30 Nov eBay Opens Its First Drive-Thru ‘Authentication Station’ In LA
eBay has converted a gas station in East Hollywood into a drive-thru ‘Authentication Station’ – offering customers a socially-distanced way to evaluate and sell sneakers, watches and collectibles, without leaving their vehicles.
The Authentication Station comes on the heels of the launch of eBay’s Authenticity Guarantee, a recent offering that uses independent experts to vet and verify product labels through a thorough inspection. Its third-party authentication partner, Sneaker Con, and top eBay sellers will also inspect every item and advise the value on the open market.
Authenticity Guarantee is currently available for sneakers and watches, two of the marketplace’s largest and most popular luxury categories.
“The community response to authentication on eBay has been incredible, and we wanted to find a way to bring this to life ahead of the holiday shopping season,” said Tirath Kamdar, GM, Luxury, eBay North America. “eBay’s first Authentication Station gives attendees a look under the hood and follows a simple formula: get your item evaluated by experts, find out what it’s worth and fill-up your pockets, all while staying in your car.”
eBay’s Authentication Station located at 4450 Beverly Blvd. will be open free of charge from November 19-21. Appointments are not required.