Style matters. The way you dress and accessorize says a lot about you. This is why designer products are so popular these days. The brand is like a business card for your image. It says that you are fashionable, sophisticated and classy. As not all of us are rich there are more and more online replica stores that sell a wide range of fake designer items, from shoes, clothing and electronics to handbags, watches and jewelry. Oomg.me is one of these e-shops, an attractive alternative to the extremely expensive luxury goods that are out of our league.
My first impression about Oomg.me was that this is a cheap shop that sells poor quality replica products. This opinion is the result of its terrible looks. The website is very amateur looking. The graphics is awful, the layout is tiresome on the eye and the banners and images are inferior quality. Everything about the aesthetics of this website suggests that we are dealing with an unprofessional merchant that has to offer only negative surprises.
The homepage is pretty crowded with many visual elements such as the top menu bar with links for useful pages- Order Process, Tracking Number, My Account and View Cart, the left side menu bar that includes all the available product categories, a sliding banner in the middle and numerous banners with recommended brands in the bottom of the page. Unfortunately the website isn’t friendly looking and the usability is also quite poor.
Needless to say, this replica merchant carries a wide range of products. It is not just the fact that it offers pretty much everything you could need for your style, but every product category lists numerous famous brands which also include dozens of different models. Browsing through the models feels a little bit difficult as not all the categories have a drop-down list with the sub-categories and there is no organization of the products into collections. As a matter of fact, there is also no Advanced Search option.
The handbags listed on Oomg.me are incredibly cheap. There are actually two types of qualities and this is clearly stated in the upper secondary menu bar where we see for each brand the following classification: Normal Quality Handbags and Super A Quality Handbags. The Normal Quality Handbags look very poorly in the pictures. These seem to be like the worst imitation purses you could possibly buy and the price also reflects this. Such a poor clone costs between $15 and $30. The Super A Quality Handbags have a more authentic looking design and are pretty affordable. These replicas cost about $70-$100. From what I can see in the images, the quality is reasonable. The materials and craftsmanship look very nice.
From some online replica stores you shouldn’t have very high expectations. Professionalism is just not the type of quality that defines every single shop we find online. And there is no better way of determining how serious and reliable a merchant is than taking a quick look at its product pictures. In this case, the images are terrible. The photos are not professional studio pictures, but rather amateur ones. The replica handbags are photographed in unconventional settings such as on a carpet, on a table, next to a wall or even on someone’s arm. Plus, on some of them there is some Chinese writing.
Unbelievable, but these fake purses do not have their own product page. You can’t click on them and access the page where you can read all the information about the materials used, the compartments, sizes, weight or accessories. When you click on the image of the purse, it only enlarges it but it does not redirect you to the product specifications section.
The best way of determining the quality of the fake handbags offered by an online store is to run a quick comparison between an authentic product and the replica of this model available on the e-shop. Select one high quality picture for each one and start comparing the essential details as the look of the material, the structure of the bag’s body, the shape of the handles, the stitching, the logos, the metallic parts. This will tell you everything you need to know. For instance, if you compare this Louis Vuitton Tournon red original with this fake you instantly start noticing the huge differences. The material has a different shine and texture, the handles are way off, the handle’s attachments are not the same( the authentic one is attached with feminine bows), the structure is different and the color also seems darker on the replica. All these tell us that we are dealing with very poor quality knockoffs.
Oomg.me offers three options for delivering your order and these are China Post Air Mail, EMS and HK Post Airmail. The first one is also the most attractive one as it is completely free. The disadvantage is that the delivery takes about 15-30 days. The second option is EMS and this costs about $8.5 and the delivery time is a little bit shorter, about 10-15 days. The third shipping choice is also free and as slow as the first one. HK post airmail takes about 15-30 days to arrive at the delivery address.
When it comes to the available payment methods, this merchant surprises with a diverse selection of options and the complete lack of card payments. The supported methods are Money Gram, Western Union, Bank Wire and “Other Payment”. The last one sounds pretty strange, isn’t it? Curious to see what the “Other Payment” is, I selected it and clicked on the next button. On the screen I was told that I have chosen to pay with Paypal and that the necessary payment details will be emailed to me after the order is submitted. Again, this online store has very strange ways of processing its payments.
When you start browsing the informative pages like Shipping, FAQ or After Sale Services you notice that these details are written in Spanish. This huge discrepancy between the sections of the site that are in English and the ones that are in Spanish shows the huge instability of this business. Another very concerning thing is that even though I have browsed the entire website, I did not find any information about its return policy. This aspect is crucial for the satisfaction of your purchase and I advise you not to order from any online store unless you first confirm its return policy.
Customer service is another chapter that lacks professionalism. I don’t need to tell you how important it is to be able to immediately contact the store if you encounter any problems with your purchase. For this, you need to have a valid phone number or a live chat service. Email is just too slow for urgent inquiries. Unfortunately, Oomg.me offers customer service just by email and apparently by Skype which is a very unprofessional communication method.
Oomg.me is a mix of Chinese replica handbags and Spanish written website manages to convince us that in this business you can never be too surprised. The products are of very poor quality, the images are terrible, there is no information about the return policy or about the quality or design of the knockoffs. The only things that are good here are the very low prices, the free delivery and the option of paying by Paypal.