Read our guides to find out what you should do in the event of card fraud and how to contact the Financial Ombudsman Service if you need to.If you use Instagram like any semblance of a normal person, you probably get ads for fashion.Whether these sites all belong to one person or several is unclear, but they’re good at covering their tracks, anonymizing their domain-name info, and each store uses a different Google Analytics ID. I don’t know who is expecting a top-quality product for only the price of shipping, but if you buy a watch, you’re gonna end up with a watch.
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In an awesome new essay, artist Jenny Odell takes a deep dive into the world of Instagram watches, and the tactics that mysterious salespeople use to sell the chintzy accessories. #womensfashion #fashion #style #mensfashion #womenswear #fashionblogger #fashionista #ootd #instafashion #women #Hashme App #dress #model #streetstyle #luxury #menswear #styleblogger #stylish #londonfashion #streetwear #love #makeup #instadaily #newyorkfashion #nyfw #instagood #chic #fashionblog #designer A post shared by soficoastal (@soficoastal) on What is relatively new is how easy platforms have made it to run an operation like this.
A number of sites, with generic names like Folsom & Co., Ottega, and Sofi Coastal, all sell watches with the same basic strategy: free plus shipping (marked down from an arbitrary price), with a ticking clock showing when the deal supposedly expires, and live pop-ups of watches being sold in real time. Firstly, the watches appear to be sourced from Alibaba, the Chinese web titan that makes it easy to order cheap stuff in bulk.