the Community Q & A and Expat Stories are those of its authors, not Best Places.