The problem with "retail scalping" – and why it may be cheaper to save up for real Missoni than buy its Target line on eBay

Retail scalping, and why it may be cheaper to save up for real Missoni than buy its Target line on eBay

7:36 PM on 14th October 2011

On target: Scalpers aim for items that are instantly recognisable as a designer brand - such as Missoni

On target: Scalpers aim for items that are instantly recognisable as a designer brand – such as Missoni”s zig-zags – and that have limited availability

30,000 and counting: Within hours of Missoni for Target

30,000 and counting: Within hours of Missoni for Target”s launch, eBay was flooded with pieces from the collection at much higher prices than those at the store. Retail scalping is a growing international trend