ItsAllBallBearings - 9:30 pm on Feb 18, 2011 (gmt 0)
discussing this topic is a lot like religion and politics, but here goes anyway...
I'm of the mindset to stay away from Amazon. Imagine if your competitors came to you and asked to sell on your site. In exchange for your traffic, you get a cut of their sale and every little bit of sales data. One of their products selling well? Perfect, go direct to their supplier, buy them out at extra low costs, and undercut everyone online. Looking for trends in categories you might want to enter? No problem, your competition has just handed over all that data AND paid you to take it.
The lure of a quick, easy buck on Amazon is like a moth to the fire. Enjoy it until you get burned into a crispy oblivion