Would you be offended....help please

on Oct 12, 2016 @ 11:12 am

         Im fairly new here but it seems like a great place and y'all have been so kind.Yesterday i had a seller tell me that i was to much of a critic and i do not give out enough 5 star reviews. For me if im buying something, given something or go out for dinner and what i get is sub-par I always contact the seller, or management. If they fix it or try to i will give a better review. I think that i look at it like this. When you go to the hospital and they say on a scale of 1-10 i mean how many people are really a 10. That's how i am with stars if it blows my mind then i will but if not than they just get an "I like it"....... am i doing this wrong. Just looking for advice and opinions. Thank you!

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:) on Oct 12, 2016 @ 12:07 pm

I 100% agree that a high scoring review should be earned. IF a company just wants 5-star reviewers, that just tells me the product is sub-par and they are trying to cover it up.
My sliding scale of stars is as follows:
1 Star: Terrible/poor
2 Stars: Just ok
3 Stars: good
4 Stars: Above average / Very good
5 Stars: Amazing / Excellent

So if you're stricter than that, maybe ease up a tiny bit? Or make sure you mention the good parts, even in a bad review.

Nothing to worry about! on Oct 12, 2016 @ 12:47 pm

To me it sounds like that seller was just being defensive over their sub-par product and I really doubt it has any reflection on you. I think the fact that you are stringent with giving out five stars attests to your great reviewing ability in that you honestly review products! Even more so it means that those products that do receive your five star rating are truly exceptional and that is a great reward for them! Try taking the comment of being "too much of a critic" as a compliment rather than as an insult to move forward with your reviewing. As you know, being a critic means to critique something--that is providing feedback that can be either positive or negative which is exactly what you are doing! I think you should continue as is and forget the prickly, oversensitive seller you dealt with :)

Best of luck!

. on Oct 12, 2016 @ 02:45 pm

sorry, I can't seem to be o see on what platform you are talking about...sounds like eBay, or Amazon?
I'm in agreement with other chicks...your review reflects your experience. I had someone on Amazon contact me once because I had received a product at a discount...it was a summer top I ordered in May or June and received in August. I still gave 3 stars and explained that the shipping was excruciatingly slow, and the picture not an accurate reflection of the quality, but was worth what I paid for it. While I understand that sellers can't control shipping times, they can control expecrtations...I was told it would arrive in 10-21 days.

You are Not Wrong on Oct 12, 2016 @ 11:55 pm

I agree with you 100% to be as honest as possible on your reviews. I can't believe a seller is telling you, you are too critical? That is strange. What's the point of reviewing if it isn't honest right?

Good for you for being honest!

. on Oct 13, 2016 @ 07:28 am

Stick to your way of reviewing, it sounds like your doing a very good job. The product probably wouldn't have been that good anyway, Lol and they knew they wouldn't have got the 5 stars they were wanted.

..... on Oct 13, 2016 @ 07:48 am

Honesty is always the best. If it's a good thing fine; if it isn't nothing wrong with letting them know. This is the same for reviews here on CA, truth is always the way to go.

. on Oct 17, 2016 @ 03:49 pm

What type of platform are you reviewing on? My opinion on this is actually a bit mixed. I absolutely believe in being honest, but as someone who used to both buy and sell on Etsy, I used to see a lot of people who would leave small shops a rating that was less than 5 stars and 1) they didn't properly explain why, and 2) it completely damaged the store's reputation.

Most online shops, be it Etsy, Ebay, or marketplace sellers on Amazon, have an overall rating of 100%. Even a four star rating can ruin this. Sellers usually go out of their way to prevent this from happening by ensuring your experience is as good as can be. If you're unhappy with something, you should always contact them before leaving your final rating, because they will more often than not remedy the situation. Anything less than a 5 reflects EXTREMELY poorly on them.

stars on Oct 17, 2016 @ 04:12 pm

I only review items I like LOL

straight up on Oct 20, 2016 @ 04:41 pm

always tell it like you see it

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