When you see a blatant fake


May 12, 2010
on eBay, Bonanzle, etc., what do you do? I have been writing the seller's here and there and letting them know their item is fake. I just wrote a seller of a fake Alma (little plastic tag hanging off it and all) but I doubt they will stop their auction. I hate the thought of a gullable non-informed bidder getting a fake. Especially when the seller guarantees authenticity. I direct them towards this site to have it authenticated because I am sure they don't believe me. Ugh! It's so frustrating and I can't stop them all and I can report them but unless eBay has someone on staff who authenticates LV, how can they know it's fake if the seller says otherwise? It drives me nuts and that's not a very long drive lol :wacko:


Carter and Evan too!
Jan 12, 2007
Writing the seller is almost definately useless. 9 times out of 10 they know that their item is fake, they're just trying to pass it off as real.

The thing is, there will always be fakes. Is it right? No. But it WILL happen sadly.


Jul 20, 2009
From what I can tell we can't get the buyers info. It's partly mark with stars **. Does this change after the auction has ended? i would love to get to them before it ends.

You can get the buyer's info after they have left FB. I have written to several buyers letting them know of the fakes they have purchased. I always direct them to tPF to verify the bags.

Some are very grateful of the email