Starting in March, eligible Books sellers are now able to compete for the Buy Box for Books in New condition. With this change, we would like to share an important reminder about the requirements for listing Books in New condition (https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=olp_cg_pop?ie=UTF8&nodeId=200143590&pop-up=1) on the Amazon Marketplace.
In addition to the General Condition Guidelines (https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=olp_cg_pop?ie=UTF8&nodeId=200143590&pop-up=1), the following guidelines apply for Books listed as New condition:
New: A brand-new, unused, unread copy in perfect condition. The dust cover and original protective wrapping, if any, is intact. All supplementary materials are included and all access codes for electronic material, if applicable, are valid and/or in working condition.
Books with markings of any kind on the cover or pages, books marked as "Bargain" or "Remainder," or with any other labels attached, may not be listed as New condition. Additionally, Books listings must exactly match the item described, including edition/version, binding type, and country of origin.
Sellers who list Books in New condition that do not meet these guidelines may have their offer removed, and could face additional action for repeated violations, including account suspension or termination.
As always, nothing about provenance, nothing about purchasing through distribution.
Nothing new. No new policies.. No new words. Just a warning to those who used condition notes to explain why their offers were not NEW.
By two weeks from now, we will see some suspensions after buyers complain about Used Not New in media
And friend, even if you are correct about the lack of a requirement for provenance, Amazon is never going to make that clear. It guarantees issues with or even lawsuits from publishers who believe, like Random House, if there has been a retail sale, or a book has been remaindered, it is not NEW.
who believe, like Random House, if there has been a retail sale, or a book has been remaindered, it is not NEW.
There is no evidence that Random House believes that "if there has been a retail sale" the item is not new. The letter that was posted on these forums doesn't say that, and I have no idea where you are getting it.