Korishan said:There's a few things here to take note of. On absolutely fake items (we all know there is no such thing as a 100000mAh 18650) is that there are other accounts that post positive reviews to create a drive of legitimacy.
Yes, in fact I did do some (statistical) analysis to attempt to account for fake reviews. I'm fairly sure that most of those reviews were not fake. They probably were littleneeded back then since that was during the heyday of vapingwhenthere was extreme demand from many users who had little knowledge and fewer (cheap) tools.
Korishan said:There are some good people out there who attack these scammers
Indeed, I've seen that too, and have often encouraged folks to do so. Kudos to those who spend their time and money to help others that way.
Korishan said:One of the biggest issues with spreading the intelligent purchasing aspect of things is that the majority of the people who buy these cells are not on our forums
Yes, and that's why it helps to discuss them frequently on sites like this, since it will increase the chance that such discussion will get exposed near the top of google search results. To further increase the chance of such be sure your posts include buzzwords that people might search on(e.g. cell vendor, exaggerated capacity "10000 mAh", etc).
But this may be a moot point given recent reports that eBay is now banning naked cells. It will be interesting to see the ramifications of this on consumer availability.