Friday, June 28, 2013

Forum Member Concerns About Replica Seller BagSnob

UPDATE: I have never banned anyone until today! Clive Grant aka Cliff Gay aka Defunct aka BagSnob is now permanently BANNED from the forum and GOOD RIDDANCE!!! 
 
I have never paid this seller much attention until today after posting the email below from one of our members with a very legitimate concern. Afterwards I received numerous emails from members with complaints about him. Some of the members sent me links to several of his posts. I only read 2 of them but it was enough to have my ears ringing!

This seller has a major attitude problem - he is obnoxious, arrogant, condescending and just full of himself!  And for someone who is trying to come across as an educated, intelligent businessman the filth being spewed with all the F bombs he drops in every one of his posts makes me want to literally wash his mouth out with soap and water!
 
I never knew about any of this until today. If I had seen it sooner he would have been gone a long time ago! Apparently he is doing us all a favor by SELLING to us at outrageous prices and we as buyers are expected to fork over $1,000's in Cash without any assurances because we are supposed to just take his word for it when he tells us he is an honest seller. Any questions or concerns regarding his integrity is responded to with sarcasm, insults and aggressive defensive behavior, WOW!

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A forum member sent me an email with some concerns she had about a new seller who seemingly appeared out of nowhere when he joined our forum by the username BagSnob. But she was afraid to post it on the forum in case her concerns were unfounded and she gets blacklisted. I don't think anyone should be afraid to ask questions or state their concerns for fear of retaliation but I understand her reasons.

I do not know Clive (aka Bagsnob). I've never purchased anything from him, never even heard of him until he joined our forum but I have to admit he is a talented and sometimes charming writer though I've only read one of his post.

He's a bit too mysterious for me and his prices are way more than I would ever consider paying for a replica no matter how good. This particular member was quoted a price of over $1,800!!!

If I'm spending $1,000's on a bag it better be Authentic lol. Yes, I realize Hermes bags are much more but there's no way I can't justify paying that much $ on a replica PERIOD so he's out of my price range but that's ok because I'm not a Birkin fan anyway which appears to be his specialty and fortunately there are plenty of other great sellers out there to choose from.

However, one thing that bothers me is a recent post from one of his customers (on the forum) who says he is asking her not to post pictures of certain details of the bag she purchased from him. In fact he asked her to send the pictures to him first so he can approve which ones she can post because he thinks there are "spies" on the forum who are stalking him to see pictures of his work so they can replicate his replicas, WHAT?!!!

I am sorry but that is a load of BS and can you say HYPOCRITE?! That is a HUGE turn off! If you are replicating Authentic bags what right do you have to fear others will replicate you? We have members posting their Authentic Birkin's yet his replicas are so great other sellers will be more interested in replicating his work than they are of the original brand, WOW!

Truth be told I think it is more likely he is afraid that posting detailed pictures of his products after making such high claims will attract the more knowledgeable ladies on the forum who has an eye for detail and will be able to spot flaws or imperfections, point them out and ruin the image he's trying to create!

But hey if those of you who have purchased from him are happy with the quality of your bag and feel the extra moolah is worth it than I'm happy for you, really I am!

Anyway here is the email I received because I feel it should be posted:

START OF EMAIL

Hello,

I am a forum member, and was considering buying a birkin from Bagsnob.


As he quoted me quite a price (1800+) for a bag, I decided to google around to see if there were any feedback about him.

I couldn't find any info on a bagsnob hermes seller or a clive hermes seller so I googled his email address defunct21@hotmail.com to see if any buyers had been interacting with an hermes seller via that email.

I found nothing but these pages:

http://swx.com.sg/forum/showthread.php?12658-Rolex!!!

http://www.setbb.com/phpbb/viewtopic.ph ... rum=sudoku

which led me to find out his alternative email address, cliff.gay@gmail.com

Which led me to this:

http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserRevi ... apore.html

A Cliff G who is as of Feb 2013, a guest relations manager at a hotel in Singapore, and what's weirder, he as a guest relations manager, responded to a review written buy a person whose username is.. defunct.

