Fed up with Amazon
in Praise, vent & warnings
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I have just done review of an item I bought on Amazon recently, and it's been rejected. No specific reason given other than that it didn't conform to Amazon's 'guidelines'. I could see nothing wrong with the review, which was very positive, but it appears that it's not suitable. So how do I know what I have done to breach the guidelines? Well, I don't, so that will definitely be the last review I write for them. If they think that I have nothing better to do than to plough through their morass of do's and don'ts, then they are mistaken. This is now the third time this has happened. Enough is enough. Rant over.
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Remember back in May looking for some weedkiller spray. Almost all products had a number of "top reviews" that revolved around the product not getting rid of weeds. Hard to see how everyone gets away with selling useless weedkiller but hey ho. Then I saw a review that said (paraphrasing) "Sprayed weeds with this in the evening, still there in the morning. Doesn't work" and realised that apparently, most people expect the process for weed killing to go as follows...
1. Spray weed with weedkiller.
2. Weed immediately bursts into flames.
So I just bought one that seemed reasonably popular and from a well known brand and it worked just fine.
Amazon do seem to disallow reviews in a number of cases - particularly if you use a brand name in it. Something like:
'These earphones are so much better than the Bose ones I had last year'
'This bluetooth speaker has such a lovely quality to it, unlike my Sony one that went straight back two weeks after I ordered it'
If anything in your review is negative to a third party - that can be a reason why a review may not be approved. But if you're not writing reviews for reward - then it doesn't really matter does it? It's only a review.