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Free Samples
I have some real concerns about free samples on little biggy. I understand they are a great thing and that in many ways the best form of marketing for everyone. But

#1 is free drugs for kids. I realise that lots of kids are clever enough to get their hands on bitcoins but the fact is that bitcoins are hard to deal with and a huge filter for who comes here, much more so for people without adult ID.

#2 It's done in exchange for reviews. Don't get me wrong the quality of experience posts around here is great and getting better all the time but the fact that you have to buy in order to review is a way to keep shilling under control. There must be a balance between mechanical feeling reviews and some of the off putting advertorial I see around here.

One thing I have noticed around on little biggy is the more conscientious and self policing we are the fewer borg/algorithms we have exercising blunt (no pun intended) authority.

On second thought I now intend to make that pun and exercise a blunt right about now. Yes.
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Frankotherasta
Frankotherasta10/10
I see highlander got booted
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Srfcsean
Srfcsean9.5/10
This thread is gone totally out of control now :( :(
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Frankotherasta
Frankotherasta10/10
It’s actually pretty funny now, guys got a real thing for me
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Huck Finn
Huck Finn9.7/10
What a great thread, honestly!

Long time observer of the LB community and new seller here. About half of our reviews came from "freebies" - To be clear we asked for an HONEST review of the product, customer service, and stealth.

I totally agree with you in ways, but at the same time I would love to share my point of view as both a seller and buyer:

1 - I personally do not like buying things from sellers or items that do not have reviews. I want to make sure the item I will be receiving matches the pics and description and I also want to be sure the item will actually be shipped and received

2 - I do agree "freebie" reviews skew seller/item ratings (early on)- BUT it is the sellers responsibility to maintain the ratings by continuing to deliver on what was reviewed and is promised. Lets remember ratings and reviews are public - 1 negative review can ruin the 10+ positive ratings on that seller/item. And 10 freebies is not a cheap fix! So you better make sure you stay consistent with what you are offering if you want to continue to grow your sales

If someone who has great reviews starts to slack off, the community will know about it and they will see a big hit in sales. So I do give freebie reviews some merit - but end goal is to build trust in the community with our products we offer and ourselves as a provider

Some of our freebie recipients have already re-ordered and have generated full priced sales and reviews (seems like our biggest blocker is US shipping only -_- )


Its definitely been a slow start here but we take pride in our products and we use every review (as well as awesome threads like this) as feedback for all aspects of the business (shipping, stealth, communication, learnings, etc.)

We hope giving out a few free samples didnt offend anyone here. We love you all LB thanks for having us here and for all of the great convos we've had with you amazing people :)
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epix
epix
Well said.
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Jamieeg420
Jamieeg420
We need to stop with all the drama here on lb, noticed alot here lately . Everyone should be grateful we found this community..
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Frankotherasta
Frankotherasta10/10
My fault guys sorry went off on one, got triggered just a little. Promise I’ll be nice from now on. :-)
BOUGHT a few lovely looking products today and plan to review them later in the week. Peace and love to all my biggies
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Frankotherasta
Frankotherasta10/10
Actually loving this post now
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bigbarz
bigbarz
You have a point. Noted. Good perspective. Cheers.
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doc holiday
doc holiday
so true but then it seems like sometimes you gotta go through shit to be even better. so what you are saying is both 100% true and conflict free in my opinion.

