r/mildlyinfuriating Oct 06 '22

Its Obvious I am going to cancel it. What are your views?

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u/Mysterious-Earth2256 Oct 06 '22

Judging from the message, I don't think this is in dollars.

e: yep it's Indian rupee

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u/FloatingHamHocks Oct 06 '22

It's almost like the Antivirus scam refund instead of refunding you $400 they make it seems like you mistyped and put $4,000 then they say their boss will fire them and make them repay the money it's kinda scummy.

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u/BlueLightAlarm Oct 06 '22

Scammers are scummy

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u/SummerDays3104 Oct 06 '22

Rename it “scummers”

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u/jigabew Oct 06 '22

WHY DID YOU REDEEM

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u/LateKnighterFighter Oct 06 '22

MAAAAAAM!

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u/Buffalo-Castle Oct 07 '22

WHY DID YOU REDEEM ?!?!?!?

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u/OatyGoatScrote Oct 06 '22

I can hear the distorted audio from the excessive volume just reading this

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u/pnoodl3s Oct 06 '22

A fellow Kitboga enjoyer

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u/PracticePenis Oct 06 '22

Loses $10usd

Indian scammer: I will never financially recover from this

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u/Scoongili Oct 06 '22

I like the idea of some guy in Indonesia reading OP thinking "1299 rupiah? What are they complaining about? That's still an absolute steal!"

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u/KderNacht Oct 06 '22

You don't register the last 3 zeroes anymore these days.

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u/DeliciousFlow8675309 Oct 06 '22 Silver Helpful Wholesome All-Seeing Upvote

Dont cancel it!!! This is a scam some sellers do so they can improve their products listing when so many people “buy” it at the false price.

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u/bebalikesjello Oct 06 '22

This is the correct answer! Amazon will refund you regardless of what happens. By making the seller cancel, they can’t scam people anymore. So don’t cancel. It’ll be either cancelled on seller’s end or Amazon will refund you.

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u/hugsanddrugs42 Oct 06 '22

Wow! I hadn’t heard of this! Thanks for the info!

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u/BurnItNow Oct 06 '22 edited Oct 06 '22

They do it to boost their metrics. All the sudden a bunch of people buy their product so Amazon recommends it to people.

Edit: every now and again you’ll get lucky to buy from someone who is trying to boost their metrics in a less shameful way.

I bought printer ink - they sent me a letter for “if you like our product and leave a review we will give you $30 pay pal” I did and got the $30. Then They said “ if you buy this product over here- we will REFUND YOU the full amount AND give you $30 pay pal.”

Hell yea. Free printer ink +$60 and the 5% cash back on my Amazon card.

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u/mrrickyg Oct 06 '22

Yeah I got banned from reviewing for doing this too much. It’s against TOS

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u/rappa-dappa Oct 06 '22

Funny, Amazon also won’t let you mention that companies give out gift card bribes in your reviews. They will block them. They know it is happening but don’t want anyone to talk about it.

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u/Msb72 Oct 06 '22

Its against amazon seller terms and conditions. If you report that the company did it they can lose their seller accout. But as long as amazon is getting paid they dont care that much.

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u/QueenMAb82 Oct 06 '22

I mentioned it in my review for a trail cam that stopped working after only a few weeks, cumulative, of use. I had received it as a gift, and when I looked up the reviews, there were several that reported the seller giving them an $80 gift card bribe to scrub their 1-star reviews. Amazon could not care less.

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u/jrdiver Oct 07 '22

give me the gift card...wait a day or 2....and the bad review goes right back with the comment about them pulling this crap...

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u/Ladyxarah Oct 06 '22

I thought it was just me this was happening to.

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u/WRB852 Oct 06 '22

Not sure about you guys, but capitalism exploiting sympathy has always really rubbed me the wrong fucking way.

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u/PeruvianHeadshrinker Oct 06 '22

Capitalism exploits ALL human emotions. How do you think they sell you their crap? By making you feel inferior, unworthy, ugly, incomplete. Ever wonder why you feel WORSE after being on social media? Even most songs are about feeling lonely and empty. Most TV shows? Long arcs of people struggling til maybe something works out. It's all meant to persuade you that you need more. To buy more. Consumption is the core of our economy.

Imagine if we all realized at the same time we don't need hardly any of it?

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u/Ferretgirl1989 Oct 06 '22

And first of all you shouldn't have to cancel something that is their mistake. They should just take the Lost because they did not list it correctly.

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u/epochellipse Oct 06 '22

Second of all this shitty company did this on purpose and then invented a fake sad sack employee to blame that you are expected to take pity on.

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u/kookyabird Oct 06 '22

Well they're the seller is within their right to cancel it. It's not like they provided you with a product/service at an agreed upon price and then tried to bill you for more after the fact.

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u/[deleted] Oct 06 '22 edited Oct 12 '22

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u/YungEnron Oct 06 '22

That’s why their hands are folded!

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u/Queueded Oct 06 '22

And this is precisely why it's a scam on the part of a seller. If they cancel the orders, it undoes the benefit they get from it, if customers cancel the orders, it doesn't.

