How Do You Know You’re Wearing The Real Deal
If there is one thing you learn as you grow older, it’s that not everything you see is real. This world is full of illusions. Some you are made to believe on purpose while others simply root from coincidences and misconstructions. Anyway, however you may have been tricked into believing something that is not real, one fact remains the same.
Everything is not what it seems.
Well, at least not all the time.
We live in a world where technology is way above the times and resources can be synthetically materialized. We live in a world where animals and plants can be bred according to preference and people’s faces may be reconstructed to however way they want. In a world like this, it is not uncommon to fall for cheap tricks and believe fakes. It is becoming harder and harder to decipher which things are real and which ones aren’t, after all.
Long story short, you should be aware of the fact that this world always has two sides to it – one that merits you and one that takes advantage of you. It would be great if you always just run into good people but that is not to be. In life, we’re bound to experience encounters that are far from “happy” and “exciting” like buying fake jewelry for example.
Yes, the nerve right? There is nothing more infuriating than finding out your hard earned money was spent on a counterfeit, a total rip-off of a purchase. It’s heartbreaking, really. It can make you feel totally cheated of your hard work. Then again, you can’t just blame everybody for your wrong purchase. At the end of the day, it was up to you whether to buy the item or not. It was your decision to purchase the item without doing a background check on it. A wrong purchase should teach you a really valuable lesson and that is “to look before you leap.” I know that sometimes, we act on impulse. When we see something we like, we want to get our hands on it pronto! We think that we wouldn’t be satisfied otherwise. So, what we end up doing is buying that thing we like right then and there without thinking too much about it.
Well, that’s a vicious error – especially when you’re purchasing things online.
You’re familiar with the term “marketing” right? Online stores always try to make items seem more desirable through effective marketing tactics. They take the best picture of it, write a winning caption for it, and they can easily create an illusion that the item is the best in the market. But don’t be surprised, this happens online and offline. Any businessman would want to make customers think that their products are the best in the world. It’s normal. You just have to know that some of them speak the truth while others are complete phonies. Also, it’s up to you to learn how you can differentiate one from the other.
Of course, we’re not just going to leave you with your own devices. We’re going to help you, for sure! Below, we have listed some things that can help you verify the authenticity of the website and the jewelry you’re buying. These tips may seem really simple but they’re ones that matter. You shouldn’t overlook them, okay?
So, the next time you make a purchase, pause for a little while. Think long and hard before you click that Purchase Button. Also, remember these things:
Is The Company To Be Trusted?
That’s right. The first thing you really need to ask yourself is whether you’re putting your trust in the right company. If asked “do you trust the company?” and your answer is “yes” you should ask yourself a follow-up question and that is “why?” If you have no substantial reason to trust the company, then why are you too easy on making the purchase? If you can’t come up with a valid reason, then you are probably just buying on impulse – you should know that. During situations like this, it is advised that you step back and reassess your initial judgement by learning more about the company before making the final buying decision. There are a lot of things you can discover about a company by looking at their online profile and data.
- What History Tells You About The Company
A good company would have ample background. If it doesn’t have much history, then it’s probably a new business and I advise that you refrain from purchasing from them – unless you have other reasons to reassure your buying decision. From the history of the company, you will be able to learn how they’ve handled previous clients or how customers reacted to their products.
- What Ratings Tell You About The Company
Of course, one way of telling you’ve got yourself a good product is when the internet reacts positively to it. The higher the rating of a company or product is, the more likely is it that they are selling the real thing.
- What Reviews Tell You About The Company
Lastly, reviews are a little bit different than ratings. They’re more critical to say the least. Ratings would simply reveal a 4.5 or 5-star score for a product without stating the reason why. Reviews deliberate products in more detail, giving you solid information about what the product is really like. Avoid getting baited into buying counterfeits by checking online reviews. The more reviews you read and counter-reference, the more likely it is that you’re on the right track. Also, be careful with forged reviews! They may tell you that a good product is bad or a bad a product is good so always check other sources.