What's the deal here? There are used ones for sale listed and I'd like to know why I can't sell the ones I bought on Amazon. Just curious-too racy maybe? The only answer I get from Amazon is that they are "restricted" no other explanation.
Odd. There is a "Sell on Amazon" button for these items, but clicking it brings up a notice that sales of this item are "restricted." I have never seen this before. Of course, there are other items that don't show the "Sell on Amazon" button at all, and I have never figured out what categories of items Amazon does not allow marketplace sellers to sell. But I have never seen this situation before.
Here's what a got from Amazon-so what the heck is wrong with ME not getting approved-I'm insulted (ha)
Thank you for writing back to us. The sexual content is not the reason why you are unable to sell this product. The reason the other Sellers able to list the product is that they are per-approved Sellers who can list it. There are certain products on Amazon.com that can only be sold by per-approved list of Sellers. We have this policy in place because we want to maintain a very high standard of customer experience when buyers purchase certain popular/best selling products on Amazon.com. All Sellers that qualify to sell the item are automatically pre-approved. We are currently not accepting any approval requests for such ASINs.
Or, to not clog Amazon's system with new sellers who have not proven themselves to sell quality, used goods. Amazon has a huge exposure with their A-Z guarantee, so they obviously limit their exposure with these policies. And they're good policies.
I knew that my selling record on things like books was good enough for me to be "pre-approved" to sell toys. But I did not realize how many categories of merchandise there must be, with Amazon granting approval for each one! I guess they regulate the "Marketplace" more closely than I had realized.
> That's one thing that has always annoyed me about Amazon. I have tried to sell some of my digital cameras and they won't let me.
Digital cameras and other electronics are probably close to the top of the list when it comes to items that buyers end up having frustrating or otherwise negative experiences with; I'm not surprised that Amazon is leery of letting sellers with little or no history sell list them.
You shouldn't take these things personally, though -- it's just some number-crunching algorithm trying to make a prediction as to how much money Amazon could make by letting in more sellers (and they very much do want to make more money) vs. how much they might lose by new sellers where there's no sales history yet (and that could be substantial).
Even eBay has some restrictions like these on certain items these days; it's trying to change from a "flea market"-style experience ("Caveat Emptor") to something closer to a mall, where customers have come to expect liberal return policies, first-class service, etc. Craigslist might be your best outlet these days if you don't want to spend the time and effort to build a reputation on Amazon or eBay... and Craigslist has the additional benefit of having no fees whatsoever.
Thanks for the replies-I'm going to keep at it and try and find out how I can qualify to sell this particular set of DVDs when I'm not restricted on others. I have finally figured it out-they want to buy it back from me for a $13.10 gift card so they can re-sell it for $30. Yep, looks like Craigslist.
Maybe too many people have made too many fake copies of these particular items and sold them on Amazon Marketplace. This hurts Amazon's reputation and sales, as well as the studios. It also hurts Amazon's customers, because often the people who do this remove extras or compress the videos (lowering image quality) to fit on cheaper single-layer disks. I bet they imposed restrictions on the items with the most complaints about fakes.
What's wrong with YOU not getting approved? I don't think there's anything wrong with you. Keep selling stuff and I'm sure Amazon's computer program will eventually get to know you and realize you're a wonderful person and you can be trusted.
One things that bugs me about this is that i sold Brand New copies of all True Blood Seasons at Christmas, last year, and now i can't list them either. I think i am going to contact amazon and find out what the deal is. Usually when they restrict ASINS they don't restrict it for a seller that sold the item before.
You can sell the item. Go to the item's page and click on the used for sale link. When you get to that page with all the used listings in the upper right hand corner is a sell yours now button. The button isn't on the front page anymore. The same goes for new and collectible.
I think its because they'd rather buy your used one for ten bucks because you couldn't find the link.
..And Angelina....I sold a used DVD of supernatural back in April. I think there is something fishy going on with Amazon. I have used product as well that I can't sell because it is 'restricted'. And don't get me started on the used product I have in used condition that Amazon will only allow me to sell in NEW condition and not USED condition. That is a whole different headache/conversation......