Well I’m sure some of you religious EBayers have already heard. The giant online auction site has been ordered to pay LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessey) $61.3 million for allowing EBay sellers to sell counterfeit handbags and unlawful allowance of the sale of fragrances.
I have to admit not only is it upsetting for a buyer to bid on the handbag of their dreams and wait anxiously for days for the item to arrive to realize they were ripped off, but it also discredits the designers hard-work at building its brand and longevity. That’s not to say that EBay isn’t a good place to find vintage designer handbags because I’ve known a few women who have gotten lucky in that aspect, but sometimes if the price is too good to be true chances are it’s not the “real” thing.
(Full Article available on http://wwd.com/issue/article/126153).
Posted by: Kamilah C.