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drone on

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Circumventing Discogs
« on: October 24, 2012, 07:25:01 PM »
I've noticed a trend recently where Discogs sellers are advertising their items on the site but completing transactions off site to avoid seller fees.  Seems like a big risk to take (getting kicked off the site) just to save a few bucks.  Plus the lost revenue will probably result in bigger fees later for those following the rules.  Any opinions?

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Re: Circumventing Discogs
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2012, 07:53:27 AM »
Similar tricks happen on E-Bay and Amazon Marketplace -- probably other "fee to sell" outlets as well. I imagine these outlets ought to end up closing the seller accounts of any seller who ends up canceling many/most transactions... or else maybe it's not happening as often as we think.

I hate paying huge fees and commissions to Amazon (over $100 most months) for our marketplace sales, but I'm not willing to jeopardize that system by trying to circumvent it.
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