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Since I’m international (Norway) and find it very hard to get my hands on MAC, for instance, I have purchased makeup off eBay several times. I have done thorough research before doing so, to be sure that they were sellers with good reputation and actually known for selling authentic items.

I have been known to on occasion. You can find great deals there, but I do my research before I buy. If the item I want is commonly counterfeited then I just wont risk it.

I do. If you know what you’re doing, check feedback, use PayPal and are quick to respond to any problems, it’s pretty safe and saves you a lot.

I’d never buy a product I was totally unfamiliar with there, though – I want to have seen a genuine one so I can compare.

I’ve found a very good US-based retailer with the entire NARS range on ebay, who I’ve purchased from several times now, since I’m a NARS fanatic and the brand is ridiculously over-priced here in Australia.

On occasion, but only for LE items that are brand-new and no longer sold in regular retailers, and only from e-Bay sellers I know are reliable. I’ve actually gotten some nice items that way that I wouldn’t be able to find elsewhere!

Usually, though, I prefer regular retailers.

I have in the past. The products have to be listed as new or NIB new in box. I always ask questions prior to bidding. I wouldn’t recommend purchasing used makeup from ebay or at all for that matter for sanitation purposes. But I suppose that’s what alcohol and the UV light device are for.

Yes, sometimes. I have purchased makeup brushes (MAC, Chanel, Trish McEvoy, Nars) and I saved a lot of money with that. Otherwise, I tend to look for discounts or clearance in known retailers (Douglas, Marianoud, House of Beauty in my country). Last year one of them had a clearance of 70% and I bought lots of Dior and Chanel stuff. However,if I really want something I would pay full price.

I bought Bobbi Brown brushes from eBay before, and I am certain they are fake because I compared them with the real brushes. Feedbacks really dont count because that seller has close to 100% positive feedback.
After that, I never risked it anymore. Id rather go to the store and be absolutely sure Im getting what I paid for!

No, I do not. I am concerned if anyone has used the items or if it will cause a bad reaction to my skin. I have to be at the dept.store to make sure the items match also. Sometimes the items are old and the seller is not sure if the product is still good to use.

I don’t usually buy off eBay but I’ll do it once in a while. Like this week I reallllly wanted hyper real pressed powder and that’s the only place I could find it.

I did several times actually. All my La Prairie products are from Ebay – here in the Sephora they are almost double the price so, I don’t want to spend so much money knowing that in the other countries they are cheaper. I usually buy from internet something that I’ve tried before and it was bought from beauty shop.

Yes I have been buying Beauty products from Ebay for years now and I have only had 2 bad experiences. One in getting the color promised and the other the woman was selling used products as new. Its because of people like that they changed the feedback system. If you told the truth about them they would lie about you. Many people would be afraid to tell the truth because of retaliaton. I know its not fair to the honest ones but now it is safer to buy on Ebay because they cant retaliate anymore. So now people will give honest feedback without fear. And you will know to STAY AWAY from those sellers.

I’m far too scared to do this. Lol. I really think it’s a matter of whether or not you trust a 3rd party. There are so many brands out there and colours constantly being repromoted that I reassure myself I’ll be able to get something at least similar to the products I’ve missed out on.

no e-bays or auction sites for me, they feel so insecure and probably will end up buying fake products…

I order from Strawberrynet.com though 🙂 super fast arrival

Not as often as I used to…have a couple that are reputable and sell authentic product. I don’t recommend it though…got burned more times than not! Just not worth it.

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