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Pre-owned Leather Jacket from eBay

(15 Posts)
AmelieinOz Thu 16-Jul-15 22:23:50

Would you buy a pre-owned leather jacket from eBay?

If not, why?

If yes, do you have it professionally cleaned, etc before wearing?

BikeRunSki Thu 16-Jul-15 22:25:17

I recently sold one, there was a sat minute flurry of budding. I didn't get it cleaned before listing it.

CointreauVersial Thu 16-Jul-15 23:10:03

I haven't bought one from eBay but I have bought one from a charity shop. No idea if it had been cleaned, and I certainly haven't bothered.

If you are listing one, just be super honest about any marks or stains.

MitzyLeFrouf Thu 16-Jul-15 23:17:23

I buy all sorts of pre-owned things from ebay. I just drawn the line at underwear and husbands.

sooperdooper Thu 16-Jul-15 23:19:07

I've been wanting a leather jacket lately and I've watched a few on eBay but not bid yet, I wouldn't necessarily get it cleaned if it was in good condition

dexter73 Fri 17-Jul-15 08:09:56

It costs a lot to get a leather jacket dry cleaned so I would only buy one if it said it was in very good condition.

Lottapianos Fri 17-Jul-15 09:33:16

I just sold one. I had only worn it about 5 times in total so didn't get it cleaned. It was in perfect condition though.

AmelieinOz Sat 18-Jul-15 23:16:27

I read somewhere that bed bugs live on linings of leather jackets. I don't know how true though.

Also worried about the lining - is there a way to regularly clean the lining without always bringing it to to professional cleaners?

AmelieinOz Sat 18-Jul-15 23:22:09

I've bought a leather jacket for my husband which I popped on the washing machine. Came out looking okay. He hardly wears it though, says it's not his style.

PinguForPresident Sat 18-Jul-15 23:30:44

I've sold leather jackets and not had them cleaned. They've been in VGC, though.

tigerdriverII Sat 18-Jul-15 23:38:44

You put a leather jacket through a washing machine?

Did I read that right or have I been missing a trick?

tigerdriverII Sat 18-Jul-15 23:41:03

And yes I would buy one if I liked it and no I wouldn't clean it before wearing unless obviously minging. I wouldn't care about bed bugs.

prettywhiteguitar Sat 18-Jul-15 23:45:36

Bed bugs aren't that common in the Uk, I'm assuming you're in Oz ? I know they're a problem over there ? I wouldn't expect it to be dry cleaned unless you suspected it might be harbouring bed bugs

AmelieinOz Sun 19-Jul-15 00:19:29

tigerdriverII - yeah I put a leather jacket in the washer. It's a thick leather jacket by Pierre Cardin which I got for a steal but when it came, while it was in perfect condition, it did smell too "vintage". Figured I didn't have anything to lose. Also, I googled and apparently it's being done by other people. Anyway it came out fine. If it weren't so cheap ($30 with shipping) I probably would not have risked it.

AmelieinOz Sun 19-Jul-15 00:20:07

prettywhiteguitar - yes I am in Oz. I haven't heard of bed bugs problem here, though, but I just read it in a blog that if the owner has bed bugs it can live there.

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