Surely Amazon wouldn’t sell fake products? The answer might surprise you.
If you do a quick search on Google for “Does Amazon Sell Fake Products“, you can easily find 20+ complaints from Amazon customers about their experience buying fake goods sold on Amazon.com.
Below is one of dozens of credible complaints that I found on one of Amazon’s discussion boards about fake products being sold on Amazon.
I visited with a friend this weekend who sells consumer electronic accessories through Amazon. They have spent the last nine months in battle with Amazon to get them to stop selling counterfeits on their products.
They did the investigations and brought the offending distributors to Amazon’s attention. Amazon refused to do anything.
Doing their research by ordering as secret shoppers, they discovered that over 70% – that’s OVER SEVENTY PERCENT – of their product sold on Amazon by third-party sellers was counterfeit. Only when they filed a lawsuit did Amazon BEGIN to cooperate with them. BUYER BEWARE.
The above post states that 70% of the products sold by Amazon Third-Party Sellers are counterfeit.
If you’re scratching your head and thinking, “What’s a Third-Party Seller?“ let me briefly explain it to you.