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(Sun Sentinel)   So...about that Cartier bracelet you bought from that kiosk at the Boca Raton mall? Turns out it was such a great deal is because it wasn't a real Cartier bracelet. Oh, and that Chanel necklace is a fake too. How stupid are you?   (sun-sentinel.com) divider line 64
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2014-03-29 09:12:46 PM
Next they will be telling me the stuff I bought at the I-95 exit there at Boca at the BP station is fake.
 
2014-03-29 09:59:16 PM

Great_Milenko: After all, the people buying this crap knew it was fake and weren't going to (or weren't able to) buy the real thing, so it's not like Cartier lost a sale.


Not necessarily true.  About a year (?) or so ago I read an article about fake handbags (e.g., Coach, Prada, Chanel).   It turns out that the fake bags are often "gateway" bags to the real thing.  Something to the effect that the person who has a fake feels guilty about it, or paranoid that someone will notice it's a fake; eventually they throw away the fake and by the genuine article.
 
2014-03-29 10:01:39 PM

Turbo Cojones: James10952001: Beats me why the designer brand stuff is worth so much in the first place. Yeah I'm sure it's better quality than the knockoff stuff, but you can get some very good quality stuff that isn't designer brands for a lot less. If your goal is just to show off how much money you have, just get the knockoff. Sometimes they have to have experts appraise and authenticate that stuff so the knockoffs must be pretty good on occasion.

It goes way beyond that.  I had the local T&Co store ship an 1880s Tiffany & Co. Silver tea service to the NY store for R&R.

I got it back in three weeks shined, authenticated on T Co. letterhead, ivory roundels replaced, dents removed and ready to use for almost no charge

Which non-designer outfit is going to be around in another 130 years much less interested in backing their product?

BTW...Cartier told me to take a flying fark when I brought some old Cartier silver into their store.


Who cares? For the money something like that costs, you could buy several of a quality non-designer brand, or pay someone to fix it for you. There's no guarantee a designer brand will be around after that long either.

I get that there's a prestige in owning something horrendously expensive like that, but to suggest that it's worth it for the great "free" service is BS.
 
2014-03-29 10:07:48 PM

farkeruk: Not necessarily. If you own something like a string of pearls, and they're good ones, you can resell them. You won't get what you paid for them, or even close to it, but they have value.



This is why I prefer to buy most items used.  I have an inclination for (genuine, not fake) higher-end items but no desire to pay the premium price*.

*I can afford to pay the premium price for most things, but just can't get myself to do so.
 
2014-03-29 10:14:09 PM

Turbo Cojones: It goes way beyond that.  I had the local T&Co store ship an 1880s Tiffany & Co. Silver tea service to the NY store for R&R.

I got it back in three weeks shined, authenticated on T Co. letterhead, ivory roundels replaced, dents removed and ready to use for almost no charge



Off-topic: I love my Tiffany Windham flatware.
 
2014-03-29 11:09:05 PM
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2014-03-30 03:12:03 AM
At Nordstrom you can get a sterling silver owl pendant for $295 when it has the Lagos designer name on it.
 
2014-03-30 09:54:11 AM
I'm slashing prices. All Gooche bags: 50% off. All RollX watches: 75% off. Even got a couple of Farrarees on the lot for sale.
 
2014-03-30 11:18:49 AM
I hate the misuse of the term 'entrapment', but how is

She said her employee told officers she wasn't going to sell the bracelet to them, but after officers told her they were friends of Singh's and that they had bought bracelets before, the employee gave in.

Not  entrapment?

Wrome wikipedia:

"In criminal law, entrapment is a practice whereby a law enforcement agent induces a person to commit an offense that the person would have otherwise been unlikely to commit.[1] It is a type of conduct that is generally frowned upon, and thus in many jurisdictions is a possible defense against "
 
2014-03-30 11:51:37 AM

James10952001: Turbo Cojones: James10952001: Beats me why the designer brand stuff is worth so much in the first place. Yeah I'm sure it's better quality than the knockoff stuff, but you can get some very good quality stuff that isn't designer brands for a lot less. If your goal is just to show off how much money you have, just get the knockoff. Sometimes they have to have experts appraise and authenticate that stuff so the knockoffs must be pretty good on occasion.

It goes way beyond that.  I had the local T&Co store ship an 1880s Tiffany & Co. Silver tea service to the NY store for R&R.

I got it back in three weeks shined, authenticated on T Co. letterhead, ivory roundels replaced, dents removed and ready to use for almost no charge

Which non-designer outfit is going to be around in another 130 years much less interested in backing their product?

BTW...Cartier told me to take a flying fark when I brought some old Cartier silver into their store.

Who cares? For the money something like that costs, you could buy several of a quality non-designer brand, or pay someone to fix it for you. There's no guarantee a designer brand will be around after that long either.

I get that there's a prestige in owning something horrendously expensive like that, but to suggest that it's worth it for the great "free" service is BS.


Try thinking in the long term and stop thinking of "designer brands" as the crap that you see on BET or at the local mall.

One of the advantages of buying quality items that have the backing of a name brand is that they retain value both because of their quality, and their relative scarcity.The guy who bought a "Bolex" Submariner back in 1960 spent $50 and shortly after had something worth $0, but the guy who bought even a standard Rolex back in 1960 (and maintained it) now has something worth many times his initial investment.

Submariners, Tiffany windows, Harry Winston stuff, etc. are all example of things that will long out last their original owners and provide value for the next 130 yeas.  That Coach purse?  Not so much.
 
2014-03-30 11:54:04 AM

FizixJunkee: Turbo Cojones: It goes way beyond that.  I had the local T&Co store ship an 1880s Tiffany & Co. Silver tea service to the NY store for R&R.

I got it back in three weeks shined, authenticated on T Co. letterhead, ivory roundels replaced, dents removed and ready to use for almost no charge


Off-topic: I love my Tiffany Windham flatware.


I use TCo. Audobon when we have guests here in FloraBama that know how to use utensils to eat.

Enjoy that shiat, man!
 
2014-03-30 01:48:01 PM
::Adjusts authentic Fauxlex::
 
2014-03-30 02:01:48 PM
I should really hire out my services as a fake Rolex detector.

Because I can say with 100% certainty that any Rolex I'm wearing is a fake.
 
2014-03-30 02:55:14 PM

Turbo Cojones: FizixJunkee: Turbo Cojones: It goes way beyond that.  I had the local T&Co store ship an 1880s Tiffany & Co. Silver tea service to the NY store for R&R.

I got it back in three weeks shined, authenticated on T Co. letterhead, ivory roundels replaced, dents removed and ready to use for almost no charge


Off-topic: I love my Tiffany Windham flatware.

I use TCo. Audobon when we have guests here in FloraBama that know how to use utensils to eat.

Enjoy that shiat, man!



I've farkied you in Tiffany blue.
 
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