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|Thu Mar 13 2008 12:14:56|
Amazon Restrictions on Sony Electronics?
By: Ina Steiner
A reader says Amazon.com has restricted his sales of Sony Electronic items because of a broader policy restriction on those items. He's a long time seller in electronics and says he has a good feedback rating.
One of his complaints is that Amazon.com gave no advance notice of the restriction. Product category restrictions are not new to Amazon - each holiday season, Amazon.com restricts the toy category and puts an announcement on its boards in advance.
These kinds of restrictions from marketplaces put a big burden on merchants who stock inventory. I wonder if exceptions are made for those sellers who use Amazon's FBA fulfillment service...if Amazon is holding the inventory, they know there is no risk with delivery. That's assuming restrictions are placed for reasons having to do with consumer safety and not for competitive factors.
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