Wednesday, September 7, 2016

I prefer to really get detailed in my reviews, but not for this one

I'm tired, I'm slightly grumpy and I'm feeling kind of harassed by a seller on one of the review sites I use. #RY_GARDENER sent me an expandable garden hose kit that included a hanger (not planning to use because material quality makes me wonder when it will break), a hose that starts at 17 feet and is supposed to expand to 50 and an 8 function spray nozzle. I expected the hose to be able to expand to the full 50 feet without too much struggle on my part. I measured it and it came in at right under 49 feet once I had it expanded. There is a chance I don't know what I'm doing, but it just seemed like a struggle to get it to expand. I do not see this hose replacing the "standard" straight hose I have because what I have not is longer and has worked for me. While the hose hanger is a nice idea, it falls short in the feel of the material. I honestly don't want to put this on my fence or wall because I'm not sure how long it will last. That being said, it is a bonus item and not the main event.
To be as fair as I can be, I am late in getting the review posted in the various agreed upon locations. It is my fault and I take full responsibility. Here is where I'm feeling harassed. The platform that is used on this seller/author site allows sellers to invite authors to apply for their promotions. I was invited by this seller just recently to apply for another promotion. So, I applied. Then I received a message from them saying that they won't approve me until the previous review is done. While I understand that and think it is a good business practice, it should have no bearing upon this situation because the seller was the one who asked me to apply. It just did not seem ethical or a good way to build a customer. And honestly I just want to get this set of reviews for this product over with and not deal with this anymore. It does not inspire me to go above and beyond in my review but to only do the minimum. So, my review is basically this:
The quality of the host is less than expected. The extension of the hose is less than advertised unless I'm doing something wrong. While it isn't a horrible product, it is not something I would purchase again.
I received this product at a discount or free in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.