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What kind of hustle is Amazon running these days? Restricted listing items???


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Initial post: Jan 25, 2013 5:46:25 PM PST
R. Miller says:
So I am trying to sell some unwanted DVD's that have never been opened through my seller account because the trade in value that Amazon is offering is like 10% of the cost that Amazon themselves is selling the items at. I go to the screen to list the items and a couple of them come up as a restricted listing. Why restricted is Amazon trying to sell off their inventory first? Why are there listings from other sellers? Are they allowing there other sellers first dibs on dumping their stock at a respectable market value. It is bad enough that Amazon rapes you on what you sell by taking like 15% of what you sell and not allowing you to collect the same tax that they take from you when you buy something. Amazon has jumped the shark and Best Buy is making a comeback for my business.

Posted on Jan 25, 2013 6:53:39 PM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Jan 25, 2013 6:59:16 PM PST
Sheila (NJ) says:
Best Buy lets you sell used stuff on their website?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 25, 2013 7:04:17 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 25, 2013 7:21:55 PM PST
LegoGirl says:
Some manufacturers have strict controls about who is allowed to sell their products. Do you have an example of one of the items? For DVDs in particular, some of the movie companies are talking about copyright infringement and distribution agreements, etc.

Posted on Jan 25, 2013 10:07:40 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 25, 2013 10:13:04 PM PST
BHL says:
This is Amazon's shop. If they want to restrict what is sold by third-parties, for whatever reason and on THEIR store-front, they can.

If you want a carte-blanche sellers forum, try Craig's List.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 25, 2013 10:22:53 PM PST
Did you ever consider searching the Help section first? It wasn't hard to find this:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=14113001

Posted on Jan 25, 2013 11:08:30 PM PST
R. Miller says:
I never had a problem selling the occasional DVD or video game used or new on Amazon before. I would just click on the "sell your item here" button and it was good to go. Now all of a sudden they are restricting 3rd party sellers from selling their items. I did a quick google search and stumbled upon a thread in a forum and it looks like Amazon is up to something and screwing all of their 3rd party sellers and restricting their selling of DVD's and removing their items. Some of the sellers are getting screwed over cause they actually shipped their product to Amazon to warehouse and ship when the item gets sold and in order to get the inventory back they have to pay the return freight. People have contacted the major players like HBO and WB and asked if the are the ones forcing Amazon to do this and they said no. I buy from Amazon more than I sell and a couple of the items I tried listing to sell I actually bought from Amazon directly and the transaction is in my history. Us buyers should be very concerned about this because no longer will you be able to save a couple of dollars buying from a 3rd party seller you will be forced to pay the price is telling you to pay for it.

Posted on Jan 25, 2013 11:17:07 PM PST
Egó,òr says:
Sell them on Ebay where all sellers are treated equally.

Posted on Jan 25, 2013 11:17:36 PM PST
R. Miller says:
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Posted on Jan 25, 2013 11:28:58 PM PST
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Posted on Jan 26, 2013 12:05:39 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 26, 2013 1:01:22 PM PST
When you submit a previously owned product, it's not Amazon that buys it and resells it it's another party - usually a third party seller.

Amazon just handles the process and transaction.

The asking price for previously owned items is established by those who plan to resell it, not Amazon. They in turn sell it at whatever price they opt, but again, it's not Amazon that sets either pricing.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 26, 2013 1:17:26 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 26, 2013 1:18:53 AM PST
Katie says:
R. Miller, How do you figure that Amazon can still sell it as new and get $36.00 out of your "used" Blu-ray? Even though it hasn't been opened, it is still "used" merchandise. If I had the choice of buying your Blu-ray or one that came out of their "new" stockroom, I would want the un-handled one if they were priced alike. If you look up that Blu-ray and click on the "used" ones, they have a used one that is rated "used but like new" for $15.95 with Prime shipping. I'd guess that it is a returned and unopened one also.

Posted on Jan 26, 2013 4:39:06 AM PST
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Posted on Jan 26, 2013 4:57:50 AM PST
Xaa says:
R. Miller,

You use words like rape and robbery very loosely. You not receiving an offer you like for the used goods is not akin to either rape or robbery. You see you have an entire marketplace in which to find the best value. Amazon is just a part of that.

Someone offering you a price that is valuable to them is no more robbery than you suggesting you receive new value for 2 year old returned goods.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 26, 2013 5:41:07 AM PST
widowTink says:
And I can buy scrapbooking supplies, parakeet toys and the latest book about Disneyland Imagineering at Best Buy? well isn't that kewl....................

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 26, 2013 5:43:46 AM PST
D. Caswell says:
> R. Miller says: .. they are flirting with raping their clients.

You deal with corporations on a voluntary basis. If you do not like the way things work at Amazon you can choose some other corporation. They are not forcing you to adopt their rules. This is not the Federal Government.

The entertainment industry has had lots of laws passed to benefit them. Amazon feels like they must have special restrictions on people selling DVDs. In return political officials get to hang around with famous stars.

Do you really think Orrin Hatch would have his music published if he wasn't a Senator?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 26, 2013 5:49:19 AM PST
Duraleigh says:
Touche'

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 26, 2013 6:32:10 AM PST
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Posted on Jan 26, 2013 6:57:19 AM PST
I kinda resent you using the term RAPE so casually. No one at Amazon is raping you. sheesh.

Posted on Apr 19, 2013 3:32:55 PM PDT
J.E. says:
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