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    Default What do you do with all your fakes?

    I'm sure many of us have been in a situation where the low price of a bottle on eBay was too tempting to resist. Unfortunately, many of us have also realized that you get what you paid for...
    So, what do you all do with your fakes?
    Personally, I contact the company, get a refund, and they generally ask me to keep the bottle and not leave negative feedback.

    I use my fakes for:
    Room sprays, gym scents (they are usually watered down and perfect for the gym), or decoration. I have a bottle of D&G The One, Le Male, and Code sitting in front of me, all fakes. Their authentic counterparts are sitting in my drawer.

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    Default Re: What do you do with all your fakes?

    I have one, a "Chanel" Allure Homme. I occasionally wear it along with genuine Allure Homme Aftershave.
    Actually it's a pretty decent copy...

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    The Only fake I have ever purchased was a little over one month ago on ebay. It was a fake bottle of Bleu de Chanel. The seller wanted for me to mail the bottle back for a refund but once I contacted ebay disputes and paypal, the game was over. He immediately issued a refund without requesting the bottle. I guess he wanted the bottle back to sell it to some other sucker. I was not going to allow that to happen. I guess the fake is good to spray on the rug and furniture.

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    Have never purchased a fake.
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    Default Re: What do you do with all your fakes?

    I have never bought a fake either.
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    Default Re: What do you do with all your fakes?

    Quote Originally Posted by senore01 View Post
    the fake is good to spray on the rug and furniture.
    Is it going to destroy your rug and furniture? I wouldn't do it on mine.

    Nope, Haven't had any fakes just yet....Knock Knock

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    Never bought a fake, that I know of.

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    Default Re: What do you do with all your fakes?

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeJ View Post
    I'm sure many of us have been in a situation where the low price of a bottle on eBay was too tempting to resist. Unfortunately, many of us have also realized that you get what you paid for...
    So, what do you all do with your fakes?
    Personally, I contact the company, get a refund, and they generally ask me to keep the bottle and not leave negative feedback.

    I use my fakes for:
    Room sprays, gym scents (they are usually watered down and perfect for the gym), or decoration. I have a bottle of D&G The One, Le Male, and Code sitting in front of me, all fakes. Their authentic counterparts are sitting in my drawer.

    I think if you have been on the receiving end of that many fakes you have far greater issues to attend to than room sprays, gym scents and decoration. lol ;')

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    Default Re: What do you do with all your fakes?

    Quote Originally Posted by senore01 View Post
    The Only fake I have ever purchased was a little over one month ago on ebay. It was a fake bottle of Bleu de Chanel. The seller wanted for me to mail the bottle back for a refund but once I contacted ebay disputes and paypal, the game was over. He immediately issued a refund without requesting the bottle. I guess he wanted the bottle back to sell it to some other sucker. I was not going to allow that to happen. I guess the fake is good to spray on the rug and furniture.
    The exact same thing happened to me about 6 months ago with a bottle of Bleu de Chanel (probably the same seller; from Hungary I recall). He insisted it wasn't a fake, but the signs were all there as plain as the nose on my face! As soon as I contacted PayPal I was issued a refund in about a week or so. In 15 or so years of collecting this is the only fake I have ever bought (that I'm aware of). Although I haven't sprayed it since the first time, I guess I'll use it up as a bathroom spray or something.
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    Armani Prive' Bois d'Encens, Ermenegildo Zegna Indonesian Oud, Essenza de Zegna, Amouage Beloved Man, Fahrenheit Le Parfum, Dior La Collection Couturier Vetiver, and Rasikh Syed Junaid Alam.
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    Default Re: What do you do with all your fakes?

    Don't have any fakes in my collection thankfully.

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    Default Re: What do you do with all your fakes?

    I have ALWAYS (100%) received a FULL Refund from the Seller or Ebay directly. I even open a dispute with my credit card company so, the funds are suspended from PayPal. Two layers of protection.

    Fakes are a disgrace to the world of fragrance. I have reported them to Ebay and have helped shut sellers down who sell them.

