October 30th, 2010, 04:38 AM #1
Which I am sure a lot of ladies here can relate...
"Have any of your authentic bags been accused & 'authenticated' as a fake by the idiots on a forum?"
I mentioned this because I have two friends that brought a fake after being 'authenticated' by those idiots, sadly neither of them can get their money back.
I also found these articles about cases like this on their advisory blog, Ripoff Report site and the Complaints Board site....how pathetic.
Sorry, I'm just so frustrated about them and wish someone can do something to shut it down!
Last edited by boysRsmelly; October 30th, 2010 at 02:16 PM. Reason: removed identifying information
October 30th, 2010, 07:00 AM #2
I'm sorry about your friends that got stuck with fakes. Where did they buy the bags from? Is there any way they can like...file with their CC to get their money back? Or atleast try to get their money back through the seller?
Also, I'm not really sure how it can be stopped. If I don't know much about a brand, or authenticating, I never put my 2 cents in unless it's an obvious fake and the buyer just has no idea. I think people should do the same, unless they know what they're doing. But then again, I'm sure there are some fake bags that look real in pictures. So maybe it's just an honest mistake?
In the future, just make sure your friends buy from a trusted, authentic seller. Or straight from the store.
October 30th, 2010, 02:06 PM #3
Hi Jess, they each brought their bag from two different seller on ebay, both of the sellers are NOT power seller but do have more than 100 feedbacks, which is very shocking!
They did tried to file a case with paypal, but one of them can't because is more than 45 days, and the other one loose the case, so is really unfortunate.
I wish is honest mistake but you cannot authenticate a bag like how they do it, even name brand store does not allow their staff to authenticate bags or else they will risk of getting fired.
October 30th, 2010, 02:23 PM #4
I am really sorry to hear that this happened to your friends. I wouldn't be too hard on the people who authenticated the items though. Authentication through images over the internet is not exactly a precise science. Sometimes it is very difficult to tell, especially if the person is unfamiliar with a particular style. Even if other people say something is authentic, you are still assuming the risk that the item is just a really good fake if you do decide to buy it. Your best bet is to buy from trusted sellers that have a good track record for selling authentic items. Just because someone has 100+ feedback doesn't necessarily mean anything unless all of that feedback is from authentic designer items that they had sold. I hope your friends will be able to get their money back.
And just a friendly reminder, it is against TBF guidelines to bring other forum drama here (this includes bashing or rude remarks about another forum). I removed the identifying information from your post.
October 30th, 2010, 05:16 PM #5
November 19th, 2010, 03:23 PM #6
Thanks Jess :)
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