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Amazon says it’s permanently banned 600 Chinese brands for review fraud
Posted by: jonny
Date: September 17, 2021 10:50PM
Remember when gadget vendors Aukey, Mpow, RavPower, Vava, TaoTronics and Choetech started mysteriously disappearing from Amazon’s online storefront, and it turned out Amazon had intentionally yanked them while vaguely gesturing to the sanctity of its user reviews? Turns out they were just the tip of the iceberg.
https://www.theverge.com/2021/9/17/
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Re: Amazon says it’s permanently banned 600 Chinese brands for review fraud
Posted by: tuqqer
Date: September 18, 2021 04:12AM
It's a whack-a-mole scenario. No large manufacturer will ever think, "shoot, Amazon banned us, guess we can't sell on Amazon." They'll quickly change their name from Aukey to Mqasiry, then AAPPPP, and then to whatever the cat, hired for this specific purpose, types as it walks across the keyboard.

The irony is that 3 of my longest lasting and favorite devices on my desk this fine Saturday morning are from Aukey and Mpow.

Like email spam, I don't believe this will ever go away in our lifetime.



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Re: Amazon says it’s permanently banned 600 Chinese brands for review fraud
Posted by: raz
Date: September 18, 2021 06:57AM
Good for Amazon. But I have to say the chi chargers from Choetech are the best ones I have.



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Re: Amazon says it’s permanently banned 600 Chinese brands for review fraud
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: September 18, 2021 08:42AM
It's like Deja Vu all over again...

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Re: Amazon says it’s permanently banned 600 Chinese brands for review fraud
Posted by: sekker
Date: September 18, 2021 09:34AM
And all this does is fuel the ‘Amazon is a monopoly’ argument too.

Somehow, we need a better solution. Plenty of fraud on Amazon for sure. But there’s some protection when products fail to work - you get your money back.
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Re: Amazon says it’s permanently banned 600 Chinese brands for review fraud
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: September 18, 2021 09:47AM
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jonny
Turns out they were just the tip of the iceberg...

Keeping in mind that just 4 companies owned almost all of those "brands," one owning 340 of them.



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Re: Amazon says it’s permanently banned 600 Chinese brands for review fraud
Posted by: mstudio
Date: September 18, 2021 10:30AM
Coincidentally, I just got an email from an amazon seller. "Kristin" would like to offer a free product if I leave positive feedback for that product. It outlined exactly what I need to do and how they will refund my cost once the 5 star review is left.
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Re: Amazon says it’s permanently banned 600 Chinese brands for review fraud
Posted by: sekker
Date: September 18, 2021 10:52AM
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mstudio
Coincidentally, I just got an email from an amazon seller. "Kristin" would like to offer a free product if I leave positive feedback for that product. It outlined exactly what I need to do and how they will refund my cost once the 5 star review is left.

Feel free to forward to the reporter at The Verge listed in the OP.

I’ve gotten these but usually as an offer as some sort of repayment vis PayPal.



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Re: Amazon says it’s permanently banned 600 Chinese brands for review fraud
Posted by: Buzz
Date: September 18, 2021 12:05PM
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sekker
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mstudio
Coincidentally, I just got an email from an amazon seller. "Kristin" would like to offer a free product if I leave positive feedback for that product. It outlined exactly what I need to do and how they will refund my cost once the 5 star review is left.

Feel free to forward to the reporter at The Verge listed in the OP.

I’ve gotten these but usually as an offer as some sort of repayment vis PayPal.

I always tell 'em I'll leave an accurate review, and if it's gonna be less than 4 stars, I'll let them preview it and decide whether or nor they want it posted. Plus, no PayPal; either AMZ codes or gift cards.... keep it in the same ecosystem.
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Re: Amazon says it’s permanently banned 600 Chinese brands for review fraud
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: September 18, 2021 12:09PM
A good start would be to put two more zeros on that number and finally fix their search function.



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Re: Amazon says it’s permanently banned 600 Chinese brands for review fraud
Posted by: vision63
Date: September 18, 2021 01:15PM
Whatever is most harmful to Amazon, I'm for.
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Re: Amazon says it’s permanently banned 600 Chinese brands for review fraud
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: September 18, 2021 02:01PM
I wonder what the threshold was to banish? I also wonder how long Amazon was aware of the shenanigans and still allowed them to sell.



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Re: Amazon says it’s permanently banned 600 Chinese brands for review fraud
Posted by: testcase
Date: September 18, 2021 03:55PM
"'s a whack-a-mole scenario. "


I think tugger has "hit the nail on the head". boink smiley
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Re: Amazon says it’s permanently banned 600 Chinese brands for review fraud
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: September 18, 2021 04:23PM
.....what about......brand......of brothers.......???



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Re: Amazon says it’s permanently banned 600 Chinese brands for review fraud
Posted by: Racer X
Date: September 18, 2021 04:57PM
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pRICE cUBE
I wonder what the threshold was to banish? I also wonder how long Amazon was aware of the shenanigans and still allowed them to sell.

I bet there is an algorithm based on Amazon profit. My partner's ex husband is a CPA working at Amazon HQ. They track and monetize EVERYTHING.



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Re: Amazon says it’s permanently banned 600 Chinese brands for review fraud
Posted by: Fritz
Date: September 18, 2021 07:03PM
only 600?



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Re: Amazon says it’s permanently banned 600 Chinese brands for review fraud
Posted by: datbeme
Date: September 19, 2021 07:26PM
I classify review incentives and review fraud very differently.

And it seems disingenuous for the same retailer to provide me a bunch of unrelated results when I search for a Acme 1227D V2 Widget. It shows where their priorities lie. It's not with the customer.
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Re: Amazon says it’s permanently banned 600 Chinese brands for review fraud
Posted by: sekker
Date: September 19, 2021 11:28PM
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datbeme
I classify review incentives and review fraud very differently.

And it seems disingenuous for the same retailer to provide me a bunch of unrelated results when I search for a Acme 1227D V2 Widget. It shows where their priorities lie. It's not with the customer.

This is very true. But when reviews are biased, isn’t that fraud?
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