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AmazonBasics High-Speed HDMI 2.0 Cable -3 Feet (3-Pack) (Latest Standard) From AmazonBasics Report Feedback

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Original:

15,909 Reviews

Adjusted:

9,687 Reviews

Rank in: Video Cables
88%
92%

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Report Last Updated: Apr 24, 2018
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Report Card

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FAIL Rating Trend
FAIL Suspicious Reviewers
FAIL Word Count Comparison
FAIL Phrase Repetition
FAIL Overlapping Review History
FAIL Skewed Helpfulness
WARN Deleted Reviews
WARN Reviewer Participation
PASS Unverified Purchases
PASS Reviewer Ease
PASS Brand Repeats
PASS Incentivized Reviews
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Most Trusted Reviews

Great thick cable. I absolutely love that it is 10 ... [Go to full review]
Mar 15, 2016      
100% TRUST
  • Verified Purchaser
  • Take-Back Reviewer (8 deleted reviews; avg. rating: 4.5)
  • Critical Reviewer (avg. rating: 3.6)


Least Trusted Reviews

great product [Go to full review]
Mar 1, 2016      
0% TRUST
  • Verified Purchaser
  • Created on a high volume day
  • Overrepresented word count (2 words)
  • Single-Day Reviewer (posted all reviews on Mar 1, 2016)
  • Take-Back Reviewer (1 deleted review; avg. rating: 5.0)
  • Overrepresented Participation (posted 6 reviews)
  • Critical Reviewer (avg. rating: 4.2)


Analysis Details

Note: While Amazon claims 15,909 reviews, we counted 15,714 available on their site.

Fail Rating Trend

  • 8%
  • Created over 29 days

We counted 15,714 reviews for this product over the span of 878 days, an average of 17.9 reviews per day. If these reviews were created randomly, there would be a 99.9% chance that we would see 33 or fewer reviews on any given day.

However, we see the following 29 days exceeding this threshold:In total, we found that 1,179 reviews were created on just 29 days. The reviews on these high volume days have rated this product an average of 4.7 while reviews from other days have 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 reviews created on high volume days

from reviews created on normal volume days


4.7
4.6


Read more about our Rating Trend test.

Fail Suspicious Reviewers

One-Hit Wonders


386 of the 15,714 reviewers have only reviewed this product. The One-Hit Wonders have rated this product an average of 4.0 while the reviewers who have posted more than one review have rated this product an average of 4.7. 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 one-hit wonders

from reviewers with more than one review


4.0
4.7


Take-Back Reviewers


1,796 of the 15,714 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 4.6. 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 take-back reviewers

from reviewers without previously deleted reviews


4.7
4.6


Single-Day Reviewers


945 of the 15,714 reviewers have written multiple reviews but posted all of them on a single day. The Single-Day reviewers have rated this product an average of 4.7 while all other reviewers 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 single-day reviewers

from non-single-day reviewers


4.7
4.6


Read more about our Suspicious Reviewers test.

Fail Word Count Comparison

  • 73%
  • Have an overrepresented word count

In the graph above, we can see the distribution of review word counts for this product and the expected distribution for this category. We see the following 2 groups with a statistically significant greater concentration than what we'd expect to see:In total, we found that 11,464 reviews (or 73%) are within an overrepresented word count group. These reviews have rated this product an average of 4.7, while all other reviews have rated this product an average of 4.4. 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 reviews with an overrepresented word count

from reviews with a properly represented word count


4.7
4.4


Read more about our Word Count Comparison test.

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

Common Phrases in Titles:
647 reviews
(4.1%)


288 of the 15,714 total reviews for this product use substantial repetitive phrases between them. These reviewers have rated this product an average of 4.9 while reviews without substantial repetitive phrases 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 reviews with substantial repetitive phrases

from reviews without substantial repetitive phrases


4.9
4.6


Read more about our Phrase Repetition test.

Fail Overlapping Review History

2% also reviewed:
Samsung 850 EVO Parent by Samsung

Does not include products
from the same brand


2,441 of the 15,714 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 -0.4 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

-0.4 average net helpfulness for negative reviews


Read more about our Skewed Helpfulness test.


Warn Deleted Reviews

We discovered a total of 746 deleted reviews for this product, with an average rating of 4.8. 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.

4.8 average rating of deleted reviews

4.8



Read more about our Deleted Reviews test.

Warn Reviewer Participation

  • 33%
  • From reviewers with an overrepresented participation

We see the following 1 participation group with a statistically significant greater concentration than what we'd expect to see:In total, we found that 5226 reviewers (or 33%) are within an overrepresented participation group. While this is more reviews from overrepresented participation groups than we'd expect to see, the discrepancy in ratings between reviewers in an overrepresented participation groups and all other reviewers isn’t significant enough to rule out the possibility of it being due to random chance.

From reviewers with an overrepresented participation

From reviewers with a properly represented participation


4.7
4.6


Read more about our Reviewer Participation test.

Pass Unverified Purchases

1,235 of the 15,714 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
4.7


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 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 4.4.

4.4 Product's Average Ease Score

4.4 Category's Average Ease Score


4.4
4.4


Read more about our Reviewer Ease test.


Pass Brand Repeats

Brand Repeaters


3,652 of the 15,714 reviewers have reviewed other products for this brand. This is within an acceptable range and it does not appear to be significantly affecting the overall rating for this product.

from Brand Repeaters

from Non-Repeaters


4.8
4.6


Read more about our Brand Repeats 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.


4 of the 15,714 total reviews for this product admitted to receiving a free or discounted product in exchange for a review. This is within an acceptable range and it does not appear to be significantly affecting the overall rating for this product.

from incentivized reviews

from non-incentivized reviews


4.8
4.7


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.