Amazon Is Kicking All Unauthorized Apple Refurbishers Off Amazon Marketplace

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  1. mood

    mood Updates Team

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    Amazon Is Kicking All Unauthorized Apple Refurbishers Off Amazon Marketplace
    November 9, 2018
    https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/...-unauthorized-apple-refurbishers-off-the-site
     
  2. roger_m

    roger_m Registered Member

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    Apple BANS third parties from selling refurb Macbooks on Amazon.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K669-vhKshU
     
  3. Bill_Bright

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    I have mixed feelings about this. I have refurbished dozens of computers over the years (though mine are to donate to needy families with school-age kids). I would not want Dell, Acer, or HP to block me from doing so just because I have not paid them to become an authorized reseller.

    No doubt Apple is tired of consumers blaming them for so called refurbished systems that don't work correctly. I am sure that happens a lot so I don't blame them for that. But to me, consumers need to do their homework before buying too. "Caveat emptor" should apply ("Let the buyer beware").

    I think Amazon should ban crooked refurbishers. And I think only "Factory Authorized" refurbishers should be able to claim such authorizations. And I think if factory authorized, their sites (and Amazon pages) should clearly display that authorization. And I think it okay for Amazon to ban those who claim to be authorized, but are not. But I don't think it right to automatically bad all sites (including honest ones) just because Amazon has an agreement with Apple. That's getting a little monopolistic to me.
     
  4. roger_m

    roger_m Registered Member

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    This is a one hour interview, which made of interest.
    Interview w/ ex-Amazon Macbook seller: John Bumstead of rdklinc
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpnQut4VecU&t=316s
     
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