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In the days preceding this year’s Academy Awards, celebs and award nominees gathered at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles for the ultra-exclusive GBK Brand Bar Pre-Oscar Luxury Lounge sponsored by eBay. As part of the coveted gift package at the annual Pre- Oscar Luxury Lounge & GBK brand bar, eBay offered various luxury goods available on the platform from well-respected watch brands including Oris, Montblanc, and Tag Heuer. In addition to timepieces, eBay gifted Balenciaga backpacks, Saint Laurent clutches, and Bottega Veneta handbags. All items in the gift package were authenticated through eBay’s expanding Authenticity Guarantee service.
Introduced in late 2020, eBay’s Authenticity Guarantee stipulates that wristwatches purchased at a price of $2,000 and higher will be verified by a third-party authenticator prior to delivery to the buyer. In addition to vetting an item’s authenticity, eBay’s Authenticity Guarantee ensures that the item matches the description and condition in which it was presented on the listing. In short, it’s somewhat of a game-changer, as it offers buyers an added layer of confidence when buying pre-owned luxury goods online.
Gift recipients at this year’s Pre-Oscar Luxury Lounge included stars like Oscar-winner Ariana Debose (Westside Story) Anthony Anderson (Blackish), Wilmer Valderrama (Encanto), Ashley Greene (Twilight), Eric Roberts (The Righteous Gemstones), and many others. In addition to gifting luxury goodies, eBay also used this event and its platform to contribute support to Ukraine. Guests of the special event were invited to participate in a private retail activation and personalized closet clean-out program in support of the American Red Cross to benefit Ukraine.
With a 27-year heritage in high-value goods, eBay is widely known as the original luxury enthusiast marketplace. Connecting more than 147 million buyers and 17 million sellers from across the globe, the platform stands alone as the largest online marketplace in the world for pre-owned luxury goods. As eBay has now established itself as an important fixture in the luxury commerce space, the company is always looking for new ways to connect with its communities through physical events and luxury lifestyle experiences.
In addition to its hosting of the Pre-Oscar Luxury Lounge, eBay recently hosted its first eBay Watch Club event in Los Angeles. On the invite list were watch sellers and enthusiasts, and of course, some truly “wow-factor” watches. The event brought together coveted and celebrated Submariners, Serpentis, and Premières interspersed with more rare and avant-garde fare like the Girard-Perregaux Tourbillon Bi-Axial Titanium DLC, of which only eight exist in the world.
With a colossal inventory and a bevy of buyer and seller protections to make high end transactions online more seamless, eBay has no doubt established itself as the preeminent marketplace for pre-owned luxury items. Moreover, it’s exciting to see the company expand its reach by hosting events and engaging with the luxury community on a more grassroots level. Browse eBay’s selection of featured wristwatches here. To learn more about eBay’s Authenticity Guarantee, follow this link.Sponsored Posts are a form of advertising that allows sponsors to share useful news, messages, and offers to aBlogtoWatch readers in a way traditional display advertising is often not best suited to. All Sponsored Posts are subject to editorial guidelines with the intent that they offer readers useful news, promotions, or stories. The viewpoints and opinions expressed in Sponsored Posts are those of the advertiser and not necessarily those of aBlogtoWatch or its writers.