NonSports Forum

Net54baseball.com
Welcome to Net54baseball.com. These forums are devoted to both Pre- and Post- war baseball cards and vintage memorabilia, as well as other sports. There is a separate section for Buying, Selling and Trading - the B/S/T area!! If you write anything concerning a person or company your full name needs to be in your post or obtainable from it. . Contact the moderator at leon@net54baseball.com should you have any questions or concerns. Enjoy!
Net54baseball.com
Net54baseball.com
T206s on Ebay
Pre-WWII Cards
Post WWII Cards
Vintage Memorabilia
Babe Ruth Cards
Ty Cobb Cards
Lou Gehrig Cards
Mickey Mantle Cards
Goudey Cards
Bowman Cards
T205s on Ebay
Tobacco "T" Cards
Caramel "E" Cards
Vintage Baseball Postcards
Football Cards on Ebay
Exhibit Cards
Strip Cards
Baking Cards
Sporting News
Playball Cards on Ebay

Go Back   Net54baseball.com Forums > Net54baseball Postwar Sportscard Forums > WaterCooler Talk- Off Topics

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-20-2021, 05:48 PM
bnorth's Avatar
bnorth bnorth is offline
Ben North
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: South Dakota
Posts: 6,904
Default eBay sneaker authentication

eBay is offering free sneaker authentication now. It will soon be a service they charge for. I have a pair getting authenticated now.

If you have ever tried buying a nice pair of Nike shoes on eBay you will quickly learn there are a ton of fakes on eBay. Some are really good and some not so much.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-22-2021, 09:53 AM
steve B steve B is offline
Steve Birmingham
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: eastern Mass.
Posts: 6,654
Default

Only until like other ebay "authentication" programs it affects the bottom line by weeding out the massive percentage of fakes. Then like others it will be cancelled to "ensure accuracy" or some other marketing rubbish.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-23-2021, 08:29 AM
bnorth's Avatar
bnorth bnorth is offline
Ben North
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: South Dakota
Posts: 6,904
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by steve B View Post
Only until like other ebay "authentication" programs it affects the bottom line by weeding out the massive percentage of fakes. Then like others it will be cancelled to "ensure accuracy" or some other marketing rubbish.
I agree 100%. They are also offering it for free for now on other things like Rolex watches. Maybe they are trying to clean up their act and get rid of all the counterfeit items.LOL
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-23-2021, 08:41 AM
timzcardz timzcardz is offline
T!M R10rd@n
Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 775
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bnorth View Post
I agree 100%. They are also offering it for free for now on other things like Rolex watches. Maybe they are trying to clean up their act and get rid of all the counterfeit items.LOL
Or maybe they're acting in response to legal threats from the trademark owners?
__________________
Collector of all things Ripken, Yankees, 1958, and whatever strikes my fancy at the moment.

Successful transactions with:
300dw123, autograf, bn2cardz, buymycards, CobbvLajoie1910, Daves_resale_shop, frankbmd, GoCubsGo32, GoldenAge50s, GrayGhost, Head928, Jayworld, jdl860, jgmp123, kamikidEFFL, larrie804, Leerob538, lharri3600, Lordstan, megalimey, Orioles1954, quinnsryche, Rob D., SAllen2556, scmavl, slantycouch, slipk1068, thetruthisouthere, Wolfgang427, yanks12025, ZackS
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-23-2021, 09:50 AM
Huysmans Huysmans is offline
Br.ent So.bie
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 924
Default

This is funny.

I'm waiting for a company to set up shop at the end of the drive-thru that will "authenticate" the plain and boring McDonald's hamburger just purchased 8 seconds prior.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-01-2021, 10:48 PM
wnp22's Avatar
wnp22 wnp22 is offline
Nick P.
member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: TN
Posts: 93
Default

Seems like they’re just doing this to try and regain some of the marketplace from GOAT and StockX. I mean I suppose it’s good their hand was forced and they made a positive change, but with fakes still slipping through the cracks on dedicated sneaker platforms I wonder how effective eBay’s authenticity checks will be. There are some near 1:1 fakes floating around these days.
__________________
Collecting T206 Portraits (no hat) and Memphis players in T206, T210, T211, and T213
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-02-2021, 07:54 AM
bnorth's Avatar
bnorth bnorth is offline
Ben North
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: South Dakota
Posts: 6,904
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by wnp22 View Post
Seems like they’re just doing this to try and regain some of the marketplace from GOAT and StockX. I mean I suppose it’s good their hand was forced and they made a positive change, but with fakes still slipping through the cracks on dedicated sneaker platforms I wonder how effective eBay’s authenticity checks will be. There are some near 1:1 fakes floating around these days.
I have no idea how they would do with the super high end collector stuff. I don't run but like their running shoes because I crushed both of my feet as a teenager and they keep my feet from hurting.

