Does deals.woot accept merchant deals whose sites are simply gateways to Amazon?
In checking out a new-to-me website that sells music CDs, I discovered that for the posted deal the merchant uses Amazon's check-out process BUT that meant I had to pay for shipping instead of using my Prime account.
When I checked under the genre of "Country" music, their website showed "74614 items found" and each separate item stated "Amazon Price $xx.xx"
In other words, this website has no stock of its own and serves as merely a gateway to Amazon's stock. Using their website requires buyers to pay shipping. I'm sure the website owner gets paid for funneling business to Amazon, but it becomes a real rip-off for customers.
I notice the original deal (and a duplicate the merchant posted) have both been deleted now, but I'd like to explore the matter for future reference. Can a merchant simply co-op Amazon's entire inventory and then post their non-deals here? Or perhaps that should be two separate questions?