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Posted on 21 Jul 2013 00:31:04 BDT
mister joe says:
To me it sounds like being an avon rep.
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In reply to an earlier post on 11 Aug 2013 01:23:17 BDT
Jason says:
LOL Julie, that's put me right off ! ;)

Posted on 4 Oct 2014 21:04:28 BDT
I'm ranked about 600 in the UK for my reviews, but I admit they're usually bipolar. The reviews I post are rarely about the "meh!" Factor....the 3star "its ok, I guess" type reviews. If something really impresses me in quality or price I think it's only fair to the makers/sellers to thank them via good review. Similarly, if stuff is junk, overpriced, poor quality, or a plain ripoff, I see it as a vocation to make potential buyers aware of this before they shell out their increasingly more rare "spare cash".
Ive never been invited to join Vine, but I don't think I endear myself to either Amazon or their Vine members by clearly stating on my more in-depth reviews that Im NOT a vine member, ive spent my very own cash on all my products and as such have no bias or vested interest. Any Vine members reading this may be offended by my assertions, but, its human nature.... I defy anyone to say they are immune to influence by being given free products. It's impossible to review a product exactly the same way when it's been donated to you for free compared to an actual paying customer.
Let's use an example cited here by a few posters.... Computer software.
If I'd paid £35 of my own money for a security software suite, I'd be far less forgiving of conflicts, processor slow down, memory hogging, installation issues, annual renewals by direct debits I didn't opt in for but had to hunt down to opt out... If I'd been given the same software suite for free I'd be far more forgiving of minor niggles purely because, well, it was free?
Just to be clear, im in no way accusing Vine members of being "suck ups for freebies" , im actually analysing this on a subconscious and psychological basis. I just think a review from Joe Skint who spent £40 he couldn't easily afford on a product is more likely to elicit a purer "buyer" review, than someone who gets two free goodies every 30 days from a vast choice of varied items.
Just my 2 cents worth :)

Posted on 21 Oct 2014 19:50:31 BDT
P. White says:
I was one of the first Vine reviewers (invited) and eventually asked to be removed because it felt unethical.
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