Lark Lennox — Fashionista and Scam Detective– Strikes Again with Ash Virgin Sneaks!

Here’s why I love Lark Lennox.
1) Lark and I go waaaaaaaaaaay back– back before Facebook, Linkedin– back when there were newsgroups, forums and yahoo groups in abundance that were lively and thriving.
2) Lark has a love of shoes of all types as do I.
3) Lark has a nose for when something doesn’t look or “smell” right. Her fashionista sense of “which one is the real deal” is really acute

I was looking for Ash Virgin Silver sneakers.


These are Ash Virgin sneakers in MOUSE– not Silver– photo from Ashfootwearusa.com

I *Googled* Ash Virgin Silver Sneakers. This site clearly represents them as being authentic Ash– including the logo .

The only clue I got was when I tried to register and was told I already had an account. That reminded me that I’d tried to buy the shoes before and at the last moment had a creepy feeling that the shoes were fakes.

Here’s the transcript of our “chat”:

SHOESALEOUTLET.COM

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If you do not want to wait, please click here to leave us a message.

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Ticket S104289-T4815 is created. The chat transcript will be attached to this ticket after the transcript is saved by system.

Alisa10:29:59 PM
It is my honour to serve you! How are you?

Visitor10:30:51 PM
Hi. Are your products authentic Ash products?

Alisa10:31:30 PM
It is the same as authentic Ash products, they are just not sold by official site 🙂

Visitor10:32:24 PM
You’re not really answering my question. Are they made by Ash? Or are they knock-offs?

Alisa10:32:45 PM
They are high quality replicas. Every single design comes from original one’s. The item you gonna receive is same with pics on our site. People can not tell if it is real or replicas. No matter the quality or design, they are the same as the real.

10:33:24 PM
If you want authentic Ash products, I guess you have to bought them on official site
10:33:54 PM
Our products are in good quality

Visitor10:34:34 PM
I Googled “ash virgin silver” because I was looking for those–not “ash virgin silver replica”. It is misleading.

Alisa10:35:02 PM
Keyword
10:35:37 PM
It is not misleading, you cant input ash virgin silver then only official site listed
10:36:03 PM
As long as the sites has those world it shows on it

Visitor10:37:27 PM
Of course it’s misleading. Ash is a brand name; virgin is the style name. There’s nothing on your site that actually says these are not authentic Ash shoes. And when a person is looking for Ash Virgin Silver shoes, they are not looking for “they look just like Ash Virgin Silver Shoes”.

Alisa10:37:45 PM
I am sure that it is not only our site and official site listed on the page you find
10:37:59 PM
It must be handards

Visitor10:38:10 PM
handards?
Alisa10:38:37 PM
hundreds, sorry

Visitor10:40:09 PM
That’s absurd. I can’t believe I have to ask if an item is authentic when it’s represented as being the real thing.
10:40:24 PM
Forget it.

Here’s what the site says about their products on the FAQ Page
Please note that text spelling and grammar is copied directly from their site. We did not make them look this stupid. They did it themselves.

10.Is your item original or not ?

High quality is what customers pursuit!
Though replicas, we can promise our items are the king of these copies.
Becasue Every single design comes from original ones. The last but not least, our items are made of real sheepskin, which others shop cant offer you. The item you gonna receive is same with pictures on our site.
Every item is packaged with ASH box when ship to you.

People can not tell it’s real or replica.
You pay the lowest price while get the item with same quality. Why not?

Comment from Stevie:

While you have to search diligently to find this information, these shoes — and everything else on the site– are replicas and not clearly stated within the product text. The price is nowhere near the discount one would think a replica would sell for — regardless of being “the king of copies”.

PLUS it is illegal to do this and ship it as a genuine brand product including using the brand’s boxes.

So FBI, FTC, Interpol, USPS, UPS, FEDEX, DHL– do you know this e-commerce store is dealing in counterfeit merchandise — and openly states that it is– providing you can find that comment on the site.

 

 

Stevie Wilson,
LA-Story.com

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