How do they do it?

  1. I was wondering how re-sellers get so many brand new handbags if the wait lists take so long and are currently closed now too? Do they just hire people to wait-list for them? :confused1:
     
  2. ^^ Yup!! Its one way to do it!! otherwise they wont be able to have such large number of birkins/kellys for sale at one time!
     
  3. They have a HUGE network of VIPs who are able to get many bags quickly.
     
  4. That is why they mark them up so much as well as they have to pay commissions to those that buy for them....
     
  5. Also, many people buy bags and do so to make gains in their stores...you know...show "buying power"...so they can eventually get what they really want.

    OR...some people just buy and have regret, decide they don't want the bag and/or want to fine tune their collection...so they just send to a reseller.
     
  6. I wonder how the price hikes will ultimately effect the resellers though. Don't kill me but honestly, there is only so much money I think people will be willing to pay for a plain leather birkin, you know.
     
  7. ^^I agree...and the economy sucks too (at least in Michigan).
     
  8. I agree w/ Greentea...

    And lovehermes, if it's any consolation, I'm pretty sure that the economy sucks in the entire US! As of this moment, at least....
     
  9. when i look at the reseller's price for plain leather, I want to just die... but then again, they have the goods that I want.... but if they keep going up, I will just wait and wait tilll I get a call from my SA...
     
  10. Since there's no actual price list around, I used to go on eBay to get a price estimate. For the longest time I thought Crocs retail start at $60K plus but then someone said their actually starting at $13/14K.
     
  11. Thanks for the information. Interesting.