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To think I have been conned!

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Fiona4545 Fri 06-Nov-15 11:12:14

I brought some (very cheap) Ralph Lauren clothing from a website that said it was an outlet. I paid then on my statement it shows as Beijing and I have had no shipping info (only ordered 40 hours ago). I had a confirmation email from some place called "win". Have I been stupidly conned?!

Madlizzy Fri 06-Nov-15 11:14:34

Probably. If you paid by credit card, you'll have some protection

Mooey89 Fri 06-Nov-15 11:16:52


BugritAndTidyup Fri 06-Nov-15 11:18:37

I think the clue is in the fact that the clothing was very cheap. You may very well get something but it will almost certainly be fake.

OldBeanbagz Fri 06-Nov-15 11:23:01

You've almost certainly been conned. It happened to me when my sister sent me a link for a couple of Hollister things my nephew wanted.

Shipped from China, cheap items but really bad fakes sad

I just chalked it up to experience but reading the first reply above, maybe i should have talked to my credit card company.

SantasLittleMonkeyButler Fri 06-Nov-15 11:24:35

Was it via a specific website, or a shop on eBay?

I ask because there's lots of this on eBay now - the details say UK Seller & then your parcel arrives from China & isn't what you're expecting at all.

Unfortunately I'd expect to receive fakes - and probably not even good quality ones. I'm afraid the old advice "if something seems too good to be true it probably is" really does apply to buying stuff online.

Mynameismummy Fri 06-Nov-15 11:33:51

I had a similar experience with some jewellery - the credit card company sorted it all out for me in a matter of weeks. Definitely worth calling them.

AttilaTheMeerkat Fri 06-Nov-15 11:38:19

I would call the credit card company.

You have been conned I am sorry to say.

AnnaMarlowe Fri 06-Nov-15 11:45:23

Yes, this happened to me (not designer goods but an online boutique pretending to be someone else) package came from Chuna, no return address.

My credit card company are dealing with it for me.

ConstanceMarkYaBitch Fri 06-Nov-15 11:50:37

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ConstanceMarkYaBitch Fri 06-Nov-15 11:52:08

Post the website link and we might be able to be more specific.

DoctorFunkenstein Fri 06-Nov-15 11:56:18

Constance, leave off will you?

Plenty of people have fallen into this trap. You are victim blaming. I have no idea why you would do that.

DoctorFunkenstein Fri 06-Nov-15 11:57:13

To be clear: she didn't know it was counterfeit.

The website presumably didn't state that it was counterfeit.

Had it done so, you would have a point.

ConstanceMarkYaBitch Fri 06-Nov-15 12:33:23

Victim blaming? That is really insulting to the proper use of that term. hmm

You can't con an honest person. If you are ordering "designer gear" for a fraction of the real price its either counterfeit or stolen. Everyone knows that, of course she knew it was counterfeit.

ConstanceMarkYaBitch Fri 06-Nov-15 12:34:55

And to be clear, you have no way of knowing from the OP if she knew or thought it was counterfeit or not.

SootyShearwater Fri 06-Nov-15 13:01:24

And nor do you Constance. You know no more than anyone else in this - the only person who knows is the OP and perhaps benefit of the doubt applies here?

DoctorFunkenstein Fri 06-Nov-15 13:05:28

Bullshit. Absolute tosh. Are you one of those goady f*ckers?

ConstanceMarkYaBitch Fri 06-Nov-15 13:19:46

Nope, I'm one of those realistic fuckers, thanks.

If you're buying Ralph Lauren for peanuts its fake. If you don't know that, you shouldn't be allowed online alone.

DoctorFunkenstein Fri 06-Nov-15 13:21:45

Clearly pointless arguing with you.

DingleberryDip Fri 06-Nov-15 13:22:41

'And its bought, by the way.'

And it's 'it's' by the way.

ConstanceMarkYaBitch Fri 06-Nov-15 13:22:58

So it is. Well done you.

DoctorFunkenstein Fri 06-Nov-15 13:24:49

'You can't con an honest person'


Trying to find a bargain is considered dishonest, yes? I ordered a baby carrier once from a Chinese website, which I didn't realise was Chinese in my post baby sleepless haze.

I realised about ten minutes later but it was too late by then. Cue a prolonged bank assisted endeavour to retrieve my outlay.

I was just trying to save money. And naive, and unfortunate. Now of course I am wiser.

You cannot reasonably call stupidity or naivety 'dishonesty'. And plenty of people might not know the true cost of designer brands.

Pootles2010 Fri 06-Nov-15 13:25:17

Well depends how cheap it was Constance - there's an outlet near us that does cheap ralph lauren stuff, along with loads of other stuff - all real. Plenty of folk buy it, then sell it on ebay at a small profit.

Loula117 Fri 06-Nov-15 13:26:39

If she knew it was fake, why is she asking whether she's been conned?

OP said she thought it was an outlet. TK Maxx is an outlet - if I bought very reduced items there, I would assume they were real, just discounted. I am very wary of online sites like she presumably used, but that doesn't mean she was knowingly buying fakes!

You'll be warier next time OP, and yes speak to your credit card company.

TheSilveryPussycat Fri 06-Nov-15 13:26:43

I'm with constance

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