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u/unsoberdoctor Oct 06 '22

yeah, that's the point: this post is the seller telling the buyer to cancel an order due to a clerical error on their behalf. they can simply cancel it, unless there's an ulterior motive for reaching out to a prospective buyer to cancel the order.

scammers do the same shit with gift card redemption codes etc etc.

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u/celestiaequestria Oct 06 '22

The seller can cancel the order. They're not obligated to sell the product at the supposedly wrong price. However, if they made a pricing error and don't want to honor that price - then they have to take the hit with both Amazon and the customer.

What they're trying to do is weasel out of having their metrics show that THEY cancelled the order and didn't honor their price.

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u/wophi Oct 06 '22

I was thinking the same thing. A seller can cancel any order for any reason.

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u/Enverex Oct 06 '22

I was wondering why the seller didn't just cancel it.

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u/redballooon Oct 06 '22

That's the right question. Something smells fishy here.

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u/SnakeSnoobies Oct 06 '22

They get in trouble if they’re constantly canceling orders. They don’t get in trouble if you cancel your own order.

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u/BlackBrass_ Oct 06 '22

They should get in trouble for not proofing their work

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u/Disastrous-Soup-5413 Oct 06 '22

They proofed it. It’s a scam

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u/qa567 Oct 06 '22

I'm boffled as well.

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u/ekaceerf Oct 06 '22

it hurts their rank if they cancel it and enough cancelations can get their account closed.

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u/Horton_Takes_A_Poo Oct 06 '22

Yeah if this is a one time mistake then they can cancel it themselves without a huge impact on their rating (it’s one order). If they’re asking the buyer to cancel then it’s bullshit, and they’re doing this to everyone who orders.

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u/isummons Oct 06 '22

Because of the point, if you get enough point your account can get closed by amazon. It's pretty common in every marketplace.

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u/imaislandboiii Oct 06 '22

Do not cancel the fucking order bro listen to this commenter!

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u/rdickeyvii Oct 06 '22

Same with airbnb, never cancel if the host requests it, make them do it

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u/gleep23 Oct 06 '22

Yup. It's a scam. I get every type of online order asking that I cancel the service or product order.

I've had these from Uber taxi, Uber Eats, AirBnB, eBay (mostly), Amazon, Alibaba, and many other sites. If the customer cancels, you lose all your rights to full refund. Sometimes (AirBnB, Uber) you lose everything! If the service provider is responsible for fixing their fuck up.

Do not give them a refund, even if they appear to give you too much money or sonething weird. Let the shop and PayPal deal with it.

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u/FerretsAteMyToes Oct 06 '22

Still pissed off at getting fucked over by Uber Eats. Ordered a decent sized order once around $80 and the driver texted me saying the restaurant was basically out of every single thing that I ordered and I needed to cancel my order. I thought no big deal would cancel get a quick refund and pick another place..... Nope turned out since I was the one who canceled I still had to pay. Lesson learned

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u/[deleted] Oct 06 '22 edited Oct 12 '22

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u/anonmymouse Oct 06 '22

Uber customer service does not care literally one bit. Calling them "customer service" is honestly a fucking joke. A friend of mine sent them a complaint about a driver being hostile with her and throwing her food at her, all because she wouldn't walk out to the parking lot to meet him and he had to walk it up to the door (you know, like they're supposed to do). They responded by cancellling HER account.

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u/intj_code Oct 06 '22

Similar experience here. Was waiting for an Uber eats order. After roughly 1.5hrs, thinking it's taking quite a long time for an order that usually got delivered in 40 mins, I check the app and surprise-surprise, it says the food has been delivered. I think the fuck not. I call the restaurant, they say the delivery guy picked up the food and gave me his number. I call the guy who tells me he came to deliver, no one answered (I was at home), called me and no one answered (lie, I had no missed calls) and texted me and I didn't answer (lie again). He said he then left. I literally asked him how he dare lie and steal my food. He hung up on me. I immediately sent a lengthy email to Uber eats. Next day, I get an email from them. Apparently I was extremely aggressive and the delivery guy felt scared so if this happens again, they will suspend my account. I used to order Uber eats daily, at least once a day, for roughly 2 years. After this event, I never ordered from them again. Another year or so and they exited the market in my country. Good riddance!

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u/themonsterinquestion Oct 06 '22

Is it even possible to "send things to uber?"

I had trouble with getting an uber ride with my account a few years ago. I must have spent 30 minutes trying to find a customer support number. Didn't exist. Used Lyft instead.

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u/ilmst15 Oct 06 '22

Yeah that's fucked, and one of the reasons I don't use Uber Eats. I've been on all three sides of that equation - driver, customer, worked at a few restaurants that do Uber Eats. It's actually the restaurant's responsibility to inform Uber Eats when they're out of menu items. This is all done through the tablet so it's not even difficult. Always pissed me off as both customer and driver when a restaurant was out of something, because in that case the customer shouldn't have been able to order it in the first place. 100% the restaurant's fault. It's also their responsibility to cancel the order if they can't fulfill it, that shouldn't fall on you or the driver. Uber Eats sucks, but so do most restaurant managers, so it wasn't fun to deal with from any direction.

