Anyone an Amazon Reviewer?

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  1. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040

    Zmanbaseball2

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    I review about 1-3 time a day and am currently ranked in the top 500. People find it amazing that I am only 16 and I did about 278 reviews as of today. I also get samples from various companies. I love reviewing an this is my favorite hobby. I have a closet full of stuff (about 70 products)
    If anyone wants a link to my amazon profile, you can ask and I will PM you a link.
     
  2. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    The title of the thread might be more accurate if it were, Anyone an Obsessive Compulsive?

    I have reviewed numerous Amazon products. But 1-3 a day?

    You are either buying too much, or reviewing too much.

    Maybe both.
     
  3. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    That's pretty cool. I've left a few reviews for products, but not more than 5.
    I'd like to see your profile if you don't mind. :)
     
  4. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    Do you ever post negative reviews?

    Do you ever get pressure from a company to change a review?

    Do you ever think to yourself, "If I give this product a good review, they'll send me more stuff?"

    Do you think that receiving free products from a company constitutes a conflict of interest?

    Everyone has their hobbies. :)
     
  5. costabunny macrumors 68020

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    I am also a hobbyist reviewer and I like getting free stuff in exchange for reviews. Never had issue with a less than stellar review and I find most companies are happy to get honest and fair feedback.

    Were I to get a product that truly sucked; I think I would take it up with the company first (but thats how I deal with my own purchases anyways).
     
  6. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    Also, do you disclose in a review whether you received the item free or not?
     
  7. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    Waitaminnit.

    Companies send you products for positive reviews?

    How does that work?

    Do they look for positive reviews and then contact you?

    Or do you contact them and say you'll give a positive review ... If they send you products?
     
  8. Zmanbaseball2 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    -I post a negative review once in a while. Most likely I have around 20-30 3 or lower starred reviews. Most of my reviews are 4-5 stars.
    -I sometimes thick that for something's i really want to review but I don't actually do it in a review. Most go the time the products I get I like and they get a positive review.
    -I'm not understanding your question. Sorry
    -Yes I love my hobby.

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    No.... It's called a hobby.

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    PM sent.

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    Yes I always do except when companies ask me not too.

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    When a product does not perform I contact the company first. Can you send me your profile link? I will send you mine.

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    I don't promise a positive review as that will not help the consumer. I started out contacting companies myself asking for samples for an honest review. Companies like video reviews and that's what I do.
     
  9. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    Interesting.

    Everybody needs a hobby. And far be it from me to deprive anybody of theirs.

    But you do see where this can lead to ... abuse or misuse, don't you?
     
  10. Zmanbaseball2 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Abuse or misuse of what? Yes getting free stuff is cool and all but it is mainly to help the consumer.
     
  11. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    Uh-huh.

    You sure it isn't to help yourself?
     
  12. Zmanbaseball2 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    If you thinking of me selling stuff, I don't. I give it to friends and family.
     
  13. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    That still benefits you.
     
  14. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    Well I'll answer it for you then: yes, there exists a conflict of interest. It is something of which you should be aware.

    Do you find that request ethical?
     
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    Anyone an Amazon Reviewer?


    I don't mind it but it does not say it was a verified purchase.
     
  16. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    But do you find it ethical?
     
  17. Zmanbaseball2 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Anyone an Amazon Reviewer?


    No because getting the product for free or not does not change if the product is good or not IMHO.
     
  18. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    You don't find it ethical because getting the product for free or not does not change if the product is good or not? ;)

    If you genuinely want to help the consumer, you really ought to always declare your conflicts of interest. In this case this means stating up front that you've received the item for free directly from the company.

    Enjoy. :)
     
  19. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    Exactly.

    All this thread has taught me is to not trust online reviews.
     
  20. Zmanbaseball2 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Sorry for not totally understanding you. I'm 16 and learning:) thanks for the useful info.

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    Even if you watch a video review? Do you trust a video?
     
  21. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    We're all learning. Even at 53, I still am.

    If you really did learn something from this, then I'm happy for you.

    Truly.
     
  22. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    What does the medium have to do with its trustworthiness?
     
  23. Zmanbaseball2 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Anyone an Amazon Reviewer?


    I think you misspelt a word in your post. I'm think medium is supposed to be video.

    ...a video shows the actually product in use and how good or bad it is. Gives a good physical description rather than words.
     
  24. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    I think you should get yourself a dictionary. :)
     
  25. Zmanbaseball2 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Sorry for not being on your vocab level... I'm still in high school here... :)
     

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