I’m noticing more and more that most of the 5 star ratings on products are customers who rec’d the product for free in exhange for their "honest" review. Human nature is if you get something for free, and you want to continue to get it for free you’re not going to necessarily leave an "honest" review, you’re going to leave a review that the company wants to hear. Really upsetting that when you want to count on the review you have to go one by one to see if that person was paid in free merchandise. To me, a company that is hard up for good reviews operates that way.
Hello , HSN does not participate in paid Reviews, however, if you can provide the item numbers to identify the Reviews you find suspect, I’ll be happy to investigate any concerns.
Cherll3, I’m just curious to know how you would know which customers received free products?
Interesting. I never trust a review either when someone gets it for free and I’ll be looking even more carefully at the reviews now. I don’t like this at all and find it tacky coming from HSN.
I have never received a free product. I think I received a free sample (like the ones in a magazine) of perfume. What do you do to get a free prodcut to try? I have never noticed any of this in any review I have read.
Some vendors like SSC give free procuts to try before the launch to people who sign up on there FB. If I remember correctly, Lancome gave products to the first "X" number of people who ordered a TS and the new products were sent months later. People have posted about receiving DG jeans to try as part of HSN’S Insider Program.
I have never seen any reviews where they said they got the product free.
I have received Lancome lip gloss in the contest on the forum, but there was no way to review it. I have now purchased the lip gloss and will state that I have tried the product before so it was not the first time I used it.
Maybe that’s what they are saying is they won the product (just one example) in the contests, and have now purchased it because they liked it.
I have seen some of those reviews. The reviewers State that they received the product Free. Recently, they have been popping up a Lot.
Also, there are recent reviews that to me, immediately seemed and read as Fake, Appointed or Promoted Many of these suspect reviews appear under Joy Mangano’s products. Some have come to the forum with these ‘Reviews’.
So, reviews will no longer aid in my shopping. I am alerted to ignore and disregard Reviews.
Not sure I’m adding this comment in the right topic area or not. Forgive me if it’s not the right place.
I left a review for the Mighty Jump and don’t see my reivew posted. Could it be because I said it didn’t work and since it couldn’t even charge a Nook HD Plus, that I didn’t think it could start my car??
Do they pick and choose which reviews to post? I was under the impression that all customers reviews would be posted, good review or not. But now I’m not sure. I along with others read the reviews for a "honest" review. Hope my review was just left off in error or I may start rethinking my on line purchasing and the reviews I read.
HSN requires payment for what I purchase . I do give lots of fives …..cuz I am almost always happy with my purchases. Mostly I buy Heidi ,Korres , Wolfgang, Sharif and tried and true fashion lines that I pretty much know. I return if I do get something that is not as expected or can’t wear it .
Are you talking about "reviews " or post on the forums?
Posted by a former advisor 3 knocked down to advisor 1 ……….
How do you know that? And how do I enroll in getting free product for review?
I’ve seen quite a bit of it lately.
If I’m not mistaken … and I’m about positive that my memory is correct. Joy’s clothers dryer was back on line about a week ago. (I believe it has since been taken down. There was One 5 review. The reviewer wrote that the dryer is now improved and that she was Given one.
So I guess we’ll see the dryer presentation soon..
If a vendor buys items in customers’ names and gives them out. Then those customers can review them.
Here are some maybes and maybe nots:
Maybe some of these are "gift" items. I have not actually bought anything here and stated that it was a gift. I would think the "receivers" should do the reviewing, not the purchaser. But in these cases, the reviewer is stating they received it as a gift, they did not purchase it.
I don’t see anything wrong with the receiver doing the review, after all they are the one using it.
And maybe the one with the JM dryer, had one and it was defective and had to wait for one to come back in stock…so therefore was "given" one. But then again maybe not. lol
I know Adam Freeman shows his "testers" on his show and they do reviews there. Is it fair for them to do a review on the reviews here or not? Not for me to say, because I see good points and bad points. But how can they do a review unless they are being purchased?
Could they be talking about samples?
Ok, I finally see what you all are talking about. The TS tablets, 8 out 9 reviews received the product free.
Right under their name and before the review it states in italics:
"Person received free product as part of an internal program".
Yes i would like to be part of the internal program! Now If you have the time and are curious enough, you could start keeping track and see if it’s the same people on this program. ME? I don’t want to spend my time.
But it would be nice if someone could tell us about this program, who sponsors it, how people get on it etc. ENQUIRING MINDS NEED TO KNOW!!!
EDIT: And at least they tell us that the reviewer did not spend their hard earned money, so we can judge whether to accept their review.
And if we didn’t have the right to know about this program, then they should not have put the disclaimer above the review!
Posted in Talk Among Yourselves
09.05.15 2:56 AM