Amazon Marketplace Cut-Throat Sellers

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This is a fascinating long read by The Verge about the cut-throat goings on between super-competitive Amazon Marketplace sellers. A sub-industry has formed of "Amazon Lawyors" that help sellers recover from attacks by other sellers. Sellers have learnt to use new rules and terms against each other whenever Amazon introduces new legislation to their marketplace. When the hoverboards started exploding, Amazon cracked down on flammable products. Sellers start buying their competitors products, setting them on fire and leaving reviews about the explosive products, causing an immediate take-down of their competitors products form the marketplace, and that's just one type of marketplace attack!