Buying a watch on eBay can be a very convenient and attractive. There are no good reasons to avoid this modern shopping method, but from time to time there are fake watches sold on eBay by which you may be easily treated. It is not always easy to know how to pick out a fake on eBay, but here are I’ll show you a few tips to greatly reduce that chances of being deceived.
First of all, take a careful look at the watch pictures
There are two things you need to look out carefully. The more pictures and the more clear the pictures are the better. A common tactic of scammers is making you think that someone who is unsophisticated is selling the watch, and that they don’t know how to take clear images of a watch. If the picture is too blurry, but you think it may be legit, double check it. Otherwise you have fuel to be suspicious. Plus, if you are concerned, try to compare images of the watch in the auction with other images out there. Is everything in the right place? Does this watch model even exist?
Secondly, ask the seller
Not sure about something? Ask the seller. Don’t be shy, ask question such as “is the watch real,” “does it come with the proper paper,” and anything else that you are concern about. If the seller does not respond, is that the type of person that you want to do business with?
Finally, take advantage of PayPal
PayPal is often inclined to protect the buyers. So once you find the watch you get is not live up to the specs or promise the seller telling you, report to PayPal at once.
Then can help you suspend the money transfer to the seller. The seller may have to provide evidence that they didn’t commit any wrong sales prctice.
You can learn more about this on eBay.
In a nutshell, PayPal Buyer Protection insurance will protect you for part or the full purchase price of an item is a seller deceives you.
This means that such Buyer Protection may be able to refund your money if the promised “real” watch turns out to be a fake watch.
Actually many fake watch websites would tell you that the watches shown on their websites are only replicas, so you won’t be overcharged.