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Luxury FB group mystery 🧐
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Luxurysleuth007 · 22/09/2022 23:26

I’m a member of a few of those Luxury goods FB groups where people can buy and sell secondhand or new items from each other. They’re usually very cordial and polite (I’m in them purely for the bag and jewellery porn) but I’ve noticed that some of the members seem to now be selling brand new often hard to find items (wait lists etc) for below the retail price they very recently paid.

For example person A is selling an item for £1000 when they claim said item cost them £1400, was only purchased a few months or weeks prior and often with a lame reason like doesn’t really fit or can’t find the receipt etc. Obviously a one off you can dismiss as someone desperate to shift an unwanted item but then the same scenario happens a few times each week with a broad variety of items getting listed and it’s starting to make me wonder if there’s something going on for them to be ok with taking such a considerable loss for no apparent reason.

I don’t understand how 1) it’s not flagged up by the group admins or questioned by fellow members and 2) how they can be so clumsy to constantly lose receipts for high end items? Some of the pieces I have been tempted with myself but then I do worry that something just doesn’t seem right even though those concerned are widely considered to be trustworthy seller members.

What motivation could someone have to consistently buy luxury items, leave them unused for a while only to then sell them on again for less than they paid instead of getting a refund? Is it the AMEX points? Money laundering? Are they simply addicted to shopping?

For the record none of them are exactly Influencer types or appear to lead lavish lifestyles either, just normal folk selling very expensive items with a discount for no particular reason. I have no doubts about the authenticity either so its not like they’re selling counterfeit goods. Any ideas?

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TheFlis12345 · 22/09/2022 23:29

They’re doing onlyfans and selling gifts they get sent?

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PegasusReturns · 22/09/2022 23:30

Oh come on stop with faux naïveté.

Multiple new items with no proof of purchase are fakes.

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Luxurysleuth007 · 22/09/2022 23:48

TheFlis12345 · 22/09/2022 23:29

They’re doing onlyfans and selling gifts they get sent?

Unlikely- these are not the type of ladies who would be doing OF or escorting.

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Kinneddar · 22/09/2022 23:49

Either fakes or they're shoplifting

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Luxurysleuth007 · 22/09/2022 23:51

PegasusReturns · 22/09/2022 23:30

Oh come on stop with faux naïveté.

Multiple new items with no proof of purchase are fakes.

If this was the case they would have been called out by the fellow members who they have sold to, some multiple times. These are definitely genuine items there’s no doubting that, I just don’t understand the logic in taking such a loss.

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halfgirlhalfturnip · 22/09/2022 23:53

Selling gifts from husbands or boyfriends to set up a runaway fund?

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Xiaoxiong · 23/09/2022 00:04

Shoplifting. Or they could be fencing stolen goods

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Luxurysleuth007 · 23/09/2022 00:09

Xiaoxiong · 23/09/2022 00:04

Shoplifting. Or they could be fencing stolen goods

I don’t think it’s shoplifting because they always tend to have packaging and certificates (jewellers).

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ClaryFairchild · 23/09/2022 00:11

Explainable expenses to a financially controlling partner, and then squirrelling the cash away by selling item.

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Itsanemergency · 23/09/2022 00:17

It’s money laundering or stolen goods.

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Luxurysleuth007 · 23/09/2022 19:18

Itsanemergency · 23/09/2022 00:17

It’s money laundering or stolen goods.

I did think money laundering too… on the whole it all seems very above board though which is what’s confusing me

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