Earlier this year, Amazon did something that it had never tried before: it sued four websites peddling reviews to sellers on their site. Today, they’ve filed a new lawsuit [PDF] against people selling their services as reviewers through the site Fiverr. That means that the suit has 1,114 unnamed defendants. [More]
There is a war raging in reviewer land, and it’s one you might not have noticed. BUT IT IS VERY REAL. Or at least it is to anyone taking note of which famous faces are taking the time to review things on Amazon. Because while everyone knows that George Takei is very adroit at making funnies on the Internet, Newt Gingrich is also in the reviewing ring. [More]
It’s not every day that the Internet’s commenters can all decide together which product on Amazon is most in need of derision by way of product reviews. This time it’s not a gallon of whole milk or even a gigantic tub of lube, but a $40,000, 85-inch LED TV from Samsung. It’s on sale, too, down from $44,999.99! [More]
We’ve got a bit of a special edition this week in our recurring funny Amazon reviews theme, in the form of a product that is actually in the news recently. Timeliness and humor, you say? Sounds like just the thing for a summer Friday afternoon. [More]
Forgiveness, dear Consumerist readers, I beg it of you. Last week some kind of demonic being temporarily possessed my body right at the moment I usually gather the funniest Amazon reviews you all send us, and as such, failed to post them. That’s why I’ve worked extra hard — worked, as in, read lots of your emails — to pick some extra delicious, refreshing and wholesome reviews this week. Let’s pick up where we left off previously, shall we? With laughter. [More]
A few weeks ago we had a couple chuckles over a round-up of hilarious Amazon product reviews, those bits of tongue-in-cheek humor and working of words through the medium of comedy are, in most cases, more of a reward than whatever the product being sold is. We asked you, dear readers, to rustle up a few of your favorites, and hoooo boy, did you come through. [More]
Instead of paying outsiders to give their products fake positive reviews on Amazon product pages like Belkin and other companies, DeLonghi cut out the middleman. Their communications manager, Tara Carpenter, simply went on Amazon and gave a variety of DeLonghi products five-star rave reviews herself.