Amazing level of transparency:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIEu_kz … L7-UQUdx-8
Ronald really comes through here and exposes all the problems with testing, warranty, and overall dealings with a problematic manufacturer that weren't addressed by the other reviewer. Not for a second do I think this guy would take a kick back from a manufacturer for a good review in a video or any other incentive. Alot of integrity.
I'd also like to take a second to mention that to proclaim any industry as being too small to buy a YT review is either naive or misleading. YT review buying is actually a pretty significant problem regardless of the industry. I know this from being interested in custom guitars. Alot of these smaller guitar companies that will try and buy YT reviews are hardly as large as the two major manufacturers and have a very narrow consumer reach. If you don't believe me feel free to check out this channel:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont … qm8SH90POs
He reviews alot of guitars that are no where near the level as the major industry movers yet is often offered money for a positive review. And so when this guy says he delivers truly unbiased reviews, I believe him as I should know, because he is absolutely merciless on guitars that I would consider decent. Not everything is good by a long shot in his book.
And while I'm not going to explicitly say that any YT reviewer is taking kick backs for giving a manufacturer a good review, I will say that a company with the consumer reach, and manufacturing capabilities (tons and tons of bows and arrows manufactured in a relatively short amount of time) such as AliBow would more than likely be easily able to make such offers.
But that's really not the ultimate or only qualifier the way I see it anyway for such activity. Anyone willing to make a name for themselves could easily throw money out there to a YT reviewer for a positive review.
Of course, absolutely no one could be taking money for good YT reviews for bows. And maybe its just other reasons why most reviews come out a certain way on a youtube channel.