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alright i tried to search on how to raise awareness for scammers and found some similar threads so here goes. this guy got a pretty good rep so.. im really prepared to get flamed by his buddies here. but please take a look at the proofs and try to understand for once.

username : ColdTurkey

bought a dior double wrap belt in size 90 from him. after confirming that he has the tags,box and auth card, we negotiated to a price of 250us, which he then quoted 35us shipped to singapore. so i paid him 285, seeing his rep is quite high, i decided to do my first ' personal ' payment( pls try not to comment on this, i had enough of scolding :(). never did i know, my first would be my last, i hereby urge everyone not to save on the 4%, just take it as an insurance.

he said it would cost 35us, take a week to reach me, all in the context that the item is from overseas. never did i know, the most ridiculous thing happened.. i received a local package, all soft and shit, nothing that look like boxed or bubble wrap. just the belt in the dustbag(no box that we agreed on), inside that fragile looking paper package. what really got me was the ' $3SGD ' stamp on the package, which indirectly screams ' YOU GOT OWNED BIATCH '. i then took the trouble to visit the local post office, and got them tracked, as expected, its posted in singapore. Mike Lowrey was nice to tell me that all his IP is from singapore as well.

i quickly took out the belt, and suspected its authenticity. theres no ' dior ' embossed on the belt. since he can lie about his location, why not the belt ? a quick check from his previous posts, shows that he's questioning the authenticity of his belt, but haven gotten any confirmation of any sort. Is it ethical when u dont know whether it is authentic and then proceed to post it here ?

he's been ignoring my pms ever since. if anyone here feels me, please tell me what else i can do.

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sorry another post. just thought i would do a proper one.

user : ColdTurkey ( take a look at his last login )

paypal : [email protected]

first let me introduce this fucking bastard.

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x221/esteliv/untitled12.jpg

our exchange of pms. as u can see, i did say we agree on 290 shipped, after that i feel that i missed out on a 200usd one, i decided this was expensive, nevertheless i bought it at 285 still. just a mere 5us, i wasnt trying to flake him at all.

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x221/esteliv/pm.jpg

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x221/esteliv/pm1.jpg

proof that it may be fake, since he can lie to me his location. http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x221/esteliv/untitled13.jpg

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x221/esteliv/untitled14.jpg

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x221/esteliv/untitled15.jpg

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x221/esteliv/untitled99.jpg

false claims that he is from sydney just to earn 35usd for shipping. look at the date of his posting.

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x221/esteliv/untitled1.jpg

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x221/esteliv/untitled.jpg

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x221/esteliv/untitled16.jpg

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x221/esteliv/untitled17.jpg

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x221/esteliv/untitled18.jpg

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I can't remember if mine has the Dior stamp, but I will look when I get home tonight.

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Not all belts do have the Dior stamp.

RandR can vouch that I have owned a few myself...

A few have, and a few haven't been embossed, as other Dior Homme owners have stated.

Personally, one that I bought direct did not have the embossing althought others that I purchased that also included dust bags, authenticity cards, tags, the whole nine yards have both had and not had the embossing (I have owned 4 of these over the years).

It is a matter of different productions even though they are from the same season.

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lol i just have to comment on the extra mile u went to search all this shit to show the guy is local. rather Singaporean indeed.

But hey man u gotta chill. If you've got scammed, u've got scammed. And honestly u didnt get it too bad. at least u got ur belt. have u anyidea how many people on this forum got scammed receiving nothing before? U got scammed for 35 usd, k get over it. The white box is nothing, unless u plan to resell it, but hey, u may really want it.

If the package is tracked, u have the senders address. go find him and settle this on u ur own. Not taking any sides here, and ColdTurkey may be a douche for fucking u over, but ur sense of paranoia is quite remarkable.

oh, and i dont know who coldturkey is. but if it is true, it is indeed quite sad to be scammed by a fellow local.

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i know i got scammed, the least i could do is to expose him and thats what i am trying to do ?

like i said, what really got to me was, if u guys really looked thru the pms, i tried to solve this really diplomatically as i could, even offering to DRIVE DOWN even though he scammed me off the 35us which i did not expose him at all in the first place that u guys see so little of.

its not about the money he scammed me of, but.. the kind gesture to at least inform me he is from singapore, and if he is, he could have just told me and let me collect the box from him if he left it out.

and yes, ' the white box is nothing ', if it really is nothing to me, i wouldnt have asked for it ? when i buy my stuffs, i make sure they have everything as of purchased, tags box and dustbag, and since we agreed on everything, if ur expectation is higher, what u received is lower than ur expectation, of cos u would feel angry ? the $3 sgd stamp is like an extra bonus man.

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thanks for the update, i would like zomnia and randr to help assist in the form of pictures as well, so far i've only seen embossed ones, of cos except the one that i received.

it just didnt make sense to me that dior took the trouble to emboss '' made in italy 0077 95/105 '' and miss out on the ' dior ' ?besides its really faint.

then again, it might be a mistake on dior's part however it would be good if theres pictures and owners of the belt to come assist.

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thanks for the update, i would like zomnia and randr to help assist in the form of pictures as well, so far i've only seen embossed ones, of cos except the one that i received.

it just didnt make sense to me that dior took the trouble to emboss '' made in italy 0077 95/105 ''

Mine says 0097 85/100... while the Dior logo is embossed closer to the buckle.

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lol i just have to comment on the extra mile u went to search all this shit to show the guy is local. rather Singaporean indeed.

