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Has anyone else lately ordered something from eBay only to have it arrive in Amazon packaging with Amazon receipts? I've had this happen twice in the last month. One thing I like about eBay is that they always email by USPS and I can just pick it up at the mail area in my apartment building. With Amazon, it was either going to the main office or they would try to leave it at my apartment door which has resulted in them leaving it in the wrong place twice (or someone stole in from my door). Now, with COVID, they are banned from entering the building and the office does not accept packages, so it ends up going to a pickup location. Once, strangely, it was at a UPS access store.

 

I think Amazon has probably seen a big drop in sales due to not being able to drop off packages at apartment buildings like USPS still can and is posing on eBay as inconspicuous sellers. I've never seen any mention of the items on eBay being affiliated with Amazon in their ads.

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I had some stuff arrive from amazon, when ordered on ebay. I think it's drop-ship scheme. Seller finds an item on amazon, and lists it on ebay for a dollar more. Then I bid/purchase, then they buy and ship from amazon.

 

 

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4 hours ago, Keatah said:

I had some stuff arrive from amazon, when ordered on ebay. I think it's drop-ship scheme. Seller finds an item on amazon, and lists it on ebay for a dollar more. Then I bid/purchase, then they buy and ship from amazon.

 

 

Bingo!

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I've bought some multi-packs of shampoos, soaps, etc from Pharmapacks on Ebay that arrived in Amazon boxes and got delivered with amazing speed. Some sellers definitely do this. 

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1 hour ago, kennybrooks said:

Drop shipping and actually against ebay rules.

So is selling counterfeit goods, but they have no interest in enforcing rules that cut into their profits.

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I've had this happen a few times, but it was before the pandemic.

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Thanks for the feedback. It wouldn't be so annoying if Amazon's delivery hadn't been an issue twice in the last year and now I have to go pick up any item they ship at some drop off location. I don't want to use Amazon, but get stuck doing it anyways unawares so its frustrating.

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I bought a new dremil on ebay a few months ago and it was sent from an amazon seller. I was confused for a second and was thinking to myself "I'm sure I ordered this from Ebay". Then I put two and two together and realized what had happened. I couldn't care less. If someone makes an extra buck that is great. I got what I wanted at a price that I liked. Ebay, Amazon, Aliexpress, whatever. :)

 

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This happened to me, but I don't mind, because sometimes I just want to use Paypal, but Amazon does not take Paypal.

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I literally just picked up an Amazon shipped Ebay purchase off my porch right before browsing this sub 😀

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Amazon wants to get into the shipping business. By that I mean become the next FedEx or UPS. I also wonder if they could, somehow via drop-ship schemes, "take over" Ebay?

 

Anyhow I buy more used stuff on ebay. And more new stuff on amazon.

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18 hours ago, batari said:

This happened to me, but I don't mind, because sometimes I just want to use Paypal, but Amazon does not take Paypal.

 

And that is another fringe benefit.

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