I believe a number of these dropshippers have ‘Amazon’ (followed by ‘books’ or ‘orders’) as their buyer name. At least two are based less than a mile apart in the same US town, so quite possibly related. I think at least one of them has been around a long time and is one of the biggest catalogue duplicators/dropshippers.
Even though they are breaking the participation rules on a massive, industrial scale, nothing seems to be done to curb their activities.
Surely it must be possible for Amazon to see when an Amazon seller is buying up thousands of items a week and having them dropshipped via other Amazon sellers (dupes?).
Is it complacency or corruption? Or are these sellers sanctioned from on high?
I don’t suppose we’ll ever know but it’s really frustrating having to deal with these people on a regular basis. It would be different if Amazon gave us protection against them by allowing us to block them, but that’s a no-no. We actually get punished if we cancel their dubious orders.