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Bad Buyer: Bennett Books Ltd (We Ship Worldwide)


Purchase date:May 2020
Buyer's name:Sean Bennett
Buyer's username:Bennett Books Ltd (We Ship Worldwide)
Buyer's addressCovington KY
Buyer's country:United States
Payment method:Credit Card

Buyer name is Sean Bennett. He is a drop-shipper. He orders books, and has them sent to Sean Bennett c/o (someone else's name/address). He lists books on Amazon he doesn't have, for high prices, and says they are in NEW condition. Then when he gets a sale, he will buy a USED book from a legitimate seller on Amazon, eBay, Bonanza, wherever, and either have it sent to "Sean Bennett c/o XXXX" with his buyer's name and address, OR, if he's shipping internationally, he will have the book shipped to himself in Covington, KY, and then he will shrink-wrap the book, making it look like it might really be new from the publisher, and ship it himself internationally. Because he has the books sent to himself c/o real buyer, he's trying to get around Amazon drop-ship policies. If you challenge him on it, he will threaten to "report you to Amazon" and "give you bad feedback". He is scamming Amazon buyers, and making other (legitimate) Amazon sellers his accomplices. It may even be mail fraud to perform this type of scam. We believe he also now has someone in CA who is using his account and performing the same scam from that part of the country.

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thank you for this warning. i almost bought a rare book i was looking for from him via amazon. now thought better of it.

Posted over 2 years ago by 162.158.X.X Report as SPAM

Thank you! It has it listed as shipping orm San Diego, CA - I cancelled my order real quick. I was purchasing a "New" book that I have been looking for. Swan Song 1987 First Ed. I knew it was to good to be true.

Posted over 2 years ago by 162.158.X.X Report as SPAM

Everything stated re: Bennett Books, LTD is true. Book purchased was not NEW, but USED and shrink-wrapped. A label was created out of KY co/XXX and then the book shipped from Los Angeles, CA. Purchase was made through AbeBooks, apparently under the umbrella of Amazon. Wish I had seen this post prior to purchase. Buyer be ware.

Posted over 2 years ago by 162.158.X.X Report as SPAM

Same. Got burned by this bunch and Google brought me here. As soon as I ordered (from San Diego), a shipping label was created in Kentucky and the waiting began. The "new" boxed set arrived repackaged and ANYTHING but new. Gouges, deeps scratches, stains, the works. Now I'm having to make excuses for a failed Christmas gift, reorder from a reputable seller, and navigate the return/refund. I've used AbeBooks in the past without issue, but never again. They just gave me a canned response about shipping times due to holidays and left it to the seller to communicate with me. The seller(s) just play name games and act surprised.

Posted over 2 years ago by 162.158.X.X Report as SPAM

I just got burned by this guy too, PLEASE AVOID AT ALL COST! Not worth the time/headache.

Posted about 2 years ago by 162.158.X.X Report as SPAM

In 2017, he lived in the San Diego area, probably somewhere around Hillcrest / Banker's Hill.

Posted about 2 years ago by 162.158.X.X Report as SPAM

Thank you for this warning, which just saved me from losing over $100 on a rare book I thought I had found on abebooks.

Posted about 2 years ago by 162.158.X.X Report as SPAM

He has ordered two books from me and I had to reject both orders which made my rating go down.

Posted about 2 years ago by 162.158.X.X Report as SPAM

Please know that this scamster is discrediting LEGITIMATE book dealers and ruining their good reputations by “pretending” to be those companies on Amazon. For example, we have used Abe Books for many years (we like natural history books) and so we know THEY are a longstanding reputable dealer. Please don’t be an unwitting part of this Bennet scam by damaging the good names of book dealers he is USING FRAUDULENTLY on Amazon, without those other (trustworthy) book dealers’ knowledge or consent. We accidentally ordered from this Bennet operation by clicking on the wrong item (visually impaired) & didn’t catch it until too late. Caveat Emptor.

Posted about 2 years ago by 162.158.X.X Report as SPAM

Absolutely true, this guy scammed me too....plz stay the hell away from this seller y'all! Fraudulent as heck.

Posted almost 2 years ago by 162.158.X.X Report as SPAM

Welcome all! When it comes to writing a written work, I always go to because these guys do really good work for little money. The great thing is that it is very easy to ask the professionals for help!

Posted almost 2 years ago by 162.158.X.X Report as SPAM

I listed my late father's math and physics textbooks on Alibris and Biblio. I listed them below market as we are just trying to clear out my mom's house after his passing. Bennet Books found me on both sites as I was getting a lot of orders from him. Out of curiosity I searched for Bennet Books and came across this webpage. I shut down my account because of this scammer. I built up a 5 star rating and because I cancelled his orders, my rating dropped. Not worth my time, but I'm stuck with a several hundred textbooks I need to unload.

Posted over 1 year ago by 172.68.X.X Report as SPAM

Me Too! This is the second time I've been ripped off by ABE. The first time with the complicity of Abe books for $80. This time for $74. ABE does nothing to police this site ever since Jeff Bezos bought it. Before that, I never had any problems. We have to put a stop to this. Chasing down these scams takes time which I don't have. But now I'm angry. Any suggestions.

Posted over 1 year ago by 162.158.X.X Report as SPAM

He is still up to it in April 2023.
Used delivery address & instructions:
Sean Bennett c/o D. Txxxxx Sxxxx
2077 kurtz st
deliver between 9AM-3PM M-F
san diego, CA 92110-2014

Posted about 1 month ago by 76.151.X.X Report as SPAM

He's still at it as of May, 2023 and has added Biblio to the list of sites he buys from. Same CA address with that ridiculous deliver between 9-3.

Posted about 1 month ago by 2600:1702:10c0:6620:8136:8051:936f:2794..X.X Report as SPAM

Some of Bennett Books Ltd's orders go to:
Thomas M (sometimes Brian C, or both names)
LOS ANGELES, CA 90004-3011
This is the address currently listed on the AbeBooks account for BennettBooksLtd, which currently lists 2.4 million books (most claiming to be new) at unbelievably inflated prices. Bennett Books does this same thing on Amazon, often having the highest price for any given book.
The above address is a UPS Store, not an apartment. Dropshippers buy cheap, used copies of books and pass them off as new, hoping the buyer won't complain or leave bad feedback, and Amazon does nothing to stop them.
BUYERS: Read the seller's feedback, and shop around for the best price. Contact the seller before purchasing and consider asking for photos. You likely will be able to tell if the seller is honest and actually HAS the book by the quality of the response you receive.

Posted 27 days ago by 2601:203:102:bd10:fcdb:14ac:ea2e:ccb0..X.X Report as SPAM
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