the self seriousness is what triggers me, to fuck with that.
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Frankotherasta
Frankotherasta10/10
Oh peter what have you started, lol
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Frankotherasta
Frankotherasta10/10
Someone send these guys a freebie please maybe calm them down., think they are feeling a little jealous or left out, maybe pissed cos no one seems to value their opinion. Why to big up the community guys
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Seno
Seno
I really like your reviews and feedback Franko. You are very active on here and it shows you are passionate about the beautiful ganja. I know if Franko gives his seal of approval then I won’t be let down. Keep up the good work mate and try and forget about this isolated negativity. LB is a wonderful place to be enjoyed by like minded people. We should be thankful we have a place like this.
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Frankotherasta
Frankotherasta10/10
Tell you what guys if you don’t like my reviews, don’t read them.very simple. If you don’t trust what I say don’t read buy blind and sort it out yourself. As I said I have got about 6 items free to try and tell buyer i like product before they list.(sellers seem to value my opinion)was never asked to do a written review any samples but did so on my own bay because I liked what I was getting. The two I didn’t review were never listed for sale so can’t see any problems here. My reviews are for people who know me through here and trust my judgement. I’m not going to start a pm every person I think will like something, I leave a review and people who trust me read it. Really sounds like people are pissed they aren’t getting anything free. I don’t lie about products or deceive anyone and am getting a little offended by all this. I can just stop reviewing anything if you all like as it’s my time and effort, people don’t value them then what’s the point!!
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epix
epix
I honestly don't understand all the kerfuffle here. I really like reading and writing reviews myself. I haven't gotten anything for free, but I like to tell people about something good that I've found.

As you said, if some don't like them, don't read them * shrugs *
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jurassic snark
jurassic snark
There's a really simple answer here: at the start of every review the author states exactly how they obtained the item. Then it's up to the reader what to do with it.
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formal frac
formal frac
this.
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Frankotherasta
Frankotherasta10/10
I love free samples, I make it quite clear to anyone offering I will give an honest review if I like it and if I don’t I just won’t review. I love reading proper reviews of products before I buy and the feedback option doesn’t let people go into enough detail which can be achieved with personal reviews. I have bought many items because of sample reviews and never found any that were far from the truth when I purchased myself. As for the free drugs then it would be just as easy to buy them also. The vendors usually will only send samples to people with good long standing rep and have had previous purchases from them which to some extent rules out the kids. To be fair there isn’t much on this site that would harm any kid old enough to figure it out although I don’t condone it, I started Toking when I was 14
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doraX
doraX
Make us some videos!
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Frankotherasta
Frankotherasta10/10
Yeah not so sure about the videos, littlebiggy doesn’t have the ability to upload vids direct so would need external link to YouTube which would be way too easy to trace any videos uploaded to an I.P address. It’s o.k to link to random vids you haven’t uploaded but to link to something you upload would mean linking to a personal YouTube account. Pictures are ok as l.b process them during upload and remove all background data
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Imoneverything
Imoneverything
Does Youtube allow that?
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bishops of glory
bishops of glory
yes i think this is the next level, would legitimize the reviews further
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Jamjarjim
Jamjarjim
Spot on Frank, detailed reviews are in some cases more of an advert than the actual advert.
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~xenia~
~xenia~
honestly I don't see the point in free samples for us as buyers, sure it good for the sellers as marketing. PeTeR also brings up a good point ive never thought of before and I think I agree.
and anyway reviewing items on your personal preference is pointless and irrelevant to me. what you like or what your standard is, is probably completely different from mine. ive ordered item people say "best I ever had" and turns out it worst I ever had! or if someone say "best taste ever" and turns out it tasteless to me! I have experienced this over the years I been here.
reviews should be on stealth, communication, sellers description accuracy, item photo was actual item received but never on your opinion of the item. and that's my opinion!!!
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Frankotherasta
Frankotherasta10/10
I value like minded peoples opinion, if a hardcore toker I’ve known for a while on here likes something it’s pretty much a given I’m going to like it. Well so I’ve found so far.
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~xenia~
~xenia~
I respect that and well that's different obviously, if you know the person and they know you. that should be a private message not a review for full community here. its just a way for people to scab a freebie and a bit marketing for seller. nothing valuable in it for me as a buyer as far as your personal opinion goes. apart from the transaction but we not talking about regular reviews here (the regular reviews are the key to biggy success)
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blackdragon00
blackdragon00
I totally agree with the reviews being prioritised on different factors being stealth, communication, accuracy of product and the fact that the item is what’s in the photo and that I received it, opinion wise I think it’s good to leave your thoughts on the product, but it can be off putting and does ruin it a little so I see what you’re saying there, but if I don’t give the seller my opinion then they won’t know whether I like it or not and will do repeat purchases with them or whether I would like to see that certain product in stock again. Sometimes that has happened though I see top reviews for a product I try it and it’s shit, but I still leave a 10/10 review due to the factors I just wrote down, but it’s unlikely that I will buy from them again just due to it not being to my taste.
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Frankotherasta
Frankotherasta10/10
But then the review is there for you to comment and leave your opinion. The review of product usually includes details about stealth, comms, delivery times and the benefits as buyers is simple, it’s free. I like to hear other people’s views on a product before I buy it. I wouldn’t buy anything from amazon, eBay, b&q, Screwfix without reading other peoples reviews on products and I feel the same here, gives me confidence in buying. I also review loads of stuff that I buy as I said if I like a product stands out or I like it I will do a review for others. Can’t realky see how this is harming others. I just don’t like buying blind.
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~xenia~
~xenia~
nobody is question regular reviews here, we are questioning the point of free sample reviews.
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epix
epix
I agree... I don't buy anything online without reading reviews.

