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Selling Fakes on eBay

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by NikeAutoBot, Nov 20, 2013.

  1. NikeAutoBot

    NikeAutoBot Registered Member

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    I have 270 items of fake goods that I thought would be a good idea to purchase and sell for crazy profit. Now I'm hearing that sellers can be sued due to fake merchandise. What should I do? It's a $10 product, not much. How could I avoid being sued and what would you recommend?
     
  2. MadStacks

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    People sell them on eBay but it is not a long term strategy and you will burn through a lot of accounts trying to pull it off.
     
  3. NikeAutoBot

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    So I'll need a lot of stealth accounts?
     
  4. Nate009

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    i wouldnt recommend it man, i sold fakes without properly understanding ebays VERO policy

    after like 2 - 3 sales ebay will limit your account and ask for invoices etc

    you wont be able to get your money out until you provide this, even after 90 days as the account isnt fully limited... ebay are stupid nowadays

    i recommend selling a joblot or wholesale.. a 1 off sale with these items on a clean account
     
  5. mrfred1

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    I think that a lot of people have the wrong idea about selling fakes, on Ebay or anywhere else for that matter, it is not that you can be sued it's more a case of you can be arrested, it is an actual offence to sell or in many countries just to be in possession of fake items with the intention of selling.

    It is very unlikely that you will get a knock on the door for selling through Ebay, although it has happened in the past it is more likely that you will have your account/s limited of closed.
     
  6. NikeAutoBot

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    How else would I move the goods then? Should I still use eBay?
     
  7. bigcasey123

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    What kind of items are they? i sell pokemon toys on ebay (of course they're fake) and ebay has given me no trouble and neither has any of the buyers. If you mean games or electronics then no i don't recommend selling them.
     
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    Personally I wouldn't touch fakes on ebay mate unless you really know what you are doing with stealth accounts etc - I can't help you with that but I can say I think you'd be better looking for more legit ops as an ebay seller that will last longer.

    If you've already bought this gear you might be better selling it through gumtree or craigslist or somewhere where you can stay under the raider a bit more than ebay
     
  10. NikeAutoBot

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    Thanks for the help guys. And they're HUF socks. Anyone else?
     
  11. Corydoras007

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    It's illegal to sell fakes. It is however somewhat legal if you specifically state what you sell is a fugazi fake/replica depending where you live.

    Instead of wasting cash and time wondering about the repercussions of selling fakes I would try think of ways to make legit cash.
     
  12. mickyfu

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    You could try selling them on Facebook.
     
  13. NikeAutoBot

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    The issue is that I already have the inventory and am now hearing about these lawsuits and arrest issues. I simply assumed the worst possible outcome would be account limitations/suspensions.
     
  14. Jared255

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    depends on the item, like someone said above me no one cares if their pokemon stuffed animal is fake, but where people are paying for the brand you should be very careful.
     
  15. mickyfu

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    It is hardly big time what you are doing, getting rid of a couple of pairs of socks, so I doubt anything would come of it, even if you were unfortunate enough to get caught.

    Many years ago, I used to sell fakes on eBay, I had even had things stopped and held by the customs and a few occasions and nothing ever happened. It is not the wisest thing to be doing, but not the worst that you could be doing. I would sell them on buy and sell pages on Facebook.
     
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    Just list them on Ebay , and dont put the "brand on the item in the listing but something catchy so it comes up on search results" just dont claim its what its ment to be if that makes sense
     
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    You have to really know what you're doing when selling fakes on ebay. A good way to see if eBay is banning accounts in your niche is to check the completed listings for your products. Bookmark a few of the listings that sold multiples of that same items from a new account or an account with low feedback. Check your bookmarks in 72 hours to see if the listing still exist. If you see a lot of listing removed error messages, then don't touch that niche until things cool down.

    Sometimes when selling fakes paypal will limit your account and ask for invoices. You will have to be creative or know someone who is, in order to bypass this problem. Selling fakes is very risky but a lot easier if you know what you're doing.
     
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    yeah, its not worth it in my opinion. there are so many legal ways to make a lot of money
     
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    I think you can get away with it, I've see alot of fake stuff sell on ebay, I wouldn't worry about it too much. thats just my opinion
     
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    I would ignore this guys advice. Just because you see a lot of fakes on eBay does not mean you can get away with it.

    I once had one word in a whole joblot that got picked up, got given a warning and knocked down a few places.

    If you want to get rid of them fast you have a few options.

    Joblot - sell the lot for a few £/$ more than you paid for each one - I.e if you bought them all for $150/£150 then sell them for $160/£160 - this way you can still get rid of them, make a little profit and learn from this.
    Carboot - Sell them slowly at carboots/markets. People won't question if they are knock offs/fakes. Though I would tell people that they are or at least hint at them, maybe even sell them for a nice discounted price because of this.
    eBay - Keep your fingers crossed that they don't notice that the items you are selling are fake/replica. Even eBay hate replica items, especially if they have logos/brands on them.