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Aftermarket Missoni (Or Lack Thereof)

September 20th, 2011
by Allison Kaplan

If only I’d gotten to Target just a little earlier last Tuesday, or hit “refresh” just a few times more on, 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.

Or not.

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.

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2 Responses to “Aftermarket Missoni (Or Lack Thereof)”

  1. Tim Creagan says:

    I felt badly for those who got to target, eager to buy an item or two, to see empty shelves and racks. I would not consider, for a moment, buying from someone who scooped up all the product to sell on EBay. I only wish Target did not take returns on special product like this… it might have caused others to think before taking carts full from the stores. I saw a mom and daughter shopping at STYLEDLIFE yesterday. They both had amazing Missoni for Target looks on. We had a great chat about fashion and how happy they were to each have gotten one item from the collection! That’s when we say,Isn’t Fashion Fun

  2. Matt says:

    Sorry to say but that is ridiculous if the sole intent of your friends is to purchase items to than mark-up at a later date on Ebay. What people will do to make a quick buck…how pathetic For individuals who cannot purchase luxury brands, it is nice that Target offered a line that is more economical for consumers who have style but not necessary the pocketbook to match. If you are dumb enough to pay for marked up items on Ebay that is whole issue onto yourself. I am not sorry for your friend, she gets what she deserves.

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