I've obviously made exceptions on here, however I would love for people to post more reviews on here in general. I try to write at least a little something about every item I buy that I like. Let people know that this is a solid buy.

I do get the concern for shilling on here, however I think people that aren't genuine and are shilling will quickly be taken to task by the users of LB. That's what makes this place special, it's the users and how the self police.
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~xenia~
~xenia~
nobody is questioning reviews. I always read reviews to. that's why biggy is what it is. free sample reviews is what we are talking about here. they are usually bullshite based on someone opinion of a item which is a negative thing for me if I buy based on your review instead of facts like a picture and honest description from seller and item below the standard you expressed.
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mrspock89
mrspock89
Well said mate.
Iv had a few samples to review an always made it very clear I write what I like not to get free smoke or boost sellers up. With my reviews an scores for all my orders I put my name so people can ask me why I gave that score ect as I'm always proud of every score an no amount of free stuff can change that.
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citizen lame
citizen lame
I'm curious how many of these have resulted in a non-review?
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mrspock89
mrspock89
Just once
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Frankotherasta
Frankotherasta10/10
I have had two strains didn’t think made the cut but I usually find a vendor isn’t goin to send out bad weed to be reviewed, usually only when it’s something special and they want people to know it is. That’s why very little will result in non review
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~xenia~
~xenia~
so you only review a fee sample if you like it? well I must say I totally disagree with that. this is a community mate come on. you obviously only want freebies and don't actually care about other users here.
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Frankotherasta
Frankotherasta10/10
Jog on pal, not worth talking to anymore, read through my comments see if you can get that tiny little mind around the facts of the free sample process
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~xenia~
~xenia~
you should tell the truth Frank. you should review the bad items aswell as the good item. I don't understand why you would hide the truth from this community??
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Frankotherasta
Frankotherasta10/10
How absolutely fuckin dare you question my integrity or place in this community, take a look at my profile dude I’m one of the most active users on here, just had a look at yourself and you can take your under active unfriendly ways and jog on buddy
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~xenia~
~xenia~
WHY SWEAR AT ME. YOU DONT KNOW ME OR ANYTHING ABOUT ME. YOUR PROFILE ON HERE MEANS NOTHING TO ME. NOTHING. YOU THINK YOU OWN BIGGY YOU CHILDISH FOOL. I KNOW PEOPLE BEEN HERE MUCH LONGER THAN YOU. YOU GO TO FAR WHEN SWEAR AT ME. KEYBOARD WARRIOR.YOU NOT SO TUFF IN REAL WORLD YOU SENSETIVE, NO SELFESTEM , NO CONFIDENCE DISRESPECTFULL HUMAN.
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