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Apple and Amazon's sales agreement or monopoly FTC lawyer is investigating the matter

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After that, I want to sell in Amazon.appleThird-party resellers of the product must first apply for Apple Authorized Reseller status and need to renew their sales eligibility with Amazon.

According to foreign media reports,

At present, the US Federal Trade Commission FTC has begun to intervene to investigate the sales agreements of the two technology giants, but did not mention whether the investigation is related to antitrust.

The report pointed out that FTC lawyers recently contacted a Minnesota Amazon seller John Bumstead, who previously sold it in Amazon.MacBookUntil the new policy was implemented, he had to withdraw his goods in Amazon.

John revealed to Verge that they wanted to find out how Amazon's sales list works on eBay. I have detailed the list of Amazon. In fact, you don't need to create a list yourself. You only need to label the existing products. "If the item is removed, it means they no longer allow you to sell the product. Amazon allows certified merchants to resell another (apple) item and then ban all others from selling it"

Since being squeezed out of Amazon, Bumsted has been clamoring that a large number of low-cost refurbished or used Apple products can no longer be offered through Amazon, reducing consumer choice. Apple may argue that this will reduce the supply of counterfeit products to protect consumers. But despite the entry into force of the agreement, Apple has not made any formal comments on this. Foreign media believe that the agreement between Apple and Amazon can easily become the investigation target of antitrust accusations. However, the FTC has not disclosed any views on this investigation and it is still necessary to observe further actions.

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