eBay: A safe place to sell your LV handbags?

LV-Fan!

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Hi, ladies! :biggrin:

I've been browsing this forum for a while and finally decided to join today.

I've been collecting LV handbags through the years, many of them being impulse buys :P, and they are not being worn like a good handbag should. I'm certain that many of you are in the same boat too!

I am wondering if eBay is a pretty good place to sell your handbags? I see some go for cheap, some go for retail, and some never get bid on. Overall it seems as if eBay is a somewhat unreliable source to sell handbags.

What personal experience to you ladies have with selling on eBay?


-Toni
 

mmmsc

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Maybe it's best to use a reputable consignment place like AnnFabulousFinds or Yoogi's closet (there are a few more - check under LV section: reputable sellers). If you don't know your way around ebay., it can be very tricky to sell LV or Chanel these days, even for seasoned sellers. Or maybe check out Bonanzle. I would take a bunch of ebay tutorials and check it out very thoroughly before trying to list LV on ebay, but that is just my opinion.
 

oh reverie

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I'd say it's safe enough, however, Ebay has so many rules and restrictions in place for selling designer items you'd probably not be able to move your inventory very well
 

ladyisobel

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try bonanzle, i'll never go back to ebay to sell high end now, bonanzle has low fees and you list the item till its sold, instead of listing for 3/5/7/10 days
 

sianii11

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^^Agree with Ladyisobel - Bonanzle is a great place to get started. The thing is is that it's slower than Ebay to sell, dependent on the item. If you do want to try Ebay, start off with a few smaller items to build some feedback for selling - as much as feedback is skewed these days (in that sellers can't leave negatives for buyers any more), it is still important for a lot of people, especially when buying high end goods.

Whenever you list a bag, always take good, clear photos, preferably in natural daylight and of all the key points - stamps, date codes/serial numbers, engravings e.t.c and direct potential buyers to the "Authenticate this LV" thread for an unbiased opinion on authenticity. If you are listing on Ebay, there are a good many things to be aware of - attach a security tag with your username on it (Tyvek wristband) to anything you send out - it's not foolproof but it does help to avoid bait and switch scams e.t.c

Be accurate in your description of flaws/usage, don't try to avoid any problems no matter how small because these things will come back to bite you. Always pay attention to the Paypal page of the transaction to make sure you are eligible for seller protection and send to the address on this page.

There are many, many threads on this forum with lots of advice and info - be aware there are lots of threads to do with scams but there are plenty of good transactions that occur on Ebay - it's just a bit of a minefield these days so you do have to be careful. That being said, it is the same for any online transaction.

If it all seems a bit scary then you can consign, but do be aware that they usually take quite a high comission and you will still pay listing fees e.t.c so it depends how badly you want the money. Bonanzle like i said, is probably the better place to start. You can vet your buyers and set up your auction (it's not really an auction site) so that people can't buy the item straight away without contacting you first e.t.c which is really handy.

I've sold quite a few things on Ebay with no problems, but i'm awaiting a couple of things at the moment to be received and i'm waiting with baited breath, praying there won't be a problem - these days, Ebay sellers are treated like department stores so you basically have to cross your fingers and hope.... :smile:
 

ladyisobel

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great advice from sianii11, i find on bonanzle i'm more likely to come across someone i know from tpf as opposed to a stranger on ebay !
 

oh reverie

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Yah I run into so many TPF'ers on Bonanzle it's not even funny! It's a much better community too :tup:
 

Leeleerae

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I personally don't sell bags on eBay or Bonanzle that are frequently replicated. I worry too much that someone might buy the bag, say its fake and then return a fake bag to me.
If you are going to sell your LV bags, try to use a security measure like place a tyvex band on the handles so you don't become a victim of a bait and switch scheme!
 

LV-Fan!

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Aug 11, 2009
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Whoo, time flies when you are busy!

Thanks for all the help. I've been buying and selling on eBay for a while now, just never with purses.

I'll try out Bonanzle!

Leeleerae, I know what you mean. You really need to be careful not to get scammed these days. :sad: