eBay has launched Authenticity Guaranteed for handbags in Australia with a special limited time 0% Final Value Fee promo.
Stand out with Authenticity Guarantee on eligible handbag listings^ and pay 0% Variable Fees* on new listings.
Read T&Cs and Accept Offer
Introducing Authenticity Guarantee for luxury handbags. To celebrate, we're offering 0% Variable Fees when you list and sell your handbags before 8 June 2022.*
Eligible Handbag listings^ sold for $350 or more will be included in eBay's Authenticity Guarantee program.
The benefits of Authenticity Guarantee:
- Physical authentication. A team of professionally trained authenticators meticulously inspect your item before securely sending it to the buyer, so you’re protected.
- Verified returns. If the buyer returns your item, the authenticators inspect it before sending it back to you to verify that the returned item matches the original item.
- No cost to you. eBay covers all costs of the authentication process.
How it works:
- List your eligible item, and an Authenticity Guarantee badge will appear.
- Once a buyer purchases your item, you'll ship it directly to the authentication facility to be verified.
- The handbag will go through a multi-point inspection before receiving an NFC-enabled card.
- Your item is delivered safely to the buyer via express, signature-required delivery.
What items are eligible for Authenticity Guarantee?
Authenticity Guarantee for handbags is available on handbags or briefcases of selected brands, in new or pre-owned condition, listed in the Women’s Bags & Handbags or Men’s Bags & Briefcases categories, and sold for $350 or more to delivery addresses within Australia. For full eligibility criteria, please visit our FAQ page.^
Definitely check those terms and conditions carefully - the promotion only applies to new qualifying listings (not renewed Good Til Canceled listings) that are listed and sold during the promotion timeframe and you must register for the offer by clicking “Accept Offer” on the promotional page advertising the offer in Seller Centre.
eBay Australia is also looking to hire authentication specialists, though it's interesting to note the degree to which eBay may be depending on software and AI/Machine Learning in the authentication process, particularly Entrupy.
The use of AI for authentication is a touchy subject among collectors and experts, and Entrupy seems to have some inconsistent results, with of course the perennial problem of GIGO (garbage in, garbage out) being a concern - if the data fed to the AI is not clean, the "learning" on which it bases decisions may not be either.
If you've used eBay's authentication service for handbags, either in Australia, the UK or US, I'd love to hear about your experiences - leave a comment below!