Carson City, NV, October 02, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- A Home and Garden America spokesperson today announced that the company had passed the 140 review mark for Amazon.com Verified Purchase Reviews for their survival seeds heirloom varieties. Amazon's system is set up so that customers of Amazon.com can leave reviews of products that they've bought and used.
The most prized reviews are from customers who have been verified by Amazon as having actually purchased the product they are reviewing because they are considered to be "real" reviews. The problem with unverified reviews is that they can possibly be manipulated by a seller having friends or others leave reviews even though they've never bought the product.
This practice can quickly degrade the value of the review system and it is discouraged, although not well policed, by Amazon. Of course, the value of any system such as this is only as good as the integrity of those using it so it would seem that Amazon would make every effort to weed out any and all suspicious, non-verified reviews.
"We've always felt that integrity is important in doing business and, therefore, only look to Verified Purchasers to review our products and they've been doing it at an astounding rate," said a company representative.
"Some of the reviews we have received are from Amazon Top Reviewers. We're proud of these reviews because they are from some of the toughest reviewers on Amazon.com," he continued.
One reviewer said, "I'm very pleased with the seeds and the speedy shipping of the product. I'm writing this review after planting the seeds and I have to say that they were wrong when they stated the germination rates. The germination is more like a definite aspect of these seeds. They grow more like weeds! I wonder why more people don't realize that organic seeds are the most trustworthy, healthiest (eaten and plant), fastest-growing and natural (no need for pesticides) seeds there are. It’s like collaborating with Mother Nature the way we should be. Not fighting against it. Once you go organic, you never go back."
Chuck Harmon enjoys writing consumer information material on a wide range of products and his work in the gardening arena is no exception. His interest in heirloom seeds came about from trying to find better tasting vegetables for his own family.