"EBay is following online luxury consignment startup The RealReal Inc. in San Francisco, which authenticates items and said it sold almost $400 million in second-hand designer apparel, handbags, jewelry and other merchandise in 2016, about double the previous year’s sales. "just saw this news article today... i like the idea, personally, we'll have to see how it works
The problem would be which services accepted the bait, whether they're dependable and accurate and whether they have the decency to admit if something is out of their area of expertise.Interesting. We were contacted by eBay back in August, they wanted to talk to us about a potential partnership but we honestly didn't think we could keep up with their worldwide demand. I have no doubt they have contacted other authentication services, and maybe a few decided they would go for it.
The most important thing about authentication is about credibility and who is to say who is right? Anybody can open an authentication business, you don't need a official degree or passing the bar to do it. Unless eBay is partnering with known reputable authenticators or directly with brands themselves, this is bad bad news!The problem would be which services accepted the bait, whether they're dependable and accurate and whether they have the decency to admit if something is out of their area of expertise.
Where did you hear or read that?my understanding is that for current (bag) disputes they use a service called authenticate4u. wonder if that's who they intend to continue using?