Shopping on Ebay: Tips from a Top Rated Seller

A sampling of some new items just listed in my ebay store: edesignerconsignment. Click on my logo to the right to take you to my store. 

Marc by Marc Jacobs Classic Q Mini Natasha Crossbody Bag

Marc by Marc Jacobs Too Hot to Handle Mini Drawstring Crossbody Bag

Tory Burch Azalea Jeweled Ballet Flats

Rag & Bone Newbury Booties

Ugg Australia Bailey Triplet Button Boots

Red Valentino Bow Rain Boots
Shopping on ebay can be challenging, especially when you are buying name brand merchandise. Many are hesitant to purchase because they are not sure if the items are authentic. I have been selling on ebay for approximately 12 years now, and have had a great experience. Here are a few tips for shopping on ebay:

1) Buy from a reputable seller: Hopefully your seller has a great track record with a top seller rating. If your seller has 95-100% postiive feedback rating over many transactions, they most likely are selling authentic merchandise. 

2) Be wary if the seller has multiple quantities of the exact same designer item. I always look at the sellers other items before I purchase to see what else they are selling. 

3) I only buy things  on ebay that I have tried on in a store first. Most sellers do not take returns, and if they do, it's not very cost effective to pay shipping both ways to return an item. 

4) If the deal is too good to be true, please be cautious. Chanel handbags to not sell for under $1000, 

5) Read the entire listing before purchasing. Most ebay sellers are getting their merchandise at outlets and discounters. The merchandise could have been used and returned, a display or with a small flaw. There may be a line through the label or another marking so that the item cannot be returned for full price. If the item is for your personal use this shouldn't be a problem since you got a great deal.  If you are buying as a gift, it's good to know up front so you aren't disappointed.

6) Make sure the actual item that you will receive is shown in the listing. Especially with designer items, photos from all angles, tags or serial numbers and any authenticity cards or dustbags should be shown. 

7) Relax. Ebay offers excellent buyer protection. If the item you received is not as described, you can contact the seller or ebay to initiate a return even if they have a no return policy. Believe me, the last thing we sellers want is an unhappy customer making negative feedback comments. Most sellers are very willing to work with you, whether or not it is their mistake.

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