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Physical authentication

Your handbag is verified by a team of professionally trained authenticators.

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Your handbag is sent directly from the authenticator via three-day, signature-required delivery.

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eBay covers all costs of the authentication process.

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Multi-point inspection
Authenticators verify dozens of inspection points, including packaging, handbag details, smell, and accessories.

Get what you ordered
The authenticators also verify your handbags against the seller’s listing description, so you’ll get exactly what you ordered.

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Once verified as authentic, each handbag receives a unique authentication card with detailed information about the item.

How it works

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    Look for handbags with the Authenticity Guarantee badge and make your purchase.

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    The seller ships your handbag to the authentication facility.

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    Your handbag is verified through a multi‑point inspection and receives an NFC‑enabled card.

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    The authenticator ships the handbag to you via express, signature-required delivery.

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What is Authenticity Guarantee?

eBay's Authenticity Guarantee is a service designed to help you buy and sell on eBay with confidence. Our Authenticators physically inspect all eligible items before they are sent to buyers and inspect all returns prior to sending them back to the seller.

How does Authenticity Guarantee work?

It’s easy! Browse and shop eBay’s listings with the “Authenticity Guarantee” badge. When you buy an eligible item, the seller posts it directly to a team of qualified, professional Authenticators. The Authenticators will thoroughly inspect and verify your item’s authenticity, and confirm the item and accessories are consistent with the listing title, description and images before sending it to you with tracked express delivery requiring signature on delivery!

Will I be charged a fee for Authenticity Guarantee?

No. Until further notice there is no additional fee for Authenticity Guarantee for either the buyer or the seller. As part of the Authenticity Guarantee service, eBay covers the cost of authentication as well as tracked express delivery from the Authentication Facility to the buyer.

What items are eligible for Authenticity Guarantee?

Authenticity Guarantee for handbags is available on handbags or briefcases of selected brands (set out below), in new or pre-owned condition, listed in the Women’s Bags & Handbags or Men’s Bags & Briefcases categories, and sold for $350 or more. Auction items are also eligible for the Authenticity Guarantee service if the item meets these conditions.

Eligible listings have a blue Authenticity Guarantee tick in the search results and on the item page.

Only items purchased on eBay.com.au from sellers located in Australia are eligible for Authenticity Guarantee. Items with a delivery address outside of Australia are not eligible for the Authenticity Guarantee service at this time.

The eligible brands for Authenticity Guarantee include Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Gucci, Hermes, Saint Laurent, Celine, Dior, Prada, Fendi, Goyard, Burberry, Chloe, Valentino, Givenchy, Balenciaga, and Bottega Veneta.

We plan to add brands to our Authenticity Guarantee program over time. Check back for updates.

For further details around eligibility, see the Authenticity Guarantee Terms & Conditions.

What happens at the Authentication Facility?

Once the item arrives at the Authentication Facility, the Authenticator first confirms the item and collateral materials (such as accessories, dust bags, receipts and packaging) are consistent with the listing title, description, and images. Then they will perform a multi-point authentication inspection. Finally, the handbag will receive a unique Authenticity Guarantee card and a security tag.

Is there an authentication card?

Yes, all items verified by our Authenticators come with an Authenticity Guarantee card with details about the item, such as brand and model. The card also has a NFC-enabled page, that brings up more details about your item.

How does my Authentication Guarantee card with NFC capabilities work?

Hold your Authenticity Guarantee card at the top of your NFC-enabled device until you receive a prompt. If the card does not automatically scan, download a NFC scanner app and try again. Once the card scans, tap to view detailed information about your handbag. Enjoy!

Who is providing the authentication services?

eBay’s team of professionally trained authenticators vet and verify each bag, using detailed, physical inspection and advanced technical equipment in a state-of-the-art facility.

How long will the authentication process take? How long until I get my item?

After you purchase an eligible item, the seller is required to send the item to the Authentication Facility, where our Authenticators inspect the item within two business days of receipt. Once the item is verified, it will be sent to you with tracked express delivery, including signature on delivery.

How can I track the progress of my purchase?

Tracking information is available on the Purchase History page (in your My eBay), where you’ll be able to track the delivery of your order and see exactly where it is in the authentication process. As part of the Authenticity Guarantee service, you will also receive an order update email when your item has been inspected.

Is signature confirmation required upon delivery?

Yes.

Will I receive the original packaging with my purchase?

If the seller has included original packaging as described in the listing, all components will be sent to you (the buyer).

What if the item does not pass inspection?

If the Authenticators cannot verify the item’s authenticity or the item’s condition is not consistent with its listing, you (the buyer) will be notified and be issued a full refund to your original payment method.

What should I do if I want to change or cancel my order?

If you need to cancel an order, let the seller know as quickly as possible. If the seller has already sent your order, they won't be able to cancel it. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate address changes at this time, so please double-check to make sure you’ve entered the correct address. Learn more about cancelling your order.