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u/mldippel Oct 06 '22

Literally the same thing happened to me with DoorDash! The driver said “your order is going to take longer so your ice cream will be melted” when he was obviously not picking up more orders on DoorDash, but on a different app..tried to get me to cancel, but I contacted DoorDash and made the driver cancel

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u/TacoOrgy Oct 06 '22

Yea never cancel. Make then make the delivery or cancel and then complain that you didn't get what you ordered to get a refund

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u/ChickenTenderKitten Oct 06 '22

I was banned from Uber Eats over 5 years ago because my salad was delivered on top of my pizza and was soggy. I just asked for a refund for my salad portion and I’ve been banned since. 😂

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u/TrixicAcePolyamEnby Oct 06 '22 edited Oct 06 '22

Yup...I had a guy in New Orleans ask me to cancel my reservation with like two hours notice because he "accidentally double-booked the night". I looked up the cancelation policy, realized what he was trying to do, told him to pack sand and cancel it himself, he doubled down, so I contacted Airbnb and told them what he was trying to pull.

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u/discofeverish Oct 06 '22

I also had this experience with AirBnB. Someone either wanted to rebook higher or changed their mind. I made them cancel but had to make last-minute other accommodations in NYC, which sucked.

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u/ShelSilverstain Oct 06 '22

I had a VRBO cancel the day we were arriving, wouldn't issue a refund, and VRBO told us we needed to sue the homeowner if we wanted our money back. We will never use them again

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u/hambone263 Oct 06 '22

You use a CC? Put a chargeback on the card. They can go F themselves.

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u/nitacawo Oct 06 '22 edited Oct 06 '22

How did it go ? I had similar situation and let me tell you it was a nightmare. After I call the support, they contact the host he says to them it's all fine but in messages in Airbnb chat he keeps asking to cancel. Fun fact Airbnb did not care that he was writing it in their chat and it was quite a battle to make them even read the chat and still they had the audacity to say to me I should be more open to dialog and talk to the Host directly via phone etc... or I can cancel and lose my money. 5 calls later they cancelled it , never apologized , did not offer to book another property.

Fun fact all the messages were directly in their chat. The scammer also offered us another property instead of the booked one, which is against their policy. Support never answered how come the host is in direct policy violations and I still have to deal with the situation on my own.

No more airbnb for me, only booking (doubt they are any better but I refuse to give my money to Airbnb) and only if the host has a lot of feedback, which is probably the main safety rule.

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u/TrixicAcePolyamEnby Oct 06 '22

This was in 2016, and I provided Airbnb screenshots. They canceled my reservation for me and offered me a credit. I told them no, you're gonna refund my money because there are no more listings in my price range right now and I'm gonna need to find a motel. So they refunded it, and that was the last business I had with them.

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u/Grogosh Oct 06 '22

Once a business gets a reputation for being scammy its all over for them. Even if they do eventually fix the problems people will be hesitant to use your services. Airbnb is getting that reputation and getting it fast.

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u/vanillacomment Oct 06 '22

Yep, had the same thing with Deliveroo.
The order was wrong and the rider said “No problem - you can cancel”….. Turns out he was bullshitting. He just kept the order. Deliveroo wouldn’t refund.
Never cancel.

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u/ilmst15 Oct 06 '22

On the flip side, when I was an Uber driver, I would occasionally have customers call and be like "whoops I don't need the ride after all, can you cancel for me?" And I'm always like "nope lol, you need to cancel, you cancel." If they refused I just went to the pickup point and waited out the timer so that it didn't count against me.

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u/TastyPlantBased Oct 06 '22

I've been on the other end of this. Booked a ride at like 3am in the city, a driver accepted and literally drove round the city for like an hour and a half just not bothering to come near us.

I don't know why he'd bothered, but it was obvious he wanted us to cancel. We sat there with our bottle of spirits having some deep chats into the morning, then when he did cancel, booked a ride that took 5 mins to arrive.

It's happened before where drivers just keep moving away from us, but this dude was just cruising. I like to think whatever benefit he gets from doing this, we wasted an hour and a half of his chance to do It to anyone else.

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u/Wannabe_Snob_11 Oct 06 '22

299 rupees is around $4. I wouldn't trust a $4 swing..

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u/ranzdalf Oct 06 '22

Where you taking rupees from?

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u/Falcondor07 Oct 06 '22

The image says “Jhula”, that’s what a swing is called in Hindi, also, OP posted this image in r/Delhi too, so ig that’s why they said rupee

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u/ranzdalf Oct 06 '22

Yeah that probably explains why thanks

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u/Wet_possom Oct 06 '22 Silver Wholesome Take My Energy I'll Drink to That

Smashing my neighbors pots obviously

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u/ADHD-Tacos Oct 06 '22

I often find mine while cutting the grass as well

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u/giveuptheghostbuster Oct 06 '22

Just don’t accidentally hit a chicken. They take that shit real personal

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u/XboxLiveGiant Oct 06 '22

Lucky! All I find is lizards…

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u/Nolsoth Oct 06 '22

I know a guy that will give you some for the lizards.

