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Those brands Amazon dropped...
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: September 14, 2021 08:20AM
Other's mentioned this a few months back, but when looking into using "buy again" at Amazon, the item I'd purchased late last year had vanished from my "Your Orders" list. Further investigation led me to this from April:

"Amazon has suspended over a dozen Chinese sellers for participating in fake review schemes. The list includes Mpow and Aukey, two of the biggest electronics Amazon-native brands out of China. The total sales by the suspended sellers eclipses $1 billion.

The brands suspended are Mpow, Aukey, VicTsing, Tacklife, Austor, Vtin, Seneo, Homasy, Homitt, LITOM, TopElek, OMORC, TRODEEM, Atmoko, HOMTECH, OKMEE, and others."


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Re: Those brands Amazon dropped...
Posted by: sekker
Date: September 14, 2021 08:31AM
I just purchased a nice GaN USB C charger from Aukey. I have also been pleased with Mpow products.

We have also received 3 products from Amazon in the last month with a 'post a review, we will give you an Amazon gift card' card in the package - against all Amazon policy.

Amazon is definitely being 'selective' on which vendors to 'enforce' their policies.
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Re: Those brands Amazon dropped...
Posted by: Robert M
Date: September 14, 2021 08:31AM
Deus,

Disappointed to see MPow and Aukey. Both make good products. They didn't need fake reviews to bolster them. Then again, many of these companies appear to be repackaging the same product and slapping their name on it. So, it won't be that difficult to find viable replacements for them.

Robert
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Re: Those brands Amazon dropped...
Posted by: sekker
Date: September 14, 2021 08:42AM
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Robert M
Deus,

Disappointed to see MPow and Aukey. Both make good products. They didn't need fake reviews to bolster them. Then again, many of these companies appear to be repackaging the same product and slapping their name on it. So, it won't be that difficult to find viable replacements for them.

Robert

I found Aukey made some terrific products that stood out. In many ways, they were the top competitor to Anker on the Amazon platform. Amazon and Anker have a VERY cushy relationship. I think that played into the choice of which vendors to kick to the curb.
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Re: Those brands Amazon dropped...
Posted by: Lew Zealand
Date: September 14, 2021 11:17AM
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sekker
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Robert M
Deus,

Disappointed to see MPow and Aukey. Both make good products. They didn't need fake reviews to bolster them. Then again, many of these companies appear to be repackaging the same product and slapping their name on it. So, it won't be that difficult to find viable replacements for them.

Robert

I found Aukey made some terrific products that stood out. In many ways, they were the top competitor to Anker on the Amazon platform. Amazon and Anker have a VERY cushy relationship. I think that played into the choice of which vendors to kick to the curb.

All of both of these posts. Funny how you (OK, I) decided that Anker was decent. And then Mpow and Aukey stuff was good enough when they were the only other brand making what I needed wanted. I recognize that a number of the other banned brands offered similar products, but I still gravitated to the same 3 that other people frequently did.

Was it quality of product shoots and advertising? Less mangled English? Less obviously hokey brand name? Hmmm...
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Re: Those brands Amazon dropped...
Posted by: datbeme
Date: September 14, 2021 11:17AM
RAVPower was also in this group, and I really like some of their stuff.

I get why Amazon gave these companies the heave ho, but as a customer, I don't appreciate losing the product descriptions from my order history.
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Re: Those brands Amazon dropped...
Posted by: datbeme
Date: September 14, 2021 11:34AM
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Lew Zealand
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sekker
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Robert M
Deus,

Disappointed to see MPow and Aukey. Both make good products. They didn't need fake reviews to bolster them. Then again, many of these companies appear to be repackaging the same product and slapping their name on it. So, it won't be that difficult to find viable replacements for them.

Robert

I found Aukey made some terrific products that stood out. In many ways, they were the top competitor to Anker on the Amazon platform. Amazon and Anker have a VERY cushy relationship. I think that played into the choice of which vendors to kick to the curb.

All of both of these posts. Funny how you (OK, I) decided that Anker was decent. And then Mpow and Aukey stuff was good enough when they were the only other brand making what I needed wanted. I recognize that a number of the other banned brands offered similar products, but I still gravitated to the same 3 that other people frequently did.

Was it quality of product shoots and advertising? Less mangled English? Less obviously hokey brand name? Hmmm...

I'm with you on all counts.

I like Anker, but somewhere along the way they went from being great quality and a tremendous value to average quality and kind of pricey. That may or may not be true, but the last few years it just feels like they've found a spot in the market where bang for the buck is no longer necessary. They are the trusted option in a sea of no-names, but that comes at a price.
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Re: Those brands Amazon dropped...
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: September 14, 2021 11:40AM
....do they still sell......'Acme'......??



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Re: Those brands Amazon dropped...
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: September 14, 2021 11:42AM
Well, it's not that those brands didn't make good kit, it's that they lied about reviews for it, encouraging, promoting, if not paying for positive reviews.

Lying to get me to buy a good product is still a decietful practice, because it's not about getting me to buy a good product, it's about 'them' making a sale.

So yes, good there's a flag on the play.



Amazon is definitely being 'selective' on which vendors to 'enforce' their policies.


Maybe.

What is AMZ's threshold on violators?

Maybe they haven't had time to find and/or oust everybody.

Maybe they think that shooting a few in the back of the head will be a warning to others.

I don't know.

But since we're not at all accountable for what we say, why not cast baseless aspersions.

What harm could it do.





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Re: Those brands Amazon dropped...
Posted by: testcase
Date: September 14, 2021 03:57PM
I was offered "free" products in exchange for "reviews".

I replied that I was interested BUT, ANY & ALL reviews I wrote would be HONEST & COMPLETE, warts and all. I never heard from them again and, of coarse, I NEVER received ANY "free products" for "review". angry villagers smiley
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Re: Those brands Amazon dropped...
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: September 15, 2021 03:46PM
I bought an Aukey dash cam when a deal was posted here and been using it for 2 or 3 years. Saved my butt on insurance claims when other drivers hit me.
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