I am often asked where my readers can find authentic designer goods such as handbags, shoes, and clothing to sell on eBay
My wife and I used to sell famous name designer goods on eBay but this has become a very difficult market –although not impossible as long as you are careful.
There are three reasons for this:
- The market has been swamped with fake merchandise
- eBay is cracking down on fakes. However they tend to use a shotgun rather than a rifle approach and hit a lot of legitimate sellers in the process. If you start selling legitimate designer items don’t be surprised if you are suspended until you can prove the goods are authentic.
- The dollar is very low and still falling. This makes imported goods very expensive. For example, two years ago the Euro was worth about $1.05. Today it costs $1.40 to one Euro. That equates to a 35% increase in the cost of imported goods.
So where do you get the real goods? The best supplier is Luxury Magazzino – formerly known as Luxury Brands LLC. They import directly from Europe and actually have buyers on the ground there. Everything they sell comes with a money-back guarantee.
If you are going to sell famous name designer goods such as Gucci, Chanel, or Prada, first make sure you are getting authentic goods. Next it pays to have a good feedback rating. Personally I would hesitate to buy something like this from a new or very small seller –so if you are new to eBay you may want to wait until you have more experience selling on eBay until getting into this market.
The other thing you may want to do is apply for an account with buySAFE. They are a bonding service that helps convince buyers you will not defraud them. The other thing you might do is contact eBay in advance before selling designer goods on eBay and tell them you are going to list items and that you have all of the receipts and US customs documentation to prove your goods are authentic. Also make sure all of your contact information is up to date and accurate. It also helps to use eBay’s ID Verify service.
Lastly if someone is offering you Hermes or Louis Vitton, forget it as these goods are never sold in the secondary market. These companies actually destroy any product that doesn’t sell in their stores.
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