Websites such as eBay offer empty Tiffany blue boxes for sale on their sites that are often counterfeit knockoffs.
The famous blue boxes of Tiffany & Co. are in high demand in the auction market. According to press reports, the boxes can cost between $10 to $30 on auction websites. Quartz interviewed one seller of empty boxes who stated that his empty Tiffany box had 13 bids on it. The final price of the box was sold for $15.50.
Another purchase on eBay found a set of six empty blue boxes, two gift bags and four white satin ribbons from Tiffany sold for $95.
According to eBay, selling a box from a retailer without an acutal product is not allowed.
Tiffany & Co. stated that the blue box is a registered trademark, and that many of the boxes offered for sale are fakes.
Source: Antonia Massa, “Tiffany’s blue boxes are red hot on the black market,” Quartz, February 6, 2014.