It took 16 days from purchase till they arrived at my house. After buying 2 counterfeit pairs on eBay I think it was worth the wait. Here is a pic of the shoes and the authentication button thingy thy put on them. The button is so if you resell them they are already authenticated. I have no idea when this will become something they will charge for.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg nike.jpg (75.6 KB, 44 views)
File Type: jpg nike1.jpg (75.0 KB, 44 views)
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-02-2021, 04:59 PM
irv's Avatar
irv irv is offline
D@le Irv*n
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Ontario, Canada.
Posts: 5,090
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bnorth View Post
I have no idea how they would do with the super high end collector stuff. I don't run but like their running shoes because I crushed both of my feet as a teenager and they keep my feet from hurting.

It took 16 days from purchase till they arrived at my house. After buying 2 counterfeit pairs on eBay I think it was worth the wait. Here is a pic of the shoes and the authentication button thingy thy put on them. The button is so if you resell them they are already authenticated. I have no idea when this will become something they will charge for.
So the button stays attached to the shoes permanently? If not, couldn't that button be put on a pair of fakes?
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 04-02-2021, 06:20 PM
bnorth's Avatar
bnorth bnorth is offline
Ben North
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: South Dakota
Posts: 6,904
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by irv View Post
So the button stays attached to the shoes permanently? If not, couldn't that button be put on a pair of fakes?
If you are a collector yes you should leave the button thing attached. Not sure how it actually works but it is wire and not string that attaches it to the shoe. I am going to use wire cutters and remove it. I just have not done it yet.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 04-02-2021, 07:50 PM
wnp22's Avatar
wnp22 wnp22 is offline
Nick P.
member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: TN
Posts: 93
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bnorth View Post
I have no idea how they would do with the super high end collector stuff. I don't run but like their running shoes because I crushed both of my feet as a teenager and they keep my feet from hurting.

It took 16 days from purchase till they arrived at my house. After buying 2 counterfeit pairs on eBay I think it was worth the wait. Here is a pic of the shoes and the authentication button thingy thy put on them. The button is so if you resell them they are already authenticated. I have no idea when this will become something they will charge for.
Yeah for things like running shoes and stuff it is a pretty good deal because I doubt the fakes coming out are that comparable to the real things once in hand (granted I'm not that up to date on rep sneakers).

Once you get up into higher end stuff, it's comparable to like trusting PSA not to grade a trimmed card. Yes they catch a bunch, but some slip through the cracks. And if ebay doesn't dedicate the right resources to it, it's gonna be like trusting one of the non-major grading companies not to grade a trimmed card.

Would be a whole lot nicer if people were just honest lol
__________________
Collecting T206 Portraits (no hat) and Memphis players in T206, T210, T211, and T213
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 04-02-2021, 10:29 PM
irv's Avatar
irv irv is offline
D@le Irv*n
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Ontario, Canada.
Posts: 5,090
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bnorth View Post
If you are a collector yes you should leave the button thing attached. Not sure how it actually works but it is wire and not string that attaches it to the shoe. I am going to use wire cutters and remove it. I just have not done it yet.
Ok, got it now, Ben.

Thanks.
Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Authentication Help, Please rmarks Autograph Forum- Primarily Sports 1 12-10-2018 05:28 AM
Introduction of Ebay Authentication D. Bergin Net54baseball Vintage (WWII & Older) Baseball Cards & New Member Introductions 13 01-12-2017 11:42 PM
OT - SGC Authentication... xplainer Net54baseball Vintage (WWII & Older) Baseball Cards & New Member Introductions 5 06-04-2016 12:04 PM
How is this for Authentication? kmac32 Autograph Forum- Primarily Sports 9 02-03-2013 01:38 PM
Need Help with Authentication thezack Net54baseball Vintage (WWII & Older) Baseball Cards & New Member Introductions 13 08-14-2012 07:17 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:14 PM.


ebay GSB