When Amazon's Customer Reviews Get Ridiculously Funny

By Evan Dashevsky and Alan Byrne on October 21, 2013, 3:40 AM

Amazon has established itself as the go-to source for everything from entertainment to the less-everyday items and since this near limitless marketplace is just a mere click away, users have come to rely on reviews from fellow online shoppers to separate the crème from the crap. But inevitably, as must happen to all things on the Internet, Amazon's customer reviews are on occasion hijacked by smartasses.

What these reviews lack in helpfulness they make up for in gleeful goofiness. For its part, Amazon hasn't tried to dissuade this phenomenon, as these self-generating memes can actually increase sales. For example, when an unexceptional graphic T-shirt featuring three howling wolves caught the ire of the sarcastic community in 2008, it went on to become one of the top selling pieces of apparel on Amazon that year.

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tomkaten tomkaten said:

Wow, the "Finally a tank you can trust" review on Amazon's battle tank had me in tears for like 15 minutes.

Amazing and thanks for the solid laughs !

Skidmarksdeluxe Skidmarksdeluxe said:

I loved some of those customer reviews especially the one on "how to avoid big ships". Anybody who buys craps like that will probably believe the reviews anyway not realizing there's wit or sarcasm involved.

6 people like this | Arris Arris said:

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1 person liked this | Burty117 Burty117, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

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I've heard about this one but never seen it myself, OMG that should have been in the list!

2 people like this | Alpha Gamer Alpha Gamer said:
1 person liked this | TomSEA TomSEA, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

This isn't a mock review, but it's a damn funny one nonetheless of the big book hit "Fifty Shades of Grey."

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RebelFlag said:

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That is easily one of the funniest things I have read in a long time. Actually brought tears to my eyes. Thanks for sharing.

JC713 JC713 said:

Lol @ the uranium review.

DKRON said:

Love the part about buying a tank so the credit card debt people can't get you

Guest said:

Another clear winner in the cable category:

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Nic Nic, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Funniest Amazon reviews ever...

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Veet for Men Hair Removal Gel Creme 200 ml

quote...

DO NOT PUT ON KNOB AND BOLLOCKS 24 Jan 2012

By Andrew

Being a loose cannon who does not play by the rules the first thing I did was ignore the warning and smear this all over my knob and bollocks. The bollocks I knew and loved are gone now. In their place is a maroon coloured bag of agony which sends stabs of pain up my body every time it grazes against my thigh or an article of clothing. I am suffering so that you don't have to. Heed my lesson. DO NOT PUT ON KNOB AND BOLLOCKS.

(I am giving this product a 5 because despite the fact that I think my bollocks might fall off, they are now completely hairless.)

Guest said:

I remember accidentally stumbling upon the 3-wolf moon t-shirt when it showed up as a suggestion at the bottom of the page when this meme first started. Could not stop laughing for an hour, very creative people.

I am in the process of getting some zubaz pants (again). ;)

Guest said:

Another good one are those thousand-dollar ethernet/optical cables. "When I came back out of the time warp...." LOL

captaincranky captaincranky, TechSpot Addict, said:

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I plan on bookmarking this, as I want to take my time and savor all 700+ reviews.

On a more disturbing note, in the listing of "what do customers buy after viewing this item", at the top of this list is this:

Given the sheer quantity of process / police dramas on American TV, it's hard to avoid knowing this; many child predators and rapists often use a depilatory product, in order not to leave DNA evidence, (pubic hair), at the scene of the crime.....

It's a bargain though, @ 2 pounds & 45, e/free delivery in the UK....: [link]

In retrospect, after reading this Amazon.UK page, the US doesn't seem so odd or strange any more... Cheerio....:eek:

Arris Arris said:

I plan on bookmarking this, as I want to take my time and savor all 700+ reviews.

On a more disturbing note, in the listing of "what do customers buy after viewing this item", at the top of this list is this:

Given the sheer quantity of process / police dramas on American TV, it's hard to avoid knowing this; many child predators and rapists often use a depilatory product, in order not to leave DNA evidence, (pubic hair), at the scene of the crime.....

It's a bargain though, @ 2 pounds & 45, e/free delivery in the UK....: [link]

In retrospect, after reading this Amazon.UK page, the US doesn't seem so odd or strange any more... Cheerio....:eek:

And next on the list is a batman latex mask 0_o

cliffordcooley cliffordcooley, TechSpot Paladin, said:

WOW, I didn't know Abe Lincoln was still alive!

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Guest said:

Check out the reviews on this item...

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