I am an avid ebayer & my special interest lies in Ray Ban Sunglasses. Everyday, more then 1000 Ray Ban sunglasses are listed. The key to spot the fake starts from the sellers feedback. If you notice any negative feedback then it is highly advisable to check what the negative feedback was for. If the feedback was concerned with fake or duplicate copies of Ray Ban or any past scams - AVOID the SELLER!
Other Tips to identify fake Ray Ban Sunglasses
1. Ray Ban Aviators are always sold in their black leather case. The fake ones would have red borders or the inside will be red in colour. Red colour anywhere in the case means its 100% fake.
2. The aviators never come in a big case or a hard case so a sure fake if advertised such!
3. The etching under the nose bridge is the most geniune proof of any Ray Ban aviators. Only if it is a vintage Ray Ban Aviator, would it say 'B&L USA RAY BAN' but all the new Ray Ban would just say have the size of the rayban mentioned for example 'Ray Ban 58-14'. Most fake Ray Ban's never have this or if it's a good replica then it would most probably have the etching in the wrong place or say something to do with B&L!
4. Only Ray Ban's sold in the USA tend to have a badge which is attached to a string. In the USA, this badge is black in colour, not the WHITE/RED badge that is otherwise usually advertised! Never buy the Ray Ban's if the listing shows a WHITE/RED badge. Sure fake.
5. Beware of sellers from Malaysia or other parts of Asia as they are 100% selling the fake Ray Ban's.
6. Ray Ban has no association with the colour RED in it's packaging so avoid sellers who advertise the same.
7. Ray Ban grey cloth is widely replicated & so is the small instruction booklet. There have been instances where the grey box of the Ray Ban has also been known to be replicated! So never bother about these three objects as they are insignificant proof of authentic Ray Ban Sunglasses.
8. Last buy only from sellers who share the pictures of the Ray Ban there are selling & if there are aviators then demand for the picture of the etching under the nose bridge. Any seller advertsing a picture which is not of the original sunglasses can be a potential con! Don't get impressed by any listing that talks less about the actual product & more about the HISTORY of Ray BAN's. This is just a way of distracting buyers.
I was once a victim too :( & hence hope educate other buyers now. Hope this helps :)