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How To Spot Counterfeit Goods

Keep your money where it belongs!

The problem with having luxury brands and goods is that not everyone can afford it and that facilitates the production of counterfeit goods. Counterfeit goods are sold and marketed on the brand value. Naturally, it is easy to fall prey to scams that hand you counterfeit goods even though you pay a high price for them. You need to be alert about a lot of things to be able to spot counterfeit goods from a distance. Here are a few ways you can spot counterfeit goods and not spend your money on something fake.

Look Out For Third Party Websites

There are so many shady websites around selling counterfeit goods that you can almost lose track of them. Always make sure that the website you are buying your goods from is a hundred percent trustworthy. Read reviews about the website and their service and products online. You will be surprised how much a review can tell you about a certain website. Check out the policies of these websites especially concerning return of the purchased item and the refund for the return. If anything strikes suspicious to you about the website it would be the best to leave it aside. Also, remember to read the product information listed on the website before you actually buy something from it.

Unbelievably Low Prices Could be Trouble

One of the best ways to spot a counterfeit product is to check and analysing the price of the product thoroughly. If you realise that an item is being sold at almost a fraction of its original price or at least what it should be priced at, it could be a counterfeit product. Think about it –no person would be selling you a product at a loss. If they are not profiting from your purchase they might as well give it away for free. Prices that are too good to be true often indicate counterfeit products.

Check The Images Carefully

A lot can be said from how the product looks. If you buy something check the pictures of the original item online. Look at the brand logo carefully as to how it is spelled, designed and placed on the item. You can spot a counterfeit product by looking at how the brand logo is placed, spelled and designed in the item. Compare and you can spot the difference in no time!

Urbee Sarkar

A content writer by the day and hardcore Netflix enthusiast by the night, Urbee believes the world to be a story, a ‘tour de force’ in the making. A blind supporter of coffee, she spends her time with her face buried in books on most days when she is not writing. On the other days, she strums her favourite songs while secretly planning for her next trip into the mountains. Urbee is a lit post-grad who has worked as a feature writer for digital media firms and believes the content industry to be her calling.
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