Founded in 1994, the online superstore Amazon.com was created by CEO Jeff Bezos and sold only books. Little did we know, the little site he originally wanted to name “Cadabra.com” would soon transform into one of the biggest commercial sites on the Internet.
While you can find a lot of things on Amazon and the convenience is undeniable, here are 10 kind of shady things about the company they don’t exactly like to broadcast.
10. Take Customer Reviews With A Grain Of Salt
You can’t always take a glowing review at face value on Amazon. Turns out that some of the site’s most prolific reviewers regularly receive free products from publishers, agents, authors and manufacturers in exchange for their “unbiased” opinions. There’s even a site called Fakespot that will analyze reviews for authenticity.