Amazon removes it's incentivized review program

nodle

Cheesemonger
Administrator
About dam time. Was making me kinda hate Amazon for allowing this. So misleading!

Amazon’s review system allowed for a deceptively biased loophole: users could receive free products from companies in exchange for an “honest” review.
Starting immediately, Amazon will no longer allow reviews from customers who have received free products in exchange for reviews, no matter how they’re marked.
Update on Customer Reviews
 

ryanator

Mathematical
Members
Finally, i hope this takes care of the issue and there becomes no loophole. This was abused so much.  Users who had a high review count were the ones offered the free products in exchange for a "glowing" review.
 
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