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Are you tired of seeing web sites and auction sellers selling fakes, reproductions, vintage frames with undisclosed replacement lenses, and casual mentions of scratches and condition flaws that miraculously "can't be seen when wearing", "aren't noticeable", and that don't "obstruct" or "impair" vision? So are we here at the Vintage Sunglasses Shop. They direct you to "see pictures for condition", cite no "major" scratches and scratches and scuffs from "normal wear", and they use meaningless numerical rating scales that almost certainly won't match your own views. They use vague and imprecise terms to describe condition to protect themselves from any returns or graciously accept returns with a "20% restocking fee". Counterfeits are sold knowingly by a small group of sellers and unknowingly by other sellers who have purchased fakes and 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 yet insist their sunglasses are "100% authentic."

Some of the claims and misrepresentations by other web sites and auction sellers make would be funny if so many people weren't getting cheated. They reference scratches they deem "typical" and "to be expected" from "normal wear", and they state that scratches can be "easily buffed out" (a total fallacy). After noting the presence of scratches and other flaws, they try to downplay it by stating that there is "nothing major", nothing that "affects being able to see through them" and that the scratches have "no effect on vision". Vague affirmations that an item is in great condition "for its age" and that reference "minor" flaws but are "still wearable" usually mean you're not going to want to wear those sunglasses. See some real examples of how other web sites and auction sellers through both overt intent and ignorance mislead, cheat, and protect themselves from providing returns and refunds.

Unless you buy vintage sunglasses from a real business whose reputation has stood the test of time and has true expert knowledge to protect you from fakes, replaced lenses, and condition misrepresentations, you are trusting a stranger to know the truth and tell the truth about your merchandise. In the event that's not the case or that you encounter outright fraud, a third party will be an arbiter for often ugly back and forth accusations and conflicting claims of truthfulness. Meanwhile, the seller has your money and you have worthless sunglasses.

You Can Trust Vintage Designer Sunglasses

Vintage Designer Sunglasses and our sister site the Vintage Sunglasses Shop are based in Pawleys Island, SC, and we are 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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