Originally Posted by redgredguppi
i dont think this post is self-promoting, what i think hes trying to say is that zhenjie is selling jeans on ebay but look at his feedback, its so good...so all those people ubying the jeans are buying fakes knowing it? or are they tricked? WHAT DO YOU GUYS THINK
ok they are fake but i doubt zhenjie would sell fake jeans cus on the 411 forum he is reputated to dispute fakes.
The existance of large amounts of positive feedback does not discount the possibility of an entire seller's stock being composed of fake jeans. Many people do not do the research to find out what real diesels look like; they assume that if the buttons say diesel and it has some somewhat accurate details then they're real. I think a number of people also realize they're getting fakes and don't care. Someone else started a thread in here about wanting to buy 'fake diesels at fake diesel prices.'
I've seen people with 6000 feedbacks, 98.7% positive. But those 1.3% negative tells you WAY more information than the positives. Positive feedback is the rule on ebay. I generally look at it as white noise. Its the anecdotal stuff which you need to look at. Someone who has 6000 feedbacks which say 'great jeans' and 10 which say 'fake fake fake!' probably they're selling fakes and all the other buyers either didnt realize they were buying fakes or did and didnt care about it. The people who use this forum and w411 are in the minority - most people are WAY uninformed about the industry & prevalence of fakery.
As far as his reputation & behavior on the w411: If a person is selling fakes, and knows it, he is unscrupulous. An unscrupulous person would be willing to call out the fakes (or possibly call out real products as fakes) being sold by their competitors in order to mislead the shared client base and take a larger share of the market.
If those jeans are in fact being sold by this Zhenjie person, then he is selling fakes. Diesels are not made in Thailand, and MANY MANY MANY of the fakes come from there. Those jeans lack obvious details which diesels would have and are WAY too cheap to be authentic. Diesel sells its jeans to stores like Bloomingdales for over $60/pair, so a buy-it-now price of $40 would mean the seller is taking a LOSS on each pair.