I am extremely, extremely, confused, and am not sure if this is the same person, and if it's not, why he has this defunct21@hotmail.com address. He does seem very knowledgeable about his Hermes products.

I wanted to post this in the forum, but was worried that if I have made incorrect assumptions, I would offend him and he will no longer sell to me.

I do want your opinion on this - and if you feel that he is not a good person, and is a conman with a silver tongue who has spent hours reading tpf hermes/chanel reference threads, I guess forum members should be warned? I don't know, I'm so confused!!! And what's worse, I really want a nice Hermes bag! Argh!


END OF EMAIL

This is not the first time a forum member has contacted me with concerns but I don't know anything about Bagsnob so I couldn't give them any info and honestly I have no desire to research him because at those prices he's not ever going to be an option for me so why bother. But this is the first time that someone has done any research on him.

Replica Louis Vuitton Monogram Galleria PM for Trade

6/29/13 UPDATE:  This bag has found a new home. Thank you to those who expressed an interest!

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Another lovely bag available for trade from Sun Shin! She has other items listed so please check them out because these are popular styles so I am sure they will be gone in no time!

Please NOTE: This item is a replica therefore I ask that interested parties DO NOT post comments offering to buy it. If you do they will be DELETED without notice. If you are interested in this item please contact Sun Shin directly. Her email is listed below.

Disclaimer: I offer courtesy listings in the "Trade/Barter" section to my readers and forum members. If you decide to trade with someone other than myself than please understand that I am not liable for any issues that may arise.  I DO NOT screen people so I cannot vouch for their integrity and will not be able to help resolve disputes that may occur. You will be dealing with a stranger online so use common sense and take necessary precautions. I am only liable for myself so please keep that in mind before committing to a trade and be sure to ask all questions and request additional pictures (if desired) before making your decision.

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Sun Shin's Comments:

I like to trade/barter the Galliera PM that i got from fabaaa ..applied coat of avocado oil , if interest please email me at XXX (this bag is no longer available)

Note to Sun: You know I love you but can you please provide a little more detail in your description lol. Just a few more sentences describing the overall condition, how long you've had it and any issues would be great. I know people can email to ask but if others are like me I like to see it up front :).













Replica Louis Vuitton Monogram Neverful GM for Trade

6/29/13 UPDATE: This bag has found a new home. Thank you to those who expressed an interest!!!

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Here is a replica Louis Vuitton Monogram Neverful GM available for Trade by Sun. She has other items listed so please check them out. Louis Vuitton, Chanel and Balenciaga items do not last long in the Trade Section. Many are snatched the same day and most within a week so if you like it don't hesitate because it will be gone before you know it :).

Please NOTE: This item is a replica therefore I ask that interested parties DO NOT post comments offering to buy it. If you do they will be DELETED without notice. If you are interested in this item please contact Sun Shin directly. Her email is listed below.

Disclaimer: I offer courtesy listings in the "Trade/Barter" section to my readers and forum members. If you decide to trade with someone other than myself than please understand that I am not liable for any issues that may arise.  I DO NOT screen people so I cannot vouch for their integrity and will not be able to help resolve disputes that may occur. You will be dealing with a stranger online so use common sense and take necessary precautions. I am only liable for myself so please keep that in mind before committing to a trade and be sure to ask all questions and request additional pictures (if desired) before making your decision.

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Sun Shin's Comments:

I like to trade/barter the Neverfull GM (mono) that i got from fabaaa, applied coats of avocado oil..if interested please email me at XXX (this item is no longer available)

Note to Sun: You know I love you but can you please provide a little more detail in your description lol. Just a few more sentences describing the overall condition, how long you've had it and any issues would be great. I know people can email to ask but if others are like me I like to see it up front :).










