Why would someone waste their time writing a review like this? The only saving grace
for humanity is that no one found the review helpful. It would be very scary if anyone did.
0 of 13 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars
Sorry! Can't rate it.
ByTheoon August 10, 2013
Package Quantity: 1 Verified Purchase
Unfortunately my house burnt down and took the product with it. I found the remains and
they aren't usable. Maybe when my life settles down I'll try again. Sure sounds like a
A good many third-party retailers on Amazon send follow-up emails
asking buyers to take the time to rate their products. A lot of people
reply to those emails, not realizing their reply will end up posted on
Amazon as a review. You also see that with person who are replying to
an individual's question about a product via email, and think they're
sending a private message, only to have their comment posted as a
review or comment.
I've done reviews and regretted a couple because I gave them after first
use of the product but a month later had problems with it.
They often ask for reviews before you have even opened the box.
Mentioning third party retailers, I now avoid them. Had a problem with
a product that I needed replaced and it took a few days before the
seller got back to me. Meanwhile I sent it back to manufacturer under
warranty and that worked fine but cost me extra postage. Now I only buy
if product comes directly from Amazon.
On Monday, January 4, 2016 at 8:33:29 AM UTC-5, Frank wrote:
If I get a request for a review and I am forced to give it "stars"
before I am ready, I ignore it. I won't prop up or tear down a product
before I've had a chance to form an opinion based on actual use.
Many apps on my smartphone offer an option to "Remind Me Later". All
review requests should include this option.
As far as third-party vs. Amazon, there are many times when there is no
choice. So far, I've not had any problems with either.
Refund and the third party vanished at least under the original name.
Amazon didn't want the unit back.
Like a lot of the knockoffs you have to wonder why they bothered. The
case is identical to the genuine Photon except for the logo. The battery
is no-name Chinese and the LED isn't as white as the Photon. Otherwise,
it's functional. For a few pennies more it would be equivalent to the
That borderline between cheap shit and inexpensive but serviceable
merchandise has always driven me crazy. They go through all the same
manufacturing motions and manage to stop short of mediocre.
I'd guessed they just insisted on the refund. Would have been more amused
had they forced the vendor to provide the advertised item! Would be
particularly amusing for hard to find items!! :>
("Crap! Where the hell are we going to find a left-handed smoke-shifter??")
The pennies (and even micropennies) add up QUICKLY!
I suspect most folks have a poor impression of many vendors (and vendors
come and go like never before!) so "reputation" doesn't mean anything,
relatively speaking, in most transactions.
I've got three more Samsung LCD monitors going under the knife. They could
have doubled their lifespan for a few pennies per unit. But, then folks
wouldn't be buying *new* LCD monitors, now would they?? :>
OTOH, I have *so* many rescued Samsung monitors (like fifteen 21"?) that
I have very little faith in Samsung as a supplier! Of course, this is
specious reasoning -- it could be that I have so many Samsung (vs. other
vendors) because Samsung *sells* more than other vendors. Or, sells more
to the sorts of people/businesses that discard them in this way!
Regardless, when it comes to buying a kilobuck TV, you can bet Samsung
is viewed with some trepidation on my part! (Ditto Vizio as I see a lot
of dead Vizio TV's)
Yup. But, do you really think Joe Consumer is going to go SPECIFICALLY
looking for People's LED Knockoff Factory #3766 the next time they want
to buy one??
On Monday, January 4, 2016 at 8:12:48 AM UTC-5, Moe DeLoughan wrote:
Well, if that's the case, then I guess we can be pretty sure that this
particular third-party retailer doesn't filter their reviews. I don't
think that they would want a 3 star review, which could bring down
their average, when the review wasn't even a real review.
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