James Huang in Cycling Tips article wrote:...the Rock Brothers bell I bought stopped working after just five rides (and judging by the Amazon reviews, other buyers have had a similar experience).
Regarding feedback and 'putting the word out'
Story alert:- MyS in L and Daughter run an internet business selling all kinds of phone and electrical accessories mostly from China.
They also sell genuine iPhone/Sony/Samsung accessories too and until recently had a shop on Amazon,that's until they were knobbled,a couple of incidents where genuine replacement accessories where claimed by the buyer not to be the genuine article.
My S in L offered to drive to the buyer or meet him(60 miles away) and take the goods (in this case iPhone accessories)to an iPhone shop to check them over to prove one way or the other.
The buyer left extremely bad feedback and kicked up a stink with Amazon,this happened twice and the second time Amazon stopped the shop with no proof whatsoever from both buyers(which coincidentally lived 10 miles apart),despite their shop having 99%+ posittive feedback.
They went through hell and high water with Amazon,and the whole affair cost them the thick end of £6K in stock which the buyers said they'd send back on receipt of a refund and their postage but didn't and an estimated £20k in lost sales.
It also cost two people they jobs at my Daughter and S in L's warehouse until the sales picked up again after regaining sales through other outlets and their own website.
It's an insight as to how spurious feedback without any back up can
be used and how people with good intent and good business practice can be knobbled by others(IMO sellers)with other agendas.
FWIW,I've deliberately stood dinging my bells for an estimated 90 to 100 dings (wearing ear defenders) after a leettle squirt of grease on the springs.They haven't failed yet
,watch this space.