Alison Syrett, Lucky magazine
Secondhand designer shopping gets a little tricky in the online world. Bereft of tactile senses, customers must consider new methods for spotting a fake. However, if you know what to look for, used luxury goods are a great way to save some money and score a really unique piece. Still a little nervous? Don't be. Here are five scam-proof tips to keep you safe:
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1.) If the price is too good to be true, it probably is.
We can not stress this enough. Finding a Chanel, Hermés or Louis Vuitton bag for 75 percent off would feel like winning the lottery, right? Well, it's actually about as likely, if not less. Hitha Prabhakar, fashion writer and author of Black Market Billions: How Organized Retail Crime Funds Global Terrorists says if an in-demand item is put up for auction, "the open market will price it out-if it's real-to the price it's supposed to be."
2.) Research the seller or website you're buying