Some people think that if they are paying less , then what they buy is probably fake. This is not always the case! Obviously there is always a minimum price that a legitimate retailer must charge for a pair of real RayBan. For example, if RayBan factory ( Luxottica) charges its retailer about $100 for a pair and its retail value is around $200 , then you can not expect to buy that pair for $99. This make sense , because retailers are in business of making money and not giving away their products. Also, all Luxottica authorized retailer can return the products to the manufacturer , so there is no point of selling them less than their cost as the company would reimburse the cost anyway. Moreover, real authorized retailers are not allowed to deeply discount their products . This means that if the retail price is $200, they may be able to sell them at $180 . They are not ;however, able to sell them for $120.
I have seen people selling RayBan on ebay or other channels for less than the retail price and yet they sell the real ones. I have also seen people selling on ebay or elsewhere and they sell the fakes ones while advertising them as authentic pairs. Those sellers who sell real RayBan sunglasses on ebay can get away with it , because luxottica (RayBan Factory) does not know who those retailers are. The problem with buying on ebay is that you may end up with a fake pair. Also, even if you receive a real pair, your Ray Ban’s warranty is not going to be valid. If you ever want to send the glasses back to the company under the warranty, then you would have to send it along with proof of purchase. A copy of your paypal receipt is not an acceptable receipt and you buying your sunglasses from a non authorized retailer would automatically void your warranty.So If you decide to buy on ebay , you may or may not receive a real pair.
There are so many people selling fake RayBan out of China, Hong Kong, or other countries. They post a picture that belongs to a pair that is actually real, then they send you a completely different fake pair. My Advice to you is to only buy from inside the border lines. It is allot harder to sell counterfeit items here in the US and get away with it.There are ways that you can be sure that the product is being shipped from the US. Always look at the “about us” and ” Contact us” section of the web sites. I do not see any reason as why a legitimate website does not have a US physcall address posted there ( some websites may only include their PO box and if this is the case you would have to try other ways of finding out). If there is no address posted, you can then pick up the phone and give them a call. When the person at the other end picks up the phone just try to have a short conversation . You most likely can tell that if they are actually located in the US. Be awaye that being in the US alone does not mean buying authentic, being abroad and overseas usually mean buying fake!
you can also check the authenticity of your item after receiving it by taking it to your local authorized retailer. While most retailers give you honest answers, you may want to take the glasses to more than one retailer . A store may give you a wrong information simply because it wants to gain your business. Usually if you take your sunglasses to a lens crafter store or a Sunglass Hut store , then you get more accurate information.
Even if you are not an expert , you can still tell of a pair you have is real or not. You can look at the product yourself and decide if they are fake or not. Some people think that if their RayBan case is made in China, then the item is fake. This is absolutely incorrect! The quality of the case has nothing to do with the pair being fake. RayBan makes some of its case in China. Also, you may buy one model of RayBan in two different occasions and end up receiving cases that look different. For example, one case might be from China while the other one is made in Italy. The interior portion of a case might be red while the other one is black. Also, their sizes may be different. The RB is laser etched on the left lens is the best way of being assure of the product authenticity. Almost all of the RayBan glasses are made in Italy. Also, the arm of the glasses usually indicates their model numbers.