Whoops! Amazon Australia lists 2,626 products from an “Unknown” seller

Alex Kidman 5 December 2017 NEWS


Anonymous marketplace sellers abound at Amazon Australia, or at least launch errors.

It would be fair to say that Amazon's launch this morning hasn't entirely been what anyone would have expected, including Amazon itself.

It no doubt wanted to arrive in a blaze of glory selling itself on availability, pricing and shipping options, but so far, a lot of what we've seen has been products with oddly US-specific descriptions, in-house products that were offered, taken off-market and then reappeared and plenty of prices that weren't quite as competitive as many would have hoped.

Amazon made the unusual decision to launch its marketplace for third-party sellers at the same time as its own in-house retail efforts launched, with many sellers noting that it was a lot of work to list products properly on Amazon Australia.

Analysis of the available products on Amazon Australia does show that this is a process that clearly a lot of product providers have struggled with. Either that, or there are some sellers that take their privacy very seriously because, at the time of writing, there are some 2,626 electronics products being sold by a provider simply known as "Unknown".


"Unknown" is a busy seller, it seems, selling everything from a $6.95 pink pedometer to a $14,174.38 3.2TB solid state disk drive. At least with the latter device you'd qualify for free shipping, although we'd suggest not risking that kind of money with an unknown seller.

Hopefully, this is just a glitch either in how Amazon's presenting these marketplace sellers, or in how they've added their information, but for now, you can check out the full list of everything that the mystery Unknown Seller is offering at this link.

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