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Stalls at the outlets "Too good to be true deals"

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Stalls at the outlets "Too good to be true deals"

Can anyone tell me if the goods sold at the stalls in the outlets are likely to be genuine products?

I have just tried a face care product which done wonders for the lines under my eyes.... This product online retails at $549 at the outlets they were selling it for $150

After I said I would have to think about it out comes the damaged box and the price gets reduced to $83!!

Now call be Miss skeptical but I'm thinking this is a "Too good to be true deal" and I should stay clear but if by some chance the product is genuine it's a bargain x x x

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1. Re: Stalls at the outlets "Too good to be true deals"

"Can anyone tell me if the goods sold at the stalls in the outlets are likely to be genuine products?"

Genuine? Yes, but there may be small flaws and you must ask a sales person if there are any and where. The merchandise "may" be seconds. Ask about this too.

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2. Re: Stalls at the outlets "Too good to be true deals"

Too good to be true...

It probably is.

Caveat Emptor

Edited: 27 August 2014, 20:32
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3. Re: Stalls at the outlets "Too good to be true deals"

Thanks for the info...... So can I assume that the product that they demonstrated on me will be the product I take home.

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4. Re: Stalls at the outlets "Too good to be true deals"

I don't think the goods sold at the premium outlets are fake I think the premium outlets have huge custom from people all over the world, if the started to get a reputation for selling fake goods it would probably kill their trade. So usually the rule applies if it's too good to be true it probably is, but I'd assume the selling environment suggests that it's likely to be real. If they sold fake good how do you know the other shops aren't selling fake stuff and I'm sure premium outlets wouldn't have that.

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5. Re: Stalls at the outlets "Too good to be true deals"

Isn't there usually a customer info desk in the food court areas? If you went and asked them they should be able to confirm if the stalls trading there have to stick to any strict guide lines or if they are don't really have anything to do with the outlet and are just allowed to sell there.

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6. Re: Stalls at the outlets "Too good to be true deals"

Wow...a face care product selling at $549 ....I would expect to be looking 30 years younger at that price LOL

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7. Re: Stalls at the outlets "Too good to be true deals"

In this case, it is that claimed on-line price that I would be suspicious of. There is nothing to prevent the supplier of these goods to the stalls from creating an online presence with no expectation that anyone will actually buy at that price, merely to create the illusion of value and a bargain.

The simple question you have to ask is ... is the product worth, to you, the price you are now being asked to pay. Without giving any consideration to the amount you are being told that it is "worth".

On the other hand - if you know independently that the stuff really is being sold for, and is genuinely worth, $549 (which I sincerely doubt!) that that is a different matter.

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