Freebies for high reviews

What are your thoughts on companies and product makers offering free things such as items, software, privileges and other rewards for high rated reviews left in return? 

Parents
  • Such quid pro quo arrangements are inherently dishonest. Giving a product for an honest/no-strings review is fine, altho biased, but requiring a level of rating is not. And I'll never take an alleged "influencer" at face value. 

    For larger ticket items, I'll trust Consumer Reports or similar independent agent's review over paid reviews. 

    Maybe I'm old school, but make a quality product, sell it at a fair price, stand behind it, and treat your customers well.

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  • Such quid pro quo arrangements are inherently dishonest. Giving a product for an honest/no-strings review is fine, altho biased, but requiring a level of rating is not. And I'll never take an alleged "influencer" at face value. 

    For larger ticket items, I'll trust Consumer Reports or similar independent agent's review over paid reviews. 

    Maybe I'm old school, but make a quality product, sell it at a fair price, stand behind it, and treat your customers well.

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