Fire TV Stick bundle with Echo Dot (2nd Gen) - Black
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Fail Overall Grade
FAIL Rating Trend
FAIL Unverified Purchases
FAIL Suspicious Reviewers
FAIL Word Count Comparison
FAIL Phrase Repetition
FAIL Overlapping Review History
WARN Deleted Reviews
WARN Reviewer Ease
WARN Reviewer Participation
PASS Brand Repeats
PASS Incentivized Reviews
Most Trusted Reviews
I have one and have purchased these for gifts. ... [Go to full review]
Nov 17, 2016
- Verified Purchaser
- Overrepresented word count (11 words)
- Brand Repeater (2 of 64 reviews for this brand; avg rating: 5.0)
- Overlapping Review History: reviewed 2 of 9 top products
- Easy Grader (avg. rating: 4.8)
Least Trusted Reviews
Works great and easy to set up. [Go to full review]
Dec 4, 2016
- Unverified Purchaser
- Created on a high volume day
- Overrepresented word count (7 words)
- Contains repetitive phrases (show)
- One-Hit Wonder
- Never-Verified Reviewer
- Overrepresented Participation (posted 1 review)
- Easy Grader (avg. rating: 5.0)
Fail Rating Trend
- Created over 186 days
We counted 154,137 reviews for this product over the span of 821 days, an average of 187.7 reviews per day. If these reviews were created randomly, there would be a 99.9% chance that we would see 235 or fewer reviews on any given day.
However, we see the following 186 days exceeding this threshold:
Fail Unverified Purchases
2,968 of the 154,137 total reviews for this product are unverified purchases. The unverified purchasers have rated this product an average of 3.7 while the verified purchasers 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.
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.
Fail Suspicious Reviewers
39,724 of the 154,137 reviewers have only reviewed this product. While this is more One-Hit Wonders than we'd expect to see, it does not appear to have a significant impact on the overall rating.
18,095 of the 154,137 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.
Fail Word Count Comparison
- 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:
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 Reviews:
Common Phrases in Titles:
5,187 of the 154,137 total reviews for this product use substantial repetitive phrases between them. These reviewers have rated this product an average of 4.8 while reviews without substantial repetitive phrases 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.
Fail Overlapping Review History
Reviewers of this product have ALSO reviewed the following products:
Does not include products
from the same brand
from the same brand
10,703 of the 154,137 reviewers have substantial overlapping product review history. These reviewers have rated this product an average of 4.6 while the reviewers who have a more unique product review history 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.
Warn Deleted Reviews
We discovered a total of 1,472 deleted reviews for this product, with an average rating of 4.5. 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.
There are a few limitations to keep in mind regarding the Deleted Reviews test:
- We don't have a magic ability to collect every single deleted review; we can only identify reviews as deleted if we collect them on one date and then notice they are no longer visible on a subsequent date.
- We have no information on reviews that were never published in the first place.
- We also don't know why these reviews were removed. It could be action from the platform, personal decision by the review author, part of an entire account closure, even some data error on our part, etc.
4.5 average rating of deleted reviews
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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 4.3, while the average ease score for reviewers in this category is 4.2. While this discrepancy is rather large, it is not quite large enough to rule out the possibility of it being due random chance.
4.3 Product's Average Ease Score
4.2 Category's Average Ease Score
Read more about our Reviewer Ease test.
Warn Reviewer Participation
- 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:
Pass Brand Repeats
16,984 of the 154,137 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.
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.
7 of the 154,137 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.
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.