Why Amazon?

Why Amazon? A good question since many eBay sellers also sell on Amazon would you not get the same problems? The answer oddly is no. Amazon actually enforce a far stricter and fairer set of rules and actually listen and work through problems with both sellers and buyers instead of a load of canned pre-scripted replies. Amazons customer service is far, far beyond what it is on eBay. I have had refunds before instantly credited as gift cards and another/replacement item sent out all on Amazons tab. Its not hard to find tales of excellent service from Amazon reps. eBay is slowly trying to be Amazon just take a look at the listings and you will see it.

EDIT 24/12/12: Not even a day later stumble across this Amazon Representative Creates Holiday Discount in Response to Reddit Comment see they do actually listen and follow through with promises.


Pros :

  • Amazon Prime (Unlimited free shipping on Amazon items for a annual fee)
  • Customer service are actual people who listen.
  • Returns/Refund procedure works (Unlike eBays long wait times and dispute consoles)
  • Option to earn gift cards/payment via there affiliate program anyone can sign up.
  • Sellers are held to much higher standard than eBay.
  • Selling fees are lower than eBay’s.
  • More than PayPal accepted (merchant services, credit cards, bank transfers)
  • Never ran across any “questionable” counterfeit goods personally.
  • Many items are actually cheaper than eBay even when sold by the same seller!


Cons :

  • Brand not as popular as eBay.
  • Cart system a tad buggy (items vanish sometimes)
  • Amazon Auctions closed down 🙁
  • Not available in every country (see list here)



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  2. naturally like your website however you have to take a look at the spelling on quite a few of your posts. Several of them are rife with spelling issues and I to find it very bothersome to inform the truth then again I will surely come back again.

  3. Amazon is a lot stricter; however they do have a reputation for more trustworthy sellers and fast shipping services compared to eBay. Maybe it is due to the strict performance standards that sellers abide by.

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