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(CNBC)   Amazon tricked by fake law firm into removing hot selling item, until recently. Most likely, real law firm will soon be contacting Amazon about $200,000 in lost sales   ( cnbc.com) divider line
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2017-09-13 09:20:41 AM  
Fraud and Practicing law without a license and a whole heap of civil liability. I hope whoever sent the fake takedown notice got a good laugh because if they get caught they won't think it's so funny anymore.

/ianal
 
2017-09-13 09:39:21 AM  
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2017-09-13 10:36:30 AM  
electronic toothbrush heads

Welcome to the 21st Century. No flying cars, but we have electricity in your teeth.
 
2017-09-13 10:59:39 AM  

WelldeadLink: electronic toothbrush heads

Welcome to the 21st Century. No flying cars, but we have electricity in your teeth.


You can have my Sonicare when you pry it from my dead bleeding gums.
 
2017-09-13 11:03:58 AM  
$200,000 for electric toothbrush heads?  Let me guess, they had the same guy that calculates the street value of pot busts figure that one out.
 
2017-09-13 11:05:32 AM  

Krieghund: $200,000 for electric toothbrush heads?  Let me guess, they had the same guy that calculates the street value of pot busts figure that one out.


I hear it's the same guy who does the RIAA and MPAA calculations for how much money is lost to online piracy.
 
2017-09-13 11:25:48 AM  
There's all kinds of ways Amazon can get into trouble for selling unlicensed goods.  Good luck finding a way to get them in trouble for choosing not to sell your product.  I don't expect Amazon to see any reason to change.
 
2017-09-13 11:33:40 AM  

yet_another_wumpus: There's all kinds of ways Amazon can get into trouble for selling unlicensed goods.  Good luck finding a way to get them in trouble for choosing not to sell your product.  I don't expect Amazon to see any reason to change.


there are no shortage of people using amazon to sell fake sports jerseys, phone batteries, charges, etc. Stuff that legit major companies try to stop. But they listen to a fake law firm?
 
2017-09-13 11:40:57 AM  

yet_another_wumpus: There's all kinds of ways Amazon can get into trouble for selling unlicensed goods.  Good luck finding a way to get them in trouble for choosing not to sell your product.  I don't expect Amazon to see any reason to change.


At the same time if they block you from selling but keep your inventory locked up, then you have an even bigger issue
 
2017-09-13 12:16:19 PM  
$200k in toothbrush heads isn't very much. Probably $40/set, so around 50,000 of them. I could see them shipping 100/day worldwide.
 
2017-09-13 12:26:36 PM  

ElwoodCuse: yet_another_wumpus: There's all kinds of ways Amazon can get into trouble for selling unlicensed goods.  Good luck finding a way to get them in trouble for choosing not to sell your product.  I don't expect Amazon to see any reason to change.

there are no shortage of people using amazon to sell fake sports jerseys, phone batteries, charges, etc. Stuff that legit major companies try to stop. But they listen to a fake law firm?


Why wouldn't they.  They see fake items so often it gets to be a blur.  Do you really think they care enough to check if it is a real law firm?  If they spent that much time they would miss (and be held liable for) the ones they didn't have time to check.  So they simply take any complaint at face value, much the way DCMA complaints typically work.
/you basically aren't responsible for any piracy until you get a DCMA complaint
//after that you are on the hook for piracy until proven otherwise in court
///guess what most companies do
 
2017-09-13 12:30:14 PM  
How about the airfilter I cant get shipped to calistan because its against calistan law----when it ships from within calistan borders and the CCC and CEP both say california has no such law...
 
2017-09-13 12:34:57 PM  

Best Princess Celestia: How about the airfilter I cant get shipped to calistan because its against calistan law----when it ships from within calistan borders and the CCC and CEP both say california has no such law...


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2017-09-13 12:47:35 PM  
Well, now I don't feel bad for not pointing out the major price discrepancy I recently cashed in on.

/didn't feel bad before either
 
2017-09-13 02:58:31 PM  
I guess the question is: who is their main competitor?

Also, at which point are companies going to start hiring mercs to blow up their competitors' facilities in the US? Because if we're gonna go all cyberpunky up in this mug, I want to know early so I can get a nanofiber weaved trenchcoat and get me a smartgun...
 
2017-09-13 07:51:11 PM  

Krieghund: $200,000 for electric toothbrush heads?  Let me guess, they had the same guy that calculates the street value of pot busts figure that one out.


$200,000 in sales for a month is a tiny market for a product.
 
2017-09-13 07:53:13 PM  

TheManofPA: yet_another_wumpus: There's all kinds of ways Amazon can get into trouble for selling unlicensed goods.  Good luck finding a way to get them in trouble for choosing not to sell your product.  I don't expect Amazon to see any reason to change.

At the same time if they block you from selling but keep your inventory locked up, then you have an even bigger issue


This is an Amazon store - they ship the product from their own warehouse.
 
2017-09-14 02:16:45 AM  
Swap "eBay" for "Amazon" and we're back in the '90s.
 
2017-09-14 02:48:39 PM  
E-Walmart doesn't give a crap about you or your crappy business.
 
2017-09-14 05:58:44 PM  

meanmutton: Krieghund: $200,000 for electric toothbrush heads?  Let me guess, they had the same guy that calculates the street value of pot busts figure that one out.

$200,000 in sales for a month is a tiny market for a product.


And you'd take it in a minute if your operating margin was 50% (after paying Amazon for distribution and warehouses).

This case troubles me.  You shouldn't be able to put a competitor out of business b/c Amazon bows to every complaint filed, let alone ones filed by make-believe law firms.
 
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