Originally Posted by paula312
Well, nowhere in the auction does it say they are authentic though. BUT I have to say this - I bought an authentic pair in NYC last week but my tag says Joey and that is truly the only difference from them. So I am not sure if I should list them on EBay or not. What's your opinion? Can I say that I do not gaurantee authenticity?
Yeah but its illegal to buy and sell knockoff clothing, not to mention unethical. So the fact that the person doesn't explicitly claim authenticity doesn't mean you should sell them to other people (who will probably assume what they're getting is the real thing). Regarding differences: maybe on first blush they seem the same, but having seen the counterfeit ones believe me there's plenty of differences. Literally take both pairs and lay them side by side and do a careful visual comparison of quality of material, shape and cut, stitching, tags etc and you will see some striking differences.
There's also the ethical/legal problems regarding the buying and selling of fakes. I've seen three stories in the news in the past 4 months about bootleggers being caught with counterfeit money, clothing and thousands of pounds of drugs. These people who make the counterfeit clothing are usually involved in other illicit activities. The spanish government found that the 4/11 bombers in spain made much of their funding from the sale of counterfeit clothing and merchandise, eg.
I would try to RETURN THE JEANS. If you resell them knowing that they are not authentic, regardless of your estimation of their quality, you are doing yourself and your clients a disservice.