How to Spot a Fake
We’re all out for a good deal; no doubt. Sometimes we want something so badly, like an expensive watch, purse or shoes, that we end up purchasing a fake without even knowing it because our desire for having the object got the best of us, and we couldn’t resist the price. Three luxury items that are consistently knocked off are Rolex watches, Coach handbags and Uggs.
I decided to write this post because I received an email from a Chinese exporter of Uggs boots. He had a nice website that was filled with designer items. I was interested in his Uggs and impressed with his prices. Honestly, I don’t know how to tell the difference between real Uggs and replicas. To me, they looked real.
The pictures were of Uggs with the Uggs authentic looking box and what looked to be a certificate of authenticity. Then I clicked on his FAQ page. That’s where it was stated that his designer items including the Uggs were indeed knockoffs.
Some of us know when we’re buying a fake Rolex watch or a Coach knockoff or fake Uggs. In fact, we go searching for the fake version because after all….who will know? And the price is hard to resist!
Apparently, there are plenty of ways to tell if you’re wearing or carrying a replica Rolex watch, Coach purse or Uggs. So if you aren’t interested in the knockoff version of any of these three luxury items, then you need to become aware of what’s real and what’s fake.
GET EDUCATED ON WHAT’S AUTHENTIC AND WHAT’S A REPLICA
Luckily, there are articles written about how to tell when you’re buying a replica item. There are even different grades of fake items; some fakes are better than others. There are really cheap knockoffs that you can find at flea markets or on busy street corners, and then there are “quality” fakes that are expensive in their own right but harder to tell that they’re replicas.
I have real Coach purses that I purchased from a Coach outlet and I’ve compared them to the replica Coach bags and yes, I can tell the difference but that’s only because I’ve read articles that describe the differences between real Coach purses and fake Coach purses. Otherwise, I wouldn’t have a clue.
Below are three articles that explain the difference between fake Rolex watches, fake Coach purses, and fake Uggs. I wrote the article on the fake Rolex watches. The other two articles were written by eBay sellers that sell authentic Coach purses and real Uggs. Also, if you’re interested in getting a good deal on an authentic Rolex watch, you may want to see what some eBay Powersellers have for sale. I wrote an article, “Best Deals On New and Pre-Owned Rolex Watches From Trusted eBay Powersellers.” In the article, I included information on five eBay Powersellers with eBay stores, fabulous feedback, and a guarantee of carrying only AUTHENTIC Rolex watches.