Who’s Minding Amazon’s Store? Or Their Studio?
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J Olssen

J Olssen

2 years ago

At some point, Price must have been making the company money, otherwise, why keep him around at all, even if there were no complaints? The harassment allegations are only coming to light because of the Weinstein scandal, now it’s time for a second look, and it looks like Price isn’t profitable, so they can get rid of him. This goes for any company in any industry, if you’re bringing in money, the powers that be will look the other way when you do something naughty.

Mark Hetherington

Mark Hetherington

2 years ago

Quite frankly how anybody can expect an ethical response from a company that behave as amazon do beggars belief. This is a company that swallows up the marketplace and doesn’t care who loses out along the way, whether it be large businesses or small shopkeepers. You could accuse most businesses as behaving in a similar fashion but there are few, if any, out there who are as ruthless. The founder and CEO was protected and no doubt enjoying a millionaires lifestyle while many who had put money into the business lost fortunes in the crash last decade. Meantime on their marketplace they have systematically screwed sellers by preventing them from selling a successful item, only to come back a few days later with their own stock of the same item at a considerably inflated price, having killed the competition who were PAYING them to trade on their platform. There are also hundreds of thousands of sellers who for various reasons have had their accounts cancelled or suspended, and under Amazon’s rules have had their FBA stock effectively confiscated. When they do return it they charge per-item. When I was suspended they charged me over £1000 to return 6 boxes of… Read more »

Mark Hetherington

Mark Hetherington

2 years ago

That’s the problem though isn’t it. For most businesses, not just Amazon, it will mostly be about damage limitation in the public eye, not about making real change. A case of seeing to be doing something rather than actually doing something that will make a real difference.

That’s all that ever happens when any sort of scandal hits the fan and that’s why nothing ever really changes. There are too many reports of this sort of incident going on, but is anything really being done to change it?

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