I Promised An FBA Update
- Here are the big numbers
Read ’em and weep!
Of the 10 sales, 9 were video games, one DVD.
I see a clear pattern developing early, and often. Actually, I have discovered a few glaring things about FBA, most of which I don’t like.
Amazon Lost my Rush “Caress Of Steel” LP
I don’t know how this happened? I shipped Amazon 2 things in one box. They received the tiny wrench adaptor, yet lost a 12″ X 12″ 33 LP. An unopened Rush album from 1075, which some joker has listed at $299.00.
I was gonna list mine for $75.00. Not now. Cause some clown in Virginia, at the warehouse stole it! I don’t blame him. If I was making 14 bucks an hour, while Jeff Bezos is making 14 million a day, I’d pilfer stuff too.
Apparently Amazon reimburses based on a set category amount. Media items such as albums, DVDS, etc; get back $25.00. Of course it takes forever before they close the case.
How do you lose an album, once it’s received in a warehouse? You don’t. It’s in some dude’s Camaro as a write this.
Right now though, I am scrambling to get 10 more sales, over the next five days. A few months ago, I wouldn’t see this as a challenge. However, with 71 total sales in September, and 48 thus far in October, it could be dicey.
See I had to cancel a stupid GREASE Soundtrack because of No Inventory. Because my sales are so slow this month. one cancellation is over 2% cancellation rate. I need to be at 1.75%, to be eligible to sell Toys this holiday season.
So I need to have 58 sales- to my one cancellation, to be at 1.75%. I have lowered all my prices, on my already low, crappy, throwaway shit.
If I cannot get 10 sales with prices around $2.60, where I will LOSE money, I know then for sure SCAMAZON is rigged, and I am out.
“Out” for me means: Stop caring, stop trying, sabotage myself, etc…Like I let eBay atrophy in it’s own filth and greed.