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This is like what happened to Burberry, got too popular, cheaper and the chavs will have it
Prices are a joke i think they will need to be halved again before they become Chav friendly
louiselouise05/06/2020 14:15

I have a Michael Kors (handbag) story (only relevant if you purchase from …I have a Michael Kors (handbag) story (only relevant if you purchase from Amazon). Turned out the strap was missing (it had all the MK tags and checked out as authentic otherwise). It was bought from Amazon Warehouse, but I didnt mention that aspect, as incomplete items being returned and relisted on AW happens sometimes.I got in touch with Michael Kors UK, asking if there was any way I could source the shoulder strap. They actually said "Amazon is not an authorised Michael Kors retailer" (!!!), therefore they couldn't help me further.


I'd avoid Amazon in the future, for designer purchases it's rife with fakes and product issues. Much safer to spend a little more and get it from a reputable seller. I'd return the product and then visit an outlet store. You might find a similar product for similar cost.
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This is like what happened to Burberry, got too popular, cheaper and the chavs will have it
Prices are a joke i think they will need to be halved again before they become Chav friendly
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I have a Michael Kors (handbag) story (only relevant if you purchase from Amazon). Turned out the strap was missing (it had all the MK tags and checked out as authentic otherwise). It was bought from Amazon Warehouse, but I didnt mention that aspect, as incomplete items being returned and relisted on AW happens sometimes.

I got in touch with Michael Kors UK, asking if there was any way I could source the shoulder strap. They actually said "Amazon is not an authorised Michael Kors retailer" (!!!), therefore they couldn't help me further.
Edited by: "louiselouise" 5th Jun
louiselouise05/06/2020 14:15

I have a Michael Kors (handbag) story (only relevant if you purchase from …I have a Michael Kors (handbag) story (only relevant if you purchase from Amazon). Turned out the strap was missing (it had all the MK tags and checked out as authentic otherwise). It was bought from Amazon Warehouse, but I didnt mention that aspect, as incomplete items being returned and relisted on AW happens sometimes.I got in touch with Michael Kors UK, asking if there was any way I could source the shoulder strap. They actually said "Amazon is not an authorised Michael Kors retailer" (!!!), therefore they couldn't help me further.



Surely it would be better to take up with Amazon? That's who your contract is with.
konkywonky05/06/2020 15:18

Surely it would be better to take up with Amazon? That's who your contract …Surely it would be better to take up with Amazon? That's who your contract is with.



As I said, it was a Warehouse item and the strap was missing, there's not much Amazon can do about it. In those cases it's partial refund or return.

If it's purchased from Amazon themselves they'd send out a replacement.

More expressing my surprise that Amazon isn't listed as an official MK retailer - so there'd be no recourse if you bought brand new and wanted to use the MK warranty.
louiselouise05/06/2020 14:15

I have a Michael Kors (handbag) story (only relevant if you purchase from …I have a Michael Kors (handbag) story (only relevant if you purchase from Amazon). Turned out the strap was missing (it had all the MK tags and checked out as authentic otherwise). It was bought from Amazon Warehouse, but I didnt mention that aspect, as incomplete items being returned and relisted on AW happens sometimes.I got in touch with Michael Kors UK, asking if there was any way I could source the shoulder strap. They actually said "Amazon is not an authorised Michael Kors retailer" (!!!), therefore they couldn't help me further.


I'd avoid Amazon in the future, for designer purchases it's rife with fakes and product issues. Much safer to spend a little more and get it from a reputable seller. I'd return the product and then visit an outlet store. You might find a similar product for similar cost.
itfckenty06/06/2020 00:49

I'd avoid Amazon in the future, for designer purchases it's rife with …I'd avoid Amazon in the future, for designer purchases it's rife with fakes and product issues. Much safer to spend a little more and get it from a reputable seller. I'd return the product and then visit an outlet store. You might find a similar product for similar cost.



Not sure I'd consider MK "designer" compared to others, but that's a moot point. It's not fake, and I didn't say it was.

I buy from Amazon nearly every day and you learn quickly Amazon Warehouse can be dodgy for switcheroos and all sorts of strangeness. That's not Amazon's doing, but they could do with tightening up quality control with returns, it's been a problem for years.

Amazon, unfairly I think, gets the same allegations about its perfumes but I've never received a fake - I know what to look for. With the internet, nobody should get caught out with counterfeits if they're willing to dig.

