eBay for noobz?

    eBay for noobz?

    post #1 of 11
    Thread Starter 
    So how can I tell what's real vs what's fake? Any trusted sellers out there you vets can clue us into or are willing to recommend?

    I'm wanting to buy either some Platinum Egoiste or Bleu, but the prices on eFlay are all over the place for the same size bottles. It's actually quite ridiculous.

    Any pointers on things to look for in general would be greatly appreciated. I typically use fragrancenet, but it doesn't seem to carry any Chanel products at all... boo! Any other discount sites you know of that might?

    Thanks again and as always, you guys 'n' gals rock!
    post #2 of 11

    when it comes to chanel's get the used bottles

    post #3 of 11
    Thread Starter 
    Can you explain why and what you mean by used bottles?
    post #4 of 11
    Thread Starter 
    Or what about Amazon, any fake experiences there? I don't mind paying the higher prices, but even that isn't a guaranty for the real deal...
    post #5 of 11

    not the brand new bottle listed for.99 cents. I have 20 of them!!!

    their are plenty sellers that are reputable that offer from different houses 99% full bottles listed as used. these sellers have great feedback and are not selling from new York. stay away from new York sellers. it is bootleg state!!

    post #6 of 11
    When it comes to Chanel you might as well buy from retailers like sephora, Nordstrom, Macy's, etc. Pricing is consistent and they will take it back even if you try it but don't like it. Chanel has tight distribution so you can basically forget about discounts on current products. Btw, bleu is a great fragrance. Also...wore it yesterday and smelled it on my t-shirt 24+ hours later.
    post #7 of 11

    I wouldn't trust eBay for such popular items...at least with Bleu...Platinum Egoiste, maybe if the seller had a good rating. Either way, you can easily get your money back with eBay/PayPal buyer protection. To be honest, I'd just go to your local discount store or department store for both of these. If you're looking in the exclusifs line and such...then check eBay, used bottles as Tony stated are usually a good deal. I pointed one Basenoter to a bottle of 4.5oz Chanel Sycomore 50% full for $110...great deals can be found, as can scams. I find the scams are usually limited to super popular fragrances like Bleu de Chanel...Acqua di Gio...Armani Code etc.

    post #8 of 11
    I have bought from EBAY for years...Someone else said it- put the name of your fragrance in search. Then click the USED box on the left, it will only show bottles that have been used. Nobody is going to fake a fragrance then sell it for less b/c it was used. Sometimes people squirt something once and don't like it so they sell it cheap on EBAY. Also, put the word "tester" in the search. Again most of the fakes are fake juice, fake bottle, fake box.
    post #9 of 11

    I've been an ebay hound for fragrances for awhile...IMO I'd say a large majority of what is available from US sellers is LEGIT. The fake fragrance on ebay hype is largely a myth and just gets in some folks' heads, especially when blind buying or buying a tester (which doesn't have the pretty/sparkling packaging). Its harder to find the fake fragrances on ebay than the real ones.

     

    Not too many large scale sellers on ebay are putting out faux fragrances because they'll just get negative feedback and never be able to sell anything else. The best + safest way to do it is to buy from a "top rated seller". They usually have a little gold icon on the main search/listing page or something like that.

    post #10 of 11
    True...Fake frags are sold to tourists on the streets of large cities...Impulse buy, never see the seller again, shipped over by the crate from China.
    post #11 of 11
    It's never a sure thing with Ebay, but if you stay away from the most popular selling items where there is a greater chance for buying a potential fake, you should be OK.
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    7/25/13 at 9:54am

    BeyondTheBox said:



    So how can I tell what's real vs what's fake? Any trusted sellers out there you vets can clue us into or are willing to recommend?

    I'm wanting to buy either some Platinum Egoiste or Bleu, but the prices on eFlay are all over the place for the same size bottles. It's actually quite ridiculous.

    Any pointers on things to look for in general would be greatly appreciated. I typically use fragrancenet, but it doesn't seem to carry any Chanel products at all... boo! Any other discount sites you know of that might?

    Thanks again and as always, you guys 'n' gals rock!

    7/25/13 at 12:30pm

    Tony T said:



    when it comes to chanel's get the used bottles

    7/25/13 at 12:34pm

    BeyondTheBox said:



    Can you explain why and what you mean by used bottles?

    7/25/13 at 12:45pm

    BeyondTheBox said:



    Or what about Amazon, any fake experiences there? I don't mind paying the higher prices, but even that isn't a guaranty for the real deal...

    7/25/13 at 1:39pm

    Tony T said:



    not the brand new bottle listed for.99 cents. I have 20 of them!!!

    their are plenty sellers that are reputable that offer from different houses 99% full bottles listed as used. these sellers have great feedback and are not selling from new York. stay away from new York sellers. it is bootleg state!!

    7/25/13 at 1:47pm

    bbfan said:



    When it comes to Chanel you might as well buy from retailers like sephora, Nordstrom, Macy's, etc. Pricing is consistent and they will take it back even if you try it but don't like it. Chanel has tight distribution so you can basically forget about discounts on current products. Btw, bleu is a great fragrance. Also...wore it yesterday and smelled it on my t-shirt 24+ hours later.

    7/25/13 at 2:08pm

    rynegne said:



    I wouldn't trust eBay for such popular items...at least with Bleu...Platinum Egoiste, maybe if the seller had a good rating. Either way, you can easily get your money back with eBay/PayPal buyer protection. To be honest, I'd just go to your local discount store or department store for both of these. If you're looking in the exclusifs line and such...then check eBay, used bottles as Tony stated are usually a good deal. I pointed one Basenoter to a bottle of 4.5oz Chanel Sycomore 50% full for $110...great deals can be found, as can scams. I find the scams are usually limited to super popular fragrances like Bleu de Chanel...Acqua di Gio...Armani Code etc.

    7/26/13 at 3:41am

    Possum-Pie said:



    I have bought from EBAY for years...Someone else said it- put the name of your fragrance in search. Then click the USED box on the left, it will only show bottles that have been used. Nobody is going to fake a fragrance then sell it for less b/c it was used. Sometimes people squirt something once and don't like it so they sell it cheap on EBAY. Also, put the word "tester" in the search. Again most of the fakes are fake juice, fake bottle, fake box.

    7/26/13 at 5:08am

    misc802 said:



    I've been an ebay hound for fragrances for awhile...IMO I'd say a large majority of what is available from US sellers is LEGIT. The fake fragrance on ebay hype is largely a myth and just gets in some folks' heads, especially when blind buying or buying a tester (which doesn't have the pretty/sparkling packaging). Its harder to find the fake fragrances on ebay than the real ones.

     

    Not too many large scale sellers on ebay are putting out faux fragrances because they'll just get negative feedback and never be able to sell anything else. The best + safest way to do it is to buy from a "top rated seller". They usually have a little gold icon on the main search/listing page or something like that.

    7/26/13 at 5:19am

    Possum-Pie said:



    True...Fake frags are sold to tourists on the streets of large cities...Impulse buy, never see the seller again, shipped over by the crate from China.

    7/26/13 at 11:31pm

    hednic said:



    It's never a sure thing with Ebay, but if you stay away from the most popular selling items where there is a greater chance for buying a potential fake, you should be OK.