Apple-Amazon deal spells trouble for third-party electronics sellers
Amazon signed a deal with Apple this month to allow the online retailer to directly sell many more Apple products, in just in time for the holidays.
The agreement should benefit most Amazon customers but some third party sellers are being left out in the cold With only authorized Apple resellers allowed to sell through Amazon.
So I had a chance to talk to one of these sellers, and he's pretty pissed.
He's not happy about it.
He got to build his business on Amazon over the past five years, and he feels pretty jilted about the situation, and feels like Amazon isn't helping him out.
Apple is obviously not helping him out in this situation either.
I feel like I'd be pissed too if I were building a business selling all these phones and out of the blue Amazon just says hey you can't sell this anymore.
This is all Apple's domain now.
So, he didn't actually sell phones as far as I could tell.
What he did was sell a lot of discontinued products.
Which were harder to find and it was actually really intersting to find out he sold like hundreds.
Of discontinued Apple keyboards that the company was no longer making, it was no longer supporting, but if you were a fan of this particular keyboard or this discontinued iMac desktop, you would be able Able to buy it through him.
Yeah apple has always been problematic with that with buying just essentially reused products revealed that it's more.
So just hey just come through us and buy the really expensive version instead of getting a used version of this right which is probably why Apple probably doesn't mind so much about losing these types of listings and neither would Amazon because there really isn't nearly as much money as selling the new iPhone.