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Fake Reviews on Amazon, Newegg

Because it's one thing I hate, I thought I'd have some fun with it.

HOW LONG DO YOU FOLKS THINK IT WILL BE BEFORE THE IDIOTS START POSTING FAKE REVIEWS OF SKYLAKE AND THE Z170 PLATFORM ?

Does it bother anyone else when you are looking to buy or is it just me ?

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  1. There always be troll, if they have mod team like we do on Tomshardware. They will get deleted.
  2. They do mod them, it's just a pain in the @_ _ when you want to see if something is good and 2 of the 4 reviews are idiots like that. The pic was fake, I just made it up for fun :) Slow news day with Skylake being so-so.
  3. This is a surprise? :lol:

    Companies advertise paid (as in, ""FOR A FEE!"") promotional online 'marketing' for your business and/or products.
  4. I think you missed the gist of the question. I am referring to end users who post crap like this that don't even own the product. There may be a few company reps posting stuff, but IMO the majority of this useless junk is just kids being dumb. I am simply taking bets on when we'll see a bunch of fake reviews on these websites, considering it's not available till 8/14 on Amazon / Newegg . I am sure there will be crap up on 8/12/15 about how someone has owned it for 3 months already.


    Wisecracker said:

    This is a surprise? :lol:

    Companies advertise paid (as in, ""FOR A FEE!"") promotional online 'marketing' for your business and/or products.
  5. Why would anyone waste time posting a fake review.... They're ALL real.
  6. royalcrown said:
    I think you missed the gist of the question. I am referring to end users who post crap like this that don't even own the product. There may be a few company reps posting stuff, but IMO the majority of this useless junk is just kids being dumb. I am simply taking bets on when we'll see a bunch of fake reviews on these websites, considering it's not available till 8/14 on Amazon / Newegg . I am sure there will be crap up on 8/12/15 about how someone has owned it for 3 months already.


    I don't know the answer to that one. By comparison, how else do you explain the fact that Dr. Dre's new album isn't out until Friday but there's already 15 pages of 5 star reviews on iTunes without people ever actually listening to the album? :heink:
  7. Because logic.
  8. Gam3r01 said:
    Because logic.


    Sounds about right! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
  9. For the same reasons people get a kick out of calling in fake bomb threats or other garbage that consumes the time and energy of our emergency response personnel. They're immature idiots with nothing better in life to do than stir the pot or create drama. That's it, and that's all. No other reason whatsoever. If it looks like a troll and smells like a troll............
  10. Similar to those "Swatting" incidents.
    Someone thinks their much funnier than they actually are.
  11. Trolls are typically easy to spot and ignore. I'd be more concerned about marketers who have several accounts putting out fake reviews to promote their products as better than what they are.
  12. Yep, that's what irks me, especially for people on the fence about whether to buy.

    g-unit1111 said:
    royalcrown said:
    I think you missed the gist of the question. I am referring to end users who post crap like this that don't even own the product. There may be a few company reps posting stuff, but IMO the majority of this useless junk is just kids being dumb. I am simply taking bets on when we'll see a bunch of fake reviews on these websites, considering it's not available till 8/14 on Amazon / Newegg . I am sure there will be crap up on 8/12/15 about how someone has owned it for 3 months already.


    I don't know the answer to that one. By comparison, how else do you explain the fact that Dr. Dre's new album isn't out until Friday but there's already 15 pages of 5 star reviews on iTunes without people ever actually listening to the album? :heink:
  13. royalcrown said:
    Yep, that's what irks me, especially for people on the fence about whether to buy.


    I wish review websites like that would have better systems of filtering out idiots, but that ain't happening. The way I see it is that the people who are already going to buy no matter what, are already going to buy no matter what. What always irks me though is when reviews get skewed. Sometimes there's companies who make absolute junk (like Apevia for instance) that gets five star ratings, and there's companies that make excellent products who get 3, maybe 3.5 stars at the most. It's a flawed system, I don't really have any explanation other than that.
  14. I cannot post a bad review on Newegg in my account, they are censoring everyone and posting fake review.

    Please follow my advice and Absolutely avoid this company no matter how tempting their website looks.
  15. Thread is from 2015. Please do not bump old threads.
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