How to Spot Counterfeit Handbags in Online Auctions Like Ebay
Counterfeit designer bags are everywhere you look. Ebay is one of the most popular online auctions to view and buy such bags. The buyer is usually unaware that they are buying a counterfeit designer bag. The descriptions all say 'authentic' with lots of legit looking photos and the whole nine yards, when in fact they are selling fake bags such as Gucci, Prada, Fendi, Coach, and more. Don't let the photos of the authenticity cards fool you, or even listings that show the actual receipts, as those are counterfeit as well. If a designer bag cost $1800 new, and you see it in auction or on a website for sale for $400, then you are usually looking at a counterfeit designer bag.
Let's talk about Fendi for an example. Only websites and stores that are authorized by Fendi, can sell them. Authentic Fendi bags will not be 'on sale' for 70% off. You cannot buy them from street vendors, flea markets, gray market, wholesale, and the like. They only sell to the public for 'retail cost', period. Fendi does not put cheap plastic on the handles nor put those 'yellow Fendi hang tags' on their bags that you see so much on ebay. Those are replica Fendi bags. Be very cautious of sellers in online auctions that will not give you the Fendi serial number nor have it in their auctions. If they give it to you, check it out on google. The Fendi Serial number is approx 16 numbers and letters long. If you see websites that have to be translated when you look up the serial number, then it is a counterfeit Fendi bag. If you see the starting bid is quite low compared to retail cost and the seller has no 'reserve amount' set or has the auction set to 'private'...DO NOT BID.
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