The high-end personal accessories market is booming be it watches, mobile phones or sunglasses. Increasing consumerism has resulted in the people wanting to purchase personal accessories for more reasons than just utility. This craze has also resulted in a lot of duplicity and imitations, which have flooded the consumer market, which has tasted blood. One of the products which have been most imitated are the Oakleys sun glasses. Market estimates tell you that for the 25 per cent genuine Oakley sun glasses found in the market today, more than 75 per cent of are replica Oakley sunglasses.
But there are many ways to spot a replica if you are out to buy one. One of the simplest ways for spotting is when they tell you that it comes dirt-cheap. Secondly try if it is the Internet that you are trying to buy the sunglasses, chances are that you would end up with a pair of replica Oakley sunglasses.
Another easy way to ensure that you do not end up with a set of replica Oakley sunglasses is by inspecting the packing material which these sun glasses are stored in. Make sure the retail pack is unhampered and is not tacky. Oakley manufacturers include a complete set of a product information card, a microfiber storage bag, a warranty registration card, etc. The product information card in the bar-coded retail pack itself will be exhaustive with the model name and description of the product’s lens and frame.
If these do not form a part of the accessories of the sunglasses you have just bought, these are a set of replica Oakley sunglasses you have landed with.
One of the safest ways to buy an original Oakley sunglasses would be to step into a genuine Oakleys’ store and pick it up, if you don’t have an Oakley store in the neighborhood and are forced to buy it from the internet, here are some of the precautions which you need to adopt, unless you want to be conned into buying a pair of replica Oakley sunglasses.
Insist on payment to the seller by Paypal account. Chances are the sellers of the replica Oakley sunglasses will stay away from you. If you want eBay to be the medium of purchase, it would do you well to remember this tip. Most of the replica Oakley sunglasses sellers on eBay rarely have a 100 feedback rating or are very recently registered members, who switch user names once their feedback score slips when the cheat buyers by promising them original Oakleys, and later delivering replica Oakley sunglasses.
These were some of the tips, which should help you to distinguish between genuine Oakley sunglasses and replicas. But still there are some replica Oakley sunglasses, which almost match up to the original in matters of refinement. All the replicas really lack is the brand endorsement. So unless you are very sure that you want to buy the genuine Oakleys themselves, the replica Oakley sunglasses often serve as an economical and therefore, a popular choice.