I posted on the thread that it looks nice or something to that affect (that’s my honest 2 minute opinion on what I saw).It seems that many people on this site are pretty hard on people who are making a living in the industry. Comments about being a sell-out to the highest bidder are thrown around regularly. BUT how many of us would do the exact same thing if we were in that situation?
I'm sure many would admit they would do it but others say no way, not them.
Well, an interesting thread has started in the backpacking forum. A brand new company, with no credibility presented, has released "arguably the best new pack around". They have asked for roksliders thoughts on this almost $600 pack. After 5 pages the majority of comments are very positive praising the good design and features. Uncharacteristically of the internet, there is little to no criticism. Hmm? must be a great design with great info and strong testimonials for a brand new product to receive this kind of welcome on Rokslide.
Here's the catch, The company is giving away a free pack to someone who comments in that thread. I feel like everyone is giving a positive comment so it increases their chance of receiving the free pack. Money talks right?
it could be that everyone is in a good mood and giving this brand new company the benefit of the doubt but I think the free pack is influencing the majority of the comments.
I normally would not have posted anything. Since I have no plan on buying a pack right now.
I could not imagine posting criticism for a product I have never seen or touched without some real world second hand experience from people I know and trust personally, unless there was something glaringly wrong with it…
So I think what you are seeing is many people posting something vanilla that would otherwise be silent.
I just don’t see most guys who would have something negative to say to not say it for the ‘chance’ to win an unknown untested made in China product…
From what I have seen most guys on here are candid to a fault and can’t help themselves.