Ebay Store Review – thehoneyroastedpeanut

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thehoneyroastedpeanut - eBay store review

thehoneyroastedpeanut – eBay store review

This review for The Honey Roasted Peanut (thehoneyroastedpeanut) is a reader suggested review. I have never actually purchased anything from this store. They do seem to have very low prices on a huge selection of items. Click on the blue link above to check out their current deals and promotions.

Feedback History

thehoneyroastedpeanut has been selling on eBay since 2007. They have earned about 1,000,000 positive feedback ratings, with a current 99.7% positive overall score. So this is a very successful store on eBay. This is also a Top-Rated eBay store, which means they offer a really high level of item descriptions, customer service, as well as fast shipping.

Top-Rated store on eBayIt’s not easy to become a Top-Rated store on eBay. You have to provide good quality items, accurate descriptions, excellent customer service, and fast shipping. And you have to do this day after day, month after month. thehoneyroastedpeanut has had a very successful and positive selling history on eBay.

And yet you still look at their pricing and wonder what is going on? Are you really going to get the item you ordered? Is it going to be a brand new item and/or authentic?

It seems to me like their products are coming from some sort of drop shipping. It’s really hard to offer thousands¬†of products over a wide variety of categories unless you are a drop seller. Which isn’t to say that there is anything wrong with drop shipping – it’s just an observation.

With your average to¬†drop shipper relationship, the supplier or manufacturer basically adds on a “storing” fee on top of the wholesale cost. So a drop shipper’s product cost, is higher than a regular wholesaler’s cost. Which is something of note because of how low the prices are at¬†thehoneyroastedpeanut.

At first glance, it seems like either they are running a scam, or they are making no profit at all. Their feedback score debunks the scam theory. At the same time, they have over a million¬†positive ratings. It’s impossible to survive that many transactions if you’re not making money. So what gives?

When you sell name brand products, etc., especially¬†at a discount, a popular question is always going to be if the items are authentic, fake, or knock-offs. To answer that question…

Let’s take a close look at their recent feedback history. Ebay buyers have a really good way of weeding out the good sellers from the bad. If an item even SLIGHTLY looks like it might be a counterfeit or knock-off, they will leave you bad feedback. And any and all flaws will usually be reflected in a seller’s feedback. With that being said, over the past 12 months, thehoneyroastedpeanut has received about 371,000¬†positive feedback ratings, compared to just 1204 negative feedback comments. With that sort of lop-sided ratio, it definitely appears as though thehoneyroastedpeanut is an honestly run business, selling authentic merchandise.

Click here to view recent feedback for thehoneyroastedpeanut

The probable answer to the question of their low prices is that they are selling in volume, and making a few pennies or dollars on incentives. For example; if you have a credit card with a 1 or 2% cash back rebate, you earn that 1 or 2% on each purchase. So even if they are selling their products at a break even price, they still profit off of the 2% cash back rebate. That might not seem like a lot. But after 30,000 sales a month, that really adds up. And if you can obtain Top-Rated status (which they have), you get another 20% rebate on your eBey selling fees.

And that’s just one way. You can also use these ebay listings to drive traffic to your own website where the margins are actually greater. You can redirect these sales to an Amazon FBA seller with free Amazon Prime shipping. Basically they play the redirect game, you get the savings.

All of this to say…I would not have an issue with purchasing from this store. They do have a very high feedback percentage. And they do have Top-Rated status as a seller. So they must be sending out the right products, very fast, and with a very small percentage of defects. Take advantage of their rock-bottom deals while you can, as you never know when the prices will go up.

Have you shopped in this store before? If so, leave a comment below and share your experience.

4 thoughts on “Ebay Store Review – thehoneyroastedpeanut

  1. Jan

    I placed an order then changed my mind and cancelled it 7 minutes later. I was notified the following afternoon that it was too late to cancel, my order had shipped. I have not been able to find their Cancellation policy anywhere. Isn’t there a law that says we can cancel an order within a certain timefrsme? Maybe just phone solicitors.

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  2. Brooke Myers

    I ordered an item on December 11 that was supposed to be delivered on December 15. On December 14, I received a refund and a message that said they were out of stock. When I ordered there were 4 left so I‚Äôm confused as to how they magically ran out of stock the day before I was to receive my item. I could understand if I got an e-mail the day after I submitted my order but it took several days for Honey Roasted Peanut to decide they could not honor my order. That delay cost me $15 extra dollars because it was getting so close to Christmas. Not impressed ūüĎéūüĎé

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    1. Vic Post author

      Brooke,

      thehoneyroastedpeanut is basically a drop-shipper. Meaning that they don’t actually have the item that they sold to you. When you order through them, they order that item from another seller, who then ships it to you. (And they add on their middle-man fee as well).

      The problem with not having the product in your own stock, is that sometimes you aren’t aware that the original seller is actually out of stock at the moment. So they might show that they have 4 available, while the actual seller of the item is out of stock. Does that make sense?

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  3. Tina

    I don’t consider the honey roasted peanut store a top rated store. I bought a wedding arch from them thru EBay. Some of the parts were missing. At first, I got an email saying it was delivered on 1/6/18 by USPS, but it wasn’t. I called the P. O. With the tracking # on 1/8/18, while waiting 4 a call back, the package was delivered that day by UPS & the packing tape on it said Amazon prime. Then on 1/11/18 I opened the box 2 set the arch up by my mother’s grave, there weren’t any nuts 2 the screws that hold it 2gether. So I went 2 Ace hardware & bought 22 nuts. I emailed the company & told them about the shipping email I got, asked them y was it shipped thru Amazon, not eBay & that parts were missing. They emailed me back only 2 explain that some of their orders go thru Amazon’s shipping. No mention of the email I got on 1/6/18 saying it was delivered by the P. O. When it wasn’t or about the missing parts. I requested a refund because of the missing parts, but only would refund my $ if I shipped it back 2 them. I replied that I had already purchased the missing parts & wasn’t going to return it, but I should get a refund anyway because it was their company that sent me a product that wasn’t all there. I am currently waiting 4 a response, but I seriously doubt I’m going 2 get a refund. If anyone agrees with me that I should get a refund not only because of the missing parts, but because of the hassle this company has put me thru, plz let me know. I will not b buying anything else from them…. Big thumbs down!!!

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