Originally Posted by minimus
Personally, I cannot stand reading reviews that Srajan Ebaen writes. He tries so desperately to come across as a clever, witty, amusing writer who loves to remind the reader of all the expensive gear he owns (purchased no doubt at some enormous discount)...he is unreadable and insufferable.
I also notice that any product that gets a good review seems to then get advertised on the 6moons web-site in short order, so there is definitely a symbiotic relationship between Srajan's financial health and that of the audio manufacturers whose products 6moons reviews.
But I am curious about how the reviewers employed by 6moons are compensated. I assume they get paid for each review written and are also entitled the discounts on gear as reviewers/members of the trade. Whenever a review ends with the statement "I liked xxx so much, I bought it", the question that comes to my mind is: how far below the list price? Presumably a big enough discount that the reviewer won't lose much if anything if he later sells it used.
Methinks you got up onthe wrong side of the bed today, maybe, just maybe?
It would then not please you that i am trying to model my own professional writing style off his. My History Senior Seminar proffessor did not like it either, she told me to change it... sucks to be her.
Of course there is a relationship between the advertisements on 6moons and the reviews that go well. How do you think advertising works, randomly place adds and see what sticks? I doubt that Firestone will be advertising on his website.
And no, none of the reviewers get paid, except Srajan himself who uses this website as his business. All associate reviewers do their part as fellow hobbits, no payment. And yes they do get to buy the product, usually at manufactures pricing.
http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/why/why.htmlEdited by kboe - 11/7/10 at 7:52pm