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Would you buy a Mulberry handbag off EBay?

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akaemmafrost Thu 24-Jan-13 00:13:12

It's looking increasingly unlikely that I will ever be able to afford brand new and perusing eBay there are some lovely classics on there that seem reputable. Would you risk it? Have you? Thanks.

sleepdodger Sat 15-Jun-13 07:42:13

thislittlep I am so envy at the carter
I made dh detour via somerset shop on way back from hol because I was after one
It was 850 to 750confused so didn't get it

MoodyDidIt Fri 14-Jun-13 22:42:11

omg, that labels most wanted site! <sigh> at beautiful bags

<sits on hands to avoid making any rash purchases>

BellaVita Fri 14-Jun-13 19:14:09


andadietcoke Fri 14-Jun-13 19:11:08

I'm another one that was previously considering selling 3 or 4 bags on eBay to fund imminent twin arrival and will now look at selling through a third party. I have receipts for everything and dust bags etc but I don't want to risk someone deciding they're fakes if eBay always side with the buyer.

seizetheafternoon Fri 14-Jun-13 18:07:08

Oh OK Moody. I don't know what mine is called. I must have had it for about 15 years at least and used it about 3! It's black, sort of crocodile, shiny leather with a longish leather shoulder strap. It's oblong and quite shallow depthwise. You could get a brolly in it and a purse/bit of make up, keys etc. I don't have a camera or I could post a pic. I don't know why I've never used it because it's really plain and very nice. But I just haven't. I remember I got it in either Harrods or Selfridges in London when I was feeling v flush smile

Mummynotmum Fri 14-Jun-13 15:52:28

Desperate for a black bayswater if anyone is thinking of selling one! wink

Tweetinat Fri 14-Jun-13 15:08:38

I can vouch for the authenticity of the bags sold through Labels Most Wanted. I have known the owner of this site for the last 4 years and have bought genuine products from her before.

ilovewoody Fri 14-Jun-13 09:15:57

I've got a Mulberry messenger bag that I've barely used so was going to sell it on eBay but not sure now. I can see it from the buyers point of view that you would be worried about fakes. Not familiar with pre loved so will check it out

MoodyDidIt Fri 14-Jun-13 08:30:13

pre loved is good for selling designer bags seized

and i would still try ebay, its worth a go and the audience is huge

what mulberry bag have you got, erm, just out of interest blush

seizetheafternoon Thu 13-Jun-13 23:16:40

Well this thread answers my question about whether to try sell my old Mulberry bag on ebay! Guess not.

MoodyDidIt Thu 13-Jun-13 20:52:51

if you take it to a mulberry shop and they say its fake ebay will refund you the money, they are really hot on this and will always rule in favour of the buyer

i imagine there are lots of fakes on there though that no one bothers checking out once they have bought them. although otoh it means you can get a real bargain thats genuine, i did (see other thread lol)

lateSeptember1964 Thu 13-Jun-13 20:13:10

I have bought and sold Mulberry on Ebay. I checked out with the Purse Forum prior to bidding. I usually look for bags where there is a receipt and where you can have some dialogue with the seller.

Penny21 Thu 13-Jun-13 20:02:00

I wont list the bayswateri have for sale on ebay as there are so many fakes sad i do use TPF if i ever see a bag on there but i use the outlets alot, if you know anyone whos interested in buying a genuine mulberry bayswater let me know smile

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janji Sat 26-Jan-13 00:23:28

I always buy my mulberry bags in the online sales or from the York outlet.

janmoomoo Fri 25-Jan-13 13:13:41

I bought a mulberry bayswater off ebay. It checks out against all the things it is supposed to have and look like and I am pretty sure it is genuine. You just need to be careful and know what you are looking for the signs. If you google it you will find some info about what to look for.

Agree with previous post that buying a well used one is better as not only is it nicely worn in but more likely to be genuine.

Having said that I don't use mine as much as I thought I would and am considering selling it but am worried I wont get much for it on ebay as people will think it is fake. Bah.

Chopstheduck Fri 25-Jan-13 07:18:05

I love Bicester, got a few of mine there. I usually pick them up on holidays in outlets too. Got my Gucci in a swiss outlet for about 1/3 of the UK price.

Glossynotflossy Thu 24-Jan-13 21:13:10

Ooh i love thw carter bag. I may need to make a call

joliejolie Thu 24-Jan-13 20:28:23

Bicester sometimes has fantastic stock!!

ThisLittleP Thu 24-Jan-13 20:18:11

If you're careful, I would say go for it. I have sold high end designer items plenty of times on eBay. Just remember that if you 'pay peanuts you'll get monkeys'!!

Definitely authenticate the item you are interested in at The Purse Forum. You can provide a link to the eBay auction page for the item, and they'll let you know if you need to ask the seller for additional pictures, or if they know already if it's authentic or fake.
Check the seller's feedback, and see what items they have recently sold (and bought) and what else they are currently selling. This all gives a good indication.

There are also a few reseller sites, try:

Check them out thoroughly though, as I've not used them myself before, just heard about them.

Other than that, I am a Bicester addict. Can't recommend it enough, you can get some FAB bargains. My sis bought a Carter Camera bag from Mulberry last week, down from £850 I think, and with my VIP membership (and her tax-free saving as she lives overseas) she paid about £270...grin

Best of luck, hope you get a wonderful new treat soon smile

DancingRoundTheKitchen Thu 24-Jan-13 20:16:27

I have bought & sold mulberry handbags on eBay. I would be very careful and get it authenticated on the purse forum.
Would also agree that if the price seems too good to be true, it probably is!

joliejolie Thu 24-Jan-13 19:55:59

Im happy for mine to be authenticated when I list it, I'll probably even put a link in the auction. I have my eye on a pair of boots and dh said I can have them if I unload a bit, so the Bayswater is going.

MadameOvary Thu 24-Jan-13 18:25:34

If anyone wants to know if a pre-Alexa Mulberry is authentic on eBay, PM me with a link. I have written guides to spot fake Bayswater and Roxanne bags.

faustina Thu 24-Jan-13 18:09:09

you also have to be wary of chargeback if you sell something high end on ebay: for instance I sold a mulberry bag last week, and the paypal funds won't be released until she has either left me positive feedback, or ... something else - I can't remember exactly - perhaps a period of time has elapsed? There is some scam some buyers do where they pretend the item never arrived and they reclaim their paypal funds. To be protected you must send it with online proof of delivery

CaroleService Thu 24-Jan-13 18:06:02


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