Most people who have ever thought of shopping for replicas have most likely heard of Pursevalley and their sister company Perfect Watches. They were a notorious company, and have been up for practically forever – I mean I have been shopping for replicas for over ten years and have seen their sites up since the beginning when I first dipped my toes into replica bags. I was always tempted to try them at first, and did and I got burned and learned a key first lesson in replica shopping: you will make mistakes until you find a good seller.
But now their site is down (it has been since early August). I have heard that many people who ordered in July are hanging on by a thread as their money has been taken however their orders have yet to be fulfilled. I am not surprised Pursevalley decided to go out like this by ripping people off, since any sophisticated replica shopper should be aware they are a very scam-y operation even when they were up. Their bags did not last and their lies were aplenty.
Will Pursevalley pop up again? Who knows? When I think of Pursevalley now I get reminded of a childhood game I played called Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? I guess the only question that remains now is what in the world happened to Pursevalley.cn and PerfectWatches.to?
After perusing online I see that people were told they were moving warehouses and that all the products on their site was showing as sold out. Maybe their factory was busted or maybe they just decided to shut down their operations after screwing people over for years. One thing is for sure though, Pursevalley has left a sour taste in many replica shoppers mouth’s, and for many it was their first bad or mediocre experience when shopping for replicas. Whatever the case, whether Pursevalley got busted or shut down, I for one am happy to see them go, and hope they don’t pop back up.
Are you someone who has shopped with Pursevalley right before they got shut down and not received your stuff? Or do you have any idea what happened to them? Please leave a comment below and share your experiences to enlighten us!
UPDATE: We finally have a clear answer!
The mystery of what happened to Pursevalley has finally been solved. They were caught – plain and simple. A lovely blog reader emailed me a link to an article in Chinese (which I then translated) which outlines how they were caught and even have some snaps of their goods in their warehouse (which may have been people’s missing orders). New sites claiming to continue the operations of the original Pursevalley include pursevalleyfactory.to and pursevalley.ru however you should know these sites are simply people imitating the original PV and are not linked to the original owners who are now in jail! Here’s the translation of the article that I got from here:
Earlier this month, the Ministry of Public Security announced that the Chinese and American police had successfully cracked a large-scale transnational infringement of intellectual property crimes. The entire chain smashed a criminal network that sold counterfeit luxury goods to the United States and other countries through the independent website Pursevalley.cn. The public security organs arrested the suspects. Name, smashed seven dens, the amount involved is as high as 100 million yuan. A week later, a letter of thanks from the Guangzhou Public Security Bureau was sent to the Alibaba Group, thanking Alibaba for the big data support provided by the special team in this case.
On January 13, Guangzhou Public Security sent a letter of thanks to the Alibaba Group.
On November 8, the Ministry of Public Security announced that the Chinese public security organs had arrested 36 criminal gangs headed by Zhuang, and smashed 7 fake and fake dens, and seized leather goods, bags, watches, and other brands such as counterfeit LV, Rolex, Cartier and Gucci. More than 3,000 pieces of jewelry, and found that the cumulative sales amount reached 100 million yuan, the US law enforcement agencies simultaneously conducted investigations on their domestic websites and bulk ordering of fakes.
“We received the clues provided by LV as early as June 2015, saying that we found that cross-border gangs hired overseas servers to establish an independent website. Pursevalley.cn sells a large number of fakes across the border, hoping to invite Ali to fight the special team to cooperate. The sale of fake models to crack down.” Alibaba platform governance Xiao Er Hong told reporters that in the following two years, the special team and the brand rights holders, the Guangdong Provincial Public Security conducted many times of communication and coordination, to help the police to explore the expansion of criminal network domestic gangs and The main character online trajectory.
The server’s overseas Pursevalley shopping site is full of fake luxury goods.
With the help of Ali Big Data, the police found that Pursevalley.cn was registered in March 2013. The domain name registrar is a Guangdong company, but the website server is located in the United States. The website not only publishes a large number of false low-priced discount brand-name product information, but also has online ordering and customer service functions. Users complete transactions through Western Union and Paypal transfers, and support payments in currencies such as US Dollars, British Pounds, and Euros.
On July 13, 2017, the police seized a large number of counterfeit brand watches.
In mid-July of this year, the Ministry of Public Security organized the command of the Guangdong Provincial Public Security Bureau to dispatch police forces to carry out centralized collection operations for production, warehousing, and export. At a logistics point in Guangzhou, gang members are loading the packaged goods and sending them to the EMS International Logistics Center at Baiyun Airport. In another warehousing and packaging den, the police seized two boxes of counterfeit luxury watches, accessories and glasses, involving a number of luxury brands, and found a large number of torn order documents. Subsequently, according to the EMS international logistics list found on the spot, the police rushed to the Guangzhou Baiyun Airport International Logistics Center to communicate with the customs and seized more than 100 undelivered international express parcels.
The police seized more than 100 fake parcels to be sent abroad at the Guangzhou Baiyun Airport International Logistics Center.
It is understood that counterfeit luxury goods on Pursevalley.cn are mainly sold to the United States, followed by European countries. The division of work of Zhuangmou is also very clear: the overseas customer service team is responsible for receiving orders and website promotion; the domestic operation team is responsible for translating overseas orders and is responsible for after-sales; the domestic procurement team purchases according to orders or entrusts underground dens to produce fakes, and then launches them by themselves. The logistics company conducts the package, customs declaration, and then sends it overseas.
“The special team analyzed online clues and found that Zhuangmou gang used the Taobao shop for sale in the early days. After being severely punished by the platform, it was collusion with overseas gangs to use the independent website to continue the sale.” Hong said that in this case Overseas demand for fake goods, many consumers can be known to buy fake, which shows that fakes have become a global problem.
“Alibaba has always supported the anti-counterfeiting and repeatedly appealed to the society to fight against fakes like drunk driving. We praised the joint anti-counterfeiting between China and the United States, which shows that cross-border anti-counterfeiting has entered a new era.” Alibaba Chief Zheng Junfang, the platform administrator, said: “We urgently hope to join hands with many parties to export the domestic collaborative anti-counterfeiting to the world, and to cooperate with all the forces that can be united in the world to solve the problem of counterfeit goods.”