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Ebay Polos

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by david135, May 23, 2005.

  1. david135

    david135 Active Member

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    Has anyone had any experience buying Ralph Lauren Polos off of Ebay? Are they fake or from another market? Any input would be greatly appreciated. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws....01&rd=1
     
  2. FFW

    FFW Active Member

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    well he has very bad feedback. I wouldn't do it.
     
  3. david135

    david135 Active Member

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    Thanks fors bringing that up... i forgot to look at his feedback but how is the quality... has anyone bought polos and does anyone know someone who they have in the past did business with...?
     
  4. mink31

    mink31 Well-Known Member

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    One time I bought a "buy it now" RL polo shirt from a seller called "fruit-smoothie." The price looked too good to be true and it certainly was. Needless to say, I could tell that the shirt wasn't authentic without even taking it out of the "authentic" Polo bag. The seller's high (99%) feedback rating deceived me--I guess there are a lot of suckers out there. I would not recommend purchasing Polo RL items from sellers with anything less than 100% positive feedback--the market for fakes is just too great to trust anyone else.
     
  5. mrgoblueguy

    mrgoblueguy Well-Known Member

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    I bought a RL polo shirt from mikecobra 97 and it was fake. It was also the wrong color. He told me he bought a lot of shirts a while back and was having his mom sell them. He was awat at college and had never even seen them. When I askded for a refund he said no because he had gotten the wrong shirts in the lot and was not responsible for the fake and the wrong color.
     
  6. norcaltransplant

    norcaltransplant Well-Known Member

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    How cheap is "too good" of a deal? Buying RL Polos off Ebay is a bad idea considering the number of discounters and retailers that dump Ralph Lauren goods at the end of season. At the RL outlet outside NYC, I've picked up polos that were originally sold at the Mad. Ave. store for $15-20 each, a longsleeve Purple Label polo for $25 (I should have bought them all and flipped them), and one of the classic cotton windbreakers for $25-30.
     
  7. Oddly Familiar

    Oddly Familiar Well-Known Member

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    Go to Express for men. It's the best place to buy polos. If you ever happen to walk past the store and notice a bunch of boxes sitting on tables filled with clothes, run in and dig through them. I bought my favorite shirt there for $4.25.
     
  8. GSH1976

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    I won an auction for 10 Large Blake polos a few months ago.  When I received them I could tell they were fake right away.  They were all enclosed in plastic and had tags, but I have never seen tags like this before.  I tried one on and it was much smaller than it should have been.  I notified the seller and was promptly refunded the purchase price plus shipping.  In the end I was only out the few bucks it cost to ship the shirts back.  

    Two weeks ago I won an auction for a used polo (I thought it was a Curham).  I really don't know why I bid on it in the first place but it was described as being in "very good" condition.  The only picture in the listing was blurry so I took the seller's word for it.  The shirt arrived and it was small, stained, had a hole, and was obviously fake.  The seller has left me positive feedback and I should leave negative feedback but will probably just chalk it up as a learning experience.  This seller has had many auctions but only a few were for clothing which I should have considered.

    By the way, both of the sellers I referred to above have perfect feedback.  I am sure there are many legit sellers of polo merchandise on ebay but you might as well go to one of the discount stores.
     
  9. Material Boy

    Material Boy Well-Known Member

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    I second that.

    There is no reason to buy Polo off Ebay. At department stores around LA, Macys and Robinson May have had sales of Polo shirts that are 75% to 85% off the MSRP, that translates to about $10 -$17 for a Polo shirt.

    I also found good bargain at Polo outlets once in a while: $13 for Purple Label pants, $59 for Polo cashmere sweaters etc.

    Bottom Line: Ebay is not the only source of good deals.
     
  10. mrgoblueguy

    mrgoblueguy Well-Known Member

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    http://www.polo.com/product....lecttop I just found that polo on our clearance rack here for $17.00 plus my 20% discount in my size and XL and XXL. I also found several long sleeve Polo's for a few bucks more. The deals are out there if you look and there is almost no need to buy off ebay. (unless it's for a peach colored one which I can't find cheap in any store.)
     
  11. johnapril

    johnapril Well-Known Member

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    Everyone look to the left. Satan.
     
  12. rootless

    rootless Active Member

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    The hitchikers guide to polo on ebay: Mostly Fake.
     
  13. uslexus

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    I sell on eBay Men's clothing so I'd like to clear up some questions that you may have and make a few corrections to people's thinking on eBay.

    I sell anything I can get my hands on, but mainly sell Ralph Lauren and Lacoste. Is the stuff I sell fake? No. Is it of slightly lesser quality yes, I will get to that.

    Some sellers do sell fake products. Anyone dropshipping large lots out of china, 99% of the time is selling fake goods. How do you protect yourself? I'd say check their return policy. If they say ALL SALES FINAL, then there is probably a reason.
    We offer a Money Back no questions asked policy. For authentic purposes, if you do not think it is Authentic you return the shirt and we refund everything, even shipping and return shipping.

    The shirts I have meet US Standards, however, they are slightly lesser quality due to the fact they are typically overruns or were not able to ship to another country due to import quotas which are rampid in the textile industry.

    Most of my customers find me as one of the top sellers for polos on eBay as far as quality. I have many repeat customers. I would say most of the customers don't care if quality is slightly less because of the money they are saving.

    Personally I do agree, it is almost as cheap to go to discount stores to find the polos.

    Don't give up on eBay Sellers though. Just study them carefully. Pay attention to Return Policies and Feedback. Look at the tags carefully as well.
     

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