Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Tuesday's Rant: Target's Liberty of London already showing up on eBay
Most Tuesdays I take the opportunity to rant about something I do not like about Target… because although I love ‘em to death, they ain’t perfect. Today’s rant is about Target designer merchandise showing up on eBay – at highly inflated prices – before it even debuts in store. Case in point? Numerous Liberty of London for Target items are already for sale on eBay, a week before they hit stores. Which means that either some stores put their goods out early - and shoppers snapped 'em up for resale - or Target employees themselves are stockpiling the merchandise early to sell it on eBay. Either way, it’s WRONG, and it disgusts me.
Ironically, I looked in my blog archives, and I made a similar rant a little over a year ago. At that time, I was upset that my local stores had a scant supply of the Orla Kiely collection, whereas I found many items on eBay being scalped for way over the retail price.