As a buyer, I'm hoping to get a little insight from some sellers about a recent transaction I had with a seller on Amazon.

A couple of weeks ago I purchased a watch on Amazon from a seller not FBA. This seller was the only person offering this watch and it was a couple of hundred dollars cheaper than the retail value of around $1,000 and shows that he/she has 5 available. The seller almost immediately prints out a pre-shipment label with USPS and supplies a tacking number.

Fast forward to the delivery date and the watch never arrives. Checking the tracking shows that the package was never actually dropped off at the post office. I send the seller a message inquiring about the shipping of the item and wait to hear back. I also noticed that he/she has removed the listing for the remaining 4 quantity of the same watch.

Just under 48 hours later the seller gets back to me and claims that the watch should have been delivered by now and that he is going to file a claim with USPS and he issues me a refund through Amazon. Again, tracking shows that the post office is still "awaiting item".

My question is: What was this seller trying to do, besides waste both of our time? Was it that he/she was selling items that they don't actually stock and just wasn't going to let me know that he/she couldn't produce the item that they already sold me until I inquired about it? If this was the case, is this type of selling actually allowed on Amazon?

I am glad that I am able to get my money back, but this transaction was a pretty negative experience as a buyer as I waited weeks for a watch that never came, and am still waiting for the money to be refunded in my bank account. I can see from the seller's feedback that I'm not the only one who had this experience when dealing with them.

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By Prof. Joel Barasa

The Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA) Faculty of Computer and Informatics, School of Science P. O. Box 62157-00200 Nairobi -Lang’ata Main Campus Email: Phone: +254705451853/+254769257365 LinkedIn: GitHub: Websites: and Mr. Barasa I. Joel is a Kenyan citizen by birth. He is currently an adjunct lecturer and an IT specialist in Curriculum studies in the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA). Mr. Joel holds Post Graduate Program (EPGP) in Data Science, Business Analytics & Big Data in association with IBM which is India's first and the best Masters in Data Science from mUniversity, Aegis School of Business, Data Science, Cyber Security & Telecommunication. He also holds a Degree in BSc. Information Technology from the University of Kabianga, a Professional Certification CCNA and Data Analysis from the University of Kabianga. Joel is senior Software Developer with over 5 years worked on many projects like Kenbright Insurance, Rongo University eLearning portal, participated in integration of DHIS2 health IT systems at Kericho District Referral Hospital and served as H.O.D ICT department Okame college. Joel is an assessor and verifier in TVET CDACC curriculum implementation.

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