Thursday, June 27, 2013

Replica Louis Vuitton Neverful MM Azur for Trade

6/29/13 UPDATE: This bag has found a new home. Thank you to those who expressed an interest!!!

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Here is another wonderful bag from Sun. She is a reader of this blog and also a forum member. I've listed several of her bags for trade, one which I snatched up myself lol (see my recent Delightful PM Review) and the people she's traded with have all said she's honest and trustworthy. My own experience with her was also positive. She is very friendly, quick to respond and ships fast! And best of all she is in the US so no worries about customs issues, fines or duties (a lot of those lately) and long shipping delays.

Anyway she sent me more of her replica Louis Vuitton bags to list. I think they were all purchased from Joy of FabAAA. I am listing them separately so please check out the other listings and contact her ASAP if you see one you like because trust me they will not be available for long!

Please NOTE: This item is a replica therefore I ask that interested parties DO NOT post comments offering to buy it. If you do they will be DELETED without notice. If you are interested in this item please contact Sun Shin directly. Her email is listed below.

Disclaimer: I offer courtesy listings in the "Trade/Barter" section to my readers and forum members. If you decide to trade with someone other than myself than please understand that I am not liable for any issues that may arise.  I DO NOT screen people so I cannot vouch for their integrity and will not be able to help resolve disputes that may occur. You will be dealing with a stranger online so use common sense and take necessary precautions. I am only liable for myself so please keep that in mind before committing to a trade and be sure to ask all questions and request additional pictures (if desired) before making your decision.

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Sun Shin's Comments:

I like to trade/barter the Azur Neverfull mm that i got from fabaaa also, if interested please email me at XXX (this item is no longer available)

Note to Sun: You know I love you but can you please provide a little more detail in your description lol. Just a few more sentences describing the overall condition, how long you've had it and any issues would be great. I know people can email to ask but if others are like me I like to see it up front :).










Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Sending Reviews, Pictures or Posting Comments

Hi Guys & Gals, I hope you are all having a fabulous week so far. Friday is only 2 days away, yaaay :).

Anyway, I wanted to make a quick post about those of you who are sending in reviews or posting comments on my blog. Please give it some thought before sending me your pictures or posting comments if you think there is a possibility you might later regret doing so for whatever reasons

I have had several people request their reviews and comments be removed without any explanation. And while I respect your wishes not to share, it is a lot of work for me to go through so many pages to find your specific review/pictures and/or comments.

Deleting the entire post is easy if you provide me with  direct links however deleting the pictures from the album is another story. I have 1,000s of pictures on my blog and they are all put into several album automatically when I post. I have no way of knowing which album it was put into and each album contains a ton of images. I would literally have to go  through them one at a time to find where they are and delete them permanently. Sorry but this is very time consuming and time isn't something I have a lot of lately.

If you submitted pictures or reviews which I have posted and later changed your mind please send me the link to the actual page and I will delete the entire post but the pictures will have to remain in the blog album because I simply do not have the time to spend hours trying to find which album they were posted to and where they are in that album. I think there are at least 5 albums and I have no idea how many pictures are in each one but I am fairly certain there are over 1,000 each and they are not organized in any way. When an album is at the maximum number of pictures the blog automatically creates a new album so you can imagine how crazy it would be to try and find a specific picture or even set of pictures. But the good thing is that once a post is removed no one is going to see the pictures associated with that post unless they were to go directly to the album and look through all the pictures.

For comments posted, the author does have the option to delete them themselves but I am not sure how long this option is available. If you are unable to delete them just send me the link to the page and I'll do it for you but please be considerate of my time. I work long hours during the week so I may not be able to do anything until the weekend.

Also, if you ask me to delete reviews, pictures and/or comments I don't mind doing it but a) you have to send me the links where it is because I'm not going to go looking for them and b) I'm only going to do it once. This means that I will not accept any future submissions from you for reviews, trades or anything else and any comments you try to post will be deleted without notice. I don't have time to do a bunch of unnecessary work just because some people can't make up their minds on what they want.

