+1 on what CTL said!
Amazon is rife with scammers nowadays, sad to say
like Ebay was at one time I believe(I've never been a Ebay purchaser because I hate scammers, even though I believe Ebay may have gotten much better). I was scammed on Amazon and their forums are full with threads talking about "just launched" sellers, often times with stupid seller names like fjdsjlfdgjpefj or whatever. They pop up selling everything from soup to nuts and WAY below selling price. DON'T be fooled, if it seems too good to be true.....IT IS!
. Just because it's on Amazon and not Ebay doesn't mean it's legit, again for whatever reason Amazon is brimming with these type of scammers, basically, every item seems to have a "just launched" seller selling something WAY below market price.
Hey, I'm all for a good deal and love getting something cheaper than normal, it's just when the normal is WAY below the going rate that personally I'll pass. Note what I was scammed on was a 100 spindle of Verbatim DVDs(not a very popular item I'd believe but just to point out that scammers reside everywhere, not just on popular items like Samsung smartphones or iPads). Anyway, they normally sell for $22-30 and this just launched
(with NO reviews, another big red flag) seller had them for $10. I thought it was too good to be true but figured, well it's Amazon it has to be legit. Well, a couple weeks later when I hadn't received them I tried emailing the seller only to get my message back saying they were no longer accepting emails. Then the very negative reviews started coming in, saying how no one ever got their products. All in all it took almost a month to get my account credited, Amazon was good about it under their A-Z protection plan but what a hassle! never again. I don't know what these scammers have to gain as I believe Amazon holds onto their money for a couple weeks but maybe they are hoping people either forget about it or take to long to complain at which time they are long gone with whatever money they've got.
I think they should have a special place in hell for people like this, I just have no time for that kind of crap. I really think Amazon should do more to vet these type of sellers although I don't know what they could do, unfortunately, there are scammers born every second, to go along with the suckers born every minute
Unfortunately scammers like this ruin it for every new legitimate "just launched" seller, but it is what it is. If you see a company "just launched" with zero reviews selling something way below market price and often times selling a ton of different times, totally unrelated, resist the temptation to think you got something for nothing, or it could be you that get nothing