Amazon Pallets Scam 2023: A Fast Rising Facebook Hoax

Did you stumble on a website on Facebook claiming to sell Amazon return pallets or Amazon unclaimed packages for $34? Beware! Currently, more than five hundred people have fallen for the offer which turned out to be a scam in the end.

Today, I’ve brought you my thorough investigation of the scam, the scammers behind it, and what to look out for when buying amazon return pallets online.

Amazon Return Pallets: Does It Really Exist?

Amazon return pallets are real. They come in form of mystery boxes. Amazon return pallets are pallet sales of goods that have been returned to Amazon. These pallets are sold unseen at discounted prices to customers.

Sadly, lots of scammers have jumped on this and are offering return pallets for unbelievable prices. Early last week I reviewed four fake Amazon warehouse;  actionsthat.comRuntmilkScorepart and What’s sad about it all is seeing hundreds of people falling for it.

How Does The Amazon Pallets for Sale Scam Work?

The scammers behind this scam use social media like Facebook to gets tons of victims. First of all, they set up a website then they run an ad on it with the following words ‘Amazon Liquidation Pallets’ ‘Amazon Unclaimed Packages’ ‘Amazon Pallets Warehouse’ etc.

They make the claim with a sense of urgency, using words like ‘Closing warehouse’ ‘Last Chance to Order – 2022 Amazon Customer Returns Pallets’. Then they claim the pallets usually contain: electronics, toys, daily necessities, household appliances, household products, sports products, tools, gardening accessories, etc.

However, when customers make an order they receive cheap items instead. Items like inferior headphones, glasses, etc. See the experience of a buyer below –

 paid for an electronic pallet $36.99 as advertised I should’ve received 3-5 items. I received 1 item ‘wireless headphones- TWS i12’ and when I looked into how much they’re worth I was fuming!! You can buy the headphones from amazon/Argos etc for £5.67. The company is a scam and rip off. I did contact yhe company 4 times and still no response. I’ve learned the hard way. Please do not fall victim to this company.


How To Avoid This Liquidation Scam

If you stumble on a website offering Amazon Pallets for sale, the first thing you should do is check for real reviews online. Are there customer reviews online? (It is advised that you sit it out if there are no customer reviews of the store. However if you’re not patient enough to wait you can send a mail to us to verify if the store is legit).

Check the Domain age (You can do so by visiting – How old is the website? How long has it been functioning? As a rule I don’t shop from websites that are yet to hit the one year mark.

Physical Location – Does The website provide return address? If Yes (Copy the address and paste on your browser. Google map would show if it is a real warehouse address or a residential address)

Social Media Presence – Do the social media icons work? (A lot of fraudulent websites provide social media buttons but they don’t work. It is advised that you check if the buttons really take you to the store’s social media page)

How & Where To Buy Amazon Customer Returns Pallets

Amazon liquidation boxes are often available for sale on ecommerce websites like Alibaba, Mercari, etc. However, instead of going through a middleman who purchases and processes the merchandise and then sells it to you at a profit you can buy directly from Amazon.

 Amazon Liquidation Auctions is a top choice. Registered business buyers can buy liquidation pallets directly from the world’s largest eCommerce company. U.S.-based buyers can bid on LTLs (less than truckloads) of overstock home goods, apparel, books, consumer electronics, groceries, footwear, accessories, and more. Once registered and approved by Amazon, start bidding and buying bulk lots of overstock inventory.


Like the saying ‘If it is too good to be true it isn’t true’. When shopping online always be wary of unrealistic offers or discounts. Most times they act as a bait to lure unsuspecting buyers.

Meanwhile, have you stumbled on an Amazon pallets for sale post on Facebook or anywhere? please let us know in the comment section!


  1. Hi. In October 2022 I purchased $108.40 of giant mystery boxes that I thought would be a cool surprise for my older grandchildren for Xmas instead of the normal gifts.
    A company called Picoky is who I have been emailing and who responds with nothing but excuses.
    Are they legally responsible for any of this?
    They say there is a guarantee on all of their Facebook ads.

    Please advise and thank you for fighting the good fight.

  2. I have, and sadly , I was a suckered. In full Christmas shopping mode, I didn’t think to do my due diligence. Thanks for the information.

  3. I got ripped off buying a pallet of assorted tools for $42 through a supposed company called of all things “smart egg” that subcontracted (right?) the reselling of pallets of Amazon “returns”. And not researching my purchase, I turned out to be a “dumb
    sh_t egg” Lol. So don’t feel bad about your lack of “due diligence”. No surprise that several months later that NO pallet has arrived at my domicile. Guess I stepped in the “due” diligence and can chalk it up to lesson learned…

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