“Did you see my bag? Did you see my bag? It’s on eBay, and it’s overpriced…”
BTS‘s new “Artist-Made Collection” is selling out faster than fans can add it to their carts, but not everyone buying this merch is an ARMY.
For this collection, each BTS member personally designed his own merchandise with his personal taste and ARMY in mind. V, for instance, chose to make his sold-out MUTE Boston bag medium rather large, knowing a large bag would be cumbersome for fans to carry.
The official pre-order release for V’s merch took place on January 11 at 11 AM KST. Within seconds, V’s MUTE bag and brooch set sold out. Now, those sold-out items are being listed for exorbitant prices on resale sites likes eBay, despite the fact that Weverse has not yet shipped the items.
As many fans have pointed out, eBay does not allow sellers to list items that are not in their possession. Even so, resellers are offering BTS’s “Artist-Made Collection” items for more than double their original price.
Having items in an inventory or having an existing agreement with a third party to fulfill the delivery of the item under the terms of the listing.
— eBay’s policy
ARMYs are now expressing their frustration, reporting eBay listings, and reaching out to HYBE in the hopes that more will be done to prevent “merch scalpers” from purchasing items meant for fans.
@HYBE_MERCH @bts_bighit You really need to start offering codes to “verified fans” on special merch releases. I don’t mind losing out to ARMY but seeing resale sites & eBay selling your merch for 4Xs the price is a hard pill to swallow. There’s definitely bot behavior going on.
— sue⁷ ⟭⟬ ⟬⟭💜 (Luvurself) (@smclmly) January 11, 2022
I’ll be honest, I think someone is scamming the Weverse shop. I’ve been on eBay and I saw people selling the wind chime for $400+….. some bots or scammers are buying these and reselling the merch.
— ⟭⟬B-ChimChim D3&4 PTD LA⟬⟭⁷🐋💜 (@ForeverPurple23) January 11, 2022
I just know that 50% of the people who got the bag are eBay resellers with bots who pull shit like this. pic.twitter.com/p17uSwPtNi
— Post PTD LA⁷ sadness missing BTS and Yoongi 😖 (@gayoongi) January 11, 2022
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