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u/___ElJefe___ Oct 06 '22

And that dude is somehow everywhere I go.

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u/toothlesswonder321 Oct 06 '22

There’s also the local crane game. Haven’t got any rupees yet, but I did get a cool yoshi doll.

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u/Jamb7599 Oct 06 '22

I find myself a large rupee or two when I decide to dig every possible spot in my immediate field of vision.

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u/[deleted] Oct 06 '22

I hope you at least said HIIIIyut to your neighbor.

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u/McFry_ Oct 06 '22

And ripping long grass up!

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u/thekingestkong Oct 06 '22

Who is your rupee guy?

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u/cmd_iii Oct 06 '22

If the price is actually in rupees, at full price, it would be like 16 bucks. There’s no way I’d pay it any kid of mine in a $16.00 swing!!

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u/Isa472 Oct 06 '22 edited Oct 06 '22

Really looks like some sort of scam from the way it tries to appeal to your emotions. Based on that I would NOT cancel simply because that's what they want.

Amazon will give you your money back no matter what, just leave it be and see what happens

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u/traker998 Oct 06 '22

It is a scam and they can cancel on their side Amazon will handle the whole thing since it hasn’t shipped yet.

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u/Isa472 Oct 06 '22

Cancelling the order is going to benefit the scummy seller somehow. Otherwise why would they beg OP to do it?

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u/traker998 Oct 06 '22

Yes because if I buy something and I cancel it. It reflects on me. If the seller cancels it goes against the seller.

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u/Deto Oct 06 '22

It reflects on me

Yeah, but does that affect your account in any way on Amazon? Not that I'm aware of.

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u/Razoron_333_ Oct 06 '22

I once had my ps4 stolen and because we had always done everything within Amazon’s rules and didn’t make claims or returns basically ever and they just sent us a complete replacement.

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u/SalsaRice Oct 06 '22

It inflates the metrics for them that look like they sell more, so it increases their position in the search algorithm.

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u/catfart- Oct 06 '22

But they are asking with folded hands. I mean, who would get up on the internet and just lie like that?

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u/JamesSaysDance Oct 06 '22 All-Seeing Upvote

Don't cancel it. Make them cancel it so Amazon can investigate this.

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u/overlordpotatoe Oct 06 '22

Yup. Very suspicious that they'd try to talk you into cancelling when they can do that themselves.

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u/imisscrazylenny Easy Open Oct 06 '22 edited Oct 06 '22

Ohhh, interesting. I once stumbled on an unbelievable deal with something and ordered a ton of their product. I received a very similar email to OP's and didn't cancel. I'm surprised the seller didn't cancel it. My deal was coupon-related and not listed-price-related. I even spoke to an Amazon rep to ensure everything was okay since the order was so large.

*Edit: So, I'm trying not to specify details for identity sake, but the short explanation for what happened is I ordered something, found a coupon in the product package to use on Amazon, then realized the wording of that coupon was a little ambiguous. I then tried a new order with a bunch of items using one coupon code. It worked. Got another coupon, ordered another 1,000 (because that's the Amazon cart limit) and got everything 99% off on both orders. Only after the bigger order did the seller contact me and ask me to cancel. I was on the fence about it but not canceling won. Now I know they could have canceled it themselves and wonder why they didn't when I got such a steal.

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u/Jorgisven Oct 06 '22

Did the same. Sketchy listing of $99 used for $399 (everywhere else) speakers. Listing disappeared, canceled my order, then ghosted. I talked to amazon and they let me purchase ("as a one-time exception") new from them for the same price.

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u/JavanNapoli Oct 06 '22

Brb going to search for suspiciously cheap listing's of expensive things I want on Amazon.

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u/absolutelybackwards Oct 06 '22

Brb going to use my sisters identity to post cheap listings of expensivr things on amazon

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u/ArtDecoAutomaton Oct 06 '22 Helpful

The message is from a bot. You can tell because the date function failed.

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u/Prometheus2012 Oct 06 '22

can you point out that failing, please?

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u/doc_skinner Oct 06 '22

...please cancel the order by , and we will be very grateful of your understanding...

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u/may25_1996 Oct 06 '22

cancel your order by ,

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u/irregulargnoll Oct 06 '22 Silver

It's attempting to manipulate the Amazon search algorithm. More purchases=higher in search results. As long as the customer cancels, it doesn't ding the seller's defect rate, which would drop their search result. They probably thought it was worth more to send the order to you then let their defect rate get hit.

Source: Used to work for Amazon in their 3rd party seller support

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u/LittleGraecie_ Oct 06 '22

What did you buy?

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u/gale1290 Oct 06 '22

55 gallon drum of lube, the savings are in the bulk

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u/blorhowdy Oct 06 '22

You joke, but I've been seriously considering buying the 55 gallon drum of engine oil...

Gotta get it before prices shoot to the moon!

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u/Putrid_Bee- Oct 06 '22 Silver Wholesome Helpful (Pro)

Be careful using engine oil in your butthole.

