Sometimes counterfeit designer jeans are made so poorly that it’s hard to believe that anyone in their right mind would believe that they were real. Other times, however, it is not quite so easy. True Religion brand jeans are among the most sought after in the world, and therefore they’re also among the most counterfeited. Before you commit to making a purchase online, there are a few things you should consider.
Like they say, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. If you find a seemingly generous site offering True Religion Joey jeans at a bargain price of $39.99 new, it’s pretty safe to say that they’re fake, or at the very least they’re defective. If you feel the slightest bit suspicious about a deal that any given site is offering, you should probably seek your jeans elsewhere.
Just because the jeans appear authentic in the images does not necessarily mean that they are. First of all, it can be very difficult to tell the better fakes from the real thing when they’re being viewed online. Secondly, even if the site does display photos of authentic True Religion jeans, that certainly doesn’t mean that the ones that show up in the mail will be the same. Knock-off sites are big fans of the old bait and switch method.
Find out where the jeans are coming from. If the company is located in some remote part of the world, it may be a red flag. Businesses being operated within the United States are much more likely to be selling the real thing, since they’re regulated by laws that international businesses may be exempt from. If the website you’re looking at does not prominently display where their business is located, try looking up information about the domain on Who.is, which will give you information about the registrant of the website.
Search the internet! There is no better way to find out whether or not a site is selling authentic True Religion brand jeans than by finding out what other people are saying about it. Any site that is known to sell phony products will likely have plenty of negative reviews littered all over the internet.
I’ve heard a lot of fuss lately about eBay in regards to whether or not the True Religion jeans sold on there are authentic. In many cases, yes, they are. Then again, in many other cases, no, they’re not. It really just varies from seller to seller. All of the other precautions still apply. If the jeans you’re checking out come with an oddly low starting bid, it may be an indication that they are not authentic. eBay’s feedback system is a great way to get a better idea of whether or not you can trust any particular seller. Viewing the seller’s feedback will allow you to see exactly what their past customers have had to say about them.