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USB 3.0 A-Male to A-Female Extension Cable From AmazonBasics Report Feedback

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Original:

1,987 Reviews

Adjusted:

1,600 Reviews

Rank in: USB Cables
92%
95%

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Last Updated: Mar 14, 2017
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FAIL Suspicious Reviewers
FAIL Reviewer Ease
FAIL Overlapping Review History
FAIL Skewed Helpfulness
WARN Deleted Reviews
WARN Brand Repeats
PASS Rating Trend
PASS Unverified Purchases
PASS Word Count Comparison
PASS Phrase Repetition
PASS Reviewer Participation
PASS Incentivized Reviews
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Other analysis for this product:


Original:

276 Reviews


Adjusted:

166 Reviews

Most Trusted Reviews

This product did not work AT ALL with my PS4. ... [Go to full review]
Jan 10, 2017      
100% TRUST
  • Verified Purchaser
  • One-Hit Wonder
  • Critical Reviewer (avg. rating: 1.0)


Least Trusted Reviews

I have used this cable with both USB 2 and ... [Go to full review]
Dec 27, 2013      
20% TRUST
  • Verified Purchaser
  • Brand Repeater (13 of 330 reviews for this brand; avg rating: 4.9)
  • Overlapping Review History: reviewed 2 of 9 top products
  • Easy Grader (avg. rating: 4.5)


Analysis Details

Note: While Amazon claims 1,987 reviews, we counted 1,993 available on their site.

Fail Suspicious Reviewers

Take-Back Reviewers


1,208 of the 1,993 reviewers have had at least one of their past reviews for another product deleted. The Take-Back Reviewers have rated this product an average of 4.7 while the reviewers who don't have any deleted reviews in their history have rated this product an average of 4.5. Based on our statistical modeling, the discrepancy in average rating between these two groups is significant enough to believe that the difference is not due to random chance, and may indicate that there are unnatural reviews.

from take-back reviewers

from reviewers without previously deleted reviews


4.7
4.5


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Fail Reviewer Ease
The ease score is the average rating for all reviews that a given reviewer submits. The average ease score for reviewers of this product is 4.4, while the average ease score for reviewers in this category is 4.3. Based on our statistical modeling, the discrepancy in average rating between these two groups is significant enough to believe that the difference is not due to random chance, and may indicate that there are unnatural reviews.

4.4 Product's Average Ease Score

4.3 Category's Average Ease Score


4.4
4.3


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Fail Overlapping Review History

3% also reviewed:
Samsung 850 EVO Parent by Samsung

Does not include products
from the same brand


409 of the 1,993 reviewers have substantial overlapping product review history. These reviewers have rated this product an average of 4.7 while the reviewers who have a more unique product review history rated this product an average of 4.6. Based on our statistical modeling, the discrepancy in average rating between these two groups is significant enough to believe that the difference is not due to random chance, and may indicate that there are unnatural reviews.

from reviewers with substantial overlapping history

from reviewers without a substantial overlapping history


4.7
4.6


Read more about our Overlapping Review History test.

Fail Skewed Helpfulness
We examined the average net helpfulness score of negative reviews against the average net helpfulness score of positive reviews. The net helpfulness score is the number of times a review has been marked as helpful minus the number of times a review has been marked as unhelpful. We found that the negative reviews had an average net helpfulness score of -0.5 while the positive reviews had an average net helpfulness score of -0.0. Based on our statistical modeling, this discrepancy is significant enough to believe that the difference is not due to random chance, but possibly due to influence of unnatural voting patterns.

Example critical reviews

0.0 average net helpfulness for positive reviews

-0.5 average net helpfulness for negative reviews


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Warn Deleted Reviews

We discovered a total of 1 deleted review for this product, with an average rating of 5. Even though deleted reviews don't affect the average rating, the fact that action was taken to delete reviews raises some red flags about the integrity of the reviews for the product as whole.

5.0 average rating of deleted reviews

5.0



Read more about our Deleted Reviews test.

Warn Brand Repeats

Brand Repeaters


647 of the 1,993 reviewers have reviewed other products for this brand. While this is more Brand Repeaters than we'd expect to see, the discrepancy in ratings between the Brand Repeaters and non-repeaters isn't significant enough to rule out the possibility of it being due to random chance.

from Brand Repeaters

from Non-Repeaters


4.8
4.6


Read more about our Brand Repeats test.

Pass Rating Trend

  • 2%
  • Created over 4 days

We counted 1,993 reviews for this product over the span of 1,564 days, an average of 1.3 reviews per day. If these reviews were created randomly, there would be a 99.9% chance that we would see 6 or fewer reviews on any given day.

However, we see the following 4 days exceeding this threshold:In total, we found that 30 reviews were created on just 4 days. This is within an acceptable range and it does not appear to be significantly affecting the overall rating for this product.

from reviews created on high volume days

from reviews created on normal volume days


4.7
4.6


Read more about our Rating Trend test.

Pass Unverified Purchases

138 of the 1,993 total reviews for this product are unverified purchases. This is within an acceptable range and it does not appear to be significantly affecting the overall rating for this product.

from unverified purchasers

from verified purchases


4.6
4.6


Unverified purchases may be the result of Kindle Unlimited readers, buyers who didn't pay full price, or reviewers who did not purchase the product at Amazon. Read more about our Unverified Purchases test.

Pass Word Count Comparison

  • 0%
  • Have an overrepresented word count
We didn't find any review word count groups that had a statistically significant greater concentration than what we'd expect to see in this category.
Read more about our Word Count Comparison test.

Pass Phrase Repetition
Reviews that contain one of these phrases are NOT necessarily devalued; read more about how this test works here.

Common Phrases in Reviews:
37 reviews
(1.9%)
36 reviews
(1.8%)
26 reviews
(1.3%)
29 reviews
(1.5%)
28 reviews
(1.4%)
50 reviews
(2.5%)
21 reviews
(1.1%)
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89 of the 1,993 total reviews for this product use substantial repetitive phrases between them. This is within an acceptable range and it does not appear to be significantly affecting the overall rating for this product.

from reviews with substantial repetitive phrases

from reviews without substantial repetitive phrases


4.8
4.6


Read more about our Phrase Repetition test.

Pass Reviewer Participation

  • 0%
  • From reviewers with an overrepresented participation
We didn't find any participation groups that had a statistically significant greater concentration than what we'd expect to see in this category.
Read more about our Reviewer Participation test.

Pass Incentivized Reviews
On Oct 3, 2016, Amazon prohibited incentivized reviews, however we still test for them since there are still millions in our dataset.

  • 0%
  • Admitted to receiving an incentive
We didn't detect any reviews that used language indicating they were incentivized.
Read more about our Incentivized Reviews test, or check out our study showing that Incentivized Reviewers are much more likely to leave a positive review.