My question was, as mentioned, why Amazon (not a third party seller), the biggest retailer in the world (probably), isn't one of their official stockists? I was happy to pay Michael Kors for the strap. MK didn't see the bag or even care about my offering a receipt as it was an email query. Their reply was quite blunt, actually. Amazon are light years ahead of the likes of ebay and their online customer service is probably the best.

Maybe official stockists are like franchises, charge a higher premium to be listed as such, and Amazon's discount prices don't meet MK's approval? That's a guess.

Might try the MK store - at one point, who knows when, with COVID!

As it was a Warehouse item I got the bag (sans strap) very cheap, I'll put it down to experience.
Edited by: "louiselouise" 6th Jun
louiselouise06/06/2020 01:30

Not sure I'd consider MK "designer" compared to others, but that's a moot …Not sure I'd consider MK "designer" compared to others, but that's a moot point. It's not fake, and I didn't say it was. I buy from Amazon nearly every day and you learn quickly Amazon Warehouse can be dodgy for switcheroos and all sorts of strangeness. That's not Amazon's doing, but they could do with tightening up quality control with returns, it's been a problem for years.Amazon, unfairly I think, gets the same allegations about its perfumes but I've never received a fake - I know what to look for. With the internet, nobody should get caught out with counterfeits if they're willing to dig.My question was, as mentioned, why Amazon (not a third party seller), the biggest retailer in the world (probably), isn't one of their official stockists? I was happy to pay Michael Kors for the strap. MK didn't see the bag or even care about my offering a receipt as it was an email query. Their reply was quite blunt, actually. Amazon are light years ahead of the likes of ebay and their online customer service is probably the best.Maybe official stockists are like franchises, charge a higher premium to be listed as such, and Amazon's discount prices don't meet MK's approval? That's a guess.Might try the MK store - at one point, who knows when, with COVID!As it was a Warehouse item I got the bag (sans strap) very cheap, I'll put it down to experience.


The problem is, most of Amazons products are sold by someone else, but fulfilled by Amazon. There are some absolutely amazing fakes out there across all brands, it's now got to the point where it's very difficult to tell them apart.

Clothes are easier, especially with the fit.
Bags not so much, with so much counterfeit on the market, you would rather your products be sold by main retailers, and as especially as you have got your product from the Amazon warehouse.. which is basically there version of eBay, why would they accept a receipt? Unless MK have stated themselves that your item isn't fake, then there is no way of knowing.

You may think Amazon is amazing and reputable, but it's no better than eBay that utilises Chinese products, just because it's massive it doesn't make it good and reliable. Christ, Wish is massive but it's a whole shop of fakes.
itfckenty06/06/2020 09:38

The problem is, most of Amazons products are sold by someone else, but …The problem is, most of Amazons products are sold by someone else, but fulfilled by Amazon. There are some absolutely amazing fakes out there across all brands, it's now got to the point where it's very difficult to tell them apart.Clothes are easier, especially with the fit.Bags not so much, with so much counterfeit on the market, you would rather your products be sold by main retailers, and as especially as you have got your product from the Amazon warehouse.. which is basically there version of eBay, why would they accept a receipt? Unless MK have stated themselves that your item isn't fake, then there is no way of knowing.You may think Amazon is amazing and reputable, but it's no better than eBay that utilises Chinese products, just because it's massive it doesn't make it good and reliable. Christ, Wish is massive but it's a whole shop of fakes.


I'll say it again.. It was sold by Amazon... Amazon Warehouse is still Amazon EU Srl on their invoices. I'm well aware of the pitfalls with third party sellers.

And no, Amazon Warehouse isn't their version of eBay (what a weird thing to say). It's basically their returns section.

Wouldn't touch Wish with a bargepole.. they definitely aren't alike.
Edited by: "louiselouise" 6th Jun
louiselouise06/06/2020 12:00

I'll say it again.. It was sold by Amazon... Amazon Warehouse is still …I'll say it again.. It was sold by Amazon... Amazon Warehouse is still Amazon EU Srl on their invoices. I'm well aware of the pitfalls with third party sellers.And no, Amazon Warehouse isn't their version of eBay (what a weird thing to say). It's basically their returns section.Wouldn't touch Wish with a bargepole.. they definitely aren't alike.


it clearly states on their website that the warehouse is used and pre-owned items, amazon are just the in between man.
so yes, it's very much the amazon version of ebay for used products.
I'm not going to argue, entirely up to you what you do anyway - I can only go by products and experiences I've had.
itfckenty06/06/2020 12:08

it clearly states on their website that the warehouse is used and …it clearly states on their website that the warehouse is used and pre-owned items, amazon are just the in between man.so yes, it's very much the amazon version of ebay for used products.I'm not going to argue, entirely up to you what you do anyway - I can only go by products and experiences I've had.



