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The perfect sock for a man,
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This review is from: Gold Toe Men's Cotton Crew Athletic Sock, 6-Pack (Apparel)Guys, this is it, you've found the holy grail in socks. I've been wearing these for about 6 years and they are awesome.
If you need to wear colored socks for your work, these are the best you can find. Imagine pulling on your favorite pair of athletic socks - that's what these feel like; they are plenty thick to absorb moisture and provide excellent comfort when wearing dress shoes, and look excellent. It's almost feels like cheating. I even run in mine (when nobody's looking).
If you are still wearing little thin dress socks that your mommy bought you - you've just found your new man sock. I'm online buying probably my 10th pack, and one for a friend's birthday - that's how good they are. Don't let the "Cotton" description fool you into thinking they are going to lose their shape - they have 17% nylon and 1% spandex so the stretch and maintain their shape for a long time. If you have big feet like mine (size 12) DEFINTELY get the King Size - they don't have to stretch as much and will last longer.
Oh, and the black fuzzies on the first wear? Get over it man.
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Initial post: Nov 14, 2010 3:42:30 PM PST
Posted on Dec 18, 2010 8:29:49 AM PST
I have been cursed with these socks for 2 years now. They continue to leave black fuzzies everywhere, whether or not you turn them inside out, air dry them, or bathe them in holy water. "The holy grail of socks"?? Who paid you to write this review?
In reply to an earlier post on May 17, 2011 11:15:35 AM PDT
The only thing bizarre here is the Cilly comment. The review itself is informative, and gives me a good feel for the joy of socks. I'll admit I rarely see this sort of exuberance for socks. But coming from somebody with big feet, I'll have to assume he's had his share of experience.
I did find it a bit strange that he's been wearing them for six years though. I rarely wear a pair for more than a few months at a time. I'm just kidding. I usually go barefoot. I know there are people who think I risk more diseases that way, but maybe if I had more socks, I'd change my mind. The problem is that my wife is in charge of what I keep in my drawers.
In reply to an earlier post on May 17, 2011 11:23:46 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 17, 2011 11:24:30 AM PDT
Amazon's customer agreement strictly prohibits writing reviews for monetary compensation. It's a violation of a legally binding agreement. I've seen people accuse others of all sorts of things. I've seen people call reviewers stupid. I've seen them call reviews bizarre. I've even seen them call reviewers ignorant, drunk, abusive, or accuse them of lacking a sense of humor. But accusing somebody of taking illegal kickbacks like some corrupt supervisor in a Chinese sweatshop is going too far. In China, they execute people for that sort of conduct.
I can only say that I truly understand why you are cursed. You need to repent. Or perhaps get different socks.
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 31, 2013 9:00:32 AM PDT
You seem to know a lot about Amazon's customer agreement. Giving compensation for reviews is nothing new. Amazon does it (they let people keep the things that they review but doesn't pay them). Also in China bribes are how things get done. You seem to be a little touchy my friend.
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 31, 2013 9:44:22 AM PDT
That's correct, there is no monetary compensation from Amazon. Also, the merchandise that Amazon sends as review samples is not provided by Amazon. Furthermore, it's 100% disclosed. Every such review automatically gets a banner that clearly states that it's part of the Vine program.
Merchandise for the Vine program is provided by the manufacturers (in the case of Amazon Basics, then Amazon is the "manufacturer" but by and large it's an outside company.) The manufacturer has no say who gets the merchandise. The reviewer can write a positive or negative review and does not gain anything by writing a positive one. The reviewer is no more or less likely to get more merchandise either way. Amazon invites people to the program based on trust, as measured by feedback from other customers. Amazon gains based on customer loyalty. A Vine review telling a customer to stay away from one brand of toaster might cause somebody to purchase a different toaster at Amazon. A string of positive reviews for a bad toaster might lose Amazon a customer for life, and the customer might return the toaster. Likewise, a person who buys a bad toaster based on a misleading positive review is likely to come back and mark the review "not helpful." Reviewers who have that sort of feedback on a regular basis are the ones who risk getting kicked out of the program, not the ones who write negative reviews. And analysis has shown that Vine reviewers tend to be more critical on average.
So it has nothing to do with "giving compensation" in the monetary sense. It misleads nobody and provides a service to consumers. Bribery in China is another story, and could even lead to death.
Amazon gains only if reviews lead to satisfied customers. They don't pay anybody to write reviews.
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 1, 2013 1:13:03 PM PDT
Yeah well I see no such banner. It's misleading. Period.
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 1, 2013 6:09:21 PM PDT
If you see no such banner then it's not a review of anything Amazon sent as a sample. Since you insist on publicly accusing somebody of breaking the law, I'd like to see some proof. Do you realize the seriousness of making such an accusation?
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