According to a report, a man was tricked into paying nearly $20,000 USD for fake Air Jordan 1 sneakers from a teenager. The report details that an Australian real estate agent purchased seven sneakers for $18,965 AUD in a deal. The exchange included the highly limited Dior x Air Jordan 1 collaboration, along with “Bred,” “Chicago,” and “Royal” colorways of the Air Jordan 1.
Shortly after the sale, the buyer noticed defects on the shoes and took both the seller and the seller’s father to a local sneaker store for authentication. At the Melbourne retailer, a staff member confirmed suspicions and shared that sneakers were indeed fake. The staff member also shared with the buyer that the teenager “was a fraudster and a scam artist who had been blacklisted.”
While the seller’s father did offer $6,773 AUD in compensation, the buyer took the case to Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) in October. The court determined that the seller was underage at the time and is now liable to offer any compensation under Victorian state law.
“Had the agreement been entered into when [the seller] was 18 years old, the result might have been different,” VCAT member Katherine Metcalf wrote in the case dismissal.
Reposted from: hypebeast.com