So I logged on to my Amazon page today to find I have made a few sales, yay! One thing I sold though has me baffled. I sold a sofa bed, however there is no price displayed and it says next to the item on the Amazon page 'Currently Unavailable - We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock.'
So I was just wondering if anyone else has had something like this before. Although I am unsure of the price I imagine it may well be a few hundred dollars, so obviously I'm quite excited about it. But why would someone order something not in stock that may not even come in stock?
If they ordered it yesterday, maybe they got that last one in stock even though it hasn't been shipped yet?
Yes I've had quite a few of those - as IzzyM says, they probably bought the last one....nice sale!!!
Yes, I've a few of these "sales." The last one was for an item selling for around $800. Although it was listed on the first day the sale was reported, the next day the same message you quoted was in effect. Never got a dime.
Around the same time I sold another almost equally priced product--I'd already sold several of the same item before--and this one was never shipped at all nor cancelled. When queried, Amazon replied with some roundabout cryptic response which helped not at all. Since then no big sales have been made as in the past.
Don't get your hopes up!
I have not got pre-order type sales but thats what this sounds like. It sounds like they have pre-ordered from when the next batch is in for shipping, you might not get to see it's value for a bit. This can happen with new to the market products you might review, stuff that has a release date like video games are something I have heard of where this can happen a lot.
Yeah I actually sold a DVD where that happened. But this one has been sold before as there is a review for it there on Amazon. Would be nice if someone bought the lase one, they actually went on a mini shopiing spree buying a bed, two bed side tables and this. Should be a nice little earner if they don't return it.
I recently had the same thing happen, someone randomly decided to buy a watch after going through one of my links. I wasn't able to see the price of the item until after it shipped since it went out of stock.
I love it when people make impulse purchases!
If you did an article with a link to one product, it is up to you to keep track of the availability of that product. However, sign in to your amazon associates account and click on Astore tab. To the right of each store, you will see a product check tab which will show you if there are any unavailable products in each store you have created. Amazon says that they automatically remove unavailable products from your store if you have them listed.
It is easy to overlook an unavailable product or out of stock on amazon listings. The buyer has to read everything. Watch your earnings reports which shows what was ordered as well as what was shipped.
Of course, you can always contact Amazon as well. It may be that this customer bought the last item also.
Hope this helps.
I have no articles related to this sale, it was just a freak purchase from someone who clicked through one of my links and then went and started looking at furniture. Thanks for the reply all the same.
Well, the info might help others. Amazon does not make it easy for affiliates to figure things out.
I would say, in your case, contact Amazon. Still, the sale should be listed on your reports, the item, price, your earnings and if it was shipped.
Wow!!!! Well I logged on today and my sofa has been shipped and I have a price! $950!!!! So I pocket about 6% of that, could do with a few more of them!
So as someone said, this must have been the last one in stock. Happy days.
Congrats! Funny, you did not even advertise this one. A fluke sale. I wish my flukes were as good as yours. The upside after getting over being jealous, LOL your sale shows that it is possible to sell high price items as an affiliate.
I said that andy. Remember to check your reports. They show everything including which products people are viewing but not buying.
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