The first person who asked me to do this asked that I remove all his reviews, pictures and comments. I spent over an hour looking for all his comments on the various pages and where his reviews were posted. That was a lot of work and I certainly did not enjoy doing it but out of respect for his wishes I took time to do it anyway. That happened a few months ago when my blog was fairly new so there wasn't as many pages or pictures and comments to sort through. As of today there are 1,000s of comments and 1,000s of pictures so if you need something removed you're going to have to send me the link because I'm not spending hours trying to find them for you.

About a month later this same person emails me with more reviews he wanted me to post and I noticed he's publishing comments as well on various pages.......what the hell?!  I spent over an hour removing all his comments, pictures and reviews at his request than out of nowhere he decides he wants to start posting again??? And I guess because I removed it the first time he figures if he changes his mind again I'll remove it the 2nd time around too right? I don't think so!!!

Needless to say I did not post what he submitted and have deleted all his comments.  I don't know what the deal is with him but apparently he's some sort of drama queen as I've had complaints from other readers and forum members about this person. I don't have time to jump through hoops and play stupid games. If you want to be anonymous that's fine and perfectly understandable but please don't expect me to take time out of my busy day to do unnecessary work because you can't make up your mind.

I am always considerate of other people's time so please be considerate of mine. I work a lot and only have a limited time to spend on my blog and I'd rather use that time posting new reviews not spending hours digging up old ones because the owner suddenly grew paranoid or whatever their reason.

On the other hand some of the reviews were taken directly from the forum. I consider the forum an extension of the blog and vice versa so I will occasionally take reviews from there to post here and share what I posted here there as well.

If you are one of the person's whose review was initially posted on the forum and you do not want it shared outside of the forum just let me know and I'll be happy to remove it and make a note to myself not to include any of your reviews here in the future.

I consider myself very easy going but I hate it when people are inconsiderate and take it for granted that I will just run around and do their bidding like I have nothing better to do.

If there was a logical reason for the sudden change of mind to secrecy I could understand but as no explanation was given I am left to ponder how removing pictures of your purses have all of a sudden become URGENT as if someone's life depended on it. But whatever.

Sorry for the rant but I hope you understand my reason for it and thanks for taking the time to read!

XoXo,


Sarah

Monday, June 24, 2013

Replica Louis Vuitton Monogram Delightful PM from Joy

I got this fabulous pre-owned bag from one of my readers, Sun, who purchased it from Joy of FabAAA. She sent me the pictures to post in the trade section and I had just posted it when I decided to ask her what she'd be willing to trade it for and she gave me bargain I just couldn't pass up even though I already have way too many monogram bags lol.

The Delightful PM is actually on my Wish List but because I had purchased the Sully PM first I thought the Delightful was too similar and every time I made a purchase from Joy I always found something else I wanted more so it stayed on my Wish List until Thursday last week.

This bag is fabulous! I honestly liked it even better than the Sully. I had thought it would be too big for me but it actually fits me perfectly and really compliments my figure. Not only that but it is large enough to carry all my essentials plus my iPad. I loaded it up pretty good for the video so you can see how it looks when filled.

The bag is pre-owned so it does have some signs of wear and normally I would not consider buying pre-owned unless it is in Mint or Like New Condition but LV Canvas is very durable and does not stain or scratch easily so the only wear was to the stamping on the front and the Vachetta has had a coat of Avocado oil to speed up the patina process. I would have preferred to allow it to patina naturally because I am one of the few people out there that prefer the light color but it's only a warm caramel so that's ok plus she did a fabulous job because the patina is pretty even all over.

I am absolutely LOVING this bag and can't believe I hadn't bought it earlier. If I had known it was going to look so good on me I would have gotten it a long time ago lol.

Thank you Joy for another GORGEOUS BAG and most of all Thank You Sun for another Fabulous Bag to add to my collection :).

