Any experience with ReviewStream.com (good or bad)?

@Toofancy (549)
United States
April 8, 2009 9:51pm CST
Just wanted to see if there are any comments about this site, before I go into my recent experience with them.....
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
9 Apr 09
I've written only a few reviews with them so really can't say their "track" score. They do have a rather large minimum payout, something like $50.00. I have heard problems people have had though, like when a person is close to payout suddenly they decide that some of the reviews weren't good enough or delete one's account...why what have you heard or experienced with them?
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@Toofancy (549)
• United States
9 Apr 09
Just as you said they deleted my reviews and account. They started out publishing all of my reviews, but as I reached mid-way to that ridiculous $50 payout, they started rejecting a lot of my reviews. But that is another issue. The reason they deleted me is because I could not (for whatever reason) receive any of the confirmation emails they SAID they send out regarding my account balance and my review status(s). So, I would have to email them directly to ask about my account total, and which reviews were published or rejected. Of coure, I could get a return email from them (miraculously...hmmm), and they were HORRIBLY rude and obnoxious to me because I would ask them about my account. Yesterday, we had email "war", where they were bound and determined to get in the last snide word. I cannot believe how they talked to me! I saved all of the emails. At any rate, the last email I got said for me to sell my work elsewhere, and they were deleting my reviews and deleting the $20 balance they owe me. All this, just because I asked about my account!?! I do not understand why they do not put the account balance, as well as the published reviews, on the member's page (like all other review sites do). That way, the member can see it when they log in...and they would not have to BEG for that information. It shouldn't be a state secret. Anyway, I do not recommend this site to anyone. My experience was horrible.
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
9 Apr 09
They do seem to make an "issue" about knowing one's balance. One thing they keep stressing is if one wants to know their balance to give them your cell phone number and one can keep track of it that way. Uh, like duh? I'm one of the few people that doesn't have a cell phone, and even wrote them this fact and they never answered me. Can one actually delete one's own account their but retrieve the reviews already written so I can submit them somewhere else? I bet if I wrote them about that they wouldn't answer either.
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@Toofancy (549)
• United States
10 Apr 09
They tried to get me to do the cell phone thing, and kept sending me the link. I actually would have done it, but the link they sent me was some kind of Windows webpage having something to do with Microsoft....I could not figure out what in the world to do, or what it had to do with sending anything to my cellphone. I don't know if you can delete your account or not. I imagine you have to deal with them to get your reviews back. I have no idea. Be prepared for a snotty battle of wits. I blocked their email address so that they would quit emailing me, and they started emailing me from a different address. They were horrible!! I have never encountered anything like it. I saved all their emails. They absolutely harassed me. They said they didn't have "members". We are only sellers and they are buyers. To that I said if we are not members, then what did we "join"? And why does it say "members" on their website, where it pictures people who have joined? What idiots. And of course, the person never reveals their name...everything is signed ReviewStream.com. But the more this person wrote to me, the more he/she proved they weren't the brightest crayon in the box. The funny thing is that my account was still open (as of yesterday). I wanted to delete my picture, but couldn't do it. So I replaced it with a picture of a chihuahua with big glasses on. It's funny. But they did delete my reviews as far as I could tell. Good riddance.
@irene66 (1671)
• Philippines
9 Apr 09
I tried to put my review. since it is my first time, I read the reviews made by other members. I find it okay to make one because you just tell your opinion and experiences about almost anything. this site is about reviews of anything. However, my review is always rejected. I tried it twice. I followed their guidelines but I don't know why they don't want to accept mine. try your luck with them.
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@Toofancy (549)
• United States
9 Apr 09
Thanks for your response, irene. I already tried my luck with them and they deleted what they owed to me. They probably published a little more than half of the reviews I submitted. But, the closer I got to payout, the more reviews they started to reject. Anyway, I had a technical issue with the site, and they were absolutely the rudest people I have ever dealt with. So, after they had all of their say to me, they deleted all of the work I did EXCLUSIVELY for them. They told me not to bother them! The time I put into it was worth far more than the $20 account balance they deleted. I would recommend that you stay away from them and work with the better review sites. I work for quite a few review sites, all of which are reputable and are helpful and appreciative to their members. ReviewStream is not one of those.