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  • Fake online reviews! (surely not in the coffee industry)

    This article in todays SMH Fake online reviews mean cash-for-comment is rife

    And then this one in the Australian http://video.theaustralian.com.au/22...ng-liquid-gold wonder if he made the clip simply because he loves his Lelit.

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    Surely your not suggesting people might post stuff online to make a $$ over the truth about a product Nothing new in or out of the coffee industry or any industry for that matter.

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    • #3
      Most fake reviews for cafes are probably the owner or their mates.
      First time reviewers of new cafes is a dead giveaway.
      Recently saw six brilliant reviews of a new place and most were first timers.
      Odds are against that many strangers posting so quickly.

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      • #4
        Most fake reviews for cafes are probably the owner or their mates.
        ...which is why our "Good coffee where" has a minimum post count. Most of the cafe owners mates are too lazy to get a high enough post count and will post they rubbish reviews somewhere else.

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        • #5
          I am suspicious when there are only one or two reviews rating cafés or restaurants at 9 or 10 out of 10.

          Also many of the review sites have a 3/10 next to a 9/10 for many of the top 3 hat restaurants; I wonder if the food and service was that bad. The customers may be dissatisfied if they were jilted by their partners after an expensive meal.

          Barry

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          • #6
            Cash for WHAT??

            Hello Yelta and snobs
            Fake review?? Let me explain how this video came about.
            I wrote a piece for the Weekend Australian's lifestyle section about my search for the perfect coffee at home. My choice of machine ended up being the Lelit. In truth, though I do love it, it has not been flawless. This is mentioned in the article. The paper then decided it would be a good idea for the video team to come to my house (panic!) and film my nascent barista skills for a video to support the story, which was wrongly captioned a "review" by the online editors. It is not a review, and never was conceived as such. It stands, I think, as evidence that, with a little practice and training any schmuck can learn to make great coffee at home. Cash for comment? You must be joking. Haven't received a bean, nor did I expect to.
            best regards,
            cutho (registered coffee snob)

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            • #7
              Having reached a grand total of five posts I believe I am now blessed with the ability to post links. Here's the original story in The Australian

              Cookies must be enabled. | The Australian

              Cheers,
              cutho

              Originally posted by Yelta View Post
              This article in todays SMH Fake online reviews mean cash-for-comment is rife

              And then this one in the Australian Video: The backyard goes BANG! wonder if he made the clip simply because he loves his Lelit.

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              • #8
                Welcome to Coffee Snobs Cutho and thanks for the explanation, things ain't always as they seem.

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