Sad to see this happen. I looked up the BLF edition Saber 1A page and was surprised it had 29 reviews already. And almost all of them were just a couple of sentences. And kind of generic sounding. I did a search on one phrase "this tiny flashlight was the one that shined best" and found that it came from a 2009 review of the Fenix E01 on Amazon.
Just playing devil’s advocate here, but could a competitor purposely use a “fake” fake review made to be easily detectable to discredit the target? It seems the right thing to do would be to delete any suspected posts, but then there will be cries of censorship. Seems like a no win situation.
Unfortunately this doesn’t surprise me. Thrunite has been banned from BLF for quite a few months now because of their desperate and unscrupulous behavior on BLF. They shed many crocodile tears when they were banned and promised to change their ways, but now this is just another manifestation of Thrunite’s corporate culture of lying.
That being said, there are several dealers and manufacturers out there, including some from from China, that are honest and competitive. So the best way to reward the good ones and punish the bad guys is with your dollar.
Thanks Calvin for the prompt elucidation of what is suggested above. Google searches can be informative, but must be treated carefully because it is often misleading because of the information that is lacking. And if information is available publicly that does not mean that it is meant to be spread freely without consideration.