WOW WOW WOW
I thought 10 reviews were a lot for these bandits - I am writing to the author so that they may see the list we have compiled here on the forums.
It does seem that Amazon has shut down every seller in that article, so someone somewhere inside Amazon has access to the take-down button & has taken action.
Albeit Very Very late for the community that has been harmed.
I think that there will be class action lawsuits coming vs. Amazon as Merchants, Manufacturers and Buyers have made efforts to make AMZN aware of the problems and nothing is done until it is too late.
I am sure some party with deeper pockets will be asking 3P merchants to join an action.
Everyone gets hurt
Sellers: as the sellers are harmed by lower profits vs. the bandits
Buyers: buyers are harmed by the having their money stolen
Manufacturers: manufacturers are harmed w/bad reviews that come w/ the poor buying experience.
Amazon: as the article points out very succinctly … New sellers will not get the sale and the growth of the catalogue will slow down.
I am not sure why AMZN doesn’t simple put limits on new sellers - a simple long overdue action that would prevent much of the shenanigans.
RRRRRrrrr - this is disturbing!