ebay's High Prices for SOLD OUT Taco Bell Clothing Line
Want to get your hands on the new Taco Bell x Forever 21 clothing line? Well only few items are left without paying triple the price.
As we've covered in previous articles, the clothing line went public October 11, 2017 and most items sold out within the first 3 days. Forever 21 lets users sign up for email notifications if items come back in stock, or if you're impatient you can find these items online for a premium. Using ebay we found an average markup of 245% in 8 items (328% on the 3 men's attire). A good chunk of those are up for bidding instead of outright buying which if you're the only bidder you could get for a more discounted 200% markup instead of 300%.
We looked at both men's and women's attire but since men's was first to sell out and makes up over half of what has been sold on ebay so far, here is a detailed report of what we found on ebay for these 3 items;
First we have the Men's Anorak Jacket. This jacket was one of the first items to sell out and is $29.90 on the Forever 21 website.
ebay SOLD items: Makes up 25% of SOLD TbellxF21 line averaging $66 per jacket.
ebay ON SALE items: Makes up 15% of current items on sale in the line averaging $82 per jacket.
This is a 274% markup.
Second we have the Men's Print Hoodie. This hoodie soon followed the jacket to sell out and is $24.90 on the Forever 21 website.
ebay SOLD items: Makes up 10% of SOLD TbellxF21 line averaging $80 per hoodie.
ebay ON SALE items: Makes up 26% of current items on sale in the line averaging $81 per hoodie.
This is a 325% markup.
Third we have the Men's Patch Sweatshirt. This sweatshirt is only $17.90 on the Forever 21 website.
ebay SOLD items: Makes up 17% of SOLD TbellxF21 line averaging $55 per sweatshirt.
ebay ON SALE items: Makes up 4% of current items on sale in the line averaging $69 per sweatshirt.
This is a 385% markup.
Considering 2 sold out items in the women's line have already come back for more I wouldn't face those high prices quite yet. We do know these are limited-time but have high hopes of there being a full restock just in time for the holiday season.
You can find the full clothing line on Forever 21's website here.