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My future's so bright, I gotta wear Bvlgari shades. Are these authentic?

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Dear eBay Queen:
I bought some Bvlgari sunglasses on eBay for my birthday. I thought I got a deal for $75, plus shipping on an auction. I received the glasses yesterday. They look so cheap and the case was a vinyl pouch! I swear they are fakes, but I’ve never bought this brand before, and the seller doesn't offer returns. What, if any advice do you have for me?
Gemma

Dear Gemma:
The first thing I would do is go to the mall, or to a store that sells Bvlgari sunglasses. When you go to the store, ask them if they are fakes, and how to tell if they are authentic or not. If you are like me and live out in the middle of nowhere, there is an eBay how-to HERE.

If they are not authentic, I would send an email to the seller first. Let them know the sunglasses you received were not authentic Bvlgari, and you would like a refund. I would tell them that you know authentic Bvlgari sunglasses have specific qualities, (like the store told you), and you would like to return these items for a refund.

If the seller does not respond within 48 hours, OR tells you that you cannot return them, open a case immediately. Make sure you state the reason you know these items are not authentic, and you would like to return them for a refund. Do not threaten feedback, just stand your ground. If your seller does not respond or offer a refund, escalate the case.

Strange eBay Item: Item # 331231750766. I found this strange, bronze desk bell on eBay. It is definitely a unique piece. RARE 19th Century Victorian Bronze on Coconut Desk Bell SOLD: $2156.11. You can find it HERE:

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