Nobody's arguing with you. I came on here to ask why Amazon aren't an authorised retailer and people kept offering their opinions on other aspects.

You may think Amazon Warehouse and ebay are alike (they're not, ebay is predominantly joe bloggs selling items, and some well-known companies - so third-party sellers are a better comparison). Pre-owned is still referring to products sold by Amazon - and it's true you do get some items that look "used" - but I send those straight back (inaccurate grading can be a problem).

My point was that Amazon - brand new items sold by Amazon - not third-party sellers, is also not an authorised MK retailer and I found that odd. The fact I bought from Amazon Warehouse (returns) also brings in the likelihood of receiving a fake (switcheroo, or in my case taking the strap and returning it - I assume) but I know what to look for.

Amazon Warehouse items are still eligible for the same customer service you get when you buy new from Amazon. There is a warranty too, I sent a phone back that was nearly a year old last year when it started playing up.

I'm confident the bag isn't fake, that's not what I was asking either.

I doubt I'll get an answer here, it was only a casual question, anyway.
Edited by: "louiselouise" 6th Jun
Thanks @goodglare Some lovely bags included in the sale!
louiselouise06/06/2020 12:00

I'll say it again.. It was sold by Amazon... Amazon Warehouse is still …I'll say it again.. It was sold by Amazon... Amazon Warehouse is still Amazon EU Srl on their invoices. I'm well aware of the pitfalls with third party sellers.And no, Amazon Warehouse isn't their version of eBay (what a weird thing to say). It's basically their returns section.Wouldn't touch Wish with a bargepole.. they definitely aren't alike.


Not 100% but based on some brands Amazon warehouse sell they also sell the items for their Amazon fufilled Marketplace sellers so... it may not be amazon who was the original seller. Therefore be abit cautious with warehouse as well. Then again I may be very wrong.
Edited by: "jamhops" 2nd Jul
jamhops02/07/2020 09:30

Not 100% but based on some brands Amazon warehouse sell they also sell the …Not 100% but based on some brands Amazon warehouse sell they also sell the items for their Amazon fufilled Marketplace sellers so... it may not be amazon who was the original seller. Therefore be abit cautious with warehouse as well. Then again I may be very wrong.


You do actually get third-party sellers who grade goods as Like New, Very Good, etc, so that suggests not. It's not very common but it does happen. I'll add a screenshot of one example later.

Edit: Here's some below.
So that suggests, to me, Amazon Warehouse (which says Amazon EU Srl on the invoice - so you get Amazon customer service, though the warranty differs depending on what sort of item it is, iirc) and third-party sellers selling Warehouse goods are separate entities.41271998-anyou.jpg
Edited by: "louiselouise" 2nd Jul
louiselouise02/07/2020 10:59

You do actually get third-party sellers who grade goods as Like New, Very …You do actually get third-party sellers who grade goods as Like New, Very Good, etc, so that suggests not. It's not very common but it does happen. I'll add a screenshot of one example later.Edit: Here's some below. So that suggests, to me, Amazon Warehouse (which says Amazon EU Srl on the invoice - so you get Amazon customer service, though the warranty differs depending on what sort of item it is, iirc) and third-party sellers selling Warehouse goods are separate entities.[Image]


I personally think you are probably MILES ahead of the pple you have argued with here, in terms of your prowess with online shopping. People really discuss things they have no knowledge of. You have been SPOT-ON in ALL your responses and your understanding of Amazon is way AHEAD of the folks here.
It's astounding and shocking that some people equate "Sold by Amazon" items to eBay items. Amazon is 2 things, it is a retailer and it is also a market place. It makes clear distinction of products in those two categories, but that still escape a lot of pple.
That being said, there is NO effing way a "Sold by Amazon" product can be fake. That would be equivalent of saying Carphonewarehouse sells fake iPhones.