    It, to me, is a matter of principle - not just getting a full refund, which I get any way.

    Cheers.

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    Interesting responses. I'm surprised, and glad that most of you here are playing is safe.
    Senore, I do the same. The fake Le Male actually smells nice and is a rather relaxing scent. I spray it around my bedroom before calling it a night.
    Bleu is a widely faked fragrance though. It's such a shame.
    Unfortunately, Neal, I have terrible luck with eBay and fragrances. Fortunately I've received a full refund on every fake so far.

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    Default Re: What do you do with all your fakes?

    The moment I removed the cap from the bottle of bleu, I knew it was a fake. It was not magnetic. Bleu de Chanel has a magnetic cap.

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    That's one of the things I love about Chanel bottles. Most counterfeiters don't bother trying to copy the cap. And even if they do copy the magnet idea as well, you can tell the difference.
    Too bad the price just kills it for me.

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    Default Re: What do you do with all your fakes?

    The only fake scent I ever got was Bleu De Chanel (unboxed)...I sent it back for replacement and I recd. another fake one but this time it was with box...sent it back again and got the refund :-)
    I've learnt to stay away from those alluring prices on ebay :-)

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    I actually got traded a fake here at BN once - two years ago in fact.

    The trader - as much as I could tell - was unaware and when I showed them the pics, he was apologetic and told me not to worry about my trade as he sent first because he had no feedback yet. Anyway, I use that as a freshener in my garage.
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    Default Re: What do you do with all your fakes?

    Fortunately I've never purchased any fakes on eBay. The only problems i've ever had were purchasing a used bottle of Polo Crest years ago that had gone bad and a vintage bottle of Drakar Noir that arrived empty. Both sellers ended up giving refunds without me having to return the bottles.
    I don't have a signature fragrance. My signature changes a little bit every day, why shouldn't my fragrance?
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    I didn't realize so many people actually purchased fragrances through ebay.

    If I bought a fake, I doubt I would use it as an air freshner - I don't even want fake air freshner (and if I can't trust the ingredients, I sure wouldn't spray it all over my room!)
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    Default Re: What do you do with all your fakes?

    I rarely buy from ebay, and then only from a couple of trusted sellers I have done business with before. Never purchased any fakes. If something looks too good to be true, it invariably is - avoid.
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    Default Re: What do you do with all your fakes?

    I am seldom tempted by cheap prices on eBay or anywhere else. I only buy pre-loved fragrances from eBay, especially if the current batch has been badly reformulated. I believe genuine stuff can be had at a bargain too; you just need to search a little bit harder.

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    Why on Earth are people buying stuff on eBay?

    It's like a huge car boot sale open to all sorts of chancers and duckers and divers, and little wonder that the place is snided with moody gear.

    My advice would be to give your head a wobble and chalk it up to experience. Buy cheap, buy twice.

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    Didn't encounter a fake perfume yet, only stuff that had gone off. In either case I'd return the item. If they'd ask me to keep it, I'd probably chuck it or, if it smells ok, use it/give it to someone who wants it.

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    I've learned my lesson with Ebay. I never purchased anything from there till I got into fragrance. Of four purchased two have been good and two have been very unsatisfactory. The average person is unprincipled and dishonest.

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    I've learned my lesson with Ebay. I never purchased anything from there till I got into fragrance. Of four purchased two have been good and two have been very unsatisfactory. The average person is unprincipled and dishonest.

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    I don't have any
    For good, anatomic reasons, scent fosters memory more readily than any other sense.

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    Luckily I never bought a fake either.

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    Default Re: What do you do with all your fakes?

    I pee in them.

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    Default Re: What do you do with all your fakes?

    Until proven otherwise, I don't know to own any fakes, thus no need to know what to do with them.

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    Default Re: What do you do with all your fakes?

    Use them as a nice looking paper weight.
    Pass it off as genuine to someone you do not like.

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    Ebay is for suckas!
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