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The authentic pre-loved luxury items you can shop at eBay - for a fraction of the original price

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Whether you’re searching for the best trends of the season or looking for a staple designer accessory, shopping for luxury pre-loved items is the most sustainable way to update your wardrobe and extend the life cycle of an item.

However, many luxury items that are resold online are often advertised as being in near-perfect condition, but when they arrive on your doorstep, they may be damaged or even worse, counterfeit.

Luckily, eBay has launched a clever new programme, dubbed the Authenticity Guarantee service, which is a certified online hub that runs rigorous tests on luxury items being sold on its platform.

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Prada handbag, shop similar items at


But how does the programme work? Well, each item being sold can be sent to eBay’s authentication centre and put through a detailed multi-point physical inspection to confirm its genuineness. Working with industry experts, eBay will fully verify a product’s stitching, leather, and overall quality.

Before listing, trainers costing over £100, watches over £1,500 and handbags over £500 can be sent for this evaluation at no extra cost to the buyer or seller.

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Rolex watch, shop similar items at


Tips for buying pre-loved luxury items on eBay

Look for the Authenticity Guarantee blue tick

Looking for a dazzling watch for that special someone? Or perhaps a leather clutch is more their style? Simply look out for a small blue tick next to the listing and you’ll know the item is authenticated and been thoroughly reviewed by eBay’s authentication centre.

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Valentino handbag, shop similar items at


Communicate with the seller

Had your eye or an item but would like to know more about it? Don’t be afraid to message the seller for more information, ask questions or for measurements and more images to know exactly what you’ll be purchasing.


Rolex watch, shop similar items at


Set up your eBay notifications

By setting up alerts on your eBay account, you can be notified when a new listing for a specific item or brand has been uploaded so you don’t miss out. When searching for items on eBay, be sure to ‘save search’ and you will be notified by email when items from your preferred brands are listed. It couldn’t be easier!

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Bottega Veneta handbag, shop similar items at


Why not get selling too?

Are you wanting to sell, too? No problem. If you sell a handbag over £500, watch over £1,500 or trainers over £100, you will receive the same protection as buyers on eBay. Your item will be authenticated at no extra cost to you, and, should the buyer return the item, the item will be returned to you via a verified returns process to ensure your item comes back to you in the exact same condition it was in when it left you.


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Still life photography: Nocera&Ferri

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