Post # 1
I received a gift from a dear friend that i consider like family. It was very appreciative but it bugs me its a fake. I dont know if i should tell her or not. I notice many people take advantage of her. It was a Micheal Kors purse. The minute i touched it thought it was odd, just felt cheap. The inside does not look nothing like my others so i know its fake and even the logo is off . Should i say something or not? I don’t know where she got it so im more concerned she paid full price and was lied to. I’ll still use the purse after all i like gifts regardless of brands.
Post # 3
I would not mention it to her if it were me.
Post # 4
@fuentesbee: No, don’t say anything, it will only make her feel bad.
Post # 5
I would let it lie and regift it to her at Christmas. Haha. No. I’d keep it quiet just in case.
Post # 6
I’d just let that sleeping dog lie. No need to stir the pot, just be thankful she was thoughtful of you. She may not have known.
Post # 9
Once a friend of mine very proudly presented me with a a garish, fake LV bag from her trip to Vietnam (she was clear in giving it to me that she knew it was a fake though). It was …horrid… but she was really SO proud. She thought it was such a bargain. I felt like I should be offended but I could see she meant zero harm by it. She actually bought like 10 of them and handed them out to a bunch of us, which made it more clear she wasn’t saying something backhanded or something. I wish she would have spent that money on some handmade Vietnamese craftspieces instead, but oh well. You can’t choose your gifts. That went to the trash though, because I don’t even donate fakes.
I assume that your gifter also thought that she was getting you something at a great price, whether or not she knew it was a fake or not. Just send a gracious thank you card the way you would send one for any gift that really wasn’t your thing at all but was probably sent with positive thoughts toward you. Do not thank her for the “fake” handbag or the “Michael Kors” handbag, thank her for the “lovely/spacious/positive-adjective-here insert-color-here” handbag. If it’s your favorite color or anything like that, be sure to write that in. Find something nice and truthful to say about it.
Post # 10
Don’t say anything. It will just make her feel bad and I’m afraid you would come off as ungrateful.
Post # 11
Yeah…I wouldn’t say anything. It won’t do anything but make her feel bad.
Post # 12
im not a huge purse person, however i do know that some people pays 100’s for purses. i would hate to of had her pay all that money and for it to be a fake. however, if the place was selling fakes, seh probally cant return it anyways….. so i guess i wouldnt say anything?
Post # 13
- Wedding: November 2014 - Philadelphia, PA
I wouldn’t say anything either.
Post # 14
I wouldn’t say anything because if she knows already you will only make her feel bad and if she doesn’t know there may not be anything she can do about it and again she will feel bad.
Post # 15
I’m with all the PP, I wouldn’t say anything. If you had a poll on this thread, I think all the votes would be for “Nope, don’t say anything.”
It’s nice of you to be concerned about her being taken advantage of, though!
Post # 16
@fuentesbee: I guarantee that she knows it’s a fake MK purse. I’m sure it was a lot less expensive than the real deal. So I wouldn’t mention it! That was nice of her to buy you a gift, though 🙂