product reviews

Creative Korean netizen’s cosmetic reviews really are too good to be true【Photos】

We previously introduced you to the daring and rather saucy reviews posted by Korean online shoppers, but it seems even customer reviews can’t be trusted every time. An ingenious netizen in Korea posts product reviews and photos of herself holding each item she’s providing feedback on, which in itself is nothing surprising, but there’s a twist. She doesn’t even own the product.

If you’re thinking that she’s just using one borrowed from a friend or perhaps getting handy with Photoshop, think again.

Here’s how she does it.

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Korea’s online shoppers bare all in their product reviews

Ever bought something from an online merchant, only to realize after the product had arrived that it’s not what you expected? In order to minimize the probability of such situations, many online shoppers refer to the comments and reviews written by other shoppers who have bought the item previously. Some enthusiastic reviewers might even attach photographs of the products to provide a more detailed review.

Such shopping reviews with pictures attached are far from are sights on retail websites or online auctions, but Korean shoppers seem to be more enthusiastic and daring with their review photos, some even bordering on the risqué!

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Warm, sweet gingery bubbles in a can: Our review of “Hot Ginger Ale”

Coca Cola’s newest soda “Hot Ginger Ale” hit Japanese vending machines on October 21 and we have an official RocketNews24 tasting review for anyone not daring enough to take on the hot, fizzy drink. So before you shell out 120 yen (US$1.20), take a look at what our expert vending machine beverage team has to say.

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Amazon Japan Reviewer Shares Thoughts on Bulletproof Riot Shield: “Ideal for Snowboarding and Domestic Disputes”

We don’t know about you fine people, but when our old bulletproof riot shields start looking a little worse for wear, we usually turn to good old Amazon for a replacement.

Just last week, in fact, I was buffing a few scratches out of my trusty ArmaLite-R50 model when my boss informed me that he’d stumbled upon a bargain on Amazon JP- a brand new bulletproof shield for just 650,000 yen (US$8,300 )…

Rather than the item itself, however, it’s one particular customer review of the shield that’s making headlines online this week… Read More

Disturbing Japanese Amazon Customer Reviews: the Girl’s One-Piece Swimsuit

The Amazon.com product review section has become something a creative writing outlet for the witty and sarcastic. In the right hands, these hilarious parody reviews can actually helps boost sales of the product (for all the wrong reasons) or even turn it into an internet phenomenon.

Yet every once in awhile — and this applies to Japan in particular — there will be a product on Amazon with reviews that are so disturbing, you can only pray for the sake of humanity that they are an uncoordinated series of cruel jokes.

This navy blue girl’s one-piece swimsuit offered on Amazon Japan is one such product, and anyone familiar with the word hentai can probably guess why…

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