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u/No-Winner-9931 Oct 06 '22

You should consider replacing your oil after 5 hours of use on said butthole to help clear out any remnants from manufacturing.

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u/FatMacchio Oct 06 '22

I did this as well recently for Philips hue lights priced too good. They never ended up shipping to me or anyone else on the hue subreddit. Received a refund from Amazon, I’m assuming they just wanted to scam our contact info I guess since there’s no way for them to get money from Amazon before the return period is up and proof of delivery. I received a $5 “we’re sorry” credit from Amazon and was told that was the best they could do, otherwise to email Jeff [Bezos] directly lol 🤦‍♂️

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u/darth_jewbacca Oct 06 '22

Did they give you his email address? You should email him just for shits and giggles.

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u/karlzhao314 Oct 06 '22

His email address is no big secret, it's literally just jeff@amazon.com. Apparently he checks it personally too.

I've heard accounts of people having issues resolved because they emailed Jeff's email directly. While he doesn't respond to them personally, I've heard he will forward customer emails to the relevant department with a slightly threatening "?". After that, stuff starts to happen.

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u/darth_jewbacca Oct 06 '22

Nice. I'd like to start emailing him daily. It'll start off with complaints about certain products or customer service issues but will gradually morph into just a Dear Diary sort of thing.

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u/wolf1moon Oct 06 '22

And then he replies and you realize your connection so you start messing up your Amazon orders on purpose so you have an excuse to message him and he realizes how you just get the real him behind the rich penis man image for the person reaching for connection among the stars and you tell him that he is your star

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u/SweeterThanYoohoo Oct 06 '22

I had an Alienware laptop back in 2011 or so. It was a lemon. Sent out for repairs twice etc. Finally had enough and emailed Michael Dell himself.

An assistant got back to me and replaced my computer with a newer better model.

So people, don't scoff!

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u/Outside_Escape_7104 Oct 06 '22

This is correct. I ordered something that was mis priced thinking I was getting a mega deal and the seller canceled the order, no email was sent asking me to cancel it on my end.

I would not even reply to the email sent to you, I would forward that to Amazon and let them handle it:

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u/WyK23 Oct 06 '22

Just recently almost purchased 5 of the big bottles of Dawn dish soap for like 12 bucks or something, thought it was a great deal. Then I realized shipping was like 200$. Buttholes.

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u/StrongStyleShiny Oct 06 '22

The letter even has blanks like a form they forgot to fill out.

"cancel the order by , and we will"

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u/mefirefoxes Oct 06 '22

Amazon is becoming more and more like eBay at an alarming rate.

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u/shea241 Oct 06 '22 edited Oct 06 '22

i honestly trust ebay more than Amazon.

I've been using eBay since 2001 and have never received something different than what was shown on the page.

I've received a different product from Amazon several times.

(then again, I've purchased ten times as much from Amazon. Barely anything in the last year though, it's getting bad.)

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u/fkbjsdjvbsdjfbsdf Oct 06 '22

Complete opposite for me. Yet to have a real problem with Amazon, but have gotten shit like a fake flash drive off eBay.

However, I usually only buy Prime stuff off Amazon. It's definitely more of a crapshoot if you don't.

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u/sureoz Oct 06 '22

Yep, bought something on ebay, came broken. Seller shows video saying it was working before he shipped it (shipping was garbage packaging so it might have broken during shipping). Ask to send it back, seller gives me proverbial middle finger. Open dispute, ebay tells me to go fuck myself. Can't even leave bad feedback because the dispute was in his favor which prevents any feedback from me.

Fuck ebay. Never again. On the other hand, returned like 4 products out of hundreds on Amazon and never had a problem ever. They get all my business for that reason.

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u/EricSW03 Oct 06 '22

I love searching for a specific product from a specific brand and I get results from companies with names that are just random letters and numbers or, even worse, Amazon products. And those are listed before the brand name product I was looking for.

They all also somehow have thousands of 5 star reviews.

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u/shea241 Oct 06 '22

and they're all the same price give or take 5%, except occasionally one will be 50% more, even though it's the same clone product as everything else. Catches people who directly associate price with quality.

it's all relistings of dirt cheap greymarket junk from other distributors like alibaba.

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u/EricSW03 Oct 06 '22

My conspiracy theory is that Amazon is the one that creates all these knockoff "brands" because no one wants to buy Amazon Basics.

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u/ExPorkie15 Oct 06 '22

Yep. This 100%

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u/showmey0urthr0waway Oct 06 '22

This is the right answer.

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u/prot_0 Oct 06 '22

My first thought after reading was also along these lines mainly due to the poor grammar. Also who really lists their salary like that. It reminded me of that overseas prince needing money to release his funds 🤷🏻‍♂️

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u/tarapotamus Oct 06 '22

Exactly. This is so scammy.

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u/lordkoba Oct 06 '22

if the product is fulfilled by amazon they cannot cancel it. hence the desperate message

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u/Muisvleer Oct 06 '22

Did this person halfway trough the message switch to his or her scam script? I’ve heard those last lines a million times on Perogi/Jim brownings channel.

