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For good reviewers

It seems DX needs some and offers free samples.

http://blog.dealextreme.com/dealextreme-hunting-for-reviewers/

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Looks interesting, wonder if they'll send out fun stuff for review.

 

The numbers from my light tests are always to be found here.

https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0ApkFM37n_QnRdDU5MDNzOURjYllmZHI...

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Me too, what the heck i signed in. If they think my reviews are good enough...

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Budgeteer wrote:

Me too, what the heck i signed in. If they think my reviews are good enough...

No problem, BLF rewiewers are the best.

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Req #2: "We don’t want to wait too long".

We neither. :/

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Haggai wrote:

Req #2: "We don’t want to wait too long".

We neither. :/

 

lol thought the same thing..they wait 15 days to send out a product..but ohhh don't keep DX waiting..

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If it's broken when i get it do i have to pay to send it back ??

..DX has so much nice stuff .. 

  like a dream .

i wonder if Dino Direct is hiring ?

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Sent them a long list of reviews to read, we'll see if they bite or not. But it is 9:30pm on Friday so I imagine it'll be a while (We are dealing with DX time here) till I get a reply.

 

The numbers from my light tests are always to be found here.

https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0ApkFM37n_QnRdDU5MDNzOURjYllmZHI...

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Don wrote:

Sent them a long list of reviews to read, we'll see if they bite or not. But it is 9:30pm on Friday so I imagine it'll be a while (We are dealing with DX time here) till I get a reply.

If you sent them reviews and they don't send you lights .. they are dolts

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Very strange if Don does not satisfy their requirements... I don't think i will make the cut since my reviews started to be okayish only lately (my point of view). There is some room for improvement but that will came with time.

Any criticism about my reviewing technique is always welcome.

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Budgeteer wrote:

Very strange if Don does not satisfy their requirements...

Agreed. Don's provided us with a ton of good and unbiased reviews.

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I don't think i will make the cut since my reviews started to be okayish only lately...

Don't sell yourself short.  Your Skyray 1JC8 and SmilingShark reviews were outstanding!

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Thanks Match. It fuels my desire to do more reviews. Always learning and i try my best if i can.

Coming up some driver reviews coming from manafont and a few other stuff and a XM-L mod i will be doing shortly.

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Very interesting find, Oldinea, thanks!

I would encourage everyone to apply for this, even if you don't think you'll be selected. I hope that by doing so we can raise DealExtreme's awareness of the existence of BLF. Hopefully they'll start to take into account our opinions a bit more. We have a really unique bunch here, but I think that our opinion is usually representative of the overall market.

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sb56637, you make a good point about getting a lot of folks here to apply.  More exposure for BLF is always a good thing.  Although I doubt they'd care for my reviews since the first thing I'd do is tear the torch apart and test things like "hacksawability"  and overall resistance to various drill bits. Tongue out

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Match wrote:

sb56637, you make a good point about getting a lot of folks here to apply.  More exposure for BLF is always a good thing.  Although I doubt they'd care for my reviews since the first thing I'd do is tear the torch apart and test things like "hacksawability"  and overall resistance to various drill bits. Tongue out

Nahh you just improve all that manufacturers failed when designing a flashlight. Wink

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Match wrote:

sb56637, you make a good point about getting a lot of folks here to apply.  More exposure for BLF is always a good thing.  Although I doubt they'd care for my reviews since the first thing I'd do is tear the torch apart and test things like "hacksawability"  and overall resistance to various drill bits. Tongue out

Wink

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Email sent ...

 

In the past Jayki was ignored , and I know my requests were ignored [ recently ] ...  Hmmmm , oh well ...  Would be nice !

I would love to get regular stuff [ like from DX ] for testing , [ sure would ease the pressure on my wallet .... ] , yet still allow one to test and write reviews .. [ Which one enjoys ] 

Seriously , even at $10 an hour [ time spent testing-writing ] , DX would be getting more then value for money sending out a $20 or $30 flashlight for testing - review !  

I remember early on with the computer hardware sites , when they were sent products to review , there was often some Cash money in the parcel to guarantee a favorable review .

Yeah , the good old days , when Rubbish products were given glowing endorsements , and then 6 months latter , it became common knowledge that said product was Rubbish , and all the review sites that endorsed the product  , glossing over the faults = Well , you get the idea ..

  I remember testing one Mainboard , and it was buggy as hell , and I wrote so ..  This one guy really dug his heels into me on his Forum calling me all sorts of things , turned out he had like about 1000 of these boards in his warehouse he wanted to sell . And about 6 months later , turns out I was right , the Board had a very bad rep for being buggy as all hell ..

  Writing stuff - reviews can be tricky , as there will most likely always be some one taking exception to your words for what ever reason . Especially the sponsor ! 

What happens if they send you Rubbish to test ?  In some ways its better to buy , as then you can write the truth and 100% the truth ! And not worry about offending anyone .

There will always be something some one does not like , like for me , Imageshack is doing something to stuff you guys around [ I havent had any problems ] but others have . 

And thats sort of out of my control ...  Finding a 100% reliable picture host , priceless .   

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sb56637 wrote:

Very interesting find, Oldinea, thanks!

I would encourage everyone to apply for this, even if you don't think you'll be selected. I hope that by doing so we can raise DealExtreme's awareness of the existence of BLF. Hopefully they'll start to take into account our opinions a bit more. We have a really unique bunch here, but I think that our opinion is usually representative of the overall market.

there is no doubt of the existence of BLF, and what refresh me is about: our opinion is usually representative of the overall market. wa~amazing thing!

