Re: ebay: dress-express
Eeek! Check this out:http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll... 245&tc=photo
Lets break these pix down:http://www.dress-express.net/__publi...MSJK/4_big.jpg
Never seen any diesel ever with either that logo or the double pockets.http://www.dress-express.net/__publi...MSJK/3_big.jpg
The paper tags affixed to the outside of the jeans I have seen over and over and are always on fakes.
In general, I would ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS stay away from any listing where someone claims to have an authentic pair of diesels and does not at a minimum tell you the cut type (Zathan, Kuratt, Rabox, Rame, Sleevy, etc). Even then, I've seen lots of listings where the name of the cut on the tag does not match the physical attributes of the jeans (eg: 'cardiel' external tag and regular pockets in the front & two rear pockets, which a cursory glance on www.diesel.com/denimguide
Even if the cut is listed and looks similar to what the real one does, I would still insist on seeing a wash number, and preferably photos of the inner tags. Finally, I would avoid buying any cuts which are more than a season or two old eg: egan, kratt, fanker, etc because I have never seen diesel continue to manufacture a style once it has been discontinued. The one exception to this is the x-rotuck 796 which you can STILL to this day get from diesel flagship stores despite the fact that it's now 2-3 seasons old.
Generally speaking, in terms of your question of selection, it is actually a GOOD sign that a seller only has a few pairs at a time because that rules out the possibility that they are buying massive boxes of fakes. For instance, bigdane25 and italiandepot usually have less than 30 auctions for jeans going on at once and I have transacted with both and gotten 100% real product. In addition, they usually will have only a few different sizes in any one cut eg: less than 6 or so ZAF 796. Beware of a seller who has 240 listings of "diesel" jeans where every pair looks very similar. Finally, every time I have seen anything being shipped "from a warehouse in europe" the product is invariably obvious fakes. A good example of this is seller eDress4Less. Compare the "replay" jeans to the "diesel" jeans to the "armani" jeans and you will see that the shape & cut and even fabric from one pair to the next is almost identical...