Item appears to be real, but authenticity card fake :s

Fenix

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I never thought I'd be posting one of these myself :huh:

I bid on and won a Dior saddle on ebay, but I havent not paid yet. The seller has 99% positive feedback and was nice and even posted additional pictures on the auction for me. BUT, after the auction ended, I was paranoid and wanted to see the cards- I found it fishy and posted it here, and sure enough, I'm not the only one who thinks the cards are fake :s

My problem is now- I have already won the auction. What do I do? Should I pay up and hope that the bag is as real as it looks? :confused1: Help!
 

mooks

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How could the bag be real and the cards fake, it's gotta be all or nothing. You really should have ascertained all of this before you bid
 

Fenix

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The seller didn't have pictures of the cards on his auction- I only got pics of the cards after the auction ended. All there was were pictures of the bag, which I believed was real. In fact, the bag still looks real to me. The card definitely looks fake to me though.
 

bag-mania

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Does the seller have a return policy if it turns out the bag is a fake? I guess you would also have to decide if you want the authentic (hopefully) bag even if it doesn't have the appropriate cards.

Proceed with caution. :okay:
 

susan-eric

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Check old auctions and make sure that the photos weren't "borrowed" from another listing. This might be a reason why the bag looks real even though the cards (not from the older listing) look fake.
 

UliUli

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Also, some sellers seem to think that authenticity cards (ANY authenticity cards) lend credibility to the listing. I see it a lot with chloe auctions. Real bags but wrong authenticity cards. I would def. raise this issue with the seller before paying. Good luck!
 
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I love it when a seller lists a Coach bag and says is real because it has the creed patch inside with a serial number! DUH! The patch can be crooked, misprinted, and the bag the ugliest thing you've ever laid eyes on, but with that patch its real! :nogood:
 

Fenix

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Ive emailed him and he said he'll check with his wife, whose bag it is. No reply yet.
 

ItsMyWorld

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Does the seller have a return policy if it turns out the bag is a fake? I guess you would also have to decide if you want the authentic (hopefully) bag even if it doesn't have the appropriate cards.

Proceed with caution. :okay:
Even if they have a "money back" return policy, just realize that some sellers still won't honor it. I bought from a seller a few years ago who had 99.9% feedback, all looked good and she sent me a fake LV bag. I contacted her immidiately, told her it was a fake and that I wanted my money back. She said okay. I sent it off that day with tracking and everything, she got it and then stopped responding to emails.

It was only after I had my cousin who is an attorney send her a letter saying that I woudl be bringing legal action against her if she didn't comply. She then sent a cashier check for half of what I'd paid. Anyway, I never got the rest of the money from her. I am always skeptical of sellers and their refund policies.