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Real Hermes?

post #1 of 38
Thread Starter 

Ok guys, first post here. I have just recently started upgrading my wardrobe from what I would call "just out of college" to "young professional". I would like to purchase a few Hermes ties, but simply can't swing retail right now. So..I have been doing some searching on Ebay and recently purchased the tie featured in the link below. I wish I had found this forum before, but purchased the tie before doing too much research.

 

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=320733707837&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT#ht_5681wt_1185

 

The question is, did I purchase a fake? The seller seems to have good feedback, but I am having trouble reconciling this tie with a lot of the "spot a fake" guides online. 

 

I would appreciate any help! Thanks!

post #2 of 38
Thread Starter 

any help would be appreciated, thanks!

post #3 of 38
I am no expert, but I think it's fake because of the keeper. Then again maybe the striped ties have a different keeper than the others.

Read this:
http://reviews.ebay.com/The-Hermes-Tie-Fake-Knock-Off-or-Authentic_W0QQugidZ10000000002989634
post #4 of 38
Fake bro. I'm going to go out on a limb too and when the tie is coming from Asia and the seller has dubious feedback you should be careful.
post #5 of 38
File a "not as described" claim and ebay will give you your money back.

I just went through this for some fake software (long story), he seller pretended to be in NY but was actually in China, and the seller was "no longer registered" by the time the box arrived but even still they paid up.

i have a lot of problems with ebay policies but their buyer protection plan does work.
post #6 of 38
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Fake bro. I'm going to go out on a limb too and when the tie is coming from Asia and the seller has dubious feedback you should be careful.

+1... def fake..
post #7 of 38
Don't buy luxury brands from china, thailand, ukraine, etc until or unless you know exactly what you're doing.

That tie is very fake.

EDIT: Though some of that seller's other Hermes ties look almost real (which is not to say I have any faith in their authenticity). I'm glad you picked the one with the obvious BS tags.
post #8 of 38
Super fake. On real Hermes ties, the logo is clearly detailed and not fuzzy like the one in your picture. Also every Hermes tie has a model number.
post #9 of 38
Yeh that's a knock-off. Comes from Bangkok, vendor loves using the 'authentic' word, also this vendor seems to have a lot of Hermes ties, along with much Bulgari, Armani, Lanvin, Dunhill, etc.

teacha.gif Hermes comes from France, not Thailand.
Edited by MikeDT - 8/2/11 at 6:46am
post #10 of 38
Fake.
How's even possible that this guy has 1482 (100%) positive feedback? Can't eBay do anything about it? Or Hermès? It looks like he's been selling these ties for years.
post #11 of 38
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Originally Posted by Galix View Post

Fake.
How's even possible that this guy has 1482 (100%) positive feedback?

Shills, organised crime ring no doubt. Proceeds from these auctions probably goes towards drugs trafficking or something.
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Can't eBay do anything about it?

I don't think Ebay really cares, they get their commission.
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Originally Posted by Galix View Post

Or Hermès?

Good luck to that, this is China and SE Asia.
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Originally Posted by Galix View Post

It looks like he's been selling these ties for years.

Yup.

...and this is why we don't buy a Rolex watch through Ebay.
post #12 of 38
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Originally Posted by Galix View Post

Fake.
How's even possible that this guy has 1482 (100%) positive feedback? Can't eBay do anything about it? Or Hermès? It looks like he's been selling these ties for years.

Possible bait n switch by using false screen names to bid on his own goods to increase his positive feedback. L'ebay is a sham right now. Buyer beware!
post #13 of 38
Very fake, I'm afraid.

If you'd like to avoid paying retial for Hermes ties, there are several sellers here who could cut you a great deal--I'd recommend SpooPoker, to begin!
post #14 of 38
Thread Starter 
First of all, thank you all so mch for your help. This is frustrating but a good learning experience. I will definitely look into purchasing some ties from members of this forum!
post #15 of 38
My recommendation is to use SF for buying Hermes ties. There usually is someone selling a few fairs. I have one that I can't part with. I'm partial to LV ties for some reason, as I love the little diamond pattern. smile.gif
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