https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-11-28/amazon-gets-real-about-fakes Amazon Gets Real About Fakes The company is starting a new initiative to banish counterfeiters. - - - - - - - - - - Amazon is still the "wild west" of internet marketing and while they may tame it a bit, I don't see that reputation changing anytime soon. Amazon simply makes too much money off Chinese sellers and others to really want to tame it effectively. My advice is don't just click the first "buy box" when using Amazon. Scroll thru the list of sellers and look at their feedback reputation before making a purchase. A few seconds of scrolling could save you a lot of aggravation with inferior merchandise, returns, etc.