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Are you tired of seeing web sites and auction sellers selling fakes, reproductions, vintage frames with cheap replacement lenses, and deceiving buyers by downplaying serious condition issues that are "typical" or from "normal wear", miraculously "can't be seen when wearing", "aren't noticeable", and that don't "obstruct" or "impair" vision? They overtly lie, use meaningless numerical rating scales that won't match your own assessment, and use vague and imprecise terms to describe condition to get high prices while protecting themselves from giving refunds. Vague affirmations that an item is in excellent condition "for its age" and that cite "minor" flaws but are "still wearable" usually mean you're not going to want to wear them. See some real examples of how web sites and auction sellers through both overt deception and ignorance mislead, defraud, and protect themselves from providing returns and refunds - they'd be funny if so many people weren't getting cheated..

 

If that weren't bad enough, industry research also shows that over 60% of alleged vintage designer sunglasses being sold in auctions are fakes, reproductions, or have non-original lenses, and it's not easy without deep expertise to identify fakes and counterfeits. And Ebay and Etsy both have regrettably easy to find "vintage sunglasses" sellers who put aftermarket lenses in authentic frames with no disclosure and sell frustratingly well done Malaysian and Chinese fakes. It is not lost on counterfeiters that many vintage sunglasses bring higher prices than new sunglasses, so they buy one authentic pair and then copy it - often including stickers, tags, boxes, and warranties. Counterfeits are sold knowingly by a small group of sellers mostly on eBay and Etsy (when you see sellers on there selling 20+ year old sunglasses yet amazingly much of it "new old stock" with tags, stickers, etc. you should ask yourself realistically how an individual is going to have this), and unknowingly by many others who have purchased fakes and then resell them. This is how counterfeit sunglasses propagate through the marketplace, even by honest sellers who just don't know that they themselves have been taken and yet confidently insist their sunglasses are "100% authentic".

 

So when you buy on these anonymous buyer/seller platforms you end up depending on a total stranger to have real knowledge and tell you the truth about what can be a major purchase. In the event you discover you've been deceived and cheated, you'll end up talking to the company's offshore call center and a third party will be the arbiter for often ugly back and forth accusations and conflicting claims of truthfulness between you and the seller. Meanwhile, the seller has your money and you have worthless sunglasses, often without even basic UV protection so you can really harm your eyes on top of everything.

 

The Vintage Sunglasses Shop has a reputation that's stood the test of time since 1998, offers easy refunds and easy to contact, and has the expert knowledge to protect you from fakes, reproductions, and ignorance. Since 1998, we have been serving customers around the world and protecting their investments - and their eyes - while providing the world's largest selection of rare and authentic vintage designer sunglasses from the 1930s through the 1990s.


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The Vintage Sunglasses Shop is the world's largest retailer of authentic vintage designer sunglasses in operation since 1998. We are here to protect your investment - and your eyes; read about our vetting process and our condition & authenticity guarantee. If you are ever displeased with anything you buy here, you can return it for a full refund - no questions asked.

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