This is an all too familiar tune to the editors here at Dealerscope.
Ahead of next week's solar eclipse, millions of Americans are buying special protective eyewear in order to safely sun gaze. As the dominant online retailer, Amazon is an obvious destination for those searching for “reasonably priced” solar eclipse glasses.
Turns out, a lot of the options found on the company’s third party marketplace were counterfeit. And now Amazon is working to remove those fake glasses and issue refunds to the people who purchased them.
In a statement made to ABC News, a spokesperson for Amazon said that the company began asking its third-party sellers who were offering solar eclipse glasses to provide documentation to verify that their “products were compliant with relevant safety standards.” Those who had the proper documentation were allowed to remain in the marketplace. Others have been removed, though Amazon did not name any of the companies or brands that it took down.
Just another example of the world’s most customer-centric company struggling to keep its third party marketplace in line.
— GfK (@GfK) August 15, 2017
If you’ve had some trouble fully wrapping your head around the promise of 5G technology and what that means for consumer electronics, a new infographic from research firm GfK could prove beneficial.
The chart starts a little slow with some explainer graphics on how the use of social media has expanded in the past year and how prominent smartphones are in the market—duh… But it goes on to provide a nice overview of some of the key benefits of the 5G network. Among them: incredibly low latency in device communication, an expanding network of supported devices, lower data costs, and more.
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