eBay Opens First-Ever Drive-Thru 'Authentication Station' in LA
SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- eBay has converted an iconic gas station in East Hollywood into a drive-thru 'Authentication Station' – offering people a safe and socially-distanced way to evaluate and sell their sneakers, watches and collectibles, without leaving the comfort of their cars.
The Authentication Station, a first of its kind, comes on the heels of the launch of eBay's Authenticity Guarantee, a new offering changing the way people shop and sell on the marketplace. Authenticity Guarantee uses independent experts to fully vet and verify items through comprehensive inspections, and is currently available for sneakers and watches – two of the marketplace's largest and most popular luxury categories.
With this new drive-thru location in LA, eBay is inviting people to experience first-hand how items are appraised – with the option to sell on the spot, while never stepping out of their cars.
"The community response to authentication on eBay has been incredible, and we wanted to find a way to really bring this to life ahead of the holiday shopping season," said Tirath Kamdar, General Manager of Luxury, eBay North America. "eBay's first Authentication Station gives attendees a look under the hood, and follows a simple formula: get your item evaluated by experts, find out what it's worth, and fill-up your pockets, all while staying in your car."
Third party authentication partner Sneaker Con as well as top eBay sellers will review every item that comes through and advise what each might be worth on the marketplace. From the casual enthusiast to the avid collector, eBay's Authentication Station and its new Authenticity Guarantee offering lets buyers and sellers shop and sell with total confidence.
How It Works:
Learn more about eBay's elevated authentication experience – first launched for luxury watches and select sneakers >$200 USD, and expanding to more categories in 2021 – at ebay.com/buyauthentic, and head to ebay.com/sneakers and eBay.com/luxurywatches to shop. Follow @eBay and #eBayAuthentic on Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Facebook.
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