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LV Abbesses messenger bag

post #1 of 10
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Hi, very much considering buying one of those beauties.
Does anyone know if it's even possible to get one on ebay which isn't manufactured in Asia, and if so, could someone tip me of sellers? The ideal is to get a good condition used one..
Please tip me off!
post #2 of 10
try *ooh-la-louis* on ebay
post #3 of 10
Or try going to the store and buying one. I don't understand people who "need" to have all this expensive, nice stuff, but are unwilling to pay the demanding prices for them.

Guess what? News flash. You're not going to find an authentic LV messenger bag on ebay for $7.
post #4 of 10
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Originally Posted by benchang1
Or try going to the store and buying one. I don't understand people who "need" to have all this expensive, nice stuff, but are unwilling to pay the demanding prices for them.
First off, I didnt see her say anywhere in her previous post that she "needed" the bag, or anything else for that matter. And as far as demanding prices go, as far as I'm concerned, you aren't doing your part as a consumer if you aren't trying to get the best possible deal; Why pay retail? I mean, I would prefer to consume (in the economical sense) closest to the at-cost price of something as possible. Just because something is expensive doesn't mean there aren't 800 people between me and the manufacturer who have made profits along the way. Not to mention the fact that a smart shopper can wait until the item they want is to be liquidated at below cost.

I don't understand people who are willing to pay demanding prices for things and UNWILLING to use systems like these and ebay to attempt to get a better deal for themselves.

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Originally Posted by benchang1
Guess what? News flash. You're not going to find an authentic LV messenger bag on ebay for $7.
I dont think she said that either.
post #5 of 10
Maybe because you should be at least a little bit educated before posting nonsence and annoying everyone reading it? Anyone who has even done a little research on LV knows they have no secondary wholesale market. You're not going to find a deal on ebay. You won't find a deal anywhere. LV only sells directly to certain stores, and that will be the only place you will find their authentic goods. Someone who paid $800 dollars for a bag at a store sure as hell isn't going to turn around and sell it to you for $200. You want authentic LV? Go to the store.
post #6 of 10
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Originally Posted by benchang1
Maybe because you should be at least a little bit educated before posting nonsence and annoying everyone reading it?
I think you're being a bit presumptious in assuming that I'm annoying anybody but you. <shrug>

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Anyone who has even done a little research on LV knows they have no secondary wholesale market.
Really. And how, praytell, have you come about this absolute immutable truth? I don't pretend to understand the way that any company that size works...

I don't think that any company which makes as many products as louis vitton would be able to do all of its business direct to the primary sellers. The only example I can think of of a company which does that is Dell, and the only way they are able to pull it off is by doing all of their business via phone & internet. In addition, your statement is countermanded by the fact that vuitton sells their handbags via eluxury.com (I found this by checking http://www.vuitton.com/) which means that eluxury must be buying them wholesale. Why not some other third party?


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Originally Posted by benchang1
You're not going to find a deal on ebay. You won't find a deal anywhere.
I would never make this kind of statement. You never know what will show up on ebay. Maybe someone who used to be rich suddenly finds themselves bankrupt and needs to sell a bunch of couture for quick cash. Another example would be stealitback.com, a site run by police precincts selling items which were at one point evidence from crimes. My girlfriend got 4 pairs of prada shoes from a rich lady's sidewalk sale in brooklyn last summer, and only paid $20 a pair. My point is, there is ALWAYS a deal to be found for those with the time & inclination to look.

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Originally Posted by benchang1
LV only sells directly to certain stores, and that will be the only place you will find their authentic goods. Someone who paid $800 dollars for a bag at a store sure as hell isn't going to turn around and sell it to you for $200. You want authentic LV? Go to the store.
I'm sure there are examples where this can be disproven - see my examples above. I admit however that I am not as knowledgable in this area as I am with diesel jeans, seeing as how I own so many and have done so much research on them. But my point is that you shouldn't be such an absolutist, to say nothing of your assumption of understanding about the business practices of a large high-end consumer products company.
post #7 of 10
Pick a different brand- there are so many counterfeit vuittons out there even if you had a real one people would look at you funny
post #8 of 10
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Originally Posted by blm14
Really. And how, praytell, have you come about this absolute immutable truth? I don't pretend to understand the way that any company that size works...
Please, this has already been discussed in-depth at wholesale forum. I have no need for further justification, since just about EVERYONE who posted about LV's secondary market agreed.


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I don't think that any company which makes as many products as louis vitton would be able to do all of its business direct to the primary sellers. In addition, your statement is countermanded by the fact that vuitton sells their handbags via eluxury.com which means that eluxury must be buying them wholesale. Why not some other third party?
My statement is countermanded? What a joke. Please read. "LV only sells directly to certain stores, and that will be the only place you will find their authentic goods." Obviously eluxury is one of those stores since LV is advertising for it RIGHT ON THEIR SITE. Notice how the prices at eluxury are competetive to the actual LV market? You aren't getting any sort of deal from buying from eluxury. You're argument makes no sense.

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Originally Posted by blm14
I would never make this kind of statement. You never know what will show up on ebay. Maybe someone who used to be rich suddenly finds themselves bankrupt and needs to sell a bunch of couture for quick cash. Another example would be stealitback.com, a site run by police precincts selling items which were at one point evidence from crimes. My girlfriend got 4 pairs of prada shoes from a rich lady's sidewalk sale in brooklyn last summer, and only paid $20 a pair. My point is, there is ALWAYS a deal to be found for those with the time & inclination to look.
Good for you. I obviously must have a more important life than you then. If you can spend hours a day on ebay hoping to find that needle in a haystack deal for a LV bag, sifting through thousands of fake auctions, you really need to contemplate your existance.
post #9 of 10
thats why I like the forum:

existentialism and how it relates to Louis Vuitton

I wonder if Kierkegaard would wear Diesel jeans...

post #10 of 10
Sometimes you can get lucky and get a used luxury item for a good deal.

Read this:
http://www.auctionbytes.com/forum/ph...497&highlight=

Or feel free to check out this info:
http://www.hisremnant.org/Vuitton/recommend.html

In regard to buying a bunch of wholesale LV's for cheap. I do not believe that is possible. I was just on the ChinaXXXX site yesterday and saw a ton of fake bags.

Rock on.
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