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AIBU to tell my DP the bracelet he got me is a fake

(32 Posts)
pizzaqueen Wed 03-Apr-13 12:36:13

My partner bought me a Links London charm bracelet for my 21st birthday, 3 years ago. I absolutely loved it thought at the time it was a very extravagant gift for him.

Since then I've added more charms for my graduation and birth of my son - it has much sentimental value.

One of the charms came loose so I took it to the shop today to have it repaired. The lady said she couldn't find the matching metal and consulted her manager - turns out its a very good fake. I was embarrassed to say the least, she didn't fix it for me but gave me the parts to do it myself as al my charms are real and she felt I was a genuine customer. She was extremely apologetic, it wasn't her fault though! She said they see a lot of fakes and a lot of website online are very convincing that its the real product.

So should I tell DP I know it's a fake? I don't know whether he thinks it is real or deliberately gave me it knowing it wasn't real because he felt he had to get me an extravagant gift.

I'm gutted not because the bracelet is fake but because it now has a lot of sentimental value. I wouldn't care of it was a £20 Argos charm bracelet...it's the thought and sentiment that matters and not it feels tainted.

cumfy Wed 03-Apr-13 14:58:41

You didn't leave the bracelet with them did you ?

MrsLouisTheroux Wed 03-Apr-13 14:59:01

If you have a fake bracelet but real charms aren't you worried the bracelet will break? sad You DH knows where he bought the bracelet from. Ask him.

TheCraicDealer Wed 03-Apr-13 16:45:13

Because they probably only offer to fix their own products that break out of goodwill, cumfy. If they think it's fake it's hardly going to do them any good fixing said bracelet and have another counterfeit product floating about. Fakes reduce the value and desirability of a brand- think Burberry print or Louis Vuitton.

Branleuse Wed 03-Apr-13 16:51:53

what difference does it make if you love the bracelet???

Its just a lovely bracelet that means a great deal to you

pizzaqueen Wed 03-Apr-13 16:53:54

It was a Links London shop I went to so I completely understand why they wouldn't repair it. Counterfeit products damage their image and income.

I still have the bracelet and she gave me the pieces to mend it myself. She also took my name and address, I don't see what she will do with this information though?

McNewPants2013 Wed 03-Apr-13 17:05:48

Don't fakes go green after a while

expatinscotland Wed 03-Apr-13 17:34:50

'Don't fakes go green after a while'

Not necessarily. Shop said it was a good fake. In the future, always buy from a shop or a shop within a reputable department store, like John Lewis.

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