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published 08/11/2014 | thedevilinme
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"The future of the Amazon highstreet?"

60p for the top American boxsets?

60p for the top American boxsets?

When Amazon was offering the best value out there, and the website growing because of, I had no real need for Amazon Marketplace. But now Amazon are top dogs they are charging high street prices and so time to look elsewhere for value. Coupled with the postage & packing for goods under £10 Amazon is not cheap anymore.

The Amazon marketplace is simply a resale area and not a biding site like Ebay and so great value to be had on new, nearly new and second hand items, many of them returns from the main Amazon site. You really can pick up a bargain there and now 20% of all of their sales. With only a small commission from the sellers coming in I can see big changes here in the future as the Amazon website is becoming a bit Pound shop like the British high street, rather ironic considering Amazon started the rot on the very same highstreet.

Today the first series of Prison Break arrived on my doorstep for the unbelievable price of 60p. Even with the £1.24 postage that’s bloody cheap. The box is worn and so I couldn’t pass it off as a Christmas present but all the four discs are in tact. I wouldn’t be able to get that price even in a charity shop. Two weeks ago I ordered Season 3 of Entourage (Part 1&2) and again both box sets less than a quid each. They are in good nick and play smoothly and clearly unsold stock sitting in their vast warehouse. The TV series is defunct now and so they wanted to get rid. This means I can roll through all 8 series for next to nothing. The DVDs arrived within a week and packaged well, the Jiffy envelope worth more than the disc!

It’s an online store so companies of all sizes can use the website to sell their stuff and so a place for professional and amateur traders. I’m not sure how those traders can make a profit selling DVDs at less than charity shop prices but who cares. The marketplace operates as a third party website and so consumer’s payment details never passed on to the seller and remain with Amazon in what ever tax haven they are using right now. Like most I’m extremely weary of rogue online traders and online fraud. I only use vouchers on Amazon and very much my Christmas and birthday go to. There is the merchant seller surcharge charge option for professional bigger online sellers there and they pay slightly higher fees. In America they charge a sales tax but to only 23 states. Amazon are not very good at paying taxes. Obviously if you are in another country and order overseas the haulage cost shoots up.

Amazon and the marketplace are good with refunds and return policies and if agreed the refund in your account pretty quickly. If you want to keep online custom you have to refund unhappy customers. I bought a thermometer online last year and wasn’t able to return it as they do operate a dangerous liquids in transit policy that doesn’t allow certain damaged goods to be sent back again, meaning the more unscrupulous sellers can send them out broken knowing your stuck with them and they have your cash. Some sellers offer postal tracking.

It id, of course, glorified mail order and we all remember ordering stuff out of the newspaper and magazines as if they were somehow only available there. I recall buying 20 x 50 binoculars and X-Ray specs. You can buy all that novelty stuff on Amazon of course and with our final dooyoo Amazon vouchers before it all closes down there, now is the time to get the best value from the marketplace. If you are looking to get some Amazon vouchers in for Christmas it’s not too late to join Valued Opinions, the best survey site out there. Simply open two or more accounts in different names and emails, fill out the profile to make you extremely attractive to receiving surveys (like saying you have two kids, a trophy wife and tons of interests on 35k a year) and sit back and wait for the surveys to pour in. Yes they are extremely boring but many things are in life and so grin and bare it. The Daily Mail rewards scheme is also giving away Amazon vouchers know for collecting those number codes on the backpages and every little bit helps in Britain’s now permanent low paid economy.

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  • danielclark691 published 27/03/2017
    good work
  • angelboouk123 published 09/11/2014
    I love Amazon x
  • euphie published 09/11/2014
    vh :o)
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