As I searched for "Singing Lessons for Little Singers" on Amazon.com today, I was shocked to find seller "Origin Media" trying to pass off a copy for $150, nearly ten times the retail price! This incredibly unethical company was hoping that a customer would accidentally click on the wrong seller and then have to fork over the money to them. BUYER BEWARE!!!
As I continued to dig, I also discovered the following :
- Origin Media has 149 canned feedback comments, essentially all of them 5 stars, from imaginary people such as "Miss Phluffy." I can't prove that these reviews are fake, but what do you think?
5 out of 5: "I'm really pleased with my order! It arrived very quickly (3 days before the earliest estimated delivery date) and wasn't damaged in any way. "
Date: May 29, 2011 Rated by Buyer: Miss Phluffy
- My brother also found his book scalped by Origin Media, but the funny thing is he has never actually sold a copy of that book! Yes, you heard that right. This book seller intends to wait until you buy the book through them, then they will go and buy it for $15.95 and charge you $149.55, pocketing the $133.60 markup plus $3.99 handling!?
- I looked up details about Origin Media and found out it is run by a man named Byron Belitsos, a founder of a prominent 9/11 "Truther" organization. For those of you who don't know, "Truthers" are way-out political activists who claim that the 9/11 terrorist attacks were an "inside job" done by our own government.
"Byron Belitsos is an author, editor, journalist, and book publisher as well as an experienced political activist and practicing mystic. He was an inaugural member of the board of 911truth.org and produced "9/11 Truth Convergence," one of the first 9/11 conferences. He is the CEO of Origin Press, where he published Inside Job, by Jim Marrs....Byron has been politically active since 1969 in a variety of venues and contexts in the labor and socialist movements and most recently, in the world democracy movement; he is a board member of the Democratic World Federalists. "