I would be very careful about ordering from them.

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u/WumpusFails Oct 06 '22

Towards the end, they forgot to include a date ("cancel by ,").

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u/KalamityKrystal Oct 06 '22

While I was reading it, all I could think about was those Kitboga and Jim Browning videos. I was like ' this sounds familiar '. Lol

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u/vitaminciera Oct 06 '22

Im getting copy-paste vibes from the "cancel order by ," bit. As if they were supposed to put in a date but forgot when they copy pasted the paragraph.

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u/MattSaxt23 Oct 06 '22

Came here to say this. It's a script and they didn't even fill in all of the blanks they were supposed to.

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u/MostCommentsAreDumb Oct 06 '22

Don't be so cynical. it's obviously because his hands were folded.. have you ever tried typing with folded hands? Not easy

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u/Torque2101 Oct 06 '22

Don't cancel and report the seller for inappropriate contact.

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u/JukieJukes Oct 06 '22

I'm suspicious about the blank return by date in the message. It's a template message they are using and the dumb ass forgot to fill in the date. It's up to you if you keep our return it but I'd report it to Amazon.

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u/TheRedOniLuvsLag Oct 06 '22 edited Oct 06 '22

This is a scam. I work retail in a bank and this is a very common trope that we see. The “representative” tried to appeal to your emotions personally so that you will make a hasty decision. They’re going to try and trick you into sending money back to them that never really entered your account; it’s really just your money. Either that or they’re using this ploy to inflate their Amazon numbers. Speak to your bank and request advice/assistance, that is the best option. Also, report this to Amazon and show them the screenshot.

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u/macaronfive Oct 06 '22 edited Oct 06 '22

This is a scam, but not the one you’re describing. This one is the seller manipulating the Amazon algorithm by trying to get a lot of sales by offering an absurdly low price, and then asking the buyer to cancel the sale voluntarily. If they cancel their own sales they get dinged (and potentially booted off Amazon). If the buyer cancels, it doesn’t count against them. There is a whole world out there of various scams and ploys to manipulate the Amazon algorithm.

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u/MrMoonrocks Oct 06 '22

I was about to say the same. This is like the lead up to every scam in ScammerPayback on YouTube.

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u/BlastedBrent Oct 06 '22

Speak to your bank and request advice/assistance, that is the best option

Lol there is no reason to speak to your bank just ignore the message entirely and consider contacting amazon for a refund

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u/DeliciousFlow8675309 Oct 06 '22

The scam the banker is thinking about is more commonly done on EBay than Amazon, but honestly better safe than sorry because scams get more advanced, and things you wouldn’t think could be scams absolutely can be. People will try anything to make a quick buck.

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u/Xenos85_VS Oct 06 '22

No! Don’t cancel the order, you paid the price listed on the page. They should either send your order or refund you themselves. If they made a mistake, it’s their loss and problem. Shouldn’t be yours.

Once my partner had a similar story. A store sold a brand new TV for 800$ instead of 1800$ (not the actual price as we live in Switzerland but to give an example). The store realized their mistake when they scanned the barcode but couldn’t do anything as the price tag was listed to 800$ so they had to sell it for this price even though they tried to make him pay the full price.

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u/morningisbad Oct 06 '22

Same deal at a pawn shop near me. They meant to mark a set of Bose speakers for 799.99, accidentally marked them at 79.99. Good deal for me all around, they were $1,500 new.

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u/Xeibra Oct 06 '22

Damn thats a lucky find.

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u/HermitAndHound Oct 06 '22

I was surprised that the price on the thing or shelf is actually not legally binding in germany. What the till says is correct, if the customer doesn't want it at that price, they can leave it.

Most vendors will sell the thing anyways if the lower price isn't too much of a loss. But I thought the price at the shelf at a supermarket at least would be binding, as you barely have a chance to see what price blipped up during checkout. Nope, you'd have to traipse to the office with your receipt to give the thing back for a refund. What a hassle.

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u/spaceshipcommander Oct 06 '22

Don’t cancel it. See where it goes.

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u/zSlyz Oct 06 '22 edited Oct 06 '22

Cancel order don’t buy from boffle. I’m thinking there are a couple of scenarios here: 1) the message is legit, in which case boffle is a terrible company 2) the message is from a manager pretending to be an employee to pull at you heart strings, in which case boffle is a terrible company.

Update: Just found a BOFFLE swing for Rs299 at pennydeals.in stating it’s 88% off and via Amazon.

OP may have already been ripped off if purchasing through that site.

They have lots of different models, didn’t see a Rs1299 one though

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u/skabassj Oct 06 '22

I don’t see a scenario in which it is not a terrible company.

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u/NAS210 Oct 06 '22

The one in a alternate universe where they take 100% of the money they earn from scam selling child swing sets, and use it to pay for cancer patient treatments. Not this universe tho, these guys are just pure assholes

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u/iNick20 Oct 06 '22 edited Oct 06 '22 Helpful

I had this happen with an Bluetooth speaker years ago. I got it for $3, instead of MSRP at $25. They emailed me some excuse about how they'll have to pay out of pocket on all these orders, and to please cancel the order. I didn't, and the order ended up shipping. It sounded decent for $3. (It ended up being an X-Mas gift).

