Monday, February 15, 2010

Knockoff Designer Handbags - Don't Even Try it on eBay!

I get this question quite often, "Can I sell knockoff designer handbags on eBay if I say that they are not authentic?" The answer, absolutely not! Here is why:

1) The counterfeit product industry fuels all sorts of illegal activity including prostitution, money laundering, and drugs. eBay wants no part of that.

2) The legitimate manufacturers work closely with eBay to monitor listings for knockoff designer handbags. Granted, there are millions of listings to monitor so this is a tough job. But just keep in mind that the manufacturers don't like their high quality merchandise devalued by cheap imitation products.

3) The eBay community is watching. Sellers of authentic handbags know their stuff and they can take a look at your photos and spot a fake. You can be reported by another eBay member. If you are reported, your listing will be pulled (with no refunds) and you can be suspended.

If you find a "designer" handbag at a garage store or thrift store for $5, you can be pretty sure it is a fake. Knockoff designer handbags are all over the place so don't be fooled. Here is a good article about how to identify a counterfeit handbag:

How to Identify a Counterfeit Handbag or Purse

Be careful out there, and happy selling!

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