When: Order: June 20, 2012 // Delivery Date: August 3, 2012
Where: Delivered at my doorstep for delivery cost of Php 45.00
What: Longchamp Le Pliage Long Handle Large Bag
Price: Php 2,699.00 valued at around Php 7,000.00
Groupon Site: Ensogo
My Longchamp Le Pliage finally arrived August 3, 2012 after more than a month and a half of waiting!
I thought it would never be delivered. This purchase made me anxious. There were about 2 points to consider. First, there was the authenticity of the bag. So many high-quality fake bags are out in the market claiming to be original and authentic. How would I know that Ensogo would not join forces with one? I just trusted my gut instinct and continued hoping that it would turn out to be a good buy! Well, it did and I am happy now that the bag I ordered is in my hands already!
That was the fear I had when I placed my order. Then here’s another, the first delivery period was June 18, 2012 to July 18, 2012. Here’s my proof:
I didn’t receive my order during that period of time. Instead, when we called up Ensogo to ask about it, we were told that it was changed to another delivery period which was July 9, 2012 to August 9, 2012.
Then that was the time my fear about being scammed took over. My husband called up Ensogo for the 2nd time and he was told that our order wasn’t on the list yet. Well, that time, I just hoped that it would come or else, I would have paid almost Php3,000.00 for nothing.
All well that ends well. I got my bag and it’s authentic. Gone were the fears I harbored for the past month and a half. Here are some of the details we should all watch out for when checking if a Le Pliage is authentic or not. Sorry for the not-so-clear shots as I used only my Itouch.
Aside from these, you should also check what’s written on the back flap. The first line should be LONGCHAMP. Then the second line should beLE PLIAGE “SHOPPING” – MODELE DEPOSE.
Hope you learned something from this post. I definitely learned a lot in this purchase. Till my next review!
Authentic or not, that was the risk I had to take when I made this purchase. Since there was no Longchamp flagship store here in the Philippines, the authenticity of the bag could not be proven. However, I don’t want to have to go the long way and and make a complain (as I know wala rin mangyayari, I will just be wasting my time and effort). It’s over and done with and I already learned my lesson, the hard way!