Belkin Buys Positive Reviews, Get In Before The Lawsuit

Just show me the line, and Ill slap my big ole Jimmy Handcock all over it.

Just show me the line, and I'll slap my big ole' Jimmy Handcock all over it.

In what will easily become the best marketing move of the century, Belkin was recently caught red-handed buying positive reviews for one of their god awful routers.

Unfortunately, they had to do the least ballsiest thing on the planet by pussying out and removing the ads for fear of a consumer backlash. They also released a shitty letter talking about their ethics and standards.

Engadget also made reference to my favorite piece of bitch-slap that’s still hidden in the letterĀ  (emphasis added):

So, it was with great surprise and dismay when we discovered that one of our employees may have posted a number of queries on the Amazon Mechanical Turk website inviting users to post positive reviews of Belkin products in exchange for payment.

They do know that people can screen capture, right?

Either way, it’s still funny shit.

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