Verify the authenticity of my Ray-Bans :)
This is in regards to a BST thread I posted advertising my Ray-Bans RB3299. You can view that thread here.
Thanks to Evi7sh for pointing out that unbeknownst to me that my Ray-Bans may be fake, although he initially did it in a very rude manner. I hope that people do not automatically assume that I had known the fact (if indeed they are fake), and that I was trying to commit fraud as the one personal message I received seemed to convey. I understand that these members are only trying to improve RFD and I agree with their intentions but only when done reasonably.
EDIT: (Case closed -- Ray-Ban's has been verified as authentic -- please prefer to the posts below for details)
Points to note:
-Evi7sh identified that the stitching on the authentic cases are inconsistent with mine. (Edit: Authentic Cases from 2006 have this stitching; refer to posts below)
-Model name is missing on my glasses. (only model # is present) - (Edit: This model doesn't have model name; refer to posts below)
-There is double engraving in bold on the pinchers which seem to indicate it is real.
-I have a authentic printed receipt matching the model # of the Ray-Bans.
-Made in Ray Ban made in Italy CE on the inside right leg. (UdeGarami of Sherdog Forums)
-Ray-Ban painted white on the Right Lens (Again won't come off easily) [UdeGarami of Sherdog Forums]
Are there any other points to note? (please see the old photos + new photos.) And are the points noted correct? (that is -- must it mean that without a model name on the glasses indicate that it is fake?)
I hope this thread will serve to improve the ability to authenticate Ray-Bans. I understand there are other threads on this but I feel my case may be an anomaly.
Lastly, I like to add that I am open to the possibility (Benefit of the doubt) of them being fake, but that would mean that, although highly unlikely, I was fooled by the dealer. I would certainly not waste my precious time committing fraud to 'earn a few bucks'. I find it almost personal and a detriment to my ego (due to the personal attacks) if I do not 'plead' my case.
I have sold a few items through RFD and hope to continue to do so in the future.
Click here for the High-Resolution image to the last photo (to see more clearly)