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dorian asked

Amazon Merch prices resulting in 0 commision

Just wondering why or how a certain priced item with a direct link to the actual price can be sold for almost half the cost with 0 commission going to the creator? There seems to be no way to fix this?

price mismatch
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Marek Czuprynski answered

It's worse than you think. They change the price without giving you notice. This can result in you keeping your ads running and putting you in a position where you lose money.
You have no option to fix it. If you spot it soon enough, you can only turn off the ads so Amazon won't rob you any further by taking your money for advertising the product on which you get $0 royalties. And they have this robbing policy in their TOS, they can change the price however they like even if this means stealing money from you using Amazon Advertising platform. You can't call it differently if in a sneaky way they keep you paying for ads and cut your royalties down (sometimes to 0).
Cambridge Dictionary definition of SCAM:
- an illegal plan for making money, especially one that involves tricking people
- to trick someone into giving you money, usually in an illegal way
- a dishonest or illegal plan or activity, esp. one for making money

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