NOTE: in the video I said this is the first time I bought a pre-owned bag. That was a mistake because I have bought many pre owned bags from consignment shops, eBay and a few from my readers and other forum members. What I meant to say was this is the first "Joy" pre-owned bag. Sorry for the mistake. I have a tendency to talk too fast because I still get nervous every time I do a video so it's easy for me to make mistakes.



Replica Louis Vuitton Evora MM in Damier Ebene

Here is another video that I posted awhile back and somehow deleted from my blog.

This bag was purchased from Joy of FabAAA. To date I still have not used it and have considered listing it for Trade several times but every time I pull it out I fall in love with it all over again lol.

I've actually posted a few bags for Trade and then afterwards regretted it so I'm being more careful to only do it when I know for sure it will never be used. And for this bag I am still undecisive so on what I should do with it. I really love this bag and it's a beautiful replica so maybe I just need to hang onto it for a few more months and if I still haven't used it by then I'll post it for Trade.

If you've already seen this video I apologize for the re-post. I was deleting some of the items in the Trade Section where the owner has not responded to inquiries and must have accidentally deleted some of my own posts.



Authentic Marc Jacobs Denim Bag from Yoogis Closet

I posted this video a couple months ago and for some reason it looks like I deleted several of my review posts so I'm going to go through them all when I get a chance and re-add them in here.

This is an Authentic Marc Jacobs Denim bag that I purchased from Yoogis Closet. I sold it to one of my readers, Kathy.

Yoogis Closet is a great place to buy pre-owned Authentic Luxury Goods at a great price. You can get gently used bags and accessories (some are in Like New Condition - those are the ones I usually buy) discounted up to 75% off retail prices. The only brands that are not usually discounted much are Chanel, Hermes and Balenciaga.

Their Marc Jacobs, Dior, Gucci, Dolce Gabanna among other brands are usually marked down quite a bit. This Marc Jacobs bag was one that had a huge discount. It is beautiful too but unfortunately much too small for my needs.

If you've already seen this I apologize for the double post but I must have deleted it by mistake. I think there are at least 2 others that I saw were deleted so I'll be adding those back as well. Enjoy!


Catty's New Website

Catty emailed me her new website but it's not up and running yet. She's working on getting it up by next week. I confirmed with her that she does still want to be listed on the blog and the forum. So if you like this seller do not be afraid to share her info with others.

One of our members sent me a post on Rep Bags Chat where they seem to think that because we are listing seller info freely in the open is the reason why sellers get shut down. Every seller on my list are aware of their info being shared publicly and are quite happy with the exposure. If ever they change their mind all it takes is an email and I will be more than happy to respect their wishes.

But up to date there are only 2 sellers that wish to remain anonymous: Jacky and Jessy Jade.

I have not listed anyone that doesn't want to be listed so please don't believe those silly girls. They just want to hog the info to themselves.

Here is Catty's new site domain:

http://www.cattybags.com


Cheers,

Sarah

Replica Prada Saffiano Luxe Tote Light Blue

Here's a quick video review of the Prada Saffiano Luxe Tote in Light Blue from Joy of FabAAA. I purchased this bag the same time I got the LV Fighero PM.

I really wish I had gotten the larger size instead. For some reason I think I would have liked this in the larger size where the Cameo looked perfect in the small size. I guess I'll use it at least once and if I still feel that way afterwards I will post it for Trade/Barter.


Saturday, June 22, 2013

Replica Louis Vuitton Monogram Galleria PM for Trade

6/24/13 UPDATE: This bag has found a new home. Thank you to those that expressed an interest!!!

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This gorgeous replica of the Louis Vuitton Monogram Galleria PM is being offered for Trade/Barter by Susan who is a member of our forum. This is a very popular style and if you've been following my blog you may have noticed anything LV or Chanel are usually snatched up the same day so if you like what you see contact Susan now before it's gone!

Please NOTE: This item is a replica therefore I ask that interested parties DO NOT post comments offering to buy it. If you do they will be DELETED without notice. If you are interested in this item please contact Susan directly. Her email is listed below.

