Originally Posted by thetao
I encountered that once on Amazon when trying to buy a pressed copy of an Image Entertainment noir that had gone DVD-R. I may have even written about it here. The item that arrived had cover artwork which included the snap case closure in the design. In fact, it appeared to be Amazon's original product image, downloaded and printed! Some sellers are shameless. Obviously I returned it pretty quickly, unopened.
It's getting pretty bad and they seem to be getting away with it. Usually eBay is pretty savvy when it comes to this.
The seller usually mentions that if you have a problem, contact ME personally, don't leave a negative feedback.
Surprisingly not a lot of buyers leave them negative feedback. When they do get negative feedback, the seller usually retorts "I gave them their money back, why the bad feedback?"
The same sellers often appear as different names etc.
Here's a prime example: