Monday, February 1, 2016

UnProduct Review



I have been working on reviewing products for the past 6 months. It's a great way to try out products that I think are interesting especially when I don't have the cash to spend.

There was a small flaw in my plan, however, because I did not have a process in place to make sure I followed up with the websites where I had procured products to be reviewed. Some sites are very user friendly and have processes in place for the reviewers, and I did pretty well with those. Then you have the sites that have nothing in place and I know I missed out on verifying my reviews for the sellers. And there are sites that are quite diligent in verifying the reviews are published by people like me. I like these types of sites because I am able to show the seller that their trust in me to honestly review a product they sent me for a huge discount was worth it.

Now, I have a bit of a problem. A site that verifies has locked my account until I publish and verify what I agreed in exchange for the products. I think that is great because it keeps me honest! What I don't appreciate is when I have a product that is essentially counting against me that I can't review. Why am I unable to review the product? Well, its because I never received it!

Back in September I was approved by Bomber & Company to receive their Premium Paracord Type 3 9-Strand. They requested I fill out a form online and then they would send a promotion code to me so I could get the agreed upon discount and purchase through amazon.com. I filled out the form, emailed them to confirm that I had filled out the form, and then never heard from them again. As I am going through the reviews I owe to this site I came across this and emailed the site to see if it could be removed from my log. No dice. So, I decided to review the company's lack of customer service.

So, here is my review:
I was supposed to receive Bomber & Company's Premium Paracord Type 3 9-Strand (seen here) but they did not follow through. I suggest not purchasing from this company.

I will not disclose the name of the promotion website because, other than not being able to remove the promotion from my log, they really didn't do anything wrong.


And in accordance with FTC.com Disclosure Guidelines, I should have, but did not receive any product at a discount from this company in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.