Disclaimer: I offer courtesy listings in the "Trade/Barter" section to my readers and forum members. If you decide to trade with someone other than myself than please understand that I am not liable for any issues that may arise.  I DO NOT screen people so I cannot vouch for their integrity and will not be able to help resolve disputes that may occur. You will be dealing with a stranger online so use common sense and take necessary precautions. I am only liable for myself so please keep that in mind before committing to a trade and be sure to ask all questions and request additional pictures (if desired) before making your decision.

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Susan's Comments:

I've found a DE Galliera (I know LV didn't make one...but they should have) that I want. So I'm giving up my Mono. I'm also looking for a Totally MM if you want to trade.

Contact Email:  XXX (this bag is no longer available)














Replica Louis Vuitton Damier Ebene Speedy Bandouliere

6/26/13 UPDATE:  This item has found a new home. Thank you to those that expressed an interest!

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Here is a lovely replica Louis Vuitton Damier Ebene Speedy Bandouliere available for Trade/Barter by a reader. She purchased from Joy of FabAAA not that long ago so it is in Excellent Pre-Owned Condition. Don't miss out on another fabulous find from Joy!

A review of her purchases can be found here: http://purse-princess.blogspot.com/2013/03/nicoles-first-haul-from-fabaaa.html

Please NOTE: This item is a replica therefore I ask that interested parties DO NOT post comments offering to buy it. If you do they will be DELETED without notice. If you are interested in this item please contact Nicole directly. Her email is listed below.

Disclaimer: I offer courtesy listings in the "Trade/Barter" section to my readers and forum members. If you decide to trade with someone other than myself than please understand that I am not liable for any issues that may arise.  I DO NOT screen people so I cannot vouch for their integrity and will not be able to help resolve disputes that may occur. You will be dealing with a stranger online so use common sense and take necessary precautions. I am only liable for myself so please keep that in mind before committing to a trade and be sure to ask all questions and request additional pictures (if desired) before making your decision.

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Nicole's Comments:

It is in same condition, hasn't been used really, minor flaws as far as the crookedness of the stitching on one of the handle tabs. 

Contact Email:  XXX (this item is no longer available)
Please NOTE: You can see more pictures from her original review posted here:  http://purse-princess.blogspot.com/2013/03/nicoles-first-haul-from-fabaaa.html



Thursday, June 20, 2013

Replica Louis Vuitton Figheri Azur PM Mod Shots

Here is one of my newest bags from FabAAA. I received my last batch from Joy last week for the month of May. I think there were 4 or 5 bags (sorry can't remember at this moment).

I purchased the Figheri to replace the Hampstead PM which has been rehomed to one of my readers. This bag is stunning! It's definitely a HIT and another Fabulous Find from Joy! I LOVE IT!!!

I have not looked at it too closely for imperfections (I'll save that for the reviews) but from what I can see it looks near perfect to me :). The only thing I noticed so far are that the straps are not even. I would never have been able to tell except that when I set the bag down I like to cross the handles and when doing so I realized one handle was about 1/3rd of an inch shorter. This is a very minor flaw and one that I doubt anyone would notice so I am more than happy with this beauty!

This bag is a bit more conservative compared to the Hampstead. I was kind of tired of that metal name plate with Louis Vuitton so up in your face so this is a refreshing change.

These are just some mod shots I took before leaving work. I'll do a detailed review at some point later. No promises on when because there are just too many bags I have been putting off but this weekend I'd like to do a review of those fabulous replica Louis Vuitton Sunglasses that were sent to me by a new seller from New York. Christy, I didn't forget about you!



I will be making my next FabAAA order for this month possibly next week or the week after. Joy's been busy stocking up and has lots of new goodies.

BTW, if there are any Atlanta gals that would like to do a combined purchase to save on shipping please feel free to contact me. I think one of my readers may be buying something with me this month (right Kathy?).