Advantages And Disadvantages Of Amazon
Probably the greatest disadvantage of the Amazon.com Marketplace for buyers is the added shipping charges. Almost everything you buy will have a shipping charge added. And, unfortunately, you cannot take advantage of Amazon.com’s free shipping offer on orders of $25 or more. If you are buying from the Marketplace, this and other “free” offers no longer apply.
In the case of individual people offering items for sale, the shipping charges are not too bad. A book, for example, will usually carry a shipping charge between $2 and $4. But with actual merchandisers who sell products in this Marketplace, the shipping charges can be much higher and they vary greatly from item to item.
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But there are a few disadvantages. One is the lack of photos. When you are shopping for a “standard” good, there is no need for a photo because they all look the same. But in the case of a collectible or special edition, a photo would be nice. This marketplace doesn’t offer these things. Another thing that would be nice would be to have a way to sort the items available for sale. When you enter the Marketplace you are presented with the different categories with the items sorted by price within each. But there is no other way to sort. You cannot sort by condition, by seller rating, or anything else. Price is all you get. Yet another big disadvantage is that you cannot apply gift certificates to your purchase. These are not valid on items purchased in the