eBay Find?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by kronik, Oct 5, 2006.

  1. EL72

    EL72 Senior member

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    We shall see! [​IMG]

    I figure it's gotta be worth the shot.


    Yes, it's authentic. I have seen white label Belvest too before - perhaps it's more widely available in Europe. I don't believe there is a market for counterfeit Belvests anyway.

    Good buy JS. Let me know if it doesn't fit...[​IMG]
     


  2. chorse123

    chorse123 Senior member

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    This suit just arrived and I am fairly certain it's a fake Belvest. Fused, cheap wool, not at all like the Belvest I've seen.

    So what do I do?
     


  3. rssmsvc

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    Fused ? Could you send me some pics. Never heard of a fused Belvest ever, and it was white label correct ?
     


  4. rssmsvc

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    Maybe take a pic and send it to Belvest directly and ask them, but I don't think they make any fused items.
     


  5. texas_jack

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    Oh great, I bought one of the top coats. I haven't recieved it yet but if you got a fake suit I am probably going to get a fake top coat.
     


  6. chorse123

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    Yeah, there is no question it's a fake. Cheap shoddy construction. No production labels even close to Belvest's.

    The overcoat may end up being a better deal, even if it is fake, but still.

    So do I contact the seller first, or put in a claim through paypal?
     


  7. lawyerdad

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    Yeah, there is no question it's a fake. Cheap shoddy construction. No production labels even close to Belvest's.

    The overcoat may end up being a better deal, even if it is fake, but still.

    So do I contact the seller first, or put in a claim through paypal?

    I'd make sure you stay on top of paypal's timing requirements but contact the seller first. He could agree to give a refund. Or, alternatively, he could try to give you some bs explanation. In the process of doing so, he could well end up saying something stupid and demonstrably false that would only help your case with paypal. I don't see much downside in contacting him - at the very least, you may get a preview of what his story is going to be.
     


  8. texas_jack

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    I don't know. This will be the first burn for me on ebay. I suppose you ask the seller for a refund, if they say no you go to ebay.
     


  9. rssmsvc

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    I would #1 Contact Belvest and see if they respond , #2 Contact the seller #3 Issue a paypal dispute.

    Is the suit above the one you think is fake ?
     


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  11. rssmsvc

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    Nothing from the pics I can tell it is fake. If you were close I could feel it and tell you, I have about 30 to 36 belvest items so I know their stuff pretty well.

    Did you do the pinch test to tell it was canvassed ?

    I am wondering if it was a factory over run or something, it boggles the mind who would try and fake a belvest and then sell it at 100.00USD
     


  12. rssmsvc

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    Do you have a pic of the inside pocket with the manufacturer detail ?
     


  13. chorse123

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    I did the pinch test, and it is totally fused. The characteristic Belvest label, this one, is nowhere to be found. Instead there is a tiny materials tag, with no information on the manufacture. The Belvest label is similar to this but is more crude, and is sewn on with four stitches instead of stitched around the label. And the lining is not the Belvest lining, like this.
     


  14. EL72

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    Wow, sorry to hear that chorse. I feel bad since I posted saying I didn't think the coat was fake. Who fakes Belvest for cryin' out loud?

    I would try to get a refund from the seller first and failing that, file a claim through paypal. I hope it works out.
     


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    I would read feedback comments next time before I make a purchase. I don't speak Italian, but words like "...NO ORIGINALE..." and "...FALSO..." are pretty internationally understood.
     


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