Recently I requested an item and the seller said in the 'special instructions' to leave a review within 3 days of receiving the item, as opposed to the typical 10 days. Normally this wouldn't bother me because I always leave my reviews quickly, but this item I requested isn't something that can be reviewed in under 3 days. Without telling what the exact item is (I'd like the seller to remain anonymous), I guess you could say that it's sort of similar to a supplement or beauty care product in the sense that the results won't be instant. You need to use the product everyday for at least a full week to see an effect. So with that said, will I get in trouble/banned if I take longer than 3 days, but still less than 10 days? I really can't write an 'honest review' of a product like this in less time.
Secondly, there was another item I requested awhile ago where the seller asked reviewers *not* to disclose we got the item for free in exchange for a review. The seller was very adamant that we leave this out... This is against Amazon's TOS, right? I left it in my review anyway because I didn't want to get in trouble with Amazon.
Third, this didn't happen to me, but it happened to a friend. The seller asked him to mark 3 positive reviews as helpful and 2 negative reviews as unhelpful. Is this also against Amazon's TOS? It seems really sketchy. Can sellers tell which reviewers are doing this? If they can't, I'd rather just not do this sort of thing if I'm ever asked to. It feels wrong.
Should we just ignore weird requests like these?