The new service requires a “Valet” to do the selling. It also only accepts certain things, and specifically does not accept many other things (see below for details).
While valets are not ‘agents of eBay’, they must qualify, which includes:
- Having a office and/or warehouse in all major US cities/hubs.
- Be capable of listing 3,300 items daily (100,000 monthly is the requirement).
- Be capable of warehousing 84,000 items at any time (21 days worth of listings).
In a funny note, there is a “Drop Off” option, however I was unable to locate any place within 50 miles of either Los Angeles or New York City. After a little record, the only area I was able to locate a drop off was Atlanta, GA 30062.
Items Accepted are as follows:
- Electronics: Smartphones, tablets, laptops.
- New or like-new designer shoes and handbags: Brands like Hugo Boss, Gucci, Nine West, Ralph Lauren
- Antiques and collectibles: Early issues of comics, rare baseball cards, vintage toys
- High-end kitchen appliances: Blenders, mixers, juicers — brands like KitchenAid, Vitamix, and Breville
- Sporting goods: Golf clubs, camping gear, skis
- Musical instruments: Guitars, trumpets, violins
- Automotive parts: Mirrors and racing parts
Items NOT accepted are:
- Clothing: Including baby and kids’ clothing
- Items in poor condition, items worth less than $40: Nothing torn, stained, broken, smelly, not working
- Bulky items, items heavier than 25 lbs: Surfboards, furniture, large garden equipment
- Breakable items: Vases, china, fragile clocks
- Media: DVDs, CDs, magazines, books. (But box sets and collectibles are OK)
- Items that can’t be verified or require a license or code: Gift cards, prepaid phones, coupons, subscriptions, software, computer games
- eBay-prohibited items: Weapons, counterfeit items, alcohol, tobacco, drugs
- High-value items that require authentication: Watches, jewelry, art