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Amazon is now completely anti gun and is removing all firearm related products!
I have been selling on Amazon for over a year now. I don't like to sell with them. They charge an enormous fee and their views do not line up with mine. But, to be able to sell products online you have to sell them on Amazon. Or else you simply wont be successful. I recently brought on the ZHAWK armorers tool from DSA. Yes, they are a bit odd and not the safest wrench there is. But, they are very unique and cool!! I dig weird and unique stuff. The weirder it is, the more I like it. 

Last Friday I listed the ZHAWK on Amazon. It uploaded just fine, at first. Shortly after uploading it I noticed that the link wasn't working. I contacted Amazon and though the person on the other end was helpful. They were unable to sort out this issue and told me that it fell under the description of "Assault_Weapon_Wrench"!!! After going back and forth with Amazon several times a day over the whole weekend. They finally got back to me with a conclusion. That I can not sell the ZHAWK on Amazon because it is an AR15/M16 Combo Tool and that they will be removing all similar items from Amazon! Not only will they be removing the items but they may freeze my account and any money that I have with them waiting to be deposited to me!! That's my money! I worked very hard to earn it and am already out the cost of the products, waiting for them to deposit my meager earnings!! Amazon has gone to far with this!! Here is the letter they sent to me. 

 

Greetings from Amazon Seller Support,

Thank you for the patience you've showed while we were working on this issue. My name is Saudamini and this case has just been assigned to me. I understand your concerns with regards to your ASIN:B01M05XP30 that has been removed from our website.

I would also like to apologize for the length of this e-mail. Please note, I had to provide you with a complete resolution and address each and every concern mentioned in this case, right from the time this case was created. However, I would request you to go through the entire e-mail and have an exact idea as to what is the actual reason behind the issue is.

As informed earlier, we had requested our technical department on your behalf regarding the reinstatement of ASIN; B07B9XNS8J and we have now received an update from them.

They have informed us that the ASIN: B07B9XNS8J may not be reinstated as the this product "DSA Z Hawk Gen 1 Armorers Tool and Tomahawk" has been identified as an AR-specific wrench, such as an armorer's wrench, AR handguard remover tool, or AR-15/M16 combo tool. All AR-specific tools, including armorer's wrenches, AR handguard remover tools, or AR-15/M16 combo tools, are prohibited from sale and listing on Amazon. 

NOTE: kindly note that violations of this policy may result in a permanent hold on funds in your account or may lead to the risk of losing selling privileges.

Please see the Amazon Seller Help Page on Weapons and Imitation Weapons for more information:

https://goo.gl/ybmEDW
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We had also informed them that there are plenty of similar products which are live on Amazon.com. The team has informed us that they will be removing all similar products from the Amazon.com website from sale.

I understand the disappointment this update might have caused you, however please know that the decisions taken to reinstate or restrict a listing on Amazon catalog are taken by the seller performance team and we at seller support do not have the necessary authorizations to influence their decisions.

>>>>> If you feel that the product in question is not a Vehicle seat belts and seat belt component, or if you would like a deeper insight with regards to the Amazon policies and guidelines, I humbly request you to contact our internal team directly at the following email address:
seller-performance-policy@amazon.com.

Once you write an email to the above mentioned team, you should be able to receive an update from the team regarding the policies and if there are any exceptions being provided for the same.

Please be assured that we are here to make things easier for you and will do whatever we can to prevent you from bearing any kind of loss. It is certainly not our intention for our sellers to have anything but a pleasant experience at Amazon.com.

I believe the information provided by me helps. If you need further support, please feel free to write to us and we will be glad to assist you.

Have a great day!

Please let us know how we did.

Were you satisfied with the support provided?


Update 3/12/18

Yesterday there were over 8,000 listings for armorers tool. Now there are 681 listings and going down!!

JimBo Brataz a member of a large Facebook page, that is following this story closely, did a little digging on his own and this is his results.

"This is true... my interaction today..
10:39 AM PDT Alex(Amazon): Hello, my name is Alex. I'm here to help you today. Thank you for being a Prime member.
10:40 AM PDT Alex: For instance, do you have any link for some of those products?
10:40 AM PDT Jim Brataz: ASIN: B07B9XNS8J
does that help?
10:40 AM PDT Alex: Let me have a look
10:41 AM PDT Alex: Was that an existing ASIN? yes, because it says the search doesn't match any product
do you have the original description?
10:42 AM PDT Jim Brataz: DSA Z Hawk Gen 1 Armorers Tool and Tomahawk
10:42 AM PDT Alex: Thanks, please give me a moment
10:42 AM PDT Jim Brataz: thanks
10:44 AM PDT Alex: Jim, I completely understand your situation about these products, but you don't have to worry, I going to do my best to help you out in all I can. Now, let me explain to you what is needed to resolve you issue in the fastest and efficient way for you!, I am going to send your inquiry to the department that can look up this for you and give us the best solution or answer. They will reply back to your email in 1-2 days with a resolution. I can personally follow up with you so I can guarantee you have the best solution.
10:45 AM PDT Alex: You are very welcome, would there be anything else you'd like me to do on my end to help you out today?
10:46 AM PDT Jim Brataz: listen. Can you confirm that Amazon has made changes to their policies and will no longer carry ar15 related items?
IF so I will be canceling my prime membership and using an alternate resource
10:47 AM PDT Alex: Honestly not Jim, so I escalated the question to the department that can answer it. 
10:47 AM PDT Jim Brataz: ok. thanks
10:47 AM PDT Alex: :)
Thank you so much for giving me a chance to help you today and talk to you, Jim . Once again my name is Alex, I hope you have a great day, and thank you for being part of the Amazon Family. 
Please Click on where it says "End Chat" to close this Chat window."

Amazon is most definitely removing firearm related items. They are doing slowly so as to not raise any concerns. Lets all contact them and let them know that they will be losing massive business if they continue this!

Have you contacted Amazon in regards to this? If so, please post in the comments or message me and I will add it to this blog.


As of 3/14/18- 18 results for armorers wrench, 17 for AR15 Wrench and 23 for armorers tool. They are removing the listings.



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