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Take the refund or let negative feedback stand? #4810338
07/10/18 02:07 PM
07/10/18 02:07 PM
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The Motor City
Kestas Offline OP
Kestas  Offline OP
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The Motor City
I decided to replace the shaver blades for my Norelco rotary triple head shaver. They cost $30 from Norelco. I opted to buy the chinese knock-offs for $4, delivered to my door.

When I got them and put them in service, they did a horrible job of cutting and hurt my face like a son-of-a-gun. Close examination shows the blades omitted the second plane of cutters, the ones that are supposed to lift the hairs. This is despite the fact their listing shows this second plane in the pictures.

So I left them negative feedback. I told them I wouldn't be returning the product because it's not worth it. The offered me a refund if I would rescind the negative feedback. I'm tempted to let the feedback stand, as a warning to the next guy, and to spite the seller/scammer. What would you do?

As I see it, they probably sell a lot of these knock-offs to unsuspecting folk and make good money doing so. But every once in a while they run into someone like me, who actually looks at things close up for a living. They probably pay these people off to keep them quiet, so they can continue scamming others.

Re: Take the refund or let negative feedback stand? [Re: Kestas] #4810348
07/10/18 02:13 PM
07/10/18 02:13 PM
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skyactiv Offline
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Let it stand. If more people take a stance and give honest feedback, the quality will improve and the cost shouldn't go up that much.


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Re: Take the refund or let negative feedback stand? [Re: Kestas] #4810354
07/10/18 02:21 PM
07/10/18 02:21 PM
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Basehor, KS
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Basehor, KS
+1 on letting stand. The point of these reviews is to provide honest feedback, good or bad. Providing a refund should not be contingent on withdrawing a negative review.

Re: Take the refund or let negative feedback stand? [Re: Kestas] #4810369
07/10/18 02:35 PM
07/10/18 02:35 PM
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SE Michigan
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SE Michigan
Let it stand. You'll be helping the people behind you who look at their misleading marketing and buy the product expecting it to be as they describe it. Feedback like that is what online retail SHOULD be all about.


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Re: Take the refund or let negative feedback stand? [Re: Kestas] #4810370
07/10/18 02:35 PM
07/10/18 02:35 PM
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Lyndhurst NJ
Audios Offline
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id agree, leave it as a warning and trying to cut corners is not a good way to do business. Now everyone that orders anyway will at least look at that second blade, and their returns will instantly go up


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Re: Take the refund or let negative feedback stand? [Re: Kestas] #4810374
07/10/18 02:43 PM
07/10/18 02:43 PM
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OH
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I'd want the refund and tell them you will consider revising it. Then if you revise the review it can say something along the lines of the product was cheap junk but they did give a refund. The review should be accurate AND you should get the refund is the bottom line.

Re: Take the refund or let negative feedback stand? [Re: Kestas] #4810377
07/10/18 02:47 PM
07/10/18 02:47 PM
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bdcardinal Offline
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Ford $4 I would let the review stay and forego the refund just to warn my fellow consumer.


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Re: Take the refund or let negative feedback stand? [Re: Kestas] #4810380
07/10/18 02:54 PM
07/10/18 02:54 PM
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Southern NY
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Let it stand.

I got the backup camera. While the camera works as one would expect for $30, there are a few issues, I didn't like. So I left a 4-star review. The seller wanted me to up it to 5 stars and get something else from his store for free. I refused. Suddenly, the item I wanted went out of stock but the review stated 4-stars. I wanted to leave this point in the review too, but then it would be little too much for me, so I didn't leave it but at the first anniversary of the product I will 'update' the review.


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Re: Take the refund or let negative feedback stand? [Re: Kestas] #4810381
07/10/18 02:54 PM
07/10/18 02:54 PM
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Michigan
ZZman Offline
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Michigan
Screw them. Negative feedback.


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Re: Take the refund or let negative feedback stand? [Re: Kestas] #4810383
07/10/18 02:56 PM
07/10/18 02:56 PM
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Phoenix, Arizona - USA
SirTanon Offline
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$4 is a small price to pay for being able to send a message to shady sellers. It benefits us all.


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Re: Take the refund or let negative feedback stand? [Re: Kestas] #4810387
07/10/18 02:59 PM
07/10/18 02:59 PM
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NY
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NY
For $4 let it stand, you'll be doing people a favor steering them away from that garbage.


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Re: Take the refund or let negative feedback stand? [Re: Kestas] #4810399
07/10/18 03:08 PM
07/10/18 03:08 PM
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'murica
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'murica
Update the review with a screenshot of their attempt to buy you off for $4 whistle

Re: Take the refund or let negative feedback stand? [Re: Kestas] #4810406
07/10/18 03:11 PM
07/10/18 03:11 PM
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MA
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MA
Take the money and leave a positive review. Like if you love a horrible cut and like a painful face, this is a great blade for that.

Re: Take the refund or let negative feedback stand? [Re: Kestas] #4810412
07/10/18 03:22 PM
07/10/18 03:22 PM
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Cape Cod, MA
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Not trying to be "that guy", but did you really think the $4 Chinese knock-offs would be comparable to the real thing?

To answer your question...the price you paid to find out isn't much so I would let the review stand.


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Re: Take the refund or let negative feedback stand? [Re: Kestas] #4810434
07/10/18 03:35 PM
07/10/18 03:35 PM
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Phoenix, Arizona - USA
SirTanon Offline
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One other thing... Don't suppose you can link the listing from which you purchased these knock-offs?


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