Buying Luxury Items Online – Things You Need to Know
Accessories Online? Some Things that You Need to Know
Are you considering looking online for luxury accessories such as handbags, cases, purses, wallets, watches or other prestige fashion items like Louis Vuitton accessories? There are many different sites offering these things for sale, and all of them are purporting to be reputable and authentic. However, not everyone operating an online shop is completely honest and scrupulous. Use the following tips to help you choose the right seller and ensure that you are purchasing nothing but the finest authentic luxury items.
Check Their Reputation
You can go about this in a variety of ways. How long have they been operating for? Is the sellers website detailed, informative and well presented and easy to navigate? Have any of your friends, family or colleagues had experience shopping with them or know people who have? Get researching, ask around on social media and be informed. Often the answer to most questions about online shopping can be right under your nose, you just need to ask!
Give Them a Call on the Phone
Scam websites or other dodgy operators often have no phone number listed, and rely solely on email and other digital forms of communication to operate. This makes it more difficult to trace or investigate in the unfortunate case of fraud. You should call up the seller and ask some questions about their business, their products and their experience. They should sound confident, knowledgeable and professional and be ready to assist you with your enquiry – and they should also be able to answer any questions you have without hesitation.
Do They Offer Independent Authenticity Testing and Certificates?
Buyers and sellers of genuine authentic vintage luxury items such as Louis Vuitton bags and luggage should be able to prove that their stock is authentic, and have this independently verified. If a seller is unable to offer a certificate of authentication then you should take your enquiry to someone who can! This is one way to separate the wheat from the chaff when shopping for luxury accessories online.
Exactly How Do They Want You to Pay?
You want to be able to pay either via your credit or debit card, or using PayPal.
Financial institutions have very good fraud protection and fund reclamation services to help protect you from online scams or dodgy purchases. Consumer Affairs can also provide advice on this as well.
PayPal also has very good built in buyer protection aspects to their service – they are a safe and secure method of payment used almost universally online.
If the seller is requesting a direct debit transfer, money order or any other obscure, unsecure method of payment then you should be very cautious before proceeding.
Harrington and Co has a range of authentic luxury items and accessories. Feel free to have a browse of our catalogue at your own leisure. We’re happy to answer any enquiry that you may have.