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Old 01-04-2019, 05:39 PM #11
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I also almost never write reviews simply because I'm lazy and don't really care. The time I spend writing a review could be spent doing something that interests or benefits me. The only exception is when I am treated extremely good or extremely bad by a business (that apartment example in my previous reply is an example of the latter).
I usually do it at work.

But, I always try to provide detail in my reviews so people can decide for themselves if it is something that would bother them. And I always think I will get positive feed back, but usually, not. Honestly I wonder sometimes if people don't like to read.

While I find a lot of reviews to be vague (I presume that they are paid for their services).

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There is a reason why there are so few people with a high IQ compared to those with low IQ. If the majority of people posting online reviews are average or below average, than the quality of the reviews are going to me understandably low.
Yeh it is really getting bad out there. People are so... dull. I really don't think of myself as smart but I swear to god most of the time I feel like I am from another planet.
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While I find a lot of reviews to be vague (I presume that they are paid for their services).

As somebody that used to sell a lot online, I can confirm that buying feedback is easier and cheaper than you might think.


I built one of my eBay accounts up by posting cheap useless junk from dollar tree, posting said items as a charity auction while charging more money for shipping fees than what the item at the store costs and putting on the item description that I am a new seller and trying to earn positive feedback. I basically got paid to support charity and got free positive feedback and 5 star detailed seller ratings for nothing.



Yet, I left out the fact that said account was my third one and I got my main account banned for opening multiple Amazon prime accounts and selling stuff from Amazon on eBay for a profit. I would announce free same day handling and 2 day shipping and people couldn't resist. I would get a bunch of prepaid visa gift cards and order the products directly to my customers from Amazon. The moment the 30 day free prime trial wore off I would close said account and move on to avoid paying the $99 per year fee. I made 4 grand a month in profit with under 10 hours of actual work a week doing this before eBay shut me down LOL


Also there are services on places like blackhatworld for black hat internet marketers to sell feedback. They typically charge several dollars for a perfect review either on eBay or Amazon or on your own e-commerce site via Google or Yelp.
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As somebody that used to sell a lot online, I can confirm that buying feedback is easier and cheaper than you might think.
Yes I remember a restaurant got caught doing that on craigslist (getting paid fake positive reviewers). It seems obvious to spot the fake reviews though because they typically offer no detail.
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Yes I remember a restaurant got caught doing that on craigslist (getting paid fake positive reviewers). It seems obvious to spot the fake reviews though because they typically offer no detail.

That's not always the case.


Some of the better services that sell fake positive reviews go into detail about the product or service.


Granted I do admit it is a bit easier to make use of fake positive reviews on a site like eBay or an Amazon seller account than it would be for somewhere like a restaurant. Still though, it is entirely possible for anywhere to get fake reviews and avoid detection if they're smart about it.
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Also, there are plenty of bots out there you can get for cheap that can write reviews. You can even get bots that bypass Capchas entirely and post a positive feedback message of your choice. Also, this is a method you can use to do the opposite and flood a business with negative feedback (which was why I said earlier that I could ruin a business if I wanted to). These bots aren't that expensive to obtain either.
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Personally I value the truth. I always go to amazon or yelp and look at the negative reviews first. If I see two similar detailed posts, I will know there is a problem.



But often, when I do the same for people, post a detailed review of something that is negative (but not even that negative) people HATE IT.



A hobby I have is posting reviews of movies that don't have a ton of reviews on IMBD. I always try to be detailed and fair and just state the facts.



But I always get "not helpful" votes.



It seems to me most people don't want to know the truth. When I post a positive review (5 stars) I always get a lot of helpful votes.



Just seems odd.


I think you’re right. People tend to dislike the truth.
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I'm bummed to hear about all this fake review stuff. I read reviews and use them when purchasing on amazon. I know you can buy them but I thought it was limited to the bigger companies and not your average joe. I will have to read up on how to spot them.
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I agree, Emili Fox Seaton. I think it's important to be kind but truthful. Sending many hugs to everyone
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I'm bummed to hear about all this fake review stuff. I read reviews and use them when purchasing on amazon. I know you can buy them but I thought it was limited to the bigger companies and not your average joe. I will have to read up on how to spot them.

If you're curious about fake reviews, start with a site called blackhatworld.com. Haven't used them in awhile but last time I did, there were listings in the marketplace for cheap purchasable feedback. Warriorforum.com is another similar place where such a service might be available. Also Fiverr used to (and might still) have people that would sell feedback for cheap (I even used such a service on one of my eBay accounts).


Been a few years since I dabbled in this to any great lengths but I'm sure such services still exist.
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Personally I value the truth. I always go to amazon or yelp and look at the negative reviews first. If I see two similar detailed posts, I will know there is a problem.

But often, when I do the same for people, post a detailed review of something that is negative (but not even that negative) people HATE IT.

A hobby I have is posting reviews of movies that don't have a ton of reviews on IMBD. I always try to be detailed and fair and just state the facts.

But I always get "not helpful" votes.

It seems to me most people don't want to know the truth. When I post a positive review (5 stars) I always get a lot of helpful votes.

Just seems odd.
Don't know your age but you don't sound like a kid. I too have always been a straight shooter and want the same in return. My take- it's hard for people to hear the truth because it upsets their own 'world' view, causes them to have to think beyond where they're at.
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