June 4, 2012
Amazon Merchants Beware
I created an Amazon Merchant account so that I can sell all of my husband's college textbooks which he foolishly bought new and at full price from his school. (Because he didn't know to look up the textbooks required for the course in advance and purchase them online rather than letting the school provide them.)
I recouped anywhere from 25-50% of the original price, which is a lot better than letting them sit in a box in the attic until a newer edition is released and they're worth less than the price to ship them.
Yesterday, I got an email from Amazon.com saying that I had a request for a return.
I was way wrong.
It's one of the students who bought one of the textbooks I shipped OVER FOUR MONTHS AGO. Reason provide for the return request: No longer wanted/needed.
Yeah buddy, you bought the books for the school term and now you're trying to get a refund by using the return policy? To add insult to injury, he paid $14.95with S/H for a freaking "LIKE NEW" college book that I originally purchased for $60.
It took all of my self control to not tell him how cheap he is.
I hope he leaves me a bad review, because then I get to go back to Amazon and have his account flagged for abuse because his requested return is even outside of Amazon's 90 day A to Z Guarantee.
It just makes me wonder how many of the super merchants automatically grant the refund because they're too busy to look up the dates or handle small claims like this.
Posted by Kimberlee Turley