Thursday, April 26, 2007

eBay, Fake Vintage and Hypocrisy

While eBay was paying lots of attention to a few innocent perfume decant sellers, it fails to address the outrageous scam of vintage perfume fakes sold regularly through its webpages.

As some avid perfumistas on Make Up Alley spotted, empty bottles were bought on eBay, only to be re-sold, miraculously full, as genuine vintage bottles. Outrageous, isn’t it?

Who's going to sue eBay now? Probably not a perfume house that went under decades ago...

Related links: Perfume Posse, Make Up Alley (1), Make Up Alley (2), Make Up Alley (3)

* Thanks to Helg for the tip!

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At April 26, 2007 6:43 AM, Blogger helg said...

That was one hell of a scam, san't it? I wonder just how many of those exist. It's not like there are rows and rows of vintage perfume hidding in the attics of sellers all over the world in an inexhaustible selection, right? ;-)

Thanks for quoting me, although I personally did rather minimal research. It's thanks to certain MUA detectives that this evolved in disrobing the fakes.


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