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Louis Vuitton Quality - After 3 Weeks use.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by J888www, May 29, 2012.

  1. J888www

    J888www Active Member

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    Louis Vuitton : Quality of Material and Client Service and they do NOT provide a 'guarantee' !!!

    If you do not wish your Loved-Ones or friends becoming disappointed, alert them of the details.

    This was purchased from The Peninsula Hotel, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong S.A.R.
    Having used a LV Billfold (£205 current Retail Price) with 9 Credit Card slots for 3 Weeks, I discovered that the interior material was not of leather (canvas covered with synthetic material) because the it started to flake off.
    Contacted LV Client Service and was advised to return the product to LV New Bond Street, London with a letter and receipt........I was expecting a reply with a quote for estimated cost of repair.
    One Week later, there was NO acknowledgement of the item having been received, so contacted the London branch and requested reply. Still no email acknowledgement, so once again contacted LV (Client Service) but still no email response.
    Couple of days passed and received the item, returned with a letter of explanation........................


    Here's a transcript if communication from LV New Bond Street, London.

    "I acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 18th of May in which you expressed your dissatisfaction with the state of your wallet." (LIES, there was no such reply.)

    "Firstly, I would like to thank you for your comments. Indeed, we attach great importance to your remarks, and we strive to take account of every one of them so we can offer you an excellent level of service, in line with your expectations. (Thank you for your cash, now do not bother us; not my expectation of quality of service.)

    "Our products are made of the highest specifications and should, given sufficient care and attention, provide you with many years of pleasure." (LIES, it's not made of REAL leather, this synthetic material is low cost and deteriorates quickly, I only had 3 Weeks of pleasure not years.)

    "Whilst we do not provide a 'guarantee' for our products, we have always honoured a replacement or refund for merchandise showing a manufacturing defect, on the very rare occasions that this occurs." (NB: NB: They do NOT provide any form of 'guarantee' and you are disillusioned into believing otherwise.)

    "We are sorry for any disappointment this cause, but hope this letter clarifies Louis Vuitton's policy in this matter. (Thank you for your cash, do not bother us, we do not wish to know.)

    "blah, blah, blah We hope to have the pleasure of your custom again very soon in our store." (Purchase more low quality LV products, it is definitely unlikely to happen.)

    Signed
    Ingrid Lecha
    Acting Operations Manager
    Louis Vuitton Maison New Bond Street


    ........but, but, but where's my quotation of estimated costs of repair ??? Do I have NO OPTIONS to repair at cost ???
    Contacted LV Client Service to inquire as to why I was not informed of any options of repair and met with further NO REPLY.

    Seems Louis Vuitton are inclined to treat their customers with disdain.


    Here are some pictures of the defective product (as NEW).

    http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.365783210150774.83198.100001572947454&type=3&l=2d1e5d8b0a
    Louis Vuitton Quality - After 3 Weeks usage. (4 photos)
    Imitation Leather, synthetic material on canvas, this is what Louis Vuitton call "highest specifications" luxury goods.
    No TYVM LV.

    NB: I specifically informed them that this item has sentimental value, a gift from my them girl-friend who became my wife and now......................sent in the billfold for inspection with regard to have it repaired at my own cost if necessary and wondering as to why they came to the conclusion that I requested a refund or replacement. I had wished to keep that specific item, not a replacement, you cannot replace memories. The item had sweet sentimental value but this episode with LV Client Service had turn the sweetness to being sour.
     
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  2. hermes man

    hermes man Senior member

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    is it made in france or spain?

    i cant imagine the one which made in france would have poor quality
     
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  3. J888www

    J888www Active Member

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    It is Made in France, as shown in the photos. The people in Hong Kong are very particular as to the origin of Manufacture. LV is from France and they would not purchase if they see it stamped Made in Spain.
    The exterior is of very good quality, I had the same model prior to this purchased gift, but the interior is another standard.

    Commented on LV Facebook page and within one minute, my constructive criticism was deleted.............LV's IT Department seems in constant alertness, they only want nice comments so it is not impartial.
    Shame that LV's Manufacture and Client Service departments are not of the same standard as their IT department.
     


  4. Viral

    Viral Senior member

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    dude............many LV items are in fact canvas, and most people are aware of this at the time of purchase.

    I would just get a refund and buy another piece.........could be that you just got a bad sample.
     


  5. Makoto Chan

    Makoto Chan Senior member

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    Hey man,

    It seems like you're really upset. You bought something that was probably expensive, and definitely had a reputation you believed in, but the product didn't live up to your expectations.

    I don't think it's fair to call these "LIES." Did she state in the letter that the wallet is made entirely of leather? If so, you're right, that is a LIE! But I don't think that she did.

    Wasn't this a pretty polite letter? Mistakes happen. It sounds like they're replacing it, even though there's no stated guarantee. That's nice of them.

    You're a real lucky customer!
     


  6. davesmith

    davesmith Affiliate Vendor

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    Are you sure it's real?
     


  7. gyasih

    gyasih Senior member

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    If it's only been three weeks, they will replace it. As others have said, most LV is canvas.
     


  8. pabloj

    pabloj Senior member

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    It would be good to know what one is purchasing, canvas (toile) is a mark of Louis Vuitton products.
    This doesn't mean it should fall apart in a few weeks but ...

    AFAIK the same is true for Goyard and Moynat
     


  9. bourbonbasted

    bourbonbasted Cyber Eliitist

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    FWIW I have had a leather LV wallet for the past 7 years. It's the only wallet I've used since I bought it. I treat it like crap and rarely clean it. It's still in unbelievably good shape and has an incredible patina.

    It's very possible you got a defective product. Far less so that I bought the only quality wallet they've ever made.
     


  10. HughJ

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    There is no difference. Add USA to that list.

    OP, sorry to hear about your poor experience with their customer service. I have a wallet that keeps taking a beating after 13 years with no maintenance whatsoever. This was from the Taiga line, which is yours?
     


  11. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Boxercise Toughguy

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    This would never have occurred if the wallet were deerskin.
     


  12. sinnedk

    sinnedk Senior member

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    i get the sentimental part, but why not get the same exact wallet just new? i
     


  13. NORE

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    :lol:
     
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  14. SirGrotius

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    I'm going to second the guy who's asking if you're sure it's a real LV wallet. I have a few of their products including a wallet (in Utah Leather) and have had nothing even close to what you're experiencing. The canvas is classic for LV (my wife has a few bags) and it does not look like what you're describing.

    That said, I have seen fake LV wallets in the past, and they do look like what's going on there. I'm not accusing you, but you might want to double check the authenticity so you do not find yourself out any more cash.
     


  15. gyasih

    gyasih Senior member

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    That was my first thought, but assumed the OP purchased it from LV.
     


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