A while back, I reviewed a product and gave it one star, because honestly, it deserved it. It came with no instructions (and it was a product that required instructions), I only got 2 in what was advertised as a 3-pack, and it came in a plastic bag instead of the nice packaging in the picture. Oh, and I got no response from the seller after 2 weeks and 3 emails. So I posted my one-star review, and overnight, I got 10 "not helpful" votes on that review. (Which dropped my Helpfulness rating to 38%. Nice.) I went back and looked, and all the other reviews that only had one or two stars had the same number of "not helpful" votes. Well, I deleted that review and posted it, with the exact same wording, as a 5-star review, with the intention of going back in and removing stars later (no, not my proudest moment
). I got 14 helpful votes the next day. So I went back and removed stars, and got another 15 not helpful votes the same day
. (Forgive me, I was freaked out about my rating, but I felt like people still needed to see what I had to say. I've never done that before or since.)
Out of curiosity, I checked other products by the same seller, and it's the same across the board; all one and two star reviews got somewhere between 10 and 20 not helpful votes, if not more. I'd let it go, but I've seen a few more of their products on here in the past few days, I thought I should point it out.