I got one of them for free ages ago, hung it up on the handle of the door to my laundry cupboard, and never used it.
This might be overkill. I can see it ending badly with companies taking advantage of their new power. Still, all the improvements seem like a good step in the right direction.
That seems tailor-made to be abused for MAP/MSP enforcement shenanigans. Not that Amazon seems to be a hotbed of MSP-breaking activity, at least on the things I’ve noticed (OLED sets especially – Amazon never has the lowest prices on those).
Alphaville deep dive on the issues with “Fulfilled by Amazon” and product commingling (free registration required)
Well I don’t want another account, but the co-mingling with Amazon has been spoken about many times here. Anything new in there?
Plenty. A fair amount of it could be gleaned from this non-registration article, though. I do recommend signing up for Alphaville, it’s a great read.
Thanks for the link. I registered and read it. I already knew quite a bit of it, but it does go into more detail of how it all works. Looking forward to part 2.
Also, the guy who owns Brush Hero is there answering questions in the comment section. For instance, a question I just asked him is if he, as the legitimate company, has to honor warranties on the counterfeit items in order to mitigate damage to his product’s reputation. If so, that would be awful. But on the other hand, it’s not the customer’s fault, so the customer is going to equate the bad experience directly with that brand name. A difficult situation.