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Advice needed Fake ski gear websites?

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Chipd, Sep 7, 2019.

  1. Chipd

    Chipd First Runs

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    Anyone had any experience with a dodgy site? or know how to tell if one is selling fake stuff?
    I'm seeing some ski gear that looks kinda too cheap. If a ski gear site isn't secure is that a dead giveaway?
     
  2. hipo

    hipo One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    A commercial site that's insecure, particularly if they are selling anything, and irrespective of what or who they are using for payment processing is to be AVOIDED.
     
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    cold wombat Twitter Contributer Social Media Mod Ski Pass: Gold

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    This.
     
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    FatBoyDave One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    insecure being http instead of https?
     
  5. hipo

    hipo One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    That's the first sign. Second sign is who they are using for the payment gatway. Any site wanting to process your credit card directly themselves is a very big red flag.
     
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    cold wombat Twitter Contributer Social Media Mod Ski Pass: Gold

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    They should always use a "trusted" third party service for cc handling.
     
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    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    I've seen quite a few adverts recently on Facebook for different seelers selling Spyder.

    but when I dug further they are all linking back to the same site and the address shown on the site is for a residential address somewhere in hicksville amurka
     
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    person s Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    some friends of my brother were talking about the great cheap deals they got on North Face ski gear in Shenzhen
    I said ‘but isn’t it fake?’
    blank looks
     
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    hatto One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Simple way to check is north face wording is linked by stitch.
    Original letters are seperate not joined.
    Must say though, i bought fake jacket for waterproof moto riding(enduro) and it has been great.
     
  10. southpaw

    southpaw One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    I usually find the prices on the site to be the best indicator of genuineness. For example if the site is selling Arcteryx Alpha jackets for $200 then I go with my gut and call fake or scam. A back up google of the site name usually seals the deal.