Can we trust Review Copy reviews of WSO offers?

by xstraightedgepersianx 14 replies
Hello all

I have seen in various WSO threads, users asking for a review copy of the offer. Usually, the user then posts a positive review of the WSO for all to see. How reliable are the reviews? I sometimes feel that the OP of the WSO thread either pays the reviewers or he/she/it are using fake accounts to post positive reviews. How does one determine which reviews are legit and which are not?


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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Meaney
    Asking for a review copy should be banned. It once was, I didn't realise it was acceptable again.

    But how reliable are any reviews, for any product?

    Even most blog post 'reviews' for every product in every niche have ulterior motives and come with an affiliate link.
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    • Why was it banned in the past?
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    • Profile picture of the author agmccall
      Originally Posted by Michael Meaney View Post

      Asking for a review copy should be banned. It once was, I didn't realise it was acceptable again.

      But how reliable are any reviews, for any product?

      Even most blog post 'reviews' for every product in every niche have ulterior motives and come with an affiliate link.
      Then should posting classified ads looking for reviewers also be banned. I have seen many ads and the same people you see in the WSO threads begging are there begging as well

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  • Profile picture of the author Enfusia
    You won't see many of them, but if you see some of the people that have been here for a while with good reputations reviewing, then you can trust it.

    If the person has 1 post or the review is their 1st post, I would question that.

    People how have been here for at least 2 years and have a couple hundred posts are generally not going to risk their rep on a review.

    Look at the person posting the review to see if it's worth anything.
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  • Profile picture of the author OptedIn
    Originally Posted by xstraightedgepersianx View Post

    H How does one determine which reviews are legit and which are not?
    Can we trust Review Copy reviews of WSO offers?

    You have answered your question by asking it,
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  • Profile picture of the author Tsnyder
    If you don't know your business well enough to know if a WSO
    will help you without reading ANY reviews you should refrain from
    buying them until you learn your business better.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brent Stangel
    Asking for review copies in a WSO thread has been forbidden for quite some time.
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    • Profile picture of the author Michael Meaney
      Originally Posted by Brent Stangel View Post

      Asking for review copies in a WSO thread has been forbidden for quite some time.
      I remember when Allen banned it, but with 2 sets of rules and a general failure to enforce any of them, I haven't got a clue what's allowed and what's not anymore man.
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  • Profile picture of the author extrememan
    Some vendors do pay for testimonials for their WSO's. That is confirmed, but overall... There is real testimonials of past customers. Best to use common sense.
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
    Originally Posted by xstraightedgepersianx View Post

    Why was it banned in the past?
    In addition to the shameless begging Michael mentioned, it was very easy to commit fraud. Whether it was shills or a WSO seller with multiple accounts, It was common for a WSO to be released with a dozen glowing reviews from accounts that posted nothing but glowing initial reviews of WSOs.

    As someone who occasionally and selectively posts reviews based on review copies, I'd say that if the reviewer reveals that he/she got a free review copy AND they have a decent rep in the community it does carry some weight.

    But you, as a potential buyer, have to use some common sense. Don't be like those game show contestants that can't answer a simple question without looking into the audience first.

    For example, if someone is offering a system that takes a few months to properly implement, yet the reviewer claims it works well a few days after release, be very wary of both the reviewer and the seller.

    Another red flag is a reviewer who seems to everything about anything. If they're reviewing affiliate systems, DFY blogs, bitcoin systems and SEO tools, ask yourself if this makes sense. Check out the reviewer by viewing their past posts and threads.

    If they write a glowing review about making big money from a WSO, yet their recent posts read more like "I'm broke - how can I make money quick without having to spend any money?" I might discount their review a bit.

    Bottom line, buyer beware. "Due diligence" involves more than simply scanning reviews in a WSO thread.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Singletary
    Many of the reviews, especially those provided by people with a history here (been here a while and have been active and helpful) are okay.

    However, recently I've come across a couple of users (blatant scammers in my opinion) who requested reviews of their WSOs but demanded that only a positive reviews be provided. One request was in an open thread (talk about obvious but not caring what people think) and another was done via PM.

    Also, you can read many of the posts here about how many/most in this community do reviews of other products, for example Clickbank or Amazon products, to see if you trust the community's reviews overall. Most of those posts, for example, will talk about how you can give something a positive review to get your commission without ever seeing or using the product but basing the review on the sales copy or going by what others have said.

    Bottom line? There is no real answer. There are scammers here that would lie to their mother for $1 and there are people that try to give helpful reviews and everything in between. So, everyone has to do their own due diligence.

    Mark
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
    Originally Posted by Mark Singletary View Post

    However, recently I've come across a couple of users (blatant scammers in my opinion) who requested reviews of their WSOs but demanded that only a positive reviews be provided. One request was in an open thread (talk about obvious but not caring what people think) and another was done via PM.
    I get those. They get a quick "thanks, but no thanks" and the message gets deleted. These people are then added to my "never buy from" list.

    Originally Posted by Mark Singletary View Post

    Bottom line? There is no real answer. There are scammers here that would lie to their mother for $1 and there are people that try to give helpful reviews and everything in between. So, everyone has to do their own due diligence.

    Mark
    Amen to this.

    If you do get scammed, or the WSO does not live up to what the offer promises, do not feel bad for getting a refund. Honest sellers will honor refund requests. Less than honest ones will often refuse, accusing you of trying to steal their product. Some will lay a sad story on you, and hope you'll take pity and rescind your refund request.

    Don't fall for it. Get your money back and move on.

    And never, ever, ever bet the rent on a miracle WSO that promises immediate wealth.
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