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Match wrote:

sb56637, you make a good point about getting a lot of folks here to apply.  More exposure for BLF is always a good thing.  Although I doubt they'd care for my reviews since the first thing I'd do is tear the torch apart and test things like "hacksawability"  and overall resistance to various drill bits. Tongue out

Wink

It could also be good for the reputation of the forum. Maybe they will then stop erasing the links to BLF, when I post them in their forum.

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Email sent ...

 

In the past Jayki was ignored , and I know my requests were ignored [ recently ] ...  Hmmmm , oh well ...  Would be nice !

I would love to get regular stuff [ like from DX ] for testing , [ sure would ease the pressure on my wallet .... ] , yet still allow one to test and write reviews .. [ Which one enjoys ] 

Seriously , even at $10 an hour [ time spent testing-writing ] , DX would be getting more then value for money sending out a $20 or $30 flashlight for testing - review !  

I remember early on with the computer hardware sites , when they were sent products to review , there was often some Cash money in the parcel to guarantee a favorable review .

Yeah , the good old days , when Rubbish products were given glowing endorsements , and then 6 months latter , it became common knowledge that said product was Rubbish , and all the review sites that endorsed the product  , glossing over the faults = Well , you get the idea ..

  I remember testing one Mainboard , and it was buggy as hell , and I wrote so ..  This one guy really dug his heels into me on his Forum calling me all sorts of things , turned out he had like about 1000 of these boards in his warehouse he wanted to sell . And about 6 months later , turns out I was right , the Board had a very bad rep for being buggy as all hell ..

  Writing stuff - reviews can be tricky , as there will most likely always be some one taking exception to your words for what ever reason . Especially the sponsor ! 

What happens if they send you Rubbish to test ?  In some ways its better to buy , as then you can write the truth and 100% the truth ! And not worry about offending anyone .

There will always be something some one does not like , like for me , Imageshack is doing something to stuff you guys around [ I havent had any problems ] but others have . 

And thats sort of out of my control ...  Finding a 100% reliable picture host , priceless .   

I will not agree doing a review if they want me to "idolize" their product. They must accept the facts. If i get a defective product it will be noted, (should not even happen in the 1st place) and they have the possiblility to resend another.

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Yeah, I'm afraid this could turn out to be a shilling operation. I don't know that, but they are saying they want you to post this on blogs and other websites, so it sounds that way. I'm not interested in that either, but I went ahead and sent them an e-mail anyway.

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Well if BLF aint enough... i will surely not go spamming elsewhere. Smile

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DX wants to expand , Grow , increase sales ..

One way of doing such is to send out products for review ....

If say over 3 months , some 5000 people are exposed to one product , that might only equate to a small increase in the sale of that product , but DX just might get some 5000 future shoppers buying other products ..   + The review over time will continue to expose people to the product and DX ...

  The short and the long of it , is there is no real downside for DX from doing this .

If sending out $100 worth of product every month for review , may equate to several thousands in increased sales . [ Not necessarily for the product reviewed ]  

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I hope some of you guys are able to get in on the review.  I trust you folks more than other review sites I've seen...

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Match wrote:

I hope some of you guys are able to get in on the review.  I trust you folks more than other review sites I've seen...

I only trust the reviews that I faked myself!

Just kidding.Cool

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Oldienea wrote:

Match wrote:

I hope some of you guys are able to get in on the review.  I trust you folks more than other review sites I've seen...

I only trust the reviews that I faked myself!

Just kidding.Cool

 

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LOL!

I have yet to read a review on BLF that would make me suspicious about the objectivity of the reviewer. Star rating is pretty subjective, the writing however always show genuine objective feelings about the reviewed item.

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brted wrote:

Yeah, I'm afraid this could turn out to be a shilling operation. I don't know that, but they are saying they want you to post this on blogs and other websites, so it sounds that way. I'm not interested in that either, but I went ahead and sent them an e-mail anyway.

Hmmm, you think so? I personally didn't think that DX would be that dumb. Despite DealExtreme's many faults, thus far paid shilling has not been one of them. That's the only reason that I haven't yet slapped the "AVOID" label on their rating page. But you might be right. At any rate, if they select any one of us here at BLF, I'm confident that we will give an objective review with constructive criticism, and if they don't like that then they can just remove us from their list.

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sb56637 wrote:

Hmmm, you think so? I personally didn't think that DX would be that dumb. Despite DealExtreme's many faults, thus far paid shilling has not been one of them. That's the only reason that I haven't yet slapped the "AVOID" label on their rating page. But you might be right. At any rate, if they select any one of us here at BLF, I'm confident that we will give an objective review with constructive criticism, and if they don't like that then they can just remove us from their list.

Exactly. And I hope it won't be meant for shilling. The other possibility is they want reviews on a lot of their non-flashlight products that they are selling now. It's just ridiculous how many trinkets and crap they sell and it may be they are trying to generate reviews on that stuff in order to boost sales. The flashlights tend to accumulate reviews pretty quickly already. Maybe I'm just being pessimistic. I'd like to be an optimist, I just don't think I'd be very good at it.

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Has anyone heard back from dealextreme?

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Nope. So much for not letting DX wait. Silly

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