Users like you can add images, links and other relevant information about this topic.
posted: Oct. 3, 2006 @ 6:44a
Quick Summary is created and edited by users like you... Add FAQ's, Links and other Relevant Information by clicking the edit button in the lower right hand corner of this message.
Click to copy code and go to .
posted: Oct. 3, 2006 @ 8:26a
If you're selling on eBay it shouldn't drop the value of the item. Just take good pictures without showing the removed UPC. It also helps to put "upc removed for rebate purposes" in small print.
If you're selling locally, buyers might question if it's stolen or not.
Senior Member - 2K
posted: Oct. 3, 2006 @ 10:32a
I tend to get a lot of questions at the WesT End Sidewalk Sale about whether items are refurbished and why are UPCs removed. Also, tons of people with no manners decide it is OK to open boxes without asking.
Senior Member - 3K
posted: Oct. 3, 2006 @ 10:44a
Ditto. Won't/shouldn't decrease the value at all.
People who buy on eBay aren't interested in UPCs/rebates.
posted: Oct. 3, 2006 @ 1:38p
In my opinion, mutilating the packaging always reduces the value of a supposedly new item, if only marginally. However, if you're up front about it, a lot of folks will gloss over the information; these folks will complain once they receive the item.
posted: Oct. 3, 2006 @ 3:53p
I disclose it in the item description: "UPC removed for promotional purposes." Never had a problem.
posted: Oct. 4, 2006 @ 8:42a
This question has been posted a few times and comes up often especially with hot deals that have a good resale value after MIR & Coupons.
The truth is that there is no clear cut answer to this question because many consider the item after removing the UPC as "Brand New" and many don't. The way I see it is that if I did not open up the item I am selling (not the box) and have not used the item then the item is new. Removing the UPC is no different then buying a retail item with a dent in the packaging. The difference is that in many cases you can request from the retailer that the price be reduced but on eBay I just make sure that I clearly state that the UPC has been removed if the buyer is purchasing with the intent of gifting it to someone.
Strictly talking about price, I don’t think that is affected on eBay.
Lastly the issue with warranty is also talked about and the truth is that removing the UPC does not void the warranty in most cases. That being said most of the items bought on eBay are not really eligible for Manufacture warranty since they do not belong to the “Original Purchaser” and are not accompanied by the original receipt for warranty claims. To avoid yourself the troubles of facing this issue clearly state that fact in your T&C’s.
Claiming insurance on items is where I think it gets a bit shaky. For example you bought software for $175 and after MIR it was Free. You sold it for $150 and the item got lost. How does the claim process work in this case? I have had the case got both ways in two instances (1 was a laptop) and FedEx for 1 claim paid me the value of the item sold for which was more then the purchase value. YMMV
Disclaimer: By providing links to other sites, FatWallet.com does not guarantee, approve or endorse the information or products available at these sites, nor does a link indicate any association with or endorsement by the linked site to FatWallet.com.
Members of our community may attach files to a post in accordance with the User Agreement. FatWallet is not responsible for the content, accuracy, completeness or validity of any information contained in any attached file. Files have *not* been scanned for viruses. Be especially wary of Excel files which may contain malicious content.
Earn Cash Back while you shop - just 3 simple steps.
1. Sign Up so we know who to pay! (It's FREE.)
2. Shop through FatWallet for deals from your favorite stores. Your online purchases earn Cash Back that builds in your FatWallet account.
3. Get Paid by requesting a payment via check or PayPal.
FatWallet coupons help you save more when shopping online. Use our Coupons Search to browse coupons and offers from thousands of stores, gathered into one convenient location.
As part of our FatWallet Community, you can share deals with almost a million shoppers in our forums. Forum content is generated by consumers for consumers. Share deals, money-saving tips, and more. It's FREE, fun, and addicting.
Our customer experience team is here around the clock - real people ready to assist.