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Are these Ray Bans authentic?

Postby DrakeDubs on Sat Sep 03, 2011 11:26 am

A buddy of mine is trying to convince my friends and I he can purchase us Ray Bans for $40 a pair( RED FLAG #1 ). He won't identify his source ( RED FLAG #2 ). This picture my not be a valid picture of what I am purchasing exactly so I was hoping you guys could point out some flaws in this photo that I could use once I have my hands on them.

http://i56.tinypic.com/511ocw.jpg
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Re: Are these Ray Bans authentic?

Postby Bloodkip on Sat Sep 03, 2011 11:56 am

The box is fake and the cleaning cloth logo is fading. When you get the ray ban see if you can rub the inside print off.
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Re: Are these Ray Bans authentic?

Postby DrakeDubs on Sat Sep 03, 2011 12:00 pm

Okay! Thank you for the adivice. I will let you know what happens. Also are fakes frowned uppon? They are only $40. I don't know if I would enjoy a fake nearly as much as I would an authenic.
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Re: Are these Ray Bans authentic?

Postby Richmen6 on Sat Sep 03, 2011 12:01 pm

Bloodkip wrote:The box is fake and the cleaning cloth logo is fading. When you get the ray ban see if you can rub the inside print off.

Also, fakes only come with that circle thing. There is no ray ban logo on the case button and it seems the Ray-Ban logo is off center on the case.
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Re: Are these Ray Bans authentic?

Postby Richmen6 on Sat Sep 03, 2011 12:03 pm

DrakeDubs wrote:Okay! Thank you for the adivice. I will let you know what happens. Also are fakes frowned uppon? They are only $40. I don't know if I would enjoy a fake nearly as much as I would an authenic.

It will bother you because you know you are wearing fakes. Some fakes may not offer any UV protection which is much worse than wearing no sunglasses at all.
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Re: Are these Ray Bans authentic?

Postby DrakeDubs on Sat Sep 03, 2011 12:11 pm

I questioned there authenticity and this is what he told me.... "no dude they are legit. ok you cant tell anyone but the guy i get them from works in the rayban plant in hong kong. he gets surplus ones and he sells them. so thats why they are cheap."

Hong Kong sounds fishy to me
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Re: Are these Ray Bans authentic?

Postby Richmen6 on Sat Sep 03, 2011 12:16 pm

Only the prescription glasses Ray-Ban are made in china. The sunglasses are made in Italy.
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Re: Are these Ray Bans authentic?

Postby larumd on Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:33 am

Hi guys, I just had to jump in with some useful info:

Ray-Ban has factories in both China and Italy. It all depends on the model of frame. The styles that are manufactured in China are still very much authentic. When it comes to Ray-Ban Prescription Sunglasses, some labs in the States are authorized to match the color, materials and technology. However the logo will not be on the prescription lenses. The frame will be!
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