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Designer bag on ebay.....

(13 Posts)
butterfliesinmytummy Sun 09-Mar-14 13:55:21

I bought a designer bag on ebay for half its retail price. It's new with tags, got all the holograms etc. seller says it's authentic (of course), unwanted gift. Now I'm worried it's a fake. If it is, what can I do? It should arrive next week..... I'm probably having a wobble as it was expensive.

MissOtisRegretsMadam Sun 09-Mar-14 14:03:57

Did you look at what else they are selling?

buttercrumble Sun 09-Mar-14 14:05:54

Can you link it so that we can see , and also members on the purse forum website could authenticate it for you. I hope it's ok smile

impty Sun 09-Mar-14 14:11:54

I sold two Gucci bags on ebay. I bought them at a Gucci outlet, in a sale a very good price. They were sold twice each and the buyers wobbled and cancelled the sale! I wasn't surprised really, as it probably did seem to good to be true! They were both eventually sold, and I made enough money to pay for my Gucci bag.

I did explain the story though, and I enclosed a copy of the receipt as verification. Although that doesn't really prove much. However, they were real, and they did get a genuine bargain.

butterfliesinmytummy Sun 09-Mar-14 14:12:52

Ok its here. I've wanted one of these for ages and just went for it..... Didn't know about a purse forum, can you link that for me?

Do you think I could take it in to the Chloe shop when it arrives to compare it with their originals? I'm in the US btw.

butterfliesinmytummy Sun 09-Mar-14 14:15:25

Also the seller has been on ebay for 10 years but only sold 19 items, and not bags. Located in California. I did check that out before bidding!

butterfliesinmytummy Sun 09-Mar-14 14:17:27

I know this model of bag well and have seen some shocking replicas online. The proportions seem good and the lines are right. It's been out for over a year now so hoping like impty that it was bought in a sale / discount.

impty Sun 09-Mar-14 14:28:40

Fingers crossed for you...

Yes, I would take it into a shop. In fact can you get Chloe to check the tags/ verify the certificate of authentication for you? Just to put your mind at rest, or to make a ebay case.

Did you pay paypal with a credit card? If there's a problem can you do charge back? (I think that's what it's called in the U.S)

buttercrumble Sun 09-Mar-14 14:32:09

I hope it's a good un , how did you pay? I bought a fake Chloe paddington a few years ago. Luckily the seller refunded the money straight away when I complained , and I just sent the bag back

butterfliesinmytummy Sun 09-Mar-14 14:39:50

Yes I did pay by paypal and have just read that you can open a case with ebay if you have been sold a fake item as something genuine... Fingers crossed!

TacitusMouse Sun 09-Mar-14 15:53:57

If you upload it here (as in photos of it when it comes) they're normally quite good at telling you if it's real too

butterfliesinmytummy Sun 09-Mar-14 17:39:02

Thanks Tacitus, just posted on the purse blog.

Toofattorun Sun 09-Mar-14 18:09:31

You can send all the pics in the world but that would be assuming that the picture of the bag on ebay is your bag.

I bought a Mulberry Roxanne handbag on Ebay uk a couple of years back. It was 550gbp and was second hand. I couldn't believe it when I received a brown large Jiffy envelope with my supposed Mulberry bag inside!?!

Needless to say it was a blatant fake. I was beyond gutted. The photos on the website were obviously not what I received. The bag was flat and plastic and really poorly made. I could've made a better bag myself and I'm no Kirsty Allsop.

I raised a complaint with ebay and they eventually got him to refund me. They also told me to burn the bag but the seller wanted it back so I sent it because he knew my address and I didn't want any trouble.

I will never buy anything expensive from ebay again.

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