Edit: I don't condone scamming sellers, but it was obvious its some Chinese cheap speaker. Plus usually you just eat the cost as a seller.

This was email I got from them.

Dear customer,

Thanks for purchasing from VicTsing.

This email is to convey our sincere apology. We hope beg your sympathy and you can help return your order. Below is the explanation of this issue.

Because of the human error by new staff and amazon system's bug, two big promotion codes were used in conjunction with each other. What's more, it has been posted by deals web accidentally and spread widely. Hence, you bought the item in a very low price, at $3.99, and its original price is $25.49. Our loss is over $3,000,000 currently, and as a small shop, we cannot afford such huge loss.

We understand your disappointment receiving this email. We have a presumptuous request, which is hope that you can help return the speaker to Amazon. For the return label, would you please request a prepaid return label on the return center? If the prepaid return label is not available, would you mind paying the shipping fee in advance? Please send us the invoice and we will issue you the shipping fee via your order. We are still trying our best to contact Amazon on the free shipping label, to confirm whether there is other channel that can return the item back without paying for the shipping fee ahead. There is still no conclusion so far. Amazon offer us above suggestion for return the item back: Paying shipping fee first, them issue the shipping fee and order refund together via order.

You must feel ridiculous and speechless. We are terribly sorry for the inconvenience cased and sincerely hope that you would help us out.

From the phrase of research and development to its molding, we invested a lot of money. Prepared a whole year, just wait for the peak season, however, the situation happened accidentally, all the related staff was shocked and frustrated. Prepared for 1 year, and ruined in 1 hour.

We are a small seller, and cannot afford loss like this. We are badly sorry for the inconvenience caused, and please kindly accept our sincere apology.

Sincerely apologize for all these inconvenience.

Have a good day!

VicTsing

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u/Taurus-Littrow Oct 06 '22

Looks like a multiple copy and paste job: “cancel by ,” and then forgot to put in a date.

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u/iNick20 Oct 06 '22

I just posted the email response I got from them, and I don't think I ever laughed so hard in my life.

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u/duffmanhb Oct 06 '22

Reality is they do pay when THEY cancel, something like 10%… but nothing if you do. And if they do a bunch of cancels it hurts their rankings.

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u/iNick20 Oct 06 '22

I found the original email. This is too funny. I don't remember laughing my ass off this bad. But read it.

Dear customer,

Thanks for purchasing from VicTsing.

This email is to convey our sincere apology. We hope beg your sympathy and you can help return your order. Below is the explanation of this issue.

Because of the human error by new staff and amazon system's bug, two big promotion codes were used in conjunction with each other. What's more, it has been posted by deals web accidentally and spread widely. Hence, you bought the item in a very low price, at $3.99, and its original price is $25.49. Our loss is over $3,000,000 currently, and as a small shop, we cannot afford such huge loss.

We understand your disappointment receiving this email. We have a presumptuous request, which is hope that you can help return the speaker to Amazon. For the return label, would you please request a prepaid return label on the return center? If the prepaid return label is not available, would you mind paying the shipping fee in advance? Please send us the invoice and we will issue you the shipping fee via your order. We are still trying our best to contact Amazon on the free shipping label, to confirm whether there is other channel that can return the item back without paying for the shipping fee ahead. There is still no conclusion so far. Amazon offer us above suggestion for return the item back: Paying shipping fee first, them issue the shipping fee and order refund together via order.

You must feel ridiculous and speechless. We are terribly sorry for the inconvenience cased and sincerely hope that you would help us out.

From the phrase of research and development to its molding, we invested a lot of money. Prepared a whole year, just wait for the peak season, however, the situation happened accidentally, all the related staff was shocked and frustrated. Prepared for 1 year, and ruined in 1 hour.

We are a small seller, and cannot afford loss like this. We are badly sorry for the inconvenience caused, and please kindly accept our sincere apology.

Sincerely apologize for all these inconvenience.

Have a good day!

VicTsing

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u/duffmanhb Oct 06 '22

Oh that’s definitely a scam, “pay us for the invoice”

You k ow what’s crazy? These scammers would be wildly more successful if they hired an American. They are always so blatantly obviously Indian with their cartoonish groveling… if they hired an American to help them with the wording it would probably be way more successful

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u/kbird1991 Oct 06 '22

Don’t go giving them ideas. I like being able to easily tell when it’s a scam 🤣

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u/Nothing_Nice_2_Say Oct 06 '22

Lmao, losses over $3M? They would have had to sell almost 140,000 of them before finding the mistake. They really do hope to catch dumb people.

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u/valuemeal2 Oct 06 '22

“You must feel ridiculous and speechless” absolutely sent me 💀

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u/Successful_Tale_9334 Oct 06 '22

I fully agree with these two scenarios, but I figure if it’s a terrible company anyway, I’d probably not cancel the order and force them to send it to me… bc why should I help them?

