I completely agree with you. In fact, the only online purchase of a fragrance where I received a counterfeit was Amazon. Years ago I purchased a bottle of 212 from that website and it was a fake. Amazon is good, however, at accepting returns. So usually you will not have a problem with that. Usually prior to purchasing anything at Amazon that is not being sold to you directly from Amazon, will list the seller's name and reputation. I look into the seller's rating and purchase history in order to avoid any future mistakes.