It seems that dunhill wallets on ebay are going extremely cheap. Â Was wondering if anyone knows if they are authentic? Â Or has had any experience with them.
I'd be very cautious. Â There are certain brands that seem to be favorites of the counterfeiters, and Dunhill is one of them. Tiffany & Co. is another. Â Tiffany actually conducted its own sting operation, the results of which led to Tiffany filing suit against eBay itself for its alleged role in contributing to the infringement of the Tiffany trademark. Â Here's an excerpt from the USA Today article
reporting the filing of the lawsuit: "Tiffany had two employees work full-time policing the site and forced the shutdown of about 19,000 auction sites on eBay, he said. This year, Tiffany randomly bought silver "Tiffany" jewelry on eBay and found that 73% of it was counterfeit, 5% of it was genuine and the rest was promoted as "Tiffany-like" but not promoted as genuine." I got stung on a "Dunhill" purchase from a seller who, at the time, had 100% feedback and an address in the United States (as opposed to China or other havens for counterfeiters). Â I bought a wallet that looked quite authentic on eBay, but when I received and examined it the wallet was clearly a fake. Â It had an almost plastic-like appearance. Â The seller tacitly confirmed my suspicions when I challenged him on the wallet's authenticity and he responded with (paraphrasing) "I bought a large lot of items from an online outlet and they represented to me that everything in the lot was authentic." Â For that reason I simply won't buy Dunhill from eBay auctions.