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Old 12th May 2018, 03:48
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if I were a Troll

I'd troll the heck out of this dude, Shaneexu3 from Perth, Australia....


reviewing a discount oil froma discount auto shop:

I purchased a couple of 5L containers of Chief Chicasaw Engine Oil 5W 30 from Supercheap Auto in Victoria Park for $47.60 each. I was only servicing my VW Touareg so I felt I did not need to buy the expensive Mobil 1 oil that I usually put into my Porsche Cayenne. Chief is a relatively new brand that is competitively priced so I was keen to give it a go.

The first thing I disliked about this oil was the design of the barrel container. There Is a handle on the top, but nothing on the sides to assist with pouring the oil into the engine. Users of the 5L oil barrel are forced to use two hands whilst filling with oil.

Another shortcoming I found with
Chief Chicasaw Engine Oil barrel is the translucent plastic strip running vertically down the side of the container. This view strip is useless for measuring how much oil has gone into your motor because there is a sticker that almost covers it fully.

The final straw for me with this product was when I looked into the specifications of the oil from the manufactures website. I noticed an ( * Approval not requested ) beside the specification levels. This now has me sceptical if this product even meets the listed oil specifications levels because it carries no official industry approvals.

Although my the motor in my VW Touareg hasn't self destructed from using this oil, I am now reluctant to use this product again. If the future I will only purchase oil with an official industry approval.
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Old 12th May 2018, 09:00
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Old 12th May 2018, 09:16
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Fraid wouldn't see him as a TROLL

More like a product user who has shown that those who designed the product forgot to take the ultimate end user into consideration.
The packaging and ease which it allows the consumer to use the product is what shows Great product packaging from Average product packaging.

Course if the product itself is crap then no element of packaging is going to make it great ( as my mate who told me about going out with a really good looking
lady, she was a stunner and well proportioned but dumb and incapable of having any type of conversation).
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...I would live under a bridge with a good wifi signal and have a PaySleaze account so Putin's monthly checks could be easily wired and cashed.
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Having read that, I smell a rat. I don't think the reviewer was a customer at all; that review has many of the hallmarks of being fake, intended to undermine confidence in a product, and may well have originated from a competitor. There's a whole industry creating fake reviews and posting them on any site that sells anything and has a review section. I'd go so far as to assume that most reviews are fake unless there are reasonable indications that it might be real, as marketeers know how much consumers rely on reviews, and have been quick to organise fakes in order to influence purchasing decisions. It's pretty easy to sucker people into thinking a product or service is good or bad just by paying for a few dozen fake reviews.
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Old 12th May 2018, 09:47
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Having read that, I smell a rat. I don't think the reviewer was a customer at all
'Cos of course no real customer could possibly be too thick and ignorant to have ever heard that "sometimes you get what you pay for", could they.
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People who own a Porsche and a Touareg don't change their own oil, they pay someone to do it...
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Originally Posted by Saintsman View Post
People who own a Porsche and a Touareg don't change their own oil, they pay someone to do it...
Exactly, and combined with the prominent mention of Mobil 1 it's this that makes me suspect this is just a fake review.
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Old 12th May 2018, 11:01
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The Porsche Cayenne is a fugly and pointless car much like his review.
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Old 12th May 2018, 15:40
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Shame the shape of the bottle, the position of the sticker and lack of approval weren't apparent before he bought it....
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Old 13th May 2018, 08:19
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Prefer Penrite oil My self, it meets or exceeds the specs needed and is cheaper..
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As soon as I read that he owned a VW I instantly decided his judgement was not up to my standards and so wasn't worth taking any notice of.
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Old 13th May 2018, 08:51
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Shame the shape of the bottle, the position of the sticker and lack of approval weren't apparent before he bought it....
No different from what most people do to be fair....... they buy the product required then afterwards realise what is missing in comparison with others.
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VP, on reviews, I start with the 1*. Often these complain about relevancies, 'broken on arrival'does not equate to poor product but packaging. ' Does not work' tells me little except the possible incompetence of the user. 'Useless ' tells me nothing.

Then I look at the 5* 'wonderful' doesn't tell me anything either. However a full description might be a professional puff piece. The 4* is often a better indication drawing attention to deficiencies unless they say 'but the new improved . . . '

You need to read between the lines.
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Old 13th May 2018, 12:30
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We're unlikely to forget the issues with internet reviews which became apparent during the Proviation fiasco
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Old 13th May 2018, 16:53
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Course if the product itself is.....
Would you translate into English please.
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