Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Selling Amway Products on Amazon
I was surprised to see Amway products for sale on Amazon - totally discovered that by accident.
First of all I’m pretty sure that Amway has some rule saying you can’t flog your Amway shit online.
That said a lot of former IBO’s got to get rid of that overpriced shit somehow and I’ve seen it sold on eBay and I’m sure IBO’s are hitting Craigslist too.
But Amazon? I know its hard for me to grasp the concept that Amazon sells things but books. Here its important to note that Amazon the company is not selling Amway products but its individual sellers who have accounts with Amazon. But still I thought people with Amazon accounts were selling their used books not household items.
OK so maybe some former IBO’s are trying to flog their inventory. If they’re not active IBO’s they wouldn’t give a shit about breaking Amway’s rules. The problem with selling vitamins and energy drinks is that they all have expiry dates. Who’s to know that date hasn’t come and gone?
Amway shipped us expired protein shakes once. And then refused to refund our money when we complained about it. I ended up chucking them in the garbage.
I’m not so certain that these are inactive IBO’s flogging Amway shit on Amazon. I think active IBO's are loading up on inventory (another violation) to get their PV up there and then selling it on Amazon so they can cover their financial losses. Someone named Totalbeautyzone is currently selling 188 items - most appear to be Amway products. I don’t know. That seems a little excessive stock for an IBO quitting the business. I have to go with professional liar theory on this seller.
I decided to do some comparing. Totalbeautyzone is flogging XS Energy Drinks on Amazon. Cranberry Grape Blast in particular for $38.88. He/she has 4 in stock. Amway’s price is $26.88.
This makes a lot of sense. If someone was really craving the piss water they could buy it from Amway or find an IBO rather than spending an extra $12 to buy it from Totalbeautyzone. Like we need any further proof that IBO’s are out to rip us off!
Then Totalbeautyzone is offering a better deal on the Tropical Blast flavor - $36.88. I checked Amway. $26.88. Only ripping off customers by $10 on that flavor and he/she has 2 cases left in stock.
Now what’s up with the Naranja Blast? Totalbeautyzone has a price tag of $42.88 and 2 in stock. What does Amway say about this flavor? $38.88. Holy fuck I thought all those nasty piss waters had the same price. Rip off! Rip off! Amway sticks a foreign word on the can so it can slap a higher price tag on it? Come on! We all took Spanish in high school. Naranja = orange. Save money and buy the Citrus Blast for $26.88. So one could say Totalbeautyzone is giving a slightly better deal by only ripping off customers by $4 over Amway's price.
I know Amazon charges a commission for items sold through their store so I imagine Totalbeautyzone has tacked on the cost of doing business with Amazon to the prices.
I don’t know why Amazon doesn’t ban Amway products from their website other than it doesn’t cost them anything to let people have a marketplace storefront. Amazon is earning money off Amway.
Interesting when at every board plan meeting Amazon is mentioned as a comparison to Amway - except of course Amazon sucks when compared to Amway - at least in the brainwashed minds of the speakers.