Anyone who shops on Amazon knows that the site has major issues with reselling fake Chinese ripoffs of real products. Check the reviews for certain types of products like batteries, some clothing types, and some low-end electronics, and it’s a habitual problem.
Amazon not only knows about it, but thrives because of it, underselling American brick and mortar retailers by spreading counterfeit third party seller Chinese junk, deleting reviews that mention the problem, and then lying about it.
Now there’s a slow move toward accountability.
Five of online retail giant Amazon’s foreign websites have been placed on a blacklist by the Trump administration.
Its e-commerce platforms in the UK, Germany, France, India and Canada have been added to a “notorious markets” register.
The US trade representative’s office said the sites facilitated the sale of counterfeit and pirated products.
Amazon said the move was politically motivated and that it has invested heavily to prevent illegal activities.
‘Prevent,’ or ‘promote’.
But Jeff Bezos is whining that President Trump is being mean to him.
Amazon described the inclusion of its sites as a “political act” motivated by President Donald Trump’s apparent dislike of Jeff Bezos, its founder and chief executive.
“This purely political act is another example of the administration using the US government to advance a personal vendetta against Amazon,” the company said in a statement.
And maybe we can get some more made up stories about Trump and the Saudi King personally hacking Bezos’ nude photos out of revenge for his backing for Qatari terror stooge Jamal Khashoggi.
Anyway, plenty of businesses loathe Amazon. They’re afraid to take it on directly because they know what a ruthless bastard Bezos is. Just ask the Diaper.com guys. But the US does have the heft to take on Amazon and start holding it accountable for financing Bezos’ mid-life crisis by making money from Chinese counterfeit junk.