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ZAZ [TotalFark]
2020-08-14 10:29:01 AM  
There have been some similar cases in the East, related to hoverboards in Pennsylvania and Tennessee, for example. There are certain liabilities that states normally do not let companies contract their way out of.  Like a product that isn't supposed to catch on fire catching on fire and burning you.
 
2020-08-14 10:58:27 AM  
Anyone else find they avoid Amazon these days because of how much crap is 3rd party? It wasn't a conscious decision, my mind just says "amazon = counterfeit" ...and I look for another retailer.
 
2020-08-14 11:28:06 AM  

Sasquach: Anyone else find they avoid Amazon these days because of how much crap is 3rd party? It wasn't a conscious decision, my mind just says "amazon = counterfeit" ...and I look for another retailer.


50% that
50% sweatshop conditions
 
2020-08-14 11:38:23 AM  

Sasquach: Anyone else find they avoid Amazon these days because of how much crap is 3rd party? It wasn't a conscious decision, my mind just says "amazon = counterfeit" ...and I look for another retailer.


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2020-08-14 11:41:32 AM  
You think?

It's abhorrent that our country allows the tech bros to basically wash their hands of ANY responsibility for their role in all kinds of farkery just because it is sold via the internet. Every one of them going bankrupt (I know it's not gonna happen) and ceasing operations would be a net gain for humanity.
 
2020-08-14 11:47:43 AM  

Fabric_Man: Sasquach: Anyone else find they avoid Amazon these days because of how much crap is 3rd party? It wasn't a conscious decision, my mind just says "amazon = counterfeit" ...and I look for another retailer.

50% that
50% sweatshop conditions


If it takes a chinese sweat shop to keep sit at home murcan stock owners happy then so be it!!--Joe Patriot (Democracy lover)
 
2020-08-14 11:50:25 AM  

Sasquach: Anyone else find they avoid Amazon these days because of how much crap is 3rd party? It wasn't a conscious decision, my mind just says "amazon = counterfeit" ...and I look for another retailer.


What other retailer?
 
2020-08-14 11:54:25 AM  

flondrix: Sasquach: Anyone else find they avoid Amazon these days because of how much crap is 3rd party? It wasn't a conscious decision, my mind just says "amazon = counterfeit" ...and I look for another retailer.

What other retailer?


I've heard great things about Walmart and their underpriced garbage.
 
2020-08-14 11:57:11 AM  

flondrix: Sasquach: Anyone else find they avoid Amazon these days because of how much crap is 3rd party? It wasn't a conscious decision, my mind just says "amazon = counterfeit" ...and I look for another retailer.

What other retailer?


Most OEMs have ordering websites. The problem is they're sold out half the time.
 
2020-08-14 11:58:52 AM  
So, how do professional danger seekers such as circus performers and stuntmen and women manage to purchase professionally made gear that is clearly going to be used for unsafe purposes?  Waivers and release forms don't mean squat, so no insurer is going to cover the business making it, and some of it is too tricky to be made by the performers themselves.
 
2020-08-14 12:01:52 PM  

Lochsteppe: flondrix: Sasquach: Anyone else find they avoid Amazon these days because of how much crap is 3rd party? It wasn't a conscious decision, my mind just says "amazon = counterfeit" ...and I look for another retailer.

What other retailer?

I've heard great things about Walmart and their underpriced garbage.


Why would they be less prone to inferior counterfeit products than Amazon?  Isn't it all coming from the same factories in China?  I ask this based on experience with WalMart's USB thumbdrives.

/Does anyone sell cheap, reliable thumbdrives?
 
2020-08-14 1:11:59 PM  

flondrix: Sasquach: Anyone else find they avoid Amazon these days because of how much crap is 3rd party? It wasn't a conscious decision, my mind just says "amazon = counterfeit" ...and I look for another retailer.

What other retailer?


For example:
I'm doing a resto-mod project on a 1920s speaker....I needed a Bluetooth equipped amp (30 watt range). Easy to find on Amazon....

But I can trust Parts Express....or Monoprice...and the prices are easily competitive.
 
2020-08-14 2:16:59 PM  

flondrix: Lochsteppe: flondrix: Sasquach: Anyone else find they avoid Amazon these days because of how much crap is 3rd party? It wasn't a conscious decision, my mind just says "amazon = counterfeit" ...and I look for another retailer.

What other retailer?

I've heard great things about Walmart and their underpriced garbage.

Why would they be less prone to inferior counterfeit products than Amazon?  Isn't it all coming from the same factories in China?  I ask this based on experience with WalMart's USB thumbdrives.

/Does anyone sell cheap, reliable thumbdrives?


best buy
 
2020-08-14 3:11:57 PM  

flondrix: Lochsteppe: flondrix: Sasquach: Anyone else find they avoid Amazon these days because of how much crap is 3rd party? It wasn't a conscious decision, my mind just says "amazon = counterfeit" ...and I look for another retailer.

What other retailer?

I've heard great things about Walmart and their underpriced garbage.

Why would they be less prone to inferior counterfeit products than Amazon?  Isn't it all coming from the same factories in China?  I ask this based on experience with WalMart's USB thumbdrives.

/Does anyone sell cheap, reliable thumbdrives?


Amazon's major problem is their commingling third-party sellers' "fulfilled by Amazon" products with native first-party products supplied by an actual distributor.

Whether it's memory cards, shampoo, you name it; I can offer a hundred of it on sale as a third-party seller, mail Amazon some bricks, then when people order from me, Amazon ships them the real product, and then when people buy from Amazon proper, they get mailed the bricks, with exactly the same probability.

This problem simply cannot be rectified after the fact. It's like trying to unpour water. Once the two have been commingled, it's virtually impossible to separate them again.

Scammers are going to submit more and more counterfeit products to Amazon, and a higher and higher percentage of products sold on Amazon will be counterfeit, until substantially everything on Amazon is counterfeit.
 
2020-08-14 3:29:23 PM  

Fabric_Man: flondrix: Sasquach: Anyone else find they avoid Amazon these days because of how much crap is 3rd party? It wasn't a conscious decision, my mind just says "amazon = counterfeit" ...and I look for another retailer.

What other retailer?

Most OEMs have ordering websites. The problem is they're sold out half the time.


Amazon has actual customer service though. As in they serve the customer. I've dealt with them quite a bit and they make OEMs look like the farking scamming fools they are. I'll pay more to buy something through Amazon than many other online and B&M retailers.
 
2020-08-14 11:00:34 PM  

Sasquach: Anyone else find they avoid Amazon these days because of how much crap is 3rd party? It wasn't a conscious decision, my mind just says "amazon = counterfeit" ...and I look for another retailer.


Even when I find amazon selling something it's a returned item half the time. Pepper mill half full of pepper, squirt gun with water in it, packaging that has clearly been retaped....

I've stopped using them for anything non entertainment.
 
2020-08-15 10:45:31 PM  

flondrix: Lochsteppe: flondrix: Sasquach: Anyone else find they avoid Amazon these days because of how much crap is 3rd party? It wasn't a conscious decision, my mind just says "amazon = counterfeit" ...and I look for another retailer.

What other retailer?

I've heard great things about Walmart and their underpriced garbage.

Why would they be less prone to inferior counterfeit products than Amazon?  Isn't it all coming from the same factories in China?  I ask this based on experience with WalMart's USB thumbdrives.

/Does anyone sell cheap, reliable thumbdrives?


I've found that you usually get what you pay for.
 
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