How do E-Bay Sellers sell Coach handbags for such a low price?

Dec 8, 2009
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I was just wondering what kind of price some of these E-Bay Sellers must be paying for the Coach handbags that they sell? For example, I see some White Coach Borough Bags being offered for $313.49. (New With Tags). How are they able to sell it for this and make a profit? I know when I sell on E-Bay the fees come out to about 10 percent. The lowest I have seen the White Borough was yesterday on the Lord and Taylor website for $299.00. If they bought the bag for $299.00 they would not be making a profit by selling it for $313.49. Where do they get such good deals? Even the Coach outlets are currently only offering 50 percent off.
 

pslpursemom

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I was just wondering what kind of price some of these E-Bay Sellers must be paying for the Coach handbags that they sell? For example, I see some White Coach Borough Bags being offered for $313.49. (New With Tags). How are they able to sell it for this and make a profit? I know when I sell on E-Bay the fees come out to about 10 percent. The lowest I have seen the White Borough was yesterday on the Lord and Taylor website for $299.00. If they bought the bag for $299.00 they would not be making a profit by selling it for $313.49. Where do they get such good deals? Even the Coach outlets are currently only offering 50 percent off.

Maybe Dillards, they had an awesome sale last week.
 

lizmil

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I've often wondered the same thing. I wonder if they are SAs selling through family members to "hide" their identity.

There was one seller I bought several things from who was from Jacksonville FL (Coach warehouse HQ). They always have a good selection and mulriples. Has to be something going on. The multiples are what gets me. This is not a person selling ones-y twos-y from their own collection.
 

noshoepolish

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Sometimes sellers have no clue about the eBay listing fees. Other times they use them as leaders to get people to look at their other items.
 
Dec 8, 2009
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Phoenix, AZ
I've often wondered the same thing. I wonder if they are SAs selling through family members to "hide" their identity.

There was one seller I bought several things from who was from Jacksonville FL (Coach warehouse HQ). They always have a good selection and mulriples. Has to be something going on. The multiples are what gets me. This is not a person selling ones-y twos-y from their own collection.

I agree, they must have some type of insider connection. I just saw an E-Bay seller post five blue MK Cynthia Bags and five white MK Cynthia Bags. She also had duplicates on numerous Coach Bags. She sells a lot.
 

katierose

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I'm confused about the multiples too. I think most larger companies limit the amount of discounted purchases employees can make. I know someone who works at Nordstrom and they really keep tract of employee purchases and will fire workers who take advantage.
 

WNYsketch

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I wouldn't doubt some co-workers work together. Ones that sell have those who do not care re: reselling get the bags and give them a small cut.
 

bluebellrose

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how about credit card rewards? Most rewards cards I see have the bay /lord and taylor gift cards as one of the rewards. ;) I've earnt enough though a store loyalty program for a $50 hbc gift card. Mind you I