Not sure if this is in the right section, but hey ho - nearest I could find!
I had a message from Folomov Flashlights - it says -
’Hello, Sunny from Folomov here.
You may have seen some popular Folomov products in BLF before, such as EDC-C4 flashlight and A4 charger.
All products are sold on amazon.co.uk now. We want to invite some flashlightholics to try Folomov flashlight
and write reviews on amazon. If you are interested in testing Folomov products, pls contact me freely.
So I replied I had never done a review before, but I would be happy to try. Then I get this quite unbelievable reply -
’Hi, glad to hear from you.
There are several steps to finish the review.
Step 1: Buy one EDC-C4 from our amazon store
Step 2: Tell me your comment on EDC-C4.
Step 3: Write a review for EDC-C4 on amazon with several photos
Step 4: I will refund you with full payment via Paypal immediately when the review is posted.
Is it ok for you?
They actually expect me to buy a light I don’t even want, pay full price for it then hope they refund me, after checking the review - WTF? is this the norm for doing reviews?? surely you shouldn’t have to buy a light you had no intention of buying just to add an Amazon review for that company! Seems a bit fishy to me so I politely told her NO.
Just wanted to see if this was the norm and how many people they are doing this to?