Here is a couple of ebay links on spotting fake Arcteyrx jackets:
From the second link:
If the Arc'teryx Alpha SV listing you are thinking about bidding on looks at all different then the pictures above, it is a FAKE. PERIOD, any multiple size of s-xxl it is a Fake, any multiple colors available (one of the listing has the following colors available, Black, Huang, Green, Ash and Red) (Huang? you have to be kidding) these are Fakes.
I love this part of the description in the Counterfeit listing, the seller Claims that these are 100% Guaranteed Authentic, with Full Warranty and purchased from Authorized Dealer, of course these are right after the description of all the sizes available S, M, L, XL, XXL, it's just Lie, Lie, Lie after Lie.
Just look at the pockets on the Fakes, none of the Fakes have the pockets in the right place, none of the pictures show the 2 high hand pockets, not one of the Fakes has this right... Which means they are all Fakes, right now there are over 200 Fake Alpha SV listed, hard to believe.
There are now ads for a Arc'teryx 2in1 softshell on E-bay and since Arc does not make a 2in1 softshell it's a Fake, the picture in this ad is that of a Theta AR ( the theta is a hard shell). There are also new ads for Arc'teryx Alpha SV in a multitude of colors, all Fake, the picture is of the Beta AR jacket. There is no such thing as a 2 or 3 tone Alpha SV. I have to give these Crooks credit, they are inventive but they are still Crooks trying to pass off a $10 to $20 dollar jacket as a $600 dollar Arc'teryx Alpha SV.
Arm yourself with knowledge and don't get ripped off. Odds are these Sellers will be long gone before you even get a chance to start the process to get your money back from E-bay or Pay pal. If you already have been burned fight back with feedback and demand satisfaction from E-bay and Pay Pal and hope for the best but getting your money will be a true miricle.
For some reason there is a ton of Spyder and The North Face fakes out there, too. A guy I know bragged about his TNF purchase over ebay (obviously a fake), and then his jacket started to unravel when he washed it. Any TNF product I purchased from a ski shop or their Berkeley outlet over the past dozen years is still going strong.
Edited by quant2325 - 10/2/10 at 1:20am