I am a creature of habit. I like my own routine—in fact, I crave it. Vlad constantly gets onto me about how I need to let go a bit, or at least be open to trying something new. Luckily, he always helps me break out of my patterns, and typically I thank him, because it feels good to try something new and succeed. It is the same for me when it comes to shopping: I like going to my usual websites, I like knowing what to expect in my experience, and I like an easy overall transaction. But running this site forces me to look at new avenues and venues, which luckily means I discover great sites like StockX.
We brought you an introduction to the site earlier this summer, and funnily enough, Amanda had used StockX before they ever reached out. On top of that, I had been looking for a pair of sneakers for me and Millie (I know, I’m so extra), as well as sold out, hard-to-find Louis Vuitton x Supreme items, and I was lead to StockX as well. The site is very different from what I am used to using, and like I said, I like knowing exactly what to expect. But when their team reached out and we spent time talking, I learned much more about the buying process and began to appreciate its nuances. I also learned that everything that is sold on StockX is guaranteed authentic and also to be in, at a minimum, excellent condition.
Setting Itself Apart From The Competition
StockX is entirely different from other auction and resale sites you’ve seen or used. There are some common misconceptions (I had them myself), but once I became comfortable with the site, I learned how it works and I find it to be another great venue to look for the bag of your dreams.
One of the cool things about StockX is that though you may see a certain asking price for a bag, you can bid under that price and the seller may accept your bid, and that bag is yours. Just because a price is being asked by a seller, does not mean that’s what the bag will be sold for. Accepting a bid for a listed bag is entirely up to the seller, and you have a real chance to get a deal. The one aspect I think provides the most insight for shoppers and that hasn’t received enough attention is that you can check sales history on that specific bag you’re looking at over time. This gives you the number of sales on StockX of that specific bag, its price premium, and average sale price. This gives you a picture of where a realistic bid on a particular bag might be, and this type of transparency on sale information in one place is uncommon among auction sites. If you look around on StockX, you’ll see there are deals to be had.
And if the bag you’re looking for isn’t available on the site right now, don’t worry. Even if a particular bag doesn’t have any active sellers at the moment, you can still place a bid for it. Doing so lets sellers know there are interested shoppers, which may help coax unlisted pieces out of people’s closets. It’s an added bit of flexibility that only StockX offers, and it’s good for buyers and sellers alike.
We made a quick video to explain some of the aspects of the site’s system that are different when it comes to StockX (I learn by seeing, so we thought it could help others, too). Overall, what you can expect from StockX is an excellent condition bag that has been expertly authenticated. The company firmly stands behind these two things, so if you feel either does not match your expectations, StockX offers buyers a money back guarantee. The structural improvements that the site brings to the pre-owned bag market are a significant boon for both buyers and sellers, and they point toward a future that will provide a better shopping experience for all involved.
If you see something on the site you like (and there’s a lot to like, believe us), you’re in luck—we’ve teamed up with StockX to offer PurseBlog readers 15% off their first purchase with code PURSEBLOG15.