Where is my item shipping to, and why is it not my address?

Your bag will first be sent to the Authentication Facility. Once verified, the Authenticator will send your bag to the address entered at checkout.

Can I return items purchased with Authenticity Guarantee?

You (the buyer) can return an item if the seller accepts returns, as stated in the listing, and the return takes place within the seller’s return window. In the unlikely event that you receive an item that is not consistent with the listing, the item will be eligible for a return.

All returns must be sent to the Authenticators for verification (to check that the item is still in the same condition and has all relevant collateral materials, such as accessories, dust bags, receipts and packaging). Once the return is verified, the Authenticators will send the item back to the seller and your refund will be processed.

Does the eBay Money Back Guarantee protect authenticated items?

Authenticated items are covered by the eBay Money Back Guarantee provided that all eligibility criteria are met. For full details, please read our eBay Money Back Guarantee policy.

The eBay Money Back Guarantee and any other buyer protections we provide as part of the Authenticity Guarantee service are in addition to any rights you may have against the seller under Australian Consumer Law.

How does the return process work?

If you (the buyer) are returning an item, it will first be sent to the Authentication Facility. Within two business days of receiving the item, the Authenticator will verify the authenticity and condition of the returned item to confirm that it matches the original item, including any collateral materials such as accessories, dust bags, receipts and packaging.

For the item to be eligible for a return, the security tag must be attached to the item and untampered with.Once verified, the Authenticator will send the item to the seller and a refund will be processed. eBay currently covers the return postage costs from the buyer to the Authentication Facility and also from the Authentication Facility to the seller.

Why was the item sent back to me by the Authenticator after I returned it?

If the authenticator determines the returned item is not the same item, is not in the same condition, missing collateral materials (such as accessories, dust bags, receipts and packaging) that were originally sent, or the security tag has been tampered with or removed, the item will be sent back to you (the buyer) and the return will be denied.

Can I choose not to have my item authenticated?

No, eBay's Authenticity Guarantee is a service designed to protect buyers and sellers.

Is Authenticity Guarantee associated with any brands sold on eBay?

No, neither eBay nor the Authenticity Guarantee service is affiliated with or endorsed by any of the brands sold on eBay.com.au. The authentication services are provided independent of the brands sold on eBay.com.au.

The Authenticity Guarantee service for Handbags (“Authenticity Guarantee” or “Authenticity Guarantee for Handbags”) makes inspection and authentication services (“Services”) mandatory for certain items sold on eBay.com.au. These Authenticity Guarantee Terms and Conditions (“Terms”) apply to the Authenticity Guarantee service for Handbags and Authenticity Guarantee Eligible Items detailed below sold and purchased on eBay.com.au, and sets out the terms on which eBay offers you access to and use of the Authenticity Guarantee service for Handbags.

  1. Applicability of eBay User Agreement.

    The eBay.com.au User Agreement, eBay’s User Privacy Notice, and all policies posted on our sites (collectively, and as the same may be amended from time to time, “eBay’s Policies”) apply in addition to these Terms. In the event of a conflict or inconsistency between these Terms and eBay’s Policies, these Terms will prevail as to all matters that they explicitly address. For all matters not explicitly addressed by these Terms, eBay’s Policies will prevail.

  2. Applicability of eBay’s Money Back Guarantee.

    For authenticated items, eBay Money Back Guarantee only covers items within the seller’s return window and items that satisfy the eBay Money Back Guarantee eligibility requirements and are not received or that arrive damaged. Learn more about eBay Money Back Guarantee.

  3. Description of the Authenticity Guarantee Service.

    After the purchase of an Eligible Item (described in Section 6(a) below) on eBay.com.au, the item is sent to an authentication facility to carefully inspect the item for authenticity and accuracy against the item’s listing details. Upon confirmation of the item by the authentication facility, it is appropriately packaged and securely sent to the buyer. If the item’s authenticity cannot be verified or the item is not as described, the item is returned to the seller, and a refund is issued.

  4. Description of the Services.

    The Services are provided at an authentication facility (“Authentication Facility”) by our authentication team (“Authenticators”) for Eligible Items (as detailed in Section 6(a) below) purchased and delivered within Australia. The Authenticators will inspect the item within two (2) business days of receipt at the Authentication Facility. This check will include inspection of the Eligible Item for authenticity and accuracy against the item listing.

    Items may also be photographed for use by eBay or its licensees as part of eBay’s image catalog or any other purpose, at eBay’s exclusive discretion.

    By listing for sale or purchasing an Eligible Item, you acknowledge and agree that the Eligible Item is sent to the Authenticators to perform the Services. More information about the Services may be found at our Authenticity Guarantee for Handbags FAQs.eBay is not the supplier of products sold under Authenticity Guarantee. The eBay Money Back Guarantee policy and any other buyer protections we provide as part of Authenticity Guarantee are in addition to any rights you may have against the seller under Australian Consumer Law.

