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    Default Think I got ripped off on EBay

    I bought what I thought was an authentic Coach hobo, Janice's Legacy.

    However, it arrived in the pale beige bag, with "Coach" on it.

    The tag on the outside is raised. However, the Coach info on the inside of the bag is not sewn on, rather it is imprinted. It is on the middle divider, not on the front or the back of the inside. It does have a "No" with the three letters, followed by a hyphen and then the 9550.

    I am concerned it's fake because of (a) the bag, and (b) the imprint, rather than the sewn tag stating it's a coach bag.

    Does this sound real or fake?

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    Default Re: Think I got ripped off on EBay

    Ouch! Sounds like a fake to me. Can you take pictures and post them? A serial number typically begins with No, then there are 4 digits, a dash, and then 4 more digits. The last 4 digits are actually the style number of the bag.
    Last edited by boysRsmelly; January 6th, 2007 at 05:05 PM.

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    Default Re: Think I got ripped off on EBay

    I'll try to take some pictures in tomorrow and then post them.

    Thanks.

    I feel really bad about this.

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    Default Re: Think I got ripped off on EBay

    Is this the bag?

    The classic styles do have the creed stamped on the inside (not sewn on a patch), plus I think some of the older serial numbers (REALLY old) have 3 digits and then 4 digits... but some of the other factors you are describing seem suspicious. Does the dust cover look like the fake ones shown on this page?
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    Ah! Finally found a pic of that style's creed:
    http://i3.ebayimg.com/03/i/07/f4/03/c1_1_sbl.JPG
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    Default Re: Think I got ripped off on EBay

    Yes! That's the bag. And the creed is stamped on the inside. I actually was looking at this article earlier, and unfortunately, the dust bag, is one that is shown as fake!

    I am going to try to see if I can find the ykk on the zipper.

    Thank you for helping.

    I still feel like an idiot. I got caught up in the frenzy of ebay bidding. When I checked the seller's feedback originally, she had a 100% feedback score.

    Now that I go back to check, I see that a lot of that feedback is really from her buying, not all from selling.

    I am a virgin ebayer and that sure hurt me!

    There's still hope if I can find the ykk.

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    Default Re: Think I got ripped off on EBay

    Do you know where its located on the zipper pull?... here, let me find an old pic from one of my auctions:

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    Default Re: Think I got ripped off on EBay

    I just checked, and compared my zipper to your picture. That sure is where the ykk is.

    One of the articles I read stated t hat this would be authentic.

    What's going on?

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    Default Re: Think I got ripped off on EBay

    So it does have a YKK zipper? Hmm... this is a toughie. Why would you have a real bag with a fake dust cover?

    Anyone else with any ideas?

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    Oh, I just saw your note about the creed. Mine does look like that, but instead of having
    No xxxx-xxxx, mine has No xxx-xxxx.

    I have to say again, thank you for caring and taking the time to help me out. Whether this is authentic or fake, I truly appreciate all your help!

    Thanks.


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    Default Re: Think I got ripped off on EBay

    Not a problem!
    Hey, I just thought of something. Is this a used bag or a new bag? Like I mentioned before, Coach did use 3 digits plus 4 digits... but it was a LONG time ago. I wonder if a classic style is kept for a very long time (manufactured for a long time I mean) if the serial number will stay the same that entire time. Hmm...

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    Default Re: Think I got ripped off on EBay

    Yes, it is a used bag and was listed as such. It was described as being in wonderful condition, and it really is.

    What got me doubting was the dust bag and the creed.

    But maybe I'm wrong and it is Coach all the way?

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    Default Re: Think I got ripped off on EBay

    Yes, your description of the dust cover has me worried. But if it is a used bag, there's no tellin how old it really is. It is possible it has one of the old serial numbers that starts with only 3 digits (this is from the 70's I think). I may have jumped to gun saying its a fake... I was under the assumption it was a new bag. I guess all I can say it get some pics of it on here so everyone can have a look. We'll be able to tell if its real if the pics are detailed enough.

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    Default Re: Think I got ripped off on EBay

    Thanks again! Will get some pictures together tomorrow and hopefully we'll be able to solve this!

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    Default Re: Think I got ripped off on EBay

    Oh i'm so sorry about your problem... i'll cross my fingers for you and hope your bag is real... gosh I hate fakes... and next time you decide to buy on ebay... don't hesitate and ask one of us bloggers.... we are sure to know... the YKK zipper should be on an athentic bag... which yours has, right? But I wonder why you would get a fake dustbag w/ your bag??? hmm.... Best thing to do is post Pics. ASAP!!!! Did the seller have some return policy or something??

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