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Forum topic by DKV posted 06-22-2015 04:16 PM 1293 views 0 times favorited 61 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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DKV

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06-22-2015 04:16 PM

based on a lumberjocks 5 star review and find the product not to my satisfaction can I expect some sort of financial compensation from the reviewer for the faulty review? It is my opinion that far too many products are just flippantly given five stars when most normal, sane lumberjocks reviewers would not. I think the threat of financial renumeration will make those giving stars to think twice before posting bloated reviews and leading us on. Some reviewers post reviews that tend to make you think they work for the company/product being reviewed. That’s fraud, clear and simple. Let’s fight this fraud together.

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upchuck

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#1 posted 06-22-2015 04:20 PM

To your question in the first sentence…No.

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#2 posted 06-22-2015 04:21 PM

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Madts.

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#3 posted 06-22-2015 04:35 PM

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Are you trying to beat Ranting Rich?

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DKV

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#4 posted 06-22-2015 05:02 PM

If BinghamtonEd gives five stars to a saw from Harbor Freight…what is he going to give a saw from LV or LN? It doesn’t make sense and those perpetrating the fraud should be held financially responsible.

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DKV

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#5 posted 06-22-2015 05:05 PM

It’s like someone giving a five star rating to Ford or Chevy pu’s when we all know Toyota makes the best full size pickup.

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Chris Cook

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#6 posted 06-22-2015 05:10 PM

The biggest problem with these types of review is selection bias. Since they purchased the product, a 5 star review validates that they made the correct choice. Many people will review a purchased product in the best light, otherwise the question is “why did you keep it?”

These reviews are offered for free and you pay that same price to read them, so I would put it in the ‘you get what you pay for” category

-- Chris, “as soon as you come up with something foolproof, they come up with a better fool""

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#7 posted 06-22-2015 05:12 PM

Overall: ✩✩✩
Value: ✩✩✩✩✩

Would read again.

-- Practice makes less sucky. (Bill, Minneapolis, MN)

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#8 posted 06-22-2015 05:14 PM

I’d say it’s proportional to the money spent. most times. If a dirt cheap saw works well then why not. You expect a 200$ saw to work well and when the handle feels kinda funny it gets 4 stars because you expect better for that price.

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#9 posted 06-22-2015 05:39 PM

It’s an opinion for crying out loud.
No one owes you anything.

“We all know” means nothing because you’re not speaking for me, and I dare say anyone else in this forum.

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#10 posted 06-22-2015 05:49 PM

As normal one should not take a DKV post seriously….

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#11 posted 06-22-2015 06:51 PM

Take them to the Lumberjocks small claim court and tell the Lumberjocks judge that you just don’t have what it takes to make your own decision


based on a lumberjocks 5 star review and find the product not to my satisfaction can I expect some sort of financial compensation from the reviewer for the faulty review? It is my opinion that far too many products are just flippantly given five stars when most normal, sane lumberjocks reviewers would not. I think the threat of financial renumeration will make those giving stars to think twice before posting bloated reviews and leading us on. Some reviewers post reviews that tend to make you think they work for the company/product being reviewed. That s fraud, clear and simple. Let s fight this fraud together.

- DKV


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CharlieM1958

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#12 posted 06-22-2015 07:01 PM

I haven’t spent as much time on the site lately as I used to, but it’s nice to see some things never change. DKV is still stirrin’ the poop.


As normal one should not take a DKV post seriously….

- Redoak49


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#13 posted 06-22-2015 09:46 PM



It s like someone giving a five star rating to Ford or Chevy pu s when we all know Toyota makes the best full size pickup.

- DKV

amen brother!

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Daruc

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#14 posted 06-22-2015 10:28 PM


It s like someone giving a five star rating to Ford or Chevy pu s when we all know Toyota makes the best full size pickup.

- DKV

It’s more like someone giving 4 stars for something they used 1 time. Especially when they know you have to use the product for a year to really know. (You can’t drill 1 hole and give a review.)

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DKV

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#15 posted 06-22-2015 11:19 PM

Woodust, not to quibble but I’ve drilled over 200 holes using 5 different sizes. I should have said that. My bad.

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