Regarding MK pointing out that Amazon is not an authorised reseller, I would say its common for some companies to exclude discount stores from authorised resellers, but I think if the product on Amazon mentions a Manufacturer warranty, then the transaction should be recognised under authorised resell. Of-course your case is a bit different with the product being a Warehouse item. I am sure if you pursue MK via a telephone call, you may have a good chance.
Edited by: "fulous" 3rd Jul
fulous02/07/2020 23:25

I personally think you are probably MILES ahead of the pple you have …I personally think you are probably MILES ahead of the pple you have argued with here, in terms of your prowess with online shopping. People really discuss things they have no knowledge of. You have been SPOT-ON in ALL your responses and your understanding of Amazon is way AHEAD of the folks here.It's astounding and shocking that some people equate "Sold by Amazon" items to eBay items. Amazon is 2 things, it is a retailer and it is also a market place. It makes clear distinction of products in those two categories, but that still escape a lot of pple.That being said, there is NO effing way a "Sold by Amazon" product can be fake. That would be equivalent of saying an Apple Store sells fake iPhones.Regarding MK pointing out that Amazon is not an authorised reseller, I would say its common for some companies to exclude discount stores from authorised resellers, but I think if the product on Amazon mentions a Manufacturer warranty, then the transaction should be recognised under authorised resell. Of-course your case is a bit different with the product being a Warehouse item. I am sure if you pursue MK via a telephone call, you may have a good chance.


I buy from Amazon and warehouse nearly every day, so hopefully I've learnt something by now


I gave up on the MK bag, re trying to source a genuine strap, but I might try visiting a brick and mortar store when I'm back in the city centre. I'd hate to be thought of as argumentative, though, that's not my style.
Come up as a scam on Kaspersky!
Id rather wear a no brand bag than a kors
Even a primark one
louiselouise02/07/2020 23:38

I buy from Amazon and warehouse nearly every day, so hopefully I've learnt …I buy from Amazon and warehouse nearly every day, so hopefully I've learnt something by now I gave up on the MK bag, re trying to source a genuine strap, but I might try visiting a brick and mortar store when I'm back in the city centre. I'd hate to be thought of as argumentative, though, that's not my style.


its hard work explaining things to some ppl!!i get what you mean
basically u would expect better from Amazon Warehouse considering it is AMAZON and it is just a warehouse opposite the road.. i bought speaker set from amazon warehouse 1 speaker was faulty but it was a bargain so i kept it anyways ... i doubt they test items or check them thoroughly

they just relist them
louiselouise02/07/2020 23:38

I buy from Amazon and warehouse nearly every day, so hopefully I've learnt …I buy from Amazon and warehouse nearly every day, so hopefully I've learnt something by now I gave up on the MK bag, re trying to source a genuine strap, but I might try visiting a brick and mortar store when I'm back in the city centre. I'd hate to be thought of as argumentative, though, that's not my style.


Depending on the style surely you could get a generic strap that wont look out of place, got the wife a mk bag a few days ago and the strap is a fairly plain black leather.
djames10803/07/2020 15:22

Depending on the style surely you could get a generic strap that wont look …Depending on the style surely you could get a generic strap that wont look out of place, got the wife a mk bag a few days ago and the strap is a fairly plain black leather.



I have considered that, of course. The bag (and matching strap) are dark blue leather with gold accenting, don't have anything that suits.

Buying small leather goods online (belts, straps etc) is a bit of a minefield as many sellers lie about the quality of the materials and it's often PU leather.

Decent leather shoulder straps from reputable sellers are more expensive than you'd think.
Edited by: "louiselouise" 3rd Jul
louiselouise03/07/2020 16:30

I have considered that, of course. The bag (and matching strap) are dark …I have considered that, of course. The bag (and matching strap) are dark blue leather with gold accenting, don't have anything that suits.Buying small leather goods online (belts, straps etc) is a bit of a minefield as many sellers lie about the quality of the materials and it's often PU leather. Decent leather shoulder straps from reputable sellers are more expensive than you'd think.


Probably still a lot cheaper than mr kors would sell you one for, although im guessing he will be an unhelpful sod and not sell spares
TheNorwichMarvel05/06/2020 10:04

This is like what happened to Burberry, got too popular, cheaper and the …This is like what happened to Burberry, got too popular, cheaper and the chavs will have it


Fake news.
Thank you

It just goes to show what price tag ‘a logo’ adds. Fossil company, who manufactures Michael Kors is not nearly this expensive, but sometimes almost the exact replica watch.

Heat for find!
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