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u/Special_Yellow_6348 Oct 06 '22

This is a common scam seen it loads of times but with amazon

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u/sirSkinnydicc Oct 06 '22

how does it work tho? because if he cancels the order, he doesnt get the product and they dont get the money.. so no transaction is happening

am i missin something?

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u/ekaceerf Oct 06 '22

One scam is that the more sales you get on Amazon the higher it boosts your listing. If you list and item for $1 instead of $100 you will get lots of sales and your ranking will go up. If you then cancel the order it doesn't hurt their ranking. If they cancel the order it hurts their ranking. So they get a bunch of people to buy it. Use their sob story to get cancelations and then sell more because they are higher ranked.

An Amazon seller can cancel any order they want.

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u/Sheepy-Matt-59 Oct 06 '22 edited Oct 06 '22

How does this scam work? Do they just not refund the money?

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u/EvilCalvin Oct 06 '22

or keep the order and let them sort it out. Their problem, not yours. Like you said....terrible company.

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u/papercut2008uk Oct 06 '22

They can cancel the order on their end but it is probably something like eBay where the seller will take a hit doing that unless the customer cancels or requests cancellation.

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u/borxanne Oct 06 '22

Copied and pasted and forgot to put the date in

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u/Talltoddie Oct 06 '22

Tell this scammer to suck Boffle these nuts. Then do t cancel.

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u/pmpkinspicebooty Oct 06 '22

This seems like one of those refund scams ngl

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u/horsetrich Oct 06 '22

How does it work?

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u/blindbycrypto Oct 06 '22

It doesn't. They can cancel your order themselves, but they just don't want the marketplace to spot them mass canceling orders so they trick the customer to do it on their end instead.

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u/gloggs Oct 06 '22

Not only would I cancel, but I would also report it to Amazon so the next person doesn't get scammed

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u/ReptilianOver1ord Oct 06 '22

Amazon doesn’t give a fuck about vendors scamming people. It’s incredibly common. I’d still report it, but I wouldn’t hold my breath waiting for Amazon to do anything.

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u/mozzarella_lady Oct 06 '22

I tried reporting a scam and the "findings" of my report were that it was fine. The listing was very clearly switched from a good product (some Harry Potter themed glassware) to something totally different and cheap (chin strap to stop snoring). They were using the good reviews from the old listing to sell their crappy product. I got very confused when reading the reviews before realizing.

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u/olgreasysteve Oct 06 '22

I see this all the time on Amazon. It’s a good idea to always read some reviews to make sure they’re for the product you’re looking to buy. Don’t just go off the rating.

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u/hermeticpotato Oct 06 '22

Why would it be obvious you're going to cancel it? Because someone you don't know is appealing to your emotions? That's a scam bro. It's always a scam when someone you have never met tries to pull on your heart strings.

Avoid doing whatever they are asking. Deal with it through official channels. Screenshot everything.

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u/random-trader Oct 06 '22 edited Oct 06 '22

Scam to get your number. Thats why he gave his number.

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u/Nightmari0ne Oct 06 '22

”…with folded hands I-“

NO

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u/Deerkiller14 Oct 06 '22

I would leave a review with this information attached. I wouldn’t cancel the order, make them cancel the order with Amazon so they are investigated. Either you get a swing and can always send it back if it’s junk/damaged, or they cancel and you are entitled to your money back either way.

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u/ChiMello Oct 06 '22

Don't cancel. It is against Amazon policy for sellers to ask customers to cancel an order. They could cancel themselves but they are shady AF and trying to protect their pre-fulfillment cancellation rate by manipulating buyers into cancelling for them.

For that reason alone I would not cancel and I would report the message from the seller to Amazon.

Source: I have an Amazon seller account and know the rules.

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u/Clickbait636 Oct 06 '22

1299 for a swing? Are they psycho?

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u/bhyarre_MoMo Oct 06 '22

Becuase its 1299 Indian Rupees, that comes up to about 16 USD

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u/ITotalyWon Oct 06 '22

would that really make someone have to resign in india?

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u/VeganDracula_ Oct 06 '22

Nah, its just a scam to cancel the order which was bought during sale. Faced a similar issue with amazon and i confirmed with customer support to ensure that the product was on sale by the seller. Still have no idea why they make such claims

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u/Oneangrygnome Oct 06 '22

Does he really live off less than $200 equivalent a year?

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u/dkk-1709 Oct 06 '22

It's per month and yes you can live for that per month

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u/Likalarapuz Oct 06 '22

I'm more worried about the person trusting a $4 swing....

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u/craylash Oct 06 '22

Fuck that report the message for social manipulation

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u/ishop2buy Oct 06 '22

Do not reply to the email or send funds outside of Amazon. This does give them your email address. Do not click on the links in the message. This is a SCAM.

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u/fatalbert491 Oct 06 '22

This is a pretty popular scam, don’t cancel

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u/Ok-Celebration-369 Oct 06 '22

You can tell just from the wording and them trying to add that it's extremely urgent that you cancel the order. DON'T fall for it. Smells of a SCAM.

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u/DARTHPLONKUS Oct 06 '22

Definitely a scam. They could cancel it themselves.

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