Yes, you can sometimes find crazy deals on Amazon that are legitimate, but when an expensive item is discounted more than 30%, you should be wondering why.
This goes double for any items being sold from a new, “just launched” third-party seller.
Keep in mind, however, not all third-party sellers are scammers.
Is buying from Amazon safe?
Buying electronics from Amazon is as safe as it can get. The only difference you can see from other online stores is the price. As for safety and reliability on Amazon – this is something they strive very hard to achieve, which makes their site probably the safest one to shop from.
What happens if you get scammed on Amazon?
In the case of the fake/scam sellers, Amazon knows the buyers will not receive their order(s), so a notice should be sent to all those who purchased, from those sellers. Please wake up Amazon, or the gravy train, will stop running, not only for the 3P sellers, but the whole marketplace you have created.
How do you know if something is legit on Amazon?
How to Avoid Fake and Scammy Amazon Sellers
- Check the Listing for “Fulfilled by Amazon”
- If a Price Seems Too Good to Be True, It Probably Is.
- New Accounts May Be Illegitimate.
- Odd Spelling and Grammar is a Warning Sign.
- Watch for Extra-Long Ship Times.
- Check the Seller Reviews.
Is Amazon a scammer?
Phishing-related Amazon scams are particularly dangerous, as the fraud artist’s aim is to hide behind the Amazon brand to steal your Social Security number, bank account number, or credit card. Here’s how it works. A scammer contacts you via email, claiming to be a customer service representative from Amazon.com.