Book returns increasing massively


#1

I have been selling books on Amazon for over 20 years and have sold hundreds maybe thousands of books. In that time I have had only 3 books returned.
In the last month 7 have asked to return books for a variety of different reasons. These all appear to be resellers with poor English.
What is going on?


#2

They probably read them first. I am surprised the cost of the return postage. Does not deter them.


#3

As they returning the books in the same condition as sent, or more poor condition?
Perhaps you have not had them back yet?


#4

Looking under Amazon scams it seems it might be to remove my books from the listing. I am usually much cheaper than the next one. They may sell their own more expensive than mine or try to sell mine at a higher price. It is always 3 weeks before the return request and another two weeks before the book comes back. I will stop sending books to obvious resellers or to orders to be sent to third parties. Bookselling used to be civilised profession. Shame.


#5

Another one requested at 3 am. They must be automated or they operate 24/7.