WIW2U.com has just released the latest statistics for one of their newer services, the Opinion of Authenticity. This service allows customers to get an expert?s opinion regarding the authenticity of an item up for sale on eBay.
The expert provides their comments and chooses one of the three following options
The item is:
probably not authentic
definitely not authentic
Here are 3 examples of items within these three categories
Using a sample of 500 Opinions of Authenticity done for customers on items on eBay, it is interesting to note the overall percentages of the 3 different choices.
Probably Authentic- 33 items = 7%
Probably Not Authentic-101 items = 20%
Definitely Not Authentic- 366 items = 73%
It must be understood that many times, when a customer requests an Opinion of Authenticity, they already have some doubt in their minds regarding the genuineness of a listing, however, it is staggering to see the percentages stack up day after day.
We will continue to post statistics as this service continues to grow and a larger sampling becomes available.
For more detailed information regarding the Opinion of Authenticity or to see all of the WIW2U Group's services visit www.wiw2u.com
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