Achwatches.com manages to shock everything I know about the logical correlation between price and quality with this very simple statement: “$39 Quality Replica Watches”. Now that it got my attention, let’s see what this company is really all about.
The watches are covered by a 14 days exchange and return policy. Offering a guarantee for the products is a reassurance that these replicas are of decent quality. As an online shopper you must learn to separate the companies that clearly state their return and warranty policy from the ones that do not. Not mentioning anything about this on an online store shows that the company does not respect the rights of its customers by offering a refund or a warranty in case you are not happy with the order.
The accepted payment methods are Visa, Mastercard and Western Union. I am sure you have noticed by now that usually replica merchants have very limited payment options. Usually two or three different payment types are supported. From experience, I can tell you that the three ones mentioned above are the most reliable ones. Visa and Mastercard are the world’s most used and preferred card companies and I am pretty sure that there aren’t that many of us that do not own at least one. Most of you do not trust Western Union, but you may be surprised to find out that it is one of the most preferred and fast international money transfer services. It has to be pretty good to be that popular.
The company ships packages worldwide with international companies such as DHL, TNT, UPS, FEDEX or EMS. The delivery time is 5-7 business days to North America and 8-14 business days for other countries. This is quite a reasonable time frame considering the fact that the packages are dispatched from China. Orders including three watches or more get free shipping regardless of the customer’s country.
I’m not sure I can trust a company that promotes its self, using the line „$39 Quality Replica Watches”. I have to be realistic. The copy of a $10000 luxury watch has to cost more than $39 in order to be of decent quality. You can’t be so gullible to actually think that you will get a flawless replica at this price.
Achwatches.com targets the customers that are looking to get the lowest price on the market. What I like about it, is the fact that it says from the start that it is a Chinese based company. You know from the first moment what expectations to have from this purchase. What I don’t like is that it wants us to believe that the watches are Swiss made. Come on! Who will actually believe that a Chinese based company sells Swiss made watches at $39?
The design of the website isn’t too impressive. I consider it to be quite dull. The color scheme uses plain shades of blue and white. The Menu features a couple of top buttons such as Home Page, Refund Policy, FAQ and Contact. The collections are listed on the left side of the page and include numerous famous brand names. The selection of watches is pretty attractive and it may compel you to actually place an order on this online shop. This is, until you check the description page of the products and realize that everything looks very unprofessional. The descriptive texts are clearly copied from other sites and are only meant to fill in the gaps.
The photos of these replicas do not inspire any confidence in the company. The purpose of these photos is purely decorative and not informative. Only one picture is available for each item. You can clearly tell that the photos are copied from different sources as the background, the angle and the clarity of the pictures vary from product to product. From my point of view this is a clear sign that the company cannot be trusted. If you are still not convinced of this then maybe this line from the Conditions page will help you understand better how this company advertises and sells its replicas: www.achwatches.com does not warrant that product descriptions or other content of this site is accurate, complete, reliable, current, or error-free. So basically you could get anything else, but the product you have ordered and this would be considered a normal situation as they do not guarantee the accuracy of the photos or of the description posted on their online store.
Domain registered: CHINA
As expected, customer service is available only via email. The company does not offer support by phone or live chat, which are also ones of the most trusted and reliable communication channels. Achwatches.com either doesn’t have the necessary resources and personnel to offer assistance by these means or, simply, this type of responsiveness would affect its usual business practice. Customers constantly contacting you with complaints and requests could be a really big hassle.
Summary: Achwatches.com is your regular replica website flashing before your eyes a long list of expensive watch brands along with incredibly low prices, everything with the sole purpose of convincing you instantly that it is the right store for you. At a second look you may discover that what is missing from this picture are key factors when you are considering buying products online: quality, professionalism and liability.
Last modified: March 1, 2013