Amazon Marketplace: key consumer protection void

Sarah Coles
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It has emerged that buying goods through Amazon Marketplace deprives you of a key consumer protection. When you make a payment it goes to Amazon, which subtracts its commission and sends it on to the retailer. This means that you don't make any payment direct to the retailer.

This, in turn, means that you're not covered by the Consumer Credit Act if something goes wrong.