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Help! Return or Keep?

(20 Posts)
ReallyConvolutedCareerHistory Mon 30-Oct-17 04:00:15

I bought two bags from eBay from the same seller. Both are authentic.

I bought the light pink bag with the intention of dyeing it. However, it seems fine and I'm suddenly feeling chicken about dyeing (although I have ordered the dye!).

The other one is a Marc Jacobs Stam bag that's in good condition. I remember wanting one so much ten years ago - I guess my taste has changed.

If I return them, I'd be out probably around £70 (international seller) or so and get £400.

Return or just keep them?

ReallyConvolutedCareerHistory Mon 30-Oct-17 04:03:22


whoopwhoop21 Mon 30-Oct-17 04:11:38

I'd return the Stam but kept the Balenciaga. £70!!! is it real?

HollyBollyBooBoo Mon 30-Oct-17 04:14:38

Just based on taste I don’t like either of them.

Maybe the pink would look better a darker colour, what colour were you going to dye it to?

ReallyConvolutedCareerHistory Mon 30-Oct-17 04:18:47


£70 is the return shipping fee (estimate). I bought the Balenciaga for £210, preloved. Actually very very preloved.

They have been authenticated at the Purse Forum.

They were both preloved. The Balenciaga looks a lot better in that pic than in person. lol. I bought it because I was thinking of dyeing it to black. I chanced upon a Youtube video of someone dyeing her Balenciaga to black and got this stupid idea.

whoopwhoop21 Mon 30-Oct-17 04:24:24

doh that makes sense, still a great buy though! I have it black (one of the original editions) & I still love it 10+ yrs later.

So it will cost you £400 to return the stam?

whoopwhoop21 Mon 30-Oct-17 04:25:45

I would try & have a go at dying it even though it's a risk.

ReallyConvolutedCareerHistory Mon 30-Oct-17 04:27:49

Probably around £50 to return just the Stam. And get £210.

ReallyConvolutedCareerHistory Mon 30-Oct-17 04:28:42

I have it black (one of the original editions) & I still love it 10+ yrs later.

That's what I want!! The older leathers are apparently soooo much better than the ones after 2007.

whoopwhoop21 Mon 30-Oct-17 04:41:02

Didn't know that but it does have a lovely finish. It's actually probably more like 15 yrs old as I was obsessed with Kate Moss. If it makes you feel better the string things all broke off though!

ReallyConvolutedCareerHistory Mon 30-Oct-17 04:55:17

Yeah apparently the Balenciaga bags from the earlier years can be sold for a lot more than the newer ones because the newer leather are thin, veiny, etc.

ReallyConvolutedCareerHistory Mon 30-Oct-17 04:56:21

I don't like the colour of the Balenciaga - but I love the giant hardware.

WomblingThree Mon 30-Oct-17 05:09:03

Why not just resell rather than wasting the return shipping?

ReallyConvolutedCareerHistory Mon 30-Oct-17 05:17:06

Ok - I went to the post office and they quoted 43gbp

ReallyConvolutedCareerHistory Mon 30-Oct-17 05:50:00

Why not just resell rather than wasting the return shipping?

I'd probably get the same, with eBay fees and paypal fees.

WomblingThree Mon 30-Oct-17 14:01:47

I didn’t mean on eBay. You can resell on lots of other forums or Facebook groups without any fees. Seems odd to want to waste £43 to send something back if there’s nothing actually wrong with it. You liked it enough to buy it in the first place, so will someone else.

ShesAStar Mon 30-Oct-17 14:26:02

I think you should post them both back because your tastes have changed and you probably will keep them in a cupboard and never use them.

Dailystuck71 Mon 30-Oct-17 19:59:47

I didn’t think you could return just for the sake of it on eBay. Is this a new thing or has it always been like that.

ReallyConvolutedCareerHistory Mon 30-Oct-17 20:02:27


The seller accepts return within 30 days. They're a business, not personal sellers. Also, here in Australia, it's mandated by law that returns are allowed.

ReallyConvolutedCareerHistory Mon 30-Oct-17 21:55:36


Yeah, true. I actually only use crossbody or backpacks now.

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