The difference between the tow terms counterfeit and replica is easily confused..Take sunglasses for example. Replica sunglasses, also known as designer-inspired, are styles that resemble top name brand designer sunglasses. For those who love high style but live on real-world budgets, replicas are an affordable alternative to their pricier counterparts. Counterfeits may claim to be the discount or overstocked designer glasses, Price is a pretty good indicator here — if the seller is advertising $20 Prada sunglasses, you can be sure that they are not really Prada, but an illegal knockoff.
Buying Designer-Inspired Eyewear Online
* Make sure there is adequate, easily available contact information such as a physical address, toll free phone number, and e-mail address. Call or e-mail to test for responsiveness from customer service.
* Check customer reviews of the company or company’s products on sites like epinions.
* Cross reference the company with consumer groups like Consumer Reports and the Better Business Bureau.
* Check the company’s return policy in case the replicas are not what you ordered, different than what was shown on the web, or don’t fit properly.