You know how I feel about Amazon. I still have a few used items for sale at their website, but will continue to lean toward using alternative websites when I have another item to sell.
Today I got an email from Amazon stating that if I want to sell a DVD with a MSRP (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price) of $25 or more, I will have to apply for the privilege, starting in November. “We are implementing this restriction because these products may have a higher risk of authenticity issues. ” That sounds reasonable. After all, I’m in favor of protecting intellectual property rights. But the application process requires a Professional Selling Plan with a monthly fee of $39.99.
Call me cynical, but I think that Amazon is pushing its sellers into this monthly subscription program under the guise of increasing the legitimacy of the products that they sell through their “doors”.
- another reason why I am supporting alternatives to buying and selling through Amazon.
Composite of images by Grace Buchanan,
This image is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
Woman in denim jeans in Paris 2007, by Mark Skipper
I got to pick the film we watched Friday night 🙂 by Lisa Risager
Pirate by Jess
Discarded DVD Cases by Rym DeCoster
Discarded DVD covers by Harald Groven