If only I’d gotten to Target just a little earlier last Tuesday, or hit “refresh” just a few times more on Target.com, I’d surely be lounging on a tropical island right now – perhaps my own private island – what with all my earnings from selling Missoni for Target items on eBay.
I did have one shopper call in to Shop Girls to report that she sold a $39.99 Missoni blanket from Target for $180 on eBay. But the more common story seems to be my friend who snatched up $2,500 worth of Missoni for Target, took most of it to eBay, and even though she conservatively listed items for around 20 percent above original price, she’s sold just two – a vase and a duvet set. She made $15 on the vase, and stands to make $22 on the duvet…that is, if the buyer actually ponies up. Now filled with buyer’s remorse, she plans to return several unused items. Target could end up with more Missoni in stores after all.