Ok, charity's great and all, but how is this legal?

Swanky

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I had NO idea goodwill had auctions!
Are these items aunthentic?
 

bethany

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I don't know why Goodwill does this...I highly doubt that it is legal in any way. They do have a pretty informative disclaimer though, and unlike some of their other auctions they don't advertise it as LOUIS VUITTON HANDBAG LOT.
 
What would be illegal about this? They call it a "handbag lot," which it is. They let the pix speak for themselves, and duly answered a question someone obviously asked as to reg. numbers. What is your problem w/this? I don't get it . . . .
 

Loganz

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okay, so people donate their bags to Goodwill (fake or real) and then Goodwill pulls the bags that might sell above what the average Goodwill shopper can afford and auctions them off??
 

Selena

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I am sure they are not trying to scam anyone. I think they get donations and they post them online. I would doubt anyone at Goodwill would know what is fake or not. I am a thrifter and I have bought a pair of Chanel sandles at goodwill for $1. They have no clue what they are putting out for sale for the most part.
They are not saying they are authentic?
Selena
 

ayla

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Wow.. these are fake. It's illegal to sell fakes, and that probably still applies even if one claims that they have no idea concerning authenticity. That's pretty shabby
 

nawth21

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Sherri S. said:
What would be illegal about this? They call it a "handbag lot," which it is. They let the pix speak for themselves, and duly answered a question someone obviously asked as to reg. numbers. What is your problem w/this? I don't get it . . . .
Its illegal to sell counterfeit merchandise if that is what they are indeed selling. I've seen them auction fake bags with "Replica" right in the title.
 

Selena

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nawth21 said:
Its illegal to sell counterfeit merchandise if that is what they are indeed selling. I've seen them auction fake bags with "Replica" right in the title.
Is it illegal to sell fakes...YES. We all know that. Fakes will always be sold. It will never stop. Its the nature of the beast. I guess I dont mind so much if the proceeds are going to charity. JMHO

Selena