How to avoid fake / counterfeit designer eyewear.
Read this guide so you don't get ripped off with cheap fake eyewear. How do you know if you are buying genuine designer goods? Learn how to check for fakes so you have confidence when buying.
Appearance of item
Most designer frames are expensive due to the level of detail incorporated into the design. We have found that fake goods manufacturers cut corners on the detail as this is too hard and expensive to copy.
1. If there are no photos provided, email the seller to request, buying blind is the worst scenario.
2. If the frame picture is blurred or incomplete, this will not allow you to check for detail in the frame.
3. Compare the pictures to the manufacturers website or compare to other glasses websites.
4. Some sellers copy item pictures from other genuine sellers, look out for this.
The Item description
The item description is a good indicator for genuine selling points of the product.
1. Genuine designer frames are more expensive than standard, is the price too good to be true?.
2. A warrany usually indicates genuine manufacturer aftersales service.
3. Seller's usually provide a 'money back guarantee' to back their claims of authenticity, is this available?
4. Do the frames come with the manufacturers designer case and branded cloth?
5. If size measurements have been provided, compare these to the manufactuers measurements.
The Seller's location
Without offending the geniune traders, over 80% of fake eyewear originates from the far east. There are 100's of fake Prada, Dior, Chanel and more frames on sale right now. How do we know this?
1. Price is too good to be true and much lower than the normal price.
2. Combine low price with shipping from China or Singapore etc.
3. The seller has many different designer brands at very low prices.
The Seller's reputation
It is a very common mistake for buyers not to check the seller's feedback for previous customers comments. This facility provides the best possible indication as to weather the seller has sold authentic designer frames.
1. Check customer comments for any mention of missing items or poor quailty product.
2. Is this seller selling a pair of glasses as a one off or is it their main line of business?
3. Always check the seller's replies to any negative feedback comments from unhappy customers.
4. Genuine sellers will efficiently answer all email and phone questions, so contact first.
We hope this guide has provided you with a better insight into the world of buying eyewear. If you found it helpful, please vote 'yes' below.
Designer Eyewear 4u Team