I purchase a lot of (non fragrance) items from Amazon. ÊThey have both items that they carry in their various warehouses AND shops that sell through their website. ÊIf you notice, virtually all of the fragrances they sell are through a company other than Amazon, with a storefront within the site. ÊBeautiful Perfumes, FragranceX, 99Perfume, FragranceNet ... they all sell through Amazon. ÊIf you go to their own websites without going through Amazon, the prices are the same. Ê
However, there are two good thing about shopping through Amazon.
First, you get to see what all their shops offer for your search, instead of you having to go through the individual websites. ÊIn fact, if you go to the storefront within the Amazon site, they have a feedback tab where you can see how customers rate the store.
Second, Amazon is great with resolving customer complaints. ÊIf you ever have a problem with a merchant, they will help you resolve it. ÊIn fact, I had a problem with a merchant selling me a defective product through Amazon and after using their A to Z guarantee, I got my money back from AMAZON ... and THEY went after the merchant. Ê
Amazon is good .... if you can find what you want. ÊI don't see too many niche fragrances there. ÊI do see a lot of Creed's but that's about it.