Companies often pay people to test out their products and then leave reviews online, hoping to boost their ratings and reviews so they can sell more products.
Let’s face it, the reviews are absolutely crucial when purchasing a product online, and no one wants to buy a product with mostly bad reviews. However, one problem is that people don’t always leave honest reviews, and instead leave false 5-star ratings in order to lure people to buy really bad products.
What companies hate is when they send out a product to someone and expect them to leave e 5-star, but the reviewer is actually an honest person who realizes that the product deserves to be thrown in the garbage. This is exactly what happened to Reddit user u/Sweet_Tangerine50, and she decided to share her story on the Choosing Beggars subreddit.
A Chinese company asked her to leave a 5-star review on their nail gel that was supposed to be “easy to remove”, but it turns out that the gel is not easy to remove at all.
Check out her entry for yourself below:
The woman added in the comments that the company has removed the nail product entirely from Amazon, and reposted it with different reviews.
This post shows us that we shouldn’t always trust the 5-star Amazon reviews, and you can never really tell until you try a product.
Check out how people responded to the story: