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Watch As Amazon Deletes Hundreds Of One-Star Reviews Of Hillary Clinton's New Book

Posted by  $  nickursis 1 week, 2 days ago to Culture
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The sad case of a ghost written book, a sordid story, and Amazon trying to make it seem somewhat worthwhile, all in all, making themselves look very stupid, and damaging their brand in the mix. Dumb. The 50% negative would be people who would never buy the book trying to justify why people should not, the other 50% are the Hillarites who would by a used piece of toilet paper if it was claimed to have been near Hillary's butt. Normal American politics at that point.
SOURCE URL: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-09-13/watch-amazon-deletes-hundreds-one-star-reviews-hillary-clintons-new-book


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  • Posted by  $  IAMGROOT 1 week, 1 day ago
    I'm an Amazon "merchant partner," and my company has had a love/hate relationship with them for many years (we started selling watches on the site just as they were creating the "watch and jewelry" category). While they have created a truly awesome mechanism for making money through retail on the Internet, they are clearly in it for themselves. Not only do merchants pay them a commission off the top of the sales price, the same commission is applied to shipping charges. It's very easy for Amazon to make more on a sale than we do, particularly for high dollar items with slim margins. Despite that, the sales volume possible through Amazon is too big to pass up. In-addition, Amazon tracks a number of metrics to keep merchants performing at an acceptable level and they can, and will shut you down with a mouse-click if you drop below what they feel is acceptable. These metrics have to do with your response time both in fulfilling orders and responding to customer inquiries and dealing with customer issues. That makes sense, but they also track your sales metrics. They know what sells and they use that against you by acquiring your product lines. Once Amazon gets a hold of an item, they become the exclusive seller of that item. It is impossible to compete with Amazon in their sandbox. Another metric that can get you shut down is negative feedback. This is not the same as product reviews which is what the topic of this thread is and I apologize for deviating somewhat from the main topic, but if you have a certain number of negative (3 or fewer stars) feedbacks, you have a limited amount of time to bring that back up. Amazon is tough on its merchants. Too tough, IMHO, and it saddens me that a company that has created such great value for people (both consumers and merchants) plays the political power game when they could be a beacon for truth instead. Again, sorry for deviating somewhat.
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    • Posted by  $  IndianaGary 1 week, 1 day ago
      Doesn't that sound like, "We have to sell individual items at a loss, but we make it up with volume?"
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      • Posted by  $  IAMGROOT 1 week, 1 day ago
        Absolutely! With their automated price adjusting software, Amazon ALWAYS undercuts the competition, and they can afford to with every single merchant subsidizing them on every sale THEY make.
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        • Posted by  $  IndianaGary 1 week, 1 day ago
          Well, it's a free country. If you don't like their business model, you don't have to participate, essentially supporting it.
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          • Posted by  $  IAMGROOT 1 week, 1 day ago
            True, but the value still outweighs the negatives. We do more volume and make more money there than anywhere else, especially our own web site. They don't compete with us on everything, yet. =]
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            • Posted by  $  1 week ago
              Well, they definitely must be making out on Prime, which I love, just because I get around the exorbitant fees some places charge. But they must have one hell of a contract with UPS.
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              • Posted by freedomforall 1 week ago
                When Amazon became overtly political (anti Bill of Rights and insanely politically correct) I stopped buying from them. Instead I use them to compare price and give my business to more liberty-minded vendors. That is the free market.
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  • Posted by  $  allosaur 1 week, 1 day ago
    Welcome to dino's book review corner~
    Oh, my goody goodness. Who wouldn't like a ghost-written book about a cackling Evil Hag who can't look in the mirror due to casting no reflection?
    That's why book is a modern abstract art masterpiece. What's abstract and what's the art?
    Me dino just told ya. It's all between the lines that crooked Shillary is incapable of looking at herself in a mirror. Her darling Billy must have bit her after too many rapes or something.
    Yeah, so you don't have to read the book to appreciate its aesthetic wonderment. That's because What Happened is not in the book to be read.
    And don't worry about bungle in the jungle people of the Amazon who kiss up with blowguns. Monkey hunters are what they eat.
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    • Posted by  $  1 week ago
      There is a video floating around of an interviewer she met in some city, she shakes her hand, "so glad to see you", and the moment she asks about Benghazi "read the book", then about 30,000 missing emails "goodbye", then calls security to eject the same woman she was so glad to see 45 seconds earlier. What a bag of guts....
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      • Posted by  $  allosaur 1 week ago
        Such high-handed pompous behavior is to be expected from a queen bee among the especially privileged oft above the law virtual aristocracy who
        are our Animal Farm more than equal elite betters.
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  • Posted by LibertyBelle 1 week, 1 day ago
    I usually don't buy new books; if they are hardbacks, they are usually too expensive, and it is generally some time before they come out in paper-
    back (and, I hear, the new fashion is something called "softcover", which, I understand, is more expensive than paperback.)

    And, as to a book by Hillary Clinton, I usually wouldn't read it if someone offered to pay me for reading it instead of my paying him (or her.)
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  • Posted by fosterj717 1 week, 1 day ago
    Its a shame that Jeff Bezos and Amazon are such slimy organizations! Cooking the books trying make the "lamebrain" Hillary Clinton look good. Her book of lies will command nothing but 1 star reviews if the people reviewing have any integrity at all.
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  • Posted by MinorLiberator 1 week, 1 day ago
    Do I actually read this in the article:

    " We do however have mechanisms in place to ensure that the voices of many do not drown out the voices of a few and we remove customer reviews that violate our community guidelines."

    Admitting the "many" rate the book negatively???
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    • Posted by  $  1 week ago
      Seemed like it to me...but they were dismissing it as politically motivated, so a whole here of right wingers came just to post reviews. They have their weapon though "verified buyer", if you didn't buy it, then you should not review it on their site, unless you can provide proof you had it.That's where the shills step in. I bought a dash-cam based on reviews and it was crap. I then looked far and wide and found one that looked like it reviewed well in several places, and it has been awesome.
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  • Posted by  $  IndianaGary 1 week, 1 day ago
    There is some justification of Amazon deleting 1-star reviews from their site. First, all these "reviews", including some of the 5-star, were posted by people who could not have possibly read it because they were posted before the book was even released. I've heard of speed-reading but time travel was never a requirement. Secondly, what they claimed to be deleting were posts from people who were not verified purchasers of the book. If those were only 1-star reviews then I'd suggest some manipulation might be involved. I don't think it's a big deal, myself, because I would never read the book, much less buy it given what I know of Clinton's escapades in the past, Anyone swayed by a book review from random people doesn't have much in the way of intellectual curiosity or capacity. If a friend I trust gives me a review, I would give it far more consideration.
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  • Posted by term2 1 week, 1 day ago
    Hillary is just trying to get attention so she can run for political power again. Her lack of appeal as a politician has been shown TWICE already by dark horses that came out of nowhere to beat her at the last minute no matter what political tricks she pulled. I say that people just dont LIKE her, they see the nastiness that resides inside her, and they feel her power hungry nature.

    In the quiet of the voting booth, these things come out as the opposing candidates are selected by the voter. She is one evil bit&*, and she cant hide it. Hows that for political correctness.
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