May 9th, 2010, 11:45 PM #1
New member with a unique problem
Hi :) I have a unique problem here. I entered a sweepstakes for a cute purse. And won it. The problem is that my cute purse is worth $2000. I never realized this when I entered.
I love purses just like any woman. And would love to keep it. But I can't justify keeping it when i could use a new stove etc... Besides, I have to pay Federal taxes on its value too.
I looked on Ebay, and no one is buying this brand. (Likely too expensive.) Even though big stars are using them. And I am certain that folks in my conservative area, that I live in, would not be interested either.
So how would I go about selling this. Any ideas? And if so, what would be reasonable. I was thinking along the lines of $1600. Or is this too much?
And I almost forgot about another big concern. Folks worry about authenticity. Are serial number tags etc... enough? I even have the winning email notification. And even the webpage link for the sweepstakes.
Last edited by candes; June 3rd, 2010 at 01:48 AM. Reason: Still trying to get rid of the MS.
May 10th, 2010, 02:17 AM #2
What did you win and where was the contest?W I S H ♥ L I S T
Loving my collection!
May 10th, 2010, 09:18 AM #3
Hi, nice to meet you Zombiegirl. :) Actually, I don't like to say until I get the purse in my hands. Hopefully it is on it's way right now, or soon. Then I can show you.
Originally I wanted to keep the bag, even after finding out it was worth $2000. But after I claimed it, I broke the news to my husband, at the right time, and he is not very happy with me. (We both pay the tax bill...) And he is throwing a big guilt trip on me. Even my male co-workers said they would "kill" their wives for having to pay so much taxes on a purse.
But my main concern is what is a good price to set on a new $2000 purse that will make folks jump on it. A price that will be easy to get. For example, if you saw a $2000 LV priced at 1600 would you buy it in a heartbeat?
Ebay is likely out of the question. I have never sold anything on ebay, so my reputation there is nonexsistant. Even though I have been a member for a zillion years. I like to win nice things, and usually keep what I win. So no need for Ebay. Think I only bought from ebay once or twice. So out of the blue I post a new $2000 purse? Yeah right... If I was buying, one I wouldn't even deal with myself. LOL....
May 10th, 2010, 10:40 AM #4
I think if u do have a sellers account on eBay and post that u won it in a contest and
Post good pics u should be OK. Maybe even post a link to the contest in the listing.
May 10th, 2010, 10:40 AM #5
Oops double post
May 10th, 2010, 11:10 AM #6
I guess it couldn't hurt to try Ebay. I am concerned that someone could get it and lie about damage. And then return a fake or an old used one in it's place. Or even use it for a week, then return it as damaged. Has this ever happened to anyone here? Do serial numbers get stamped on the purse, or just the tag? Selling on Ebay is scarey to me.
And the price is the most difficult part for me. I don't want the bag to lull around on Ebay. But then again, I don't want a reseller to make a killing on me either.
May 10th, 2010, 11:30 AM #7
We have a good authentication posting and you could post all of the pictures of the bag here for verification. You can take ample time date stamped digital pictures or even utilize a ebay reseller store. By having a middle man you eliminate the that fear that you haven't had enough posts and the middle man will be able to verify the quality of your bag. You could also resell the bag to Avelle.com or try designer social.com as well. There are plenty of options. Check with your accountant too, You might only have to pay taxes on the value you receive for the bag. You could also see if you can rescind your entry and not take the bag at all....In Tireless Pursuit of the Ultimate Handbag
May 10th, 2010, 11:55 AM #8
May 10th, 2010, 02:59 PM #9
What bag is it? Simply stating that it is worth $2000 doesn't help us much. The designer and the style have a lot to do with how much you could actually get for the bag. It also matters if it is a current style. If it is by a designer that has sales, then a style from last year may have originally retailed for $2000 but people are going to know that it can be purchased for less money now.
May 22nd, 2010, 04:15 AM #10
Re: Ms MISunderstanding LOL....
Hi :) Just got a thread response in my email, but the response wasn't here when I checked.
This is all soo funny. I guess someone noticed the MS in my thread. You see I use an automatic form filler for passwords etc... When I was posting this thread, my form filler put Ms (misses) under the "title". And I didn't notice it. I went and changed the topic. But I guess a forum gliche still kept it as Ms.
Oh and the purse didn't arrive yet. Been playing with the ide of keeping it.
June 2nd, 2010, 05:25 AM #11
OMG OMG!!!! It is here! It is here! All the way from Madrid, Spain! It arrived in an airbag box. I opened up the box, and can you believe that they sent it in a boutique bag, standing up in the box. How did they manage to send it this far, and it arrived like I walked out the store with it. If anyone likes, I can post some pics when I get home from work, late tonight. It is soooo amazing! It is a....... drum roll.......
June 2nd, 2010, 05:27 AM #12
CONGRATS!!!! I can't wait to see the pics!!W I S H ♥ L I S T
Loving my collection!
June 2nd, 2010, 05:52 AM #13
June 2nd, 2010, 12:30 PM #14
Pics please!In Tireless Pursuit of the Ultimate Handbag
June 2nd, 2010, 09:25 PM #15
Here are some pictures. If you notice the lock on the front, inside the brown appendage are 2 attached keys that pull out. On the side where the zipper ends, you can put the lock. Someone told me (not sure if this is true) that the hardware was gold plated. The interior is lined with soft leather. The purse was inside the yellow bag.
Ok I need 2 more posts to add links since my pics are large.
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