Ebay To Host In-Person Events To Authenticate Collectibles

As the popularity of collectible items continues to rise, eBay will be hosting events to authenticate items on-site in various U.S. cities, including sought-out items like high-end watches, shoes and trading cards, the company announced on Wednesday. Customers will be given an estimation of their product’s worth and the option to sell it on eBay. The company jumpstarted the event series in Atlanta on Friday and Saturday, to be followed by events in Seattle, Las Vegas, Nashville, Tennessee and Austin, Texas in the coming weeks. EBay will add more categories to its Authenticity Guarantee program in the next few months, per the announcement. EBay is also tapping into celebrities and athletes to showcase their collections. Basketball player Trae Young featured his new and vintage luxury watches, including from the likes of Rolex, Cartier, Hublot and Tissot, during the Atlanta event, the company said. Read more at Retail Dive.