  5. Authenticity Guarantee Program Fees.

    The Services are provided at no cost to sellers and buyers for Eligible Items purchased or sold on eBay.com.au. However, eBay reserves the right to institute, alter or amend fees or costs associated with the Services, at any time, upon reasonable prior notice.

  6. Eligibility.
    1. Item Eligibility.

      Only select listings on eBay.com.au are eligible for the Service. eBay reserves the right at any time, in its sole discretion, with or without notice to you, to alter or amend the eligibility requirements for Eligible Items, including, but not limited to the category and/or value of items and/or transactions.

      Only selected items are eligible at the current time, although Authenticity Guarantee will be expanding to cover more items.

      Eligible Items include items that meet all of the following criteria:
      1. Brands: Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Gucci, Hermes, Saint Laurent, Celine, Dior, Prada, Fendi, Goyard, Burberry, Chloe, Valentino, Givenchy, Balenciaga, and Bottega Veneta.
      2. Price: Sold for AUD $350 or more.
      3. Item condition: New or preowned condition.
      4. Category: Women’s Bags & Handbags, and Men’s Bags & Briefcases

      The following items are not eligible for Authenticity Guarantee:

      1. Items not bearing the Authenticity Guarantee badge on the listing
      2. Handbags listed in categories not named above
      3. Miscategorised items, e.g. other types of bag such as luggage
      4. Customised/ personalised Handbags
      5. Items purchased using an offline payment method
      6. Listings that offer local pickup
      7. Items delivered to P.O. boxes and Parcel Lockers
      8. Items delivered to an address outside Australia

      Ineligible items will not be authenticated. eBay reserves the right to charge sellers for costs associated with processing miscategorised items or impose additional consequences, including account suspension when items are improperly routed to avoid Authenticity Guarantee.

    2. Country Eligibility.

      The Authenticity Guarantee program is not available for all countries. eBay reserves the right to expand or limit the countries eligible for the Authenticity Guarantee or the Services at any time, in its sole discretion, with or without notice. See which countries are currently eligible at our Authenticity Guarantee for Handbags FAQs.

  7. Party Roles
    1. Your Role as Seller.

      By listing an Eligible Item for sale on the eBay platform, you authorise its inspection by the Authenticators subsequent to its purchase. Upon purchase, you are required to deliver the Eligible Item to the Authenticators, with insurance coverage, where appropriate, to a facility located within Australia, as directed by eBay. The cost of shipping to the Authentication Facility is not covered by eBay. You acknowledge and agree that if the Authenticators cannot verify an item’s authenticity, a refund will be issued to the buyer and you shall cooperate with removing the item from marketplace circulation.

    2. Your Role as Buyer.

      By purchasing an Eligible Item on the eBay platform, you acknowledge and agree to inspection and photographing of the Eligible Item by the Authenticators prior to your receipt of the Eligible Item. In addition, if a return is requested, you acknowledge and agree to send the Eligible Item as directed by eBay, for inspection of the Eligible Item by the Authenticators before the return is processed or a refund is issued. More information on Authenticity Guarantee returns can be found at our Authenticity Guarantee for Handbags FAQs.

    3. Circumvention of Buyer and Seller Requirements.

      If buyer or seller circumvent or do not comply with Sections 7.a or 7.b of these Terms, or if buyer or seller violate or are found to be non-compliant with the Terms, eBay reserves the right to take immediate action such as, but not limited to, account restriction or suspension.

  8. Data Privacy.

    eBay’s collection of personal information in connection to the Authenticity Guarantee program is governed by the User Privacy Notice that applies to your use of the eBay.com.au website or, as applicable, another eBay international site. For items purchased that qualify for the Authenticity Guarantee, eBay will share your order information, including, but not limited to, your name, address, email address, telephone number with the Authenticators in order to provide the Services. By selling or purchasing an Eligible Item, you direct eBay to provide this order information to the Authenticators, who may disclose this information, however collected, to its affiliates, service providers, and other third parties (such as shipping carriers and revenue authorities) as necessary to perform the Services.

  9. Lost, Damaged, or Items Not Delivered.

    Items lost or damaged during the Authenticity Guarantee process are protected by eBay’s Money Back Guarantee, subject to the eBay Money Back Guarantee guidelines.

  10. Service Updates and Discontinuation.

    eBay has the right, but not the obligation, to alter, amend, replace, suspend temporarily, and/or discontinue permanently, the Authenticity Guarantee service, the name of Authenticity Guarantee, any of the Services provided, features, and/or functionality offered under Authenticity Guarantee, and/or the service providers used to provide any or all of the Services under Authenticity Guarantee.