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Amazon Withholding Payments

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by assphuck, Nov 24, 2012.

  1. assphuck

    assphuck Senior Member

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    Here's a good story to read about how Amazon sticks it to sellers:

    http://seattletimes.com/html/businesstechnology/2019705292_amazonseller18.html

    Keep in mind that just like Google, Amazon is a member of The Internet Association. This is the same group of 800lb gorillas that claim they are "the voice of the internet economy." Sadly, the members of The Internet Association are so busy using their "voice" to lobby politicians and government agencies (including the FTC), that they have no time to provide support to their users.

    Amazon is A+ rated by the BBB.
    Google is A- rated by the BBB.

    Keep in mind that the Better Business Bureau recently got caught accepting money for inflating ratings. Regardless, businesses which offer nearly no support to their users should not get a high rating under any circumstance.

    The Internet Association further states the following:

    A good first step to empowering users is to offer support. We can see that the Internet Association's public mission statements are not backed up by real actions or policies. Possibly used as a front, to advance their collective agenda to monetize the internet, website owners should be cautious as to how the combined lobbying dollars of this organization will further slant the eCommerce landscape in the future.

    Think twice before you shop through/with any of the members of The Internet Association. Their recent history/actions would indicate they are steamrolling sellers and advertisers to drive profits even higher. The FTC, which appears to have succumbed to the lobbying efforts of The Internet Association, will not level the playing field so that small businesses can compete online without being nickled and dimed to death by members of The Internet Association.
     
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  2. BHopkins

    BHopkins Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Sorry man, every time I see your username I cringe. Just wanted to let you know what others might perceive if they're like me. I usually don't read your stuff, not for any other reason, I'm sure it's great stuff, just can't get past your username.
     
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  3. BlueTurtle

    BlueTurtle BANNED BANNED

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    All he does is moan about big corps and 'the man'. He just spends his time crusading against everything and he wonders why bad stuff keeps happening to him. His name is pretty sick though I agree. It gives you an insight into what kind of person he is. Massive chip on his shoulder basically.

    It's hilarious. He's always talking about how small businesses can't survive online because of big corps. While he's moaning about how hard it is and how evil Google + others are, myself + other small business owners are banking big. :)
     
  4. Website

    Website Supreme Member

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    i know there are ppl that make zillions with adsense and amazon, but i would rather get paid weekly by people i know than be at the whims of a faceless multinational cooperation
     
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    Although I can understand the plight of the Amazon seller, this is old news. It is in the TOS that your account will most likely be put under review which takes several months. Sellers should expect it and are told about it upfront. This is a necessary measure to deter scammers. Yes, it is a hassle, but that is life.

    As far as your name, it has never bothered me, especially combined with your avatar. I find your posts thought provoking and refreshing compared to a lot of what goes on around here.
     
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    redrubies Supreme Member

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    I like his posts too.
     
  7. BlueTurtle

    BlueTurtle BANNED BANNED

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    That's me told then. :)
     
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    dudemike Power Member

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    well that sucks
     
  9. assphuck

    assphuck Senior Member

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    Once again BlueTurtle to the rescue. Have you taken any time to quit bitching in other's threads to learn what antitrust laws are yet? Every time I read your posts, I can see how uninformed you truly are. Go back to Google's Webmaster Help forum where you belong. You obviously have no clue of the impact lobby dollars have in the United States and how it will impact the landscape in the future. Or maybe you just don't care because you're a plant here from Google. I'm not really sure, except for the fact that your knowledge and ability to look into the future is severely limited.
     
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    assphuck Senior Member

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    Thanks for such a great contribution to the thread. With your post, we established you don't like my user name. Great work. Just a piece of advice... You can add me to your ignore list if you are offended in any way. I would not want to disturb you. lol
     
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    You really must be a deeply unhappy person if you're still clinging to several month old arguments and trying to resurrect them. I'm personally too busy making money and running multiple successful companies to worry about conspiracy horse-shit.

    If you want to believe I'm a plant from Google then, ok. I'm a plant from Google.

    Have a good day.
     
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  12. assphuck

    assphuck Senior Member

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    I'm not unhappy BlueTurtle, but I do have a memory. If you think I forgot how you feverishly defended your opinion of something you were completely wrong about, then you must take me for a fool.

    If you're not a plant for Google, what do you do here except for trying to create controversy? You have no itrader, I don't see you selling anything. Are you just here to piss people off? That's pretty pathetic existence if that's the case. lol

    Anyway, I've wasted enough keystrokes responding to your post. People can judge the stupidity you introduced into this thread for themselves. Added to my ignore list...
     
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  13. Techxan

    Techxan Elite Member

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    That's the best thing you ever wrote.

    Both your name and your avatar bother me, so I will do just that.
     
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  14. assphuck

    assphuck Senior Member

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    I get that a lot from snuppies (snoddy yuppies), homosexuals and Matt Cutts' disciples.

    Anyway, back on something more relative to the topic of this thread....

    It's small business Saturday. Those retailers that have been pinched by Google, Amazon and the other cartel members of the Internet Association would surely appreciate your business today.
     
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  15. BlueTurtle

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    -4 for making extremely shady comments about groups of people. That's taking it too far. You're welcome to insult me with your Matt Cutts stuff, but it's not appropriate to start bringing large groups of people into it. Keep it civil.

    Stop hating on absolutely every single person that's different from you. The world is full of different types of people and we all have to live together.
     
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    Assphuck, I don't see why you posted this. Why the phuck (Pun intended) are you still clinging on to age-old unpaid checks from Amazon when you could have used all that time, energy and effort to post ridiculous shit like this.
     
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  17. assphuck

    assphuck Senior Member

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    I earn my revenue from a variety of sources, and don't rely on Amazon to feed my family. Granted, Amazon has been engaged in this practice for years. The story is new, so nothing has changed. I'm more concerned with the 800lb gorillas meeting behind closed doors to set policies and standards that will further choke off small businesses. If anyone in their right mind believes that Google, Amazon and the other Internet Association members are going to lobby for policies that ensure small businesses can compete online, they are dead wrong. Many of the members of this organization don't even care to support their existing users, which are small businesses.
     
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  18. phatzilla

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    You presented a problem without offering a solution, maaaaannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn