Selling Designer Handbags on eBay or Having Purse Parties
If you're like many out there — the idea of selling purses and handbags is like a dream come true. And hey… that's how Kim Kardashian got started! So lets talk purses!
Designer Handbags Can Make for Designer Work at Home Dreams
I would attend a purse party. Probably would attend one once a week!!
I love designer handbags. I admit it. I can't afford them, but I love them. I'm kind of a purse freak. For a long time I carried the same purse. I carried for over 3 years! Never even thought about changing. It was a simple Dooney & Burke tote in plain leather. Nothing fancy, stood up well and was roomy.
Then I got kooky one day and bought this little, dinky purse. I brought it home, cut off the tags…and crammed the little bit of my stuff that I could in it. I lasted exactly two days using that purse!
From then on…I've been on the quest for THE perfect purse. It's a fun quest though! I currently carry a 5 year old Kooba and adore it. Was so worth every penny!
Purse Parties – Handbag Shopping Paradise?
I've heard of fabulous purse parties. Never attended one, but a friend of mine in Indiana says she got a cheap Michael Kors purse at this party?! Now – I don't know if this was a knock off purse party or the real deal.
Shortly after that another friend of mine in Florida said that women were getting busted for selling these designer knock-off purses at purse parties and many claimed they “just didn't know” it was illegal.
So what is the scoop on purse parties and selling purses on eBay??
I decided to try to dig up some info and see if selling purses was a legit way to make money and if you could indeed have a profitable and LEGAL purse parties home business.
The best I could gather was that there are indeed, actual direct sales companies that offer consultant positions to sell purses. Though many of these purses are “designer inspired”, I am told they are not knock-offs. Be careful. You'll want to get all the info you can about this.
Some purse party companies sell just purses. They don't claim them to be “real” designer purses, nor do they want to. They are simply chic and trendy purses that you can sell in a home party type setting or from catalogs. You can even create a website to sell them, or some even offer affiliate sites. Again…be sure you speak with reps already doing these parties and get their personal story and opinions.
There is NO denying purse parties are HOT! I've heard of women selling $1000 in purses in ONE night from a home party. Now…were these “designer knockoff” purses that would have the potential of landing you in the county jail? I am not certain.
I did see that on eBay there are a lot of purses for sale. Seems most auctions do sell when it comes to purses. So…my guess would be finding a supplier for legit purses at a wholesale price and simply opening your on little eBay purse store.
As far as wholesale handbag or purse resources, I did find more info on snagging a good wholesaler handbag list. But, I have not seen this list and I haven't purchased anything from it. So you'll again want to steer clear of purses that claim to be REAL designer purses but they aren't. That's where the trouble starts.
Purse Parties, Selling on eBay and Wholesalers
Now.. as far as the wholesale purse list, you can check out the info I found here. Of course, as I said earlier–you could start a little purse shop on eBay and certainly make some money if the purses you chose are hot sellers. Finding a good handbag wholesaler would be important because you need that price break they can give you in order to make a profit.
I would just be sure to keep everything on the up and up. You certainly don't want your dream of working at home, end up being a story you'd rather forget! Ending up in jail because you “just didn't know” that you were selling something illegally! AHHH!!!
Back to our Home Based Business Ideas section