But hey man u gotta chill. If you've got scammed, u've got scammed. And honestly u didnt get it too bad. at least u got ur belt. have u anyidea how many people on this forum got scammed receiving nothing before? U got scammed for 35 usd, k get over it. The white box is nothing, unless u plan to resell it, but hey, u may really want it.

If the package is tracked, u have the senders address. go find him and settle this on u ur own. Not taking any sides here, and ColdTurkey may be a douche for fucking u over, but ur sense of paranoia is quite remarkable.

oh, and i dont know who coldturkey is. but if it is true, it is indeed quite sad to be scammed by a fellow local.

i dont know whether to commend him or what, but using a paper package bought from singpost itself is just plain dumb, however hes smart to leave out the sender's address. i cant believe what would have happened if it was mishandled. it could have been lost. i am considering to lodge a police report soon, most probably they will track the a-hole down.

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Not all belts do have the Dior stamp.

RandR can vouch that I have owned a few myself...

A few have, and a few haven't been embossed, as other Dior Homme owners have stated.

Personally, one that I bought direct did not have the embossing althought others that I purchased that also included dust bags, authenticity cards, tags, the whole nine yards have both had and not had the embossing (I have owned 4 of these over the years).

It is a matter of different productions even though they are from the same season.

z0mnia is super legit. My belt has the dior on the buckle, but not on the belt itself. I've seen other double wraps as well in other colorways that do have the dior on the belt, and then some that don't. All were legit. Again, it depends on the production. The one thing they all have in common though is the dior engraved on the buckle.

Regardless of getting scammed, the fact is this dude sucks. You should put a post in the transaction problem thread and leave it at that. In the meantime just report the guy to the mods and let them deal with him.

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^ Yes. post more high resolution pictures and I'm sure advancedart can help u! Authenticity is of utmost importance to you at the moment. If it is, then you can close this thread and post at the transactions thread. I've been overcharged for shipping a couple of times before, but its usually not overboard and NEVER from the same country. The feeling sucks.

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sucks to be scammed, i support u for taking it this far and to keep on going, with the all the pics,links,msgs, u've shown, its clear this guy was out to get u, and a fellow countryman as well ? wat a dick

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DSC_0733.jpg

' made in italy '

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x221/esteliv/DSC_0749.jpg

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x221/esteliv/DSC_0745.jpg

' 0077 90/105 '

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x221/esteliv/DSC_0744.jpg

the belt itself.

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x221/esteliv/DSC_0735.jpg

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x221/esteliv/DSC_0739.jpg

here are some pics, theres the ' dior homme ' on the buckle, however it is quite faint. i tried very hard to capture it but my camera cant seem to focus on it, i think its too small. likewise for the ' made in italy ' as it can be seen on the pictures. the ' 0077 90/105 ' is deeper. if theres any comments like bad lightning/bad angle, i would be very glad to meet up afew to show u in person.

then again. just wondering. what happens if its genuine/counterfeit ?

genuine = count myself lucky compared to other scammed users , and tolerate the fact that he scammed me off shipping and the box that we agreed on, and also avoiding the issue that hes from sydney ?

or...

fake = refund me the whole amt + shipping to his place upon receiving it ?

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until proven that the belt is fake, please refrain from putting in unnecessary comments...I have been answering in the other thread, look!

Regardless of the authenticity of the belt, you still did cheat the poor chap out of $35 for shipping when you're in the same fucking country.

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Regardless of the authenticity of the belt, you still did cheat the poor chap out of $35 for shipping when you're in the same fucking country.

^word.

fucking hell. you are giving us Singaporeans a bad name on an international level.

35 USD for shipping? you most probably paid less than SGD5 for that belt to be delivered by singpost.

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i enhanced 2 photos to make the details a little clearer. turkey, did you buy it new in sydney? if so, what's the name of the store? i can check their other belts provided they still have some in stock.

dsc0733k.th.jpg dsc0749eg.th.jpg

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get over it man... at least you still have the belt :)

I got scammed on ebay last year, that asshole shipped a damaged fred perry x cdg shirt from Singapore.

when I sent an inquiry, he preached me that ' GOLD DOESN'T FALL FROM THE SKY!" meaning that I get what I paid for.

even worse, that dickhead mocked me that I came from a low class 3rd world country who would do anything just for a free polo lol

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Similar to RandR's response.

I have owned a few with the leather embossed and a few without, as I stated before. However, like he said, they all will have the Dior Homme text printed on the buckle itself. It is easy to tell by the quality of the leather and the crispness of the embossing of the size/ other info if it is Dior or not.

On another note, it is fucked that the kid ripped you off on the shipping, and he should be a decent human being and do something about that, but I don't think any kind of full refund for the belt is in order.

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Similar to RandR's response.

I have owned a few with the leather embossed and a few without, as I stated before. However, like he said, they all will have the Dior Homme text printed on the buckle itself. It is easy to tell by the quality of the leather and the crispness of the embossing of the size/ other info if it is Dior or not.

On another note, it is fucked that the kid ripped you off on the shipping, and he should be a decent human being and do something about that, but I don't think any kind of full refund for the belt is in order.

Can I conclude the belt is genuine?

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I myself am pretty sure the belt is genuine based on pics.

The issue now is how u (tried) charged the poor dude an extra 35 usd for overseas shipping. I love how you dodge this point in all your conversations.

Can I conclude the belt is genuine?

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Belt seems legit,

just send the dude a refund for shipping.

I mean its fucking 35 dollars dude. We are saving your ass by informing him that it is in fact legit. You sold the belt, even without the shipping you are getting 250. and if you don't refund the money... you are going to have a hard time finding someone willing to purchase from you in the future.

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