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Old 03-07-2012, 08:25 AM
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Anyone else find Harbor Freight's reviews to be tainted? Deleting reviews?

I have left a number of HF reviews over the past couple years since they started the review system on their new site.

I left honest reviews, if the tool was great I said it was great and gave it 5 stars. If the tool was good for the money I left 4 stars. If it was average or poor I left it 3 stars. If it was terrible or broke right away I left it 1 star.

I also posted text about how it worked in my experience.

They were on the site for several months and I thought WOW! They're putting up honest reviews. Of course with their ranging quality, their reviews also ranged. Some of the worst things I tried were left bad reviews by others as well.

Well I looked at a few products I KNOW I reviewed (I documented it for my own records) and the reviews are gone. The weird thing is even my good reviews are gone.

Anyone else have this experience?

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They change the part number on their stuff anytime even the most minor change is made, so the item you've looked up could look identical to the one you reviewed but have a different item number. I assume when they discontinue an item number the reviews associated with that item disappear as well. Not sure if this is why your reviews have disappeared or not, but its one possible reason. I've noticed in the past they dont seem to tamper with reviews regardless of whether good or bad.
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It's just you. They don't seem to tamper with reviews.
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FYI: There is an independent website for reviews of HF tools -- http://hfreviews.com
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