Beware of Amazon: You Might Not Get the Real Deal!

Written by Jeppe W

Oct.17 - 2023 2:11 PM CET

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Amazon's a popular place to shop. But, there's a problem: some people are getting fake stuff when they thought they were buying the real thing. Why?

Thousands of shoppers have complained that they’ve received counterfeit og mislabeled products from Amazon. In a post on r/BuyItForLife, a hub for aficionados of durable goods, a Reddit user speculated about why this may happen so frequently.

According to the user, Amazon might be mixing products from different sellers in one place.

So, if one seller has fake items and another has real ones, they might get mixed up. For example, if five sellers are selling the same sock, and one of them is selling fakes, you could end up with the fake sock even if you bought from a legit seller.

The advice from the Reddit user? If you want to be sure you're getting the real deal, find what you like on Amazon, but then buy it directly from the brand's website.

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