Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Why Settle for Knock Off Handbags?

By Michelle McGeen

Knock off handbags and cheap imitation designer purses are one way that ladies satisfy their desire for high quality purses. Often this can result in people getting exactly what they paid for and owning what is little more than junk. Settling for low quality knock off handbags is a mistake. If you know how to find them, you can locate top quality designer purses and handbags just about any time you want.

I went through a period when I sold quite a bit of merchandise on eBay. I did this to subsidize my family's income when times where a bit tight. Through a lot of trial and error, I actually got pretty good at it for a while. One of the most useful things I learned in that time was how to search out merchandise that was going to sell for a very low price and how to grab it.

When I was selling on eBay, I concentrated on older collectibles that I could find at estate sales. I never sold purses and handbags. If I had been able to build up a collection of designer purses, I certainly would not have wanted to part with them by selling them on eBay. Knock off purses served their purpose for me, but I would have rather owned an authentic designer bag.

One Monday evening as I was bouncing around eBay, I happened to find a great Coach bag listed for just $9.99. It was a bit of a mystery to me because it was about to end and it looked like an authentic Coach, not a knock off. There were not any bids on it. It turned out that it had been listed in the "collectibles" category instead of "purses and accessories" where it belonged. I kept watching it and was able to win it with a bid of just ten dollars! Because it was a slow eBay time and the category was all wrong, it was an easy win for a very low price.

It turns out that there are several ways to sniff out the items that are incorrectly listed on eBay. I probably haven't figured them all out yet, but I've gotten pretty good at it. Knock off purses are not something I buy anymore. They actually are usually more expensive than some of the authentic purses that slip through the cracks.

Because most people who list on eBay are not professional sellers, there is a lot of room for beginner mistakes. Things like misspellings and listings in wrong categories can be a ticket to savings for buyers who know how to find them. Learn to look for these incorrectly listed purses and handbags and you will not have to settle for knock offs ever again! - 16651

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