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

Warn Unnatural reviews possible

Original:

11,910 Reviews

Adjusted:

9,291 Reviews

Rank in: Video Cables
92%
92%

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Last Updated: 7/23/2017
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FAIL Suspicious Reviewers
FAIL Word Count Comparison
FAIL Skewed Helpfulness
WARN Deleted Reviews
WARN Rating Trend
WARN Brand Repeats
WARN Reviewer Ease
PASS Unverified Purchases
PASS Phrase Repetition
PASS Overlapping Review History
PASS Reviewer Participation
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 price and works great [Go to full review]
Aug 29, 2016      
40% TRUST
  • Verified Purchaser
  • Created on a high volume day
  • Overrepresented word count (5 words)
  • Take-Back Reviewer (1 deleted review; avg. rating: 5.0)
  • Brand Repeater (2 of 86 reviews for this brand; avg rating: 5.0)
  • Easy Grader (avg. rating: 5.0)


Analysis Details

Note: While Amazon claims 11,910 reviews, we counted 11,909 available on their site.

Fail Suspicious Reviewers

Take-Back Reviewers


1,568 of the 11,909 reviewers have had at least one of their past reviews for another product deleted. This is an excessively large percentage of Take-Back Reviewers which may indicate unnatural reviews.

from take-back reviewers

from reviewers without previously deleted reviews


4.8
4.7


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 8,646 reviews (or 73%) are within an overrepresented word count group. These reviews have rated this product an average of 4.8, while all other reviews 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 reviews with an overrepresented word count

from reviews with a properly represented word count


4.8
4.5


Read more about our Word Count Comparison 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 138 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 Rating Trend

  • 8%
  • Created over 23 days

We counted 11,909 reviews for this product over the span of 603 days, an average of 19.7 reviews per day. If these reviews were created randomly, there would be a 99.9% chance that we would see 36 or fewer reviews on any given day.

However, we see the following 23 days exceeding this threshold:In total, we found that 988 reviews were created on just 23 days. Although any days with a larger number of reviews than expected is suspicious, these reviews do not appear to have a significant impact on the overall rating.

from reviews created on high volume days

from reviews created on normal volume days


4.7
4.7


Read more about our Rating Trend test.

Warn Brand Repeats

Brand Repeaters


3,018 of the 11,909 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.

Warn 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. While this discrepancy is rather large, it is not quite large enough to rule out the possibility of it being due random chance.

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 Unverified Purchases

984 of the 11,909 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 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:
201 reviews
(1.7%)
Common Phrases in Titles:
530 reviews
(4.5%)


364 of the 11,909 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
4.7


Read more about our Phrase Repetition test.

Pass Overlapping Review History

5% also reviewed:
Amazon Fire TV by Amazon

3% also reviewed:
Amazon Fire TV Stick by

2% also reviewed:
Product Unavailable by

2% also reviewed:
Samsung 850 EVO Parent by Samsung

1% also reviewed:
Amazon Video by Amazon.com

Does not include products
from the same brand


1,925 of the 11,909 reviewers have substantial overlapping product review history. This is within an acceptable range and it does not appear to be significantly affecting the overall rating for this product.

from reviewers with substantial overlapping history

from reviewers without a substantial overlapping history


4.8
4.7


Read more about our Overlapping Review History test.

Pass Reviewer Participation

  • 23%
  • 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 2703 reviewers (or 23%) are within an overrepresented participation group. This is within an acceptable range and it does not appear to be significantly affecting the overall rating for this product.

From reviewers with an overrepresented participation

From reviewers with a properly represented participation


4.5
4.7


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.


4 of the 11,909 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.