Selling Out To The Man: Amazon Reviews For Free Products

From time to time I get emails from Amazon sellers offering to send me some product to try out and “review” and also keep. Essentially the seller giving me the product is payment for the review - Amazon doesn’t allow sellers to compensate users with money for reviewing their product so the product is the compensation. Implied but not mentioned is that product is payola for a positive review. I usually ignore the emails, but I got one a few days ago and I decided to reply just to see would happen.

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