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eBay rolls out in-person consignment concierge

eBay consignment concierge (PRNewsfoto/eBay Inc.)
The eBay Luxe Line (PRNewsfoto/eBay Inc.).

eBay is offering its online consignment selling experience in the physical world – via bus.

The e-commerce marketplace, which initially launched  its luxury consignment service for designer handbags in September 2023, is rolling out a limited-time consignment concierge service in a branded bus called the "Luxe Line."  The bus, which will make scheduled stops Dec. 13-14 in Los Angeles and Dec. 16 in Las Vegas, provides a physical place for consumers to sell their luxury accessories and purchase new ones.

Luxe Line visitors can bring their designer handbags — eligible brands include Prada, Louis Vuitton and Gucci — to the bus to have them appraised, photographed and consigned on site by eBay's team of selling experts, who will list the items on eBay on the seller's behalf. (Sellers then wait for the items to sell and receive earnings once the items have been sold.)

Visitors to the Luxe Line bus can also shop a curated selection of handbags, watches, and jewelry from top eBay luxury sellers. The selection includes items from Jenna Lyons, former J Crew exec, designer and longtime eBay shopper (and recent star of "The Real Housewives of New York"). 

"My closet is bursting with the collection of handbags I've amassed over the past 20 years, and eBay's consignment service has made it easy to give these bags new life in someone else's collection," said Jenna Lyons.

Sellers who bring their items to the bus for consignment will wait for the items to sell and receive earnings once the items have been sold. Eligible items listed for $500 or more via eBay will display the eBay Authenticity Guarantee checkmark, and once purchased, will go through eBay's authentication process that is also offered for products in key enthusiast collector categories including sneakersluxury watches and sports memorabilia.

"Our consignment service is designed to help to remove the typical barriers to selling pre-owned items," said Tirath Kamdar, global GM of luxury at eBay. "The Luxe Line gives sellers and shoppers a way to test out our new service in real life with the same trusted experts that eBay works with for the online experience."

Handbag brands eligible for consignment are Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Bottega Veneta, Burberry, Bvlgari, Celine, Chanel, Chloé, Christian Louboutin, Delvaux, Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi, Givenchy, Goyard, Gucci, Hermès, Jil Sander, Jimmy Choo, Judith Leiber, Lanvin, Loewe, Louis Vuitton, Mark Cross, Marni, MCM, Miu Miu, Mulberry, Off-White, Prada, Proenza Schouler, Saint Laurent, Salvatore Ferragamo, Stella McCartney, The Row, Tom Ford, Valentino, and Versace. 

eBay consignment is available for select brands, at any price point, in new or pre-owned condition, that fall under select categories. At this time, the retailer is not accepting brands that are not part of this list.

Founded in 1995 in San Jose, Calif., eBay Inc. generated nearly $74 billion of gross merchandise volume in 2022.

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