I read a great question from one of our readers and I thought it wise to expand on the topic.
As I think we all know, Ebay is a site that allows random individuals post their goods for sale in a public forum. Ebay's laws do not allow anyone to sell fakes, replicas etc of any kind of item. If Ebays people see such auctions they are removed and the seller is blocked from ever selling on the site again. Selling Replicas on Ebay is NOT allowed.
There are tons...yes tons of people who list Fake Designer bags as authentic items. Please Beware!!!
If you cannot buy the authentic bag for $1500.00 do not buy the Ebay "authentic" version for $750. I can assure you, that bag is a 7Star Mirror Image bag...or worse. And your out $750.00.
Are there super cheap designer bags sold on Ebay? Yes.
For the most part the bag is an old bag from several seasons ago and is likely used. (This is not a bad thing)
Certain designers Never Ever have discounted or clearance sales...the most Famous? Louis Vuitton, Hermes and Chanel. Always full priced no matter what.
Some sellers might say, they buy the manufactuer defects. Defects do not exist for these High End designer bags. All of them - Gucci, Dior, LV, Chanel. Fendi. Versace, Balenciaga, Prada, Hermes...whatever, DESTROY any bags with ANY imperfections!!! We are talking $1500 bags! Of course they destroy the poorly made ones!
So when anyone tells you this rubbish....laugh and run!
If you want a low cost Designer Original - Wait for annual sales, Outlet Sales, department store and private online sales like Gilt, HauteLook etc ( See post in September Topics for details). Or, check out your local designer consignment boutique. Otherwise ...full price or replica.
Some Ebay sales are authentic. I am not knocking them all. However a majority are not worth the trouble.
Good Luck everyone in your quest for the perfect bag!
Thanks Alba for that fab question!!!