Shopping for an authentic watch like an Omega or a Rolex is definitely tricky because you are concerned that what you receive is actually genuine. That is especially true on the internet. Unfortunately, there are various situations in which replicas are offered as originals and you might end up falling victim to such a scam. Avoid it by thinking about these factors.
Check Seller Feedback If Possible
A lot of people buy through auction sites like EBay and while there is nothing wrong with that since prices are usually lower, there are many scammers that use such sites. One of the easiest ways to be sure that you buy authentic watches is to analyze seller feedback. If 99% of hundreds of feedbacks are positive, you are most likely looking at a good deal. Also, make sure that the account is active. There are some scammers that hack inactive accounts and take advantage of the feedback they have.
A legit seller will always offer detailed and clear photos. Compare what you see with some photos that you know are of real, authentic watches. You can easily find those genuine photos on manufacturer website for the new models. Photos that are blurry or fuzzy should be discarded.
Read Authentic Watch Description Carefully
This is where you need to be particularly careful. The best scammers will take advantage of the fact that you do not read everything on a description page and will actually tell you that you are buying a replica. You will not even realize it since you are focused on other page elements.
As a really simple example, the addition of the word “style” to a watch name automatically highlights that you buy a watch that is in the style of that model, not a real one. Also, never buy when there is no return policy and no way to get in touch with the seller. A legit company will have a phone number displayed. Call it to be sure that it is real and if a robot answers, be careful.
When Prices Are Too Low, There Is Surely A Problem
Think about how much the authentic watch counts. For instance, let us say that you would need to pay around $3,000 to buy one. When you take a look at an online site that sells the same model for $500, it is a guarantee that there is something wrong with it. Think about you and what you would do if you would have such a watch. Would you sell it for such an amount? The 500 dollars option is definitely unrealistic and if you see that you are constantly tempted to make the purchase, it is a certainty that you will find what you need.
Get In Touch With The Seller
Have as much patience as you can have and get in touch with the people that are behind the site or the auction that you look at. This will help you to see if you are looking at authentic watches or not. It is the best way to be sure that the other person is legit, together with the other tips mentioned above.
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