Found this little bit of info from a while ago. Part of Amazons terms which basically gives you a free ride to scam whatever you want from Amazon marketplace sellers but not from Amazon in house sales. Basically you can get a refund weather you return the item or not. Think about that…
Source : redd.it/ckbyw
Ebay and Amazon making things impossible for casual sellers.
Once in a while I sell things I don’t need anymore (ebay) or textbooks I’m done using on amazon. I’ve never had even one problem in nearly 10 years. Over 40 items. This year I sold a total of 3 things and had 3 problems. 2 ebay and 1 amazon. Ebay/Paypal basically always side with the buyer now, and all you get is canned responses from them. I sold a book on Amazon and someone made a false statement about the condition of the book. (Note: I bought the book used on amazon, skimmed about 2 chapters for a class and resold it a month and a half later) Here is a clip from their new policy they emailed me.
Because you listed an item in a different condition than the one >advertised on the detail page, the item was materially different than >described, and the buyer is automatically eligible for the A-to-z >Guarantee, whether they return the item or not. We always >hope that sellers and buyers are able to work out a transaction >before resorting to the Guarantee, but once a Guarantee claim is >filed, we must take appropriate action from our end. We have >reimbursed the buyer and your seller account will be debited. If >you’d like to view our Policies, Glossary and FAQs, please visit:
Thank you for choosing Amazon.com.
So just make a claim and get the item for free? Nice. I know Amazon doesn’t give this offer with the products they sell in house. Me going from no claims in 10 years, to 3 claims in 1 shows that buyers have picked up on this. So if you want to give your stuff away choose Amazon/Ebay. If you want free stuff, just buy used and make some claim. No one will even check and you’ll get the item free. I guess we just need to stick to CL now.