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    Honestly with the deep discount offered by many of online retailers, I don't think it is worth the risk of buying from ebay. I know there are some hard to find fragrances out there, but if your patient they usually pop up in the sell/trade forum

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    Quote Originally Posted by gupts View Post
    10 Tester bottles of Chanel Allure Homme Sport, Chance & No. 5.

    I bought them to resell on eBay but it never happened.

    The seller had 800+ feedback, mostly from selling store gift cards. I thought this seller won't sell fakes and therefore went ahead with confidence.

    The package arrived and I realized all were fakes. Filed a case with Paypal. Paypal wanted me to obtain a certificate from Chanel or from Chanel sellers that they were fakes. It was such a ridiculous thing to ask for. Obviously I couldn't get it and I lost the case. I filed a chargeback with my Credit card company but that isn't working either.

    The fakes are of great quality I must say. I am sure that they'd go undetected by a majority of people.

    Just a sad story in the end.
    I succeeded in all Paypal disputes. As long as you sent them back to ebay sellers and submit tracking numbers, Paypal will refund the money back to you. If they don't, file a charge back with your bank card. Make sure you use American Express because AMEX really cares for its customers not like Visa or Mastercard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lingla View Post
    I succeeded in all Paypal disputes. As long as you sent them back to ebay sellers and submit tracking numbers, Paypal will refund the money back to you. If they don't, file a charge back with your bank card. Make sure you use American Express because AMEX really cares for its customers not like Visa or Mastercard.
    Mine was Mastercard and you are right, they didn't give a damn and I lost all my money.

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    Doesn't Ebay own PayPal? I agree that Ebay/PayPal doesn't seem to give a damn when it comes to many disputes like this.

    I purchased YSL l'homme from an Ebay perfume seller with 10,000+ feedback and it was still a fake. The top of the bottle was visibly glued on with some type of epoxy, and the juice smelled like piss.

    After my experience, and reading about other people's experiences, I will NEVER purchase a fragrance from Ebay again. I don't care how much feedback the seller has.

    Furthermore, it seems to be much safer to pay online using your straight-up credit card rather than paying through PayPal. It's easier to dispute a charge if Ebay/PayPal isn't acting as the middle-man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mysticknot View Post
    What gets me is that surely Ebay know by now, that a lot of fragrances sold there are fakes - can't they be more stringent with the rules ?
    Whilst I agree with this sentiment, it is difficult to see much that ebay can do other than ban sellers caught out i.e. after the event. Such selleres are often only found out when someone like the OP, who knows a bit about fragrance, buys from them and this is often only after a long period of selling fakes. Best way round this is to not buy from ebay. I have bought just the once and 'think' I got the real thing (Kenzo pour homme fresh) and paid similar to expected retail price from seller with 100% feedback on 1000s of transactions. Would still feel very uncomfortable buying a high value bottle from such a seller though.

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    Default Re: My First eBay Fake aka That's no Angel!

    Ebay isn't going to stop it because they make a ton of money off of these sellers, and it's so damn hard to regulate. Best thing we can do to protect ourselves is to make informed decisions and, ultimately, take our business elsewhere. The faked-fragrance market is only getting bigger and more lucrative because of companies like Ebay.

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    I still fail to see why people purchase fragrances from Ebay.. There's a very good possibility it's a fake unless it's from a seller with a reputable website such as fragnet. Ebay is really good with clones too.. I've seen pictures of bottles/boxes that look very well done.

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    funny story...i bought A-Men blindly on ebay a few months ago...it was a tester bottle for a seller who had high feedback and guaranteed authenticity. so i sprayed it on my hand and IMMEDIATLY thought it was a fake. it had a nasty, synthetic opening that smelled like fake peppermint to it. i gave it another hour and same thing. then i got home and read all the reviewes and found out thats just how it smells...


    once those tops notes are gone is smells pretty good though...
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    Yep, been there too. Last year I bought a bottle of Green Valley off a guy in Singapore. At best it was tainted, at worst it was fake. It smelled like it was Green Valley with Erolfa added. I returned it but, guess what, no refund.

    Never again. We live and learn!

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    Default Re: My First eBay Fake aka That's no Angel!

    Quote Originally Posted by jcrich View Post
    Yep, been there too. Last year I bought a bottle of Green Valley off a guy in Singapore. At best it was tainted, at worst it was fake. It smelled like it was Green Valley with Erolfa added. I returned it but, guess what, no refund.

    Never again. We live and learn!
    I thought sellers from Singapore had a lot of integrity...most fakers are in the USA or places like Bulgaria, Romania etc...
    .......plus a fake Green Valley? This Creed is not even popular.....I wonder who'd take the pain to imitate this one.

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    You may be right, Gupts. Like I said, possibly it was tainted, but it definitely wasn't good juice. Believe me, I know Green Valley, I've been wearing it for quite a while.
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    Default Re: My First eBay Fake aka That's no Angel!

    Quote Originally Posted by jcrich View Post
    You may be right, Gupts. Like I said, possibly it was tainted, but it definitely wasn't good juice. Believe me, I know Green Valley, I've been wearing it for quite a while.
    Could have been spoilt juice.....I too had bought a bottle of Leonard pour homme from Singapore & realized that the juice had turned.....old stock perhaps.

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    You're probably right, Gupts. The seller had very good feedback, and it was an ex tester. GV is one of my favoutite frags but this one smelled quite salty, not that beautiful fresh opening that I've grown used to.

    To make matters worse, Creed don't sell GV in the UK anymore, so I have to import it now!

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    ^^^^ I just tested Green Valley yesterday and am already on a path to look for a cheapish bottle. It instantly catapulted into my favorite Creeds.
    Yeah, for some reason they withdrew GV from the UK. I wonder why since it is still available on Creeds website outside of the UK.

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    I've established long ago Chanels shouldnt be bought on ebay because my friend bought a fake a few years ago.
    Well nevermind, about the Angel, loungeboy, I'm very sorry about your loss here, if you didn't see the photo of that boy or bottle, you couldnt have known.
    However! If I'd seen this photo you're showing now, it really looks like a fake. First the cellophane, then the box, and most of all the bottle, the liquid is tealish not blue.
    Thank you for the warning tho
    Last time i got my Angel it was from Strawberry, 50ml star, really genuine, but cheaper then here. I certainly wont be ordering from ebay, thank you for the warning
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