You ever see something you really want to buy on Amazon, but then something in your gut just says something isn't right?
Today we investigate that feeling.
I've been selling on Amazon for the past five years. In this time I have come across many different types of sellers. Some are honest, and some like to stretch the truth and try to manipulate their images, reviews, and descriptions to not paint the full picture.
NUMBER ONE - 3D RENDERED IMAGES
The first thing you want to look at is the product image. Does it look like a 3d rendering or an actual photo of the product? Below is the difference.
NUMBER TWO - LOTS OF ONE STAR REVIEWS
Even if the product has a bunch of one-star reviews, you will want to pay attention to how many one-star reviews the product has also. Even if there is a bunch of Five-star reviews this may just be an attempt for the seller to deceive you by buying and figuring out ways to get around Amazons verified review system. Such as letting customers buy products for the full price, and then giving a full refund when they leave a good review.
So if you see a lot of 5 stars, and a lot of 1 star, and not much in the middle. Then you should probably avoid the product like the plague.
NUMBER THREE - NOT FULFILLED BY AMAZON (OPTIONAL)
Although this is optional and there are some products that are fulfilled by third parties outside of Amazon if you want to be extra careful then only buy products that have the Amazon prime tag on them.
That means Amazon will take full responsibility if there is any damage to the product during shipment, and most of the products sent into Amazon FBA accurately reflect that which is on the listing.