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Is Amazon 3rd Parties Peddling illegal goods?



May 20, 2012 – Comments (4) | RELATED TICKERS: AMZN

Let's say you go to a festival and at a booth is full of artwork.....All of which is marked, "Not for resale" or "Not for sale."

What would you think?

Or better yet.  You go to a Mom and Pop hardware store and every product on the shelf clearly comes in a kit (normally) but instead is being sold individually.....All of which is marked, "Not for individual sale."

Yea...I'd say that that there is a pretty big problem.

So why is Amazon getting away with it?  Granted, we are talking about 3rd parties selling goods on Amazon marked "Not for sale," and not Amazon themselves.  Nonetheless, Amazon takes a cut from 3rd party retailers selling goods.

So imagine my surprise when I saw this:

Above URL is to a Samsung Galaxy S2 battery.  Take a careful look at the photograph of this battery that is for sale.  On the bottom of the battery is clearly marked, "Not for Sale."

Ships from and sold by BlueMall indicates that a 3rd party is selling this item....not Amazon themselves.

Retail packaging included?  Sorry...I don't think that matters albeit I am not a lawyer by any means. If the item is marked "not for sale" then why is it being sold here?

Not for sale can mean a lot of things.....One of which is perhaps the battery being sold is the one that you get with the Samsung Galaxy S II phone....and is not a legal spare battery meant for individual sale.  You only get this as an item included with the purchase of a phone.

That's my guess.....Take it for what it is worth.

Anyhow with this discovery....what other items does Amazon's website have for sale from 3rd parties where the photograph provided is marked "Not for sale?"

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#1) On May 20, 2012 at 1:16 PM, Varchild2008 (84.20) wrote:

Hopefully it is an incorrect photograph of the battery and the actual one is legally allowed to be sold....and doesn't have "Not for Sale" written on it. can this not be noticed by anyone?  I'd think someone would have noticed this by now besides me.

Veeeeerrrry.......interesting....and creepy.

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#2) On May 20, 2012 at 1:33 PM, Varchild2008 (84.20) wrote:

The battery being sold is an i777.

AT&T's website doesn't seem to have the exact spare battery to compare it this photograph with unfortunately.

The one I did find at AT&T's website was a 1650 mAh spare battery i937.

The 2 batteries sold by AT&T look nothing like the one in the photograph at Amazon's website.

I have thought that perhaps the "NOT FOR SALE" marking was actually more of a "NOT FOR RESALE" type of thing.

If that were true then why wouldn't all of the spare Samsung Batteries be marked "Not for Sale" to indicate that they can not be sold as "used" anywhere?  I.E. for resale?

All other types of Samsung batteries I was able to find on Amazon's website do not have "Not for sale" written on the bottom of them like this one does. 



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#3) On May 20, 2012 at 4:46 PM, Varchild2008 (84.20) wrote:

Hmm my Battery I have in my phone NOT MARKED  "Not for sale"
on it.

So if this is some sorta not for resale marking....why isn't it on my own battery in my own Samsung Galaxy S ii?

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#4) On May 21, 2012 at 12:56 PM, dividendsrus (37.46) wrote:

What difference does it make if something is marked "not for sale"?  Does that make it illegal to sell it?

I think maybe it's about time someone put a sign up that says "It's a free country."

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