Online Tips To Avoid Designer Knock-Offs

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How do I make sure the designer sunglasses I buy online are real?

Online Tips To Avoid Designer Knock-Offs

EyeSave Tip: These days, it's easy to find designer knock-off sunglasses. You can find fake Prada sunglasses and replica Christian Dior sunglasses for sale on the sidewalk. You can even find them at small boutique stores. Sure, if you want to spend less money, these places are easy to find in real life. But if you want the genuine article, it's easy to go to the mall knowing that you're getting designer sunglasses from reputable retailers. However, what if you want to take advantage of the convenience of online shopping? How can you be sure that you're buying genuine name-brand sunglasses online?

It's a lot harder to tell that an item is fake online, especially if it is listed on Ebay. Look for words in the listing that may clue you in. The word "auth" instead of "authentic" may be a good tip-off. The buy-it-now price can also be a clue – if the price is 95% off the retailer price, then chances are the deal is too good to be true and the sunglasses are fake.

So what else can you do? Buy from reputable online sunglasses retailers. Make sure that they guarantee the original manufacturer's warranty. Check to see they have been the subject of positive press articles. When all is said and done, check the return policy. If returns are allowed, then more than likely the online retailer is on the up-and-up.

So when you're seeking authentic sunglasses online, use these tips to make sure you're getting what you pay for.



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