To compete with the GOATs and the StockXs of the world. eBay recently launched their own authentication service for luxury watches and sneakers.
This past weekend , the online sales platform had a live drive-thru authentication event in Los Angeles.
“eBay just launched authentication for luxury watches and sneakers and we’re here today to bring that service to life,”eBay Head of Communications Caitlin Allen
A third party inspector was hired by ebay to do the authentications on-site.
Allen provided a vague explanation of how the inspectors authenticate the items, saying this: “They look at all these different variables to guarantee that the product is real,”
Following a completed authentication process, eBay makes an offer based on trends in the market. Individuals can opt to retain their item or sell it there at the event.
“This offers a way for people to stay totally socially distant, get their items authenticated and also get some cash for their holiday shopping,” said Allen.