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Comment Great point:FullfilledbyAmazon has similar problem (Score 1) 77

As for your problem -- The worst offenders are batteries and razor blades. Expensive items that can be faked by experienced Chinese manufacturers and added to Amazons cache. I will never buy those on Amazon!

I have also run into similar issues where one third party seller whose items are "fullfilled by Amazon" gets good reviews for a product like branded vacuum cleaner bags. Then a shady other seller sees the good reviews and lists their product on the same page. But they substitute inferior crappy generic vacuum bags. Then you have a situation where some of the reviews are 5 star and the rest are 1 star and it all comes down to the seller. I end up having to ask the 5 star people over and over again in the comments, who their seller is. This is ridiculous! And I am aware of the problem. Most people just get ripped off for a product they thought had 5 star reviews. Amazon should fix this.

Comment Their reviews are being ruined by "pay for review" (Score 1) 141

I even complained to Bezos' personal email about this saying that this attacks Amazon's most valuable asset. They just don't care.

Everytime I see ""I received this product at a discount in exchange for my unbiased review" I die a little. Such a great service being ruined.

Comment BB Priv - the last Android physical keyboard? (Score 2) 90

Too bad. The Priv seems to be the last physical keyboard Android phone. Prior to the Priv, I had a Droid 4 which I liked even better (bigger physical keyboard still).

Unfortunately, people like me who need to compose longer emails while on the road are a very small minority. Most people are happy typing one line "text speak" with their fingers or talking to the phone. That's not good enough for me.

Not to mention that the onscreen keyboard takes away from screen real estate.

Comment My Firefox extensions (Score 1) 195

Hope this helps someone:

Adblock Plus - self explanatory
BetterPrivacy - unknown Cookie control including flash cookies
Case Changer - occasionally useful when I accidentally leave the caps lock key on for a few sentence.
Classic Theme Restorer - Makes Firefox like it used to be
Element Hiding Helper for Adblock Plus - makes blocking web annoyances much easier
Extended Copy Menu (fix version) - Adds copy as plain text
Flashblock - I prefer to manually enable Flash when I want to use it
Forecastfox (fix version) - this is a FANTASTIC weather program if you use the addon status bar at the bottom of the browser
FoxReplace - I visit some web forums where people use very offensive racist language. This replaces words that offend me.
FoxyProxy Standard - I use a few proxies from time to time and this makes it easier to set
iMacros for Firefox - nice automatic webpage scripting
Lazarus: Form Recovery - life saver if you type long screeds in a form and something goes wrong
MyWords - maintains a database of common phrases I use
NoScript - self explanatory
NoSquint - increases fonts on a few sites that I have trouble with
Open With - lets me easily load a page in Chrome when it is misbehaving in Firefo
Print pages to PDF - self explanatory
Quora Share - Makes Quora pages open without logging in
Rehost Image - lets me rehost an image to imgur with one click
Restartless Restart - Restarts Firefox with a single menu click
RightToClick - Stops javascript from stealing keystrokes or preventing menu items like Save Image As. Useful on js intensive sites I use often like yahoo mail
Screengrab (fix version) - screenshots of long forum discussions
Self-Destructing Cookies - awesome cookie lifetime manager
Stylish - allows me to redesign certain sites I use a lot to use smaller fonts, less white space
Tab Mix Plus - tab customization
User Agent Switcher - privacy or masquerading as googlebot (useful on Forbes.com)

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