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Amazon Velocity/Virtual Buys, does it still work?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by chuckleboo, Oct 26, 2016.

  1. chuckleboo

    chuckleboo Junior Member

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    Velocity/Virtual buys or vBuys what they call it.

    I don't know who among the BHW peeps here still do it or has done it but i just want to know if it still works.

    For those who doesn't know how vBuys work, it works something like this:

    * You need 2 amazon seller accounts.
    * 1 is for FBA (main) and 1 is for FAKE FBM inventory of the ASIN of the target product
    * the Seller Central (SC) that has the FAKE FBM inventory will copy the ASIN of the target Product and add FAKE FBM inventory.
    * will create $$$ OFF coupon code under FBM SC to be used for vBuys
    * Using DUMMY Amazon BUYER Accounts, and TOR Browser, they will search the product by its keyword and purchase the FBM products normally and use the coupon codes.
    * since it's FBM, Amazon will not detect if the product was really shipped or not.
    * It will be done on a daily basis, like 5-10 sales per day PER keyword for 10 days consecutive.
    * the result is the target product ASIN will be high-ranking on those top main keywords as it was searched and bought organically.

    So, back to my question, does this still work?
     
  2. dman111

    dman111 Newbie

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    No. amazon is focused on preventing this
    no, amazon is focused on preventing this and has figured out how to spot it
     
  3. kitemiami

    kitemiami Newbie

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    I was wondering if you've been able to find more info and expand upon what you know about vbuys? I've been digging into the same topic and have a list of potential ways to improve upon the strategy. PM me and we can chat.
     
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  4. chuckleboo

    chuckleboo Junior Member

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    Sent you a PM mate.