|07-10-2013, 07:32 AM||#1|
Join Date: May 2013
Device: Hanvon E920
Companies abusing MR as an Ad-Platform?
I have come to this forum as an Ereader Enthusiast, I have been thrilled to find out about the possibilities E-Ink delivers while also accounting it's limits (flashing, ghosting and static content).
When I heard about Color E-Ink I was excited at first but the only product that came to the market until now is from a Company called Ectaco in the form of the Jetbook Color 1 and 2. Thanks to this forum and many honest User experiences I could draw myself a pretty complete picture of how this product would be and came to the conclusion that the Jetbook Color (1 or 2) is a disaster at any pricepoint, but even more so at 400$ to 500$. Also while reading about customer experiences with Ectaco I noticed many people having even trouble returning their products in the law-regulated time of 2 Weeks usually, Ectaco would just ignore E-mails or even send the products back. Thanks to this forum and also sources of customer reviews (such as amazon) it is obvious for me Ectaco is a very dubious company with very questionable business strategies. And I also know this because I have had some first-hand experience with them asking about their products and special deals!
While reading the Ectaco forums I couldn't stop but notice some certain users, who had a consistency in positive opinions about the products from Ectaco. But not only that, they even had some very obvious advertisements for their products and that not only once but very often, of course only for Ectaco. Obviously, this doesn't only abuse Mobileread as a place for very direct advertising but also distorts public opinions about the Ectaco products, since they at no point ever indicate that they are from ectaco or stand in any relationship to them.
This makes my opinion of the company even worse but also leads me to the question:
Is it allowed to use mobileread forums as a direct advertising platform and even distort opinions from customer reviews?
I thought forums are used from customers for opinions and reviews and if people from companies are here, they state that so and give support and help. But what these Users do is manipulate opinions and try to sell products directly by posting links to "special offers"
So that you can make your own opinions, here is a quote from one of my previous posts, reacting to one of these "employees":
Here is the relevant thread: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...=208488&page=3
Last edited by gamba66; 07-10-2013 at 02:41 PM.
|07-10-2013, 02:17 PM||#3|
Sir Penguin of Edinburgh
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: DC Metro area
Device: Shake a stick plus 1
We're looking into it. The early evidence suggests that you are correct.
|07-11-2013, 05:35 AM||#4|
Join Date: May 2013
Device: Hanvon E920
I digged a little deeper and found some obvious evidence that LuBiB wasn't only an Employee but actually the Product Manager of Ectaco Greg Stetson.
Please take a look at this. In this Thread LuBiB states that he made a Video Review for the Jetbook.
Now if you look at that youtube channel there are 8 other videos, 6 of which directly relate to Ectaco.
If you look at CES 2010 Ectaco or Ectaco ER900 Video, LuBiB a.k.a Greg Stetson refers to himself as "Chris/Kris Anderson".
If you look at the ECTACO Youtube channel you will find some Videos where Greg Stetson introduces the Jetbook Color for example: Jetbook Color
Now compare this to the Video that LuBiB has posted! Also one could think that the Kris777 account also belonged to him, since he refers to himself as "Chris/Kris Anderson" (he only says it in the videos)
This video describes Greg Stetson role at Ectaco
I think it is a scandal that Greg Stetson, the product manager of ECTACO, gives himself fake identities to push the products of his company, this clearly just shows what a dubious and borderline criminal company ECTACO is in the End!
Last edited by gamba66; 07-11-2013 at 05:52 AM.
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