Is Amazon 3rd Parties Peddling illegal goods?
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?"