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Every single sports fanatic seems to be collecting the rarest items possible these days. Whether that’s trading cards, sports memorabilia or things like authentic sneakers, those who love online shopping seem to be dropping hundreds (or even thousands) of dollars for one-of-a-kind stuff.
Problem is, not everything you find online can be guaranteed as legit. I know, it’s a sad reality, but it’s the truth.
To help eliminate such fear while online shopping, eBay has created a trusty inspection protocol called the eBay Authenticity Guarantee, which includes a multi-point inspection from independent authenticators who verify the box, sizing labels, soles, stitching, logos, heel tabs, laces, etc. Add all that up, and you can sleep well at night knowing you’re getting the authentic sneakers you just scooped up — knowing they’re the rare collectables you expect.
It’s one thing to be looking for the most authentic sneakers available on the market. It’s another thing to be on the hunt to find the most rare. As we all know, the two aren’t necessarily equal.
For instance, while the the eBay Authenticity Guarantee has your back while looking to buy from brands like Air Jordan, Yeezy, adidas, Reebok, ASICS, Converse, Vans, Nike, New Balance, and Puma, those are pretty easy to find while online shopping. But what about the rare designs that are a collector’s item? You better believe eBay has those, and your purchase is guaranteed to be legit.
So enough chatter about all this; let’s just get to some of the most rare sneakers on eBay right, which are all verified through the eBay Authenticity Guarantee. Go ahead, sneakerheads, make sure to scoop these up and keep them tucked away in a closet for safe keeping.
About eBay’s Authenticity Guarantee
To put it bluntly, eBay’s Authenticity Guarantee is added security for shoppers to know they’re getting legit items. So, whether you’re looking for some of the rarest sneakers like the ones above — or something like Air Jordans, Yeezys, adidas, Reebok, ASICS, Converse, Vans, Nike, New Balance, and Puma — there’s no need to go down a rabbit hole to figure out if the sneakers are real or not, because eBay’s already got you covered.
Thanks to a multi-point inspection, independent authenticators verify the box, sizing labels, soles, stitching, logos, heel tabs, laces, etc., making sure all of you doing online shopping this year have the gift you expect. Take a look below for more details.
- Third-Party Authentication: eBay partnered with industry leader Sneaker Con to create a new state-of-the-art facility – leveraging the top authenticators in the industry, a robust checklist of product specifications, and best-in-class processes to ensure accuracy and efficiency. With rigorous inspection of the box, shoe, and accessories, the authentication underscores eBay’s commitment to giving shoppers exactly what they want.
- Proof of Authentication: An eBay Authenticity Guarantee tag will be attached to each pair of sneakers once they have been verified by the authentication partner. The Authenticity Guarantee tag is fastened to the sneaker and activated with a digital stamp of authenticity and customized with the sneakers’ details. By holding your NFC enabled device near the tag you will receive a prompt and be able to view the authenticity report of your sneakers.
- Verified Returns: For sellers who choose to offer returns, eBay’s sneaker authentication program ensures the exact item initially sold is returned to the seller, via a verified returns process. Returns are shipped back directly to the authentication center, where the third-party experts verify each item and its condition before returning to the seller.
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