eBay Authenticate: Out with the old, In with the new to simplify your life in 2018

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In anticipation of 2018, I recently simplified my life and switched from the multiple oversized wallets that do not fit into my new mini bags to card cases and small billfolds. It took a while to adjust as I am a wallet pack rat. I filled my wallets so full they weighed more than most bags! I kept every thing from my son’s birth certificate, a lock of his hair from his first haircut (don’t ask), receipts, coins, business cards to foreign currency and more in them. And while I still love large wallets to use as clutches, I had to ask myself- do I need half a dozen of the same Hermes Kelly Longue wallet in different colors? Clearly not. Not to mention every time I tried stuffing one of my jumbo wallets into yet another mini bag- I felt like one of Cinderella’s greedy stepsisters.

I would love to sell some of them (a girl needs new things!) but don’t want to deal with the hassle. In a perfect world, a magical elf would sell the things I never use and deposit the money in my account without me lifting a finger. Sounds too good to be true? Maybe not- I just found out that eBay has launched an authentication service that is going to make our (new mini) wallets very happy! With eBay Authenticate, sellers of luxury handbags will have the opportunity to opt-in to the authentication service for a fee when listing an eligible product.

In return, there will be messaging on the listing that highlights that the item has been verified for authenticity by an independent industry expert before it’s delivered to the buyer with a 200% money back guarantee, double the purchase price back if your item isn’t authentic. While I love trolling eBay on weekend evenings for vintage collectibles, I’ve always hesitated buying bags purely because of authenticity issues- but now I can shop my heart away by shopping eBay Authenticated luxury handbags.

There is no listing required with this service which makes the experience COMPLETELY hassle-free! All you have to do is ship your handbag to experts who will authenticate, sell and ship it to the buyer on your behalf. The fee for this white-glove experience is 20%, but for a limited time until Jan 31, you can earn 90% of the final selling price. So, what are you waiting for? Follow my steps below and start cleaning out your closet to make room for new bags!

Step 1– Click here and choose “Try eBay Authenticate” (don’t get nervous, I promise it’s literally a few steps).

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Step 2: What do you want to sell? Type it in the search bar and select your item from similar sold items shown. As you can see, there are many Kelly Longues, I chose one in goat skin and most similar condition to what I am selling. 

Step 3: See how much your stuff could be worth. A 30cm leather birkin could run up to $11,528 for new condition- considering birkins were half that amount 12 years ago, this is a hefty sum! But no, I am not selling a birkin though I am quite tempted to. After a quick search that took mere seconds, I found that there are limited colors in Hermes Kelly Longue wallets, which means mine should sell quickly!


Step 4: You ready? Ship it using the free USPS label- SO EASY!

Seriously you guys- this was so hassle free I am going to spend the weekend sorting my handbag collections to pack the handbags I want to put up for sale and then dropping them off at the post

That’s it! Now go try it, you can thank me later. Start selling now!

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My old life vs my new life below. I know it feels scary not to carry a million coins, random business cards and every CVS and Bergdorfs receipt from 2013 but I promise- once you lighten your load you will never ever go back!

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  1. Linda
    January 4, 2018 / 2:49 pm

    I love eBay! Been selling myself for years but this service fee is hard to beat!

    • January 5, 2018 / 9:30 am

      It’s so good! Don’t know why they didn’t do this sooner. ha! x Tina

  2. Bernadette
    January 4, 2018 / 9:05 pm

    Will you post your eBay profile when you have items to sell?

    • January 4, 2018 / 10:30 pm

      Yes this wallet is currently for sale! But it’s not my profile- eBay does everything! And only takes 10% until Jan 31. xx

  3. Mike
    January 4, 2018 / 9:25 pm

    This is an amazing service!! Great job, Tina! I love me some eBay!

  4. Jack Farren
    January 8, 2018 / 5:06 pm


  5. January 28, 2018 / 11:35 am

    Wow. I had no idea that service was available. It’s easy to be down on eBay as a too risky for luxury buying, but this is a huge step in the right direction! Thanks for the heads-up, Tina! x

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