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Amazon reviews
Posted by: rz
Date: May 16, 2019 09:18AM
I've written before about how useless Amazon reviews are. Many are obviously fake, but many are obviously comments on other items, not the one you're looking at.

I was looking at a foot massager today. One comment (obviously for another product) made me laugh out loud: Excellent product. I got 2 of them for my nipples since I wanted to go a little bigger than the 12 Gauge I normally wear.
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Re: Amazon reviews
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: May 16, 2019 09:19AM
....they should try to....NIP....it in the bud......



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Re: Amazon reviews
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: May 16, 2019 10:10AM
I like the question responses:

"I have no idea"

I have received requests to answer questions from Amazon. If I don't know the answer, I don't answer.

I guess some people feel it's mandatory.
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Re: Amazon reviews
Posted by: samintx
Date: May 16, 2019 10:13AM
Well, I agree and disagree with you on reviews. I take them with a grain of salt but I still think I have received some info I would never have known.
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Re: Amazon reviews
Posted by: Mactel
Date: May 16, 2019 10:31AM
I use this site whenever I look at reviews: [www.fakespot.com]
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Re: Amazon reviews
Posted by: Carm
Date: May 16, 2019 10:50AM
There is usually a small description near the beginning of the review, noticed that a while back.
Doesn’t take fakespot to spot a fake positive review. Like I’ve said before I look at the low end of the reviews to weed out if the product is actually bad or if people just don’t know how to use it. If a product fails in the same area, multiple people will mention it.
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Re: Amazon reviews
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: May 16, 2019 11:33AM
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Lux Interior
I like the question responses:

"I have no idea"

I have received requests to answer questions from Amazon. If I don't know the answer, I don't answer.

I guess some people feel it's mandatory.

When you get your very first Amazon request for a response to such a question, it seems specifically addressed to you; consequently there are bound to be some “I don’t know” responses.

Just a little Amazon experience then shows that answer to be unnecessary and valueless.
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Re: Amazon reviews
Posted by: clay
Date: May 16, 2019 11:42AM
here's another tool for checking reviews:
[reviewmeta.com]
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Re: Amazon reviews
Posted by: rz
Date: May 16, 2019 12:21PM
Many times, I get asked to review something I've bought, but haven't used yet. I bought toner for our laser printer, but we hadn't finished the old one yet. I wanted to have it on hand so that when we do run out, I don't have to wait for it to be delivered. I bought a neat folding "step" I can use to load my kayak on top of my vehicle, but I bought it a couple of months ago and haven't had a chance to use it yet.

I rarely answer those emails. I also get the one where they send a question from a prospective user. Most of them appear to be from someone too lazy or too stupid to read the description.
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Re: Amazon reviews
Posted by: 3d
Date: May 16, 2019 12:55PM
I used to write reviews for Amazon. But then I thought to myself, why am i working and giving this content to a trillion dollar company for free?
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Re: Amazon reviews
Posted by: Carm
Date: May 16, 2019 01:18PM
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3d
I used to write reviews for Amazon. But then I thought to myself, why am i working and giving this content to a trillion dollar company for free?
I came to the same realization, but then I figured it’s best to help out your fellow net citizen with a helpful review. No matter if they buy it at Amazon or any other retailer. I don’t go out of my way to write a review, only if a product has a few reviews.
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Re: Amazon reviews
Posted by: Ammo
Date: May 16, 2019 05:21PM
I get a chuckle out of the people in the Q&A section who respond to a question with, "I haven't used it yet so I don't know."



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Re: Amazon reviews
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: May 17, 2019 01:51PM
I really dislike that Amazon doesn't state in the email something like 'If you don't know, don't answer'.

And they obviously don't actively curate reviews or responses to inquiries.

I suppose that's not really viable, given the number of reviews and responses.




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Re: Amazon reviews
Posted by: Acer
Date: May 17, 2019 04:52PM
I don't think people realize that their non-answer is going to be published for the world to see, they are just politely replying to an email.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/17/2019 04:54PM by Acer.
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