All things and past history considered, I think reviewing the review with the company before posting it, would be a huge mistake in this case.leam wrote:Will do. Having been a business owner in years gone by I appreciate a chance to be judged on my own merit. Honest reviews, like good feedback, help. Even if they aren't flattering. The right thing to do is go over the review with the owner prior to publication; it would give them a chance to disprove any factual errors.dellet wrote:I exchanged a few Pm's when they first took over, seemed pretty nice and straight forward, as far as you can tell on the internet.leam wrote:Just got off the phone with them, needed to establish my age, etc. Enjoyed the call and money will go out in the AM.
Please post an honest review when you get your ammo, it would be nice if they can put some of the past baggage behind they seemed to inherit.
One of the things that got Ozark in trouble and probably a big factor in their failure, was continually having people post glowing reviews on their behalf. Basically it got to the point if folks from Ozark posted, or something positive was posted it was considered to be either an outright lie, or that the company had a fake account to post from.
There were a couple of attempts to work that through, but too much damage had already been done.
Sadly leam, as a new member and your first posts being in the same subject and tradition, they could easily be seen as more of the same.
Do it any way you want, but the more transparency, the more honesty you can lay on the table, the more actual help you will be, not only to the manufacturer, but to the consumer. You can't "test it wrong". You can only explain how you did it, and what the results were. If there is a better way to make a judgement, folks here will suggest it, or ask you to try something else.
Dime size, three shot groups at 25 yards and a bullet that expands when shot into concrete, won't be of much interest. Range ammo at <$15 a box that shoots 1 1/2" at 100 and rings steel at a few hundred consistently, will.
Orders that are filled in a reasonable amount of time, and product that will at least chamber, will be a big step in the right direction.