October 21, 2012
Vault Denim is recruiting women to orchestrate and/or host home parties at which they supposedly sell discounted, name-brand designer jeans at a deep discount.
Are you familiar with Vault Jeans and the Vault Jeans opportunity? Please leave a comment below.
The FAQ on the Vault Denim website states: “We carry name-brand premium denim at discounted prices, up to 50% off… Vault buys overstock, which are the jeans that are left over after exclusive stores and upscale boutiques place their orders. You will be selling many of the same jeans that are currently being sold in the mall, at much higher prices.”
According to Vault Jeans:
The price of the jeans range from $48-92.
Vault Jeans “Fashion Consultants” have to pay an “enrollment fee” of $159.
Vault Jeans “Fashion Consultants” make between 18% and 24% of their own sales, depending on volume.
Vault Jeans “Fashion Consultants” can also “earn up to 7% on their sales and up to 5% on the people they get involved.”
Hostesses earn 10% of the sales at their parties towards their own jeans.
Company party averages as of December 1, 2010 are approximately $500.
Vault Jeans Appears to Actively Bury Online Complaints
When researching potential scams, people will generally Google the company name combined with words like “Review” “scam” or “rip-off”
Some companies that receive or anticipate lots of negative postings and complaints launch a campaign to flood the first page of Google with fake reviews and phony articles that purport to either be impartial reviews or exposes against the company. They prominently use specific keywords (review, scam, rip-off) to divert readers to their sugary, all-positive comments and away from real complaints or exposes.
Google “Vault Denim Scam” and you’ll see a slew of BS blog posts titled:
“Vault Denim Scam – Truth Revealed”
“Vault Denim Scam Review”
“Vault Denim – Is it a Scam After All – MLM System”
“Vault Denim Scam”
These all appear to be bogus, stock, company-supplied propaganda boilerplate that has effectively pushed Vault Jeans complaints into Google obscurity. Any company that works that hard to bury complaints and scam allegations – in our humble opinion – is raising a red flag and deserves serious scrutiny.
Vault Jeans Designer Jean Opportunity Complaints
Here are some of the online complaints that Vault Jeans seemingly does not want you to see.
I have bought 3 pairs of jeans from Vault Denim…big mistake! I had to cancel my party because I have had so many friends complain about the jeans, no one wanted to go to another party! The jeans cost anywhere from $50-$100 and are of very poor quality. My buttons came off of my jeans BEFORE I EVEN WASHED THEM and the jewels were coming off of my pockets. I asked for a refund for the jeans that I had purchased since I hadn’t washed or hemmed the jeans, and I was rejected. POOR customer service and VERY POOR quality denim. This is definitely a business that I see going downhill. I would be very embarrassed to be selling these jeans.
I attended a party about 2 weeks ago as well. I had a very strong feeling that they were fake, but after trying them on, they fit great, and were not too ridiculous in price. So I bought 2 pair. Was fine with my decision, even after Googling “Rock Premium” and “Zipper” jeans and finding nothing about them. Figured they looked, and fit better than a pair of jeans from the Gap..lol. BUT, when the “bedazzling” started falling off and I hadn’t even worn them out of the house, I was pissed to say the least. It’s one thing to knowingly buy a pair of fake designer jeans, but to have them be defective is not cool. So now, I have been told by their rep that I cannot have a refund, but a voucher to get more jeans. Great. Now I wish I would have gone to the Gap!
I just looked at some of their youtube videos. They go by so fast and so crappy quality that it is hard to see anything but pretty sure i saw a fake 7fam in there, and a lot of stuff that may be real but is crap brands and other styles that are probably many seasons old and not really worth anything
I went to the party, and went home undecided. There were two pair of 7FAM that I saw there. One pair I am fairly confident was authentic, but I am no expert. They were a pair of bootcut sigs (old tags), however, it was stamped on the inside pocket and was damaged. There was a run in the denim across the back of one of the legs. The other pair was a pair of grey boyfriend crops, but did not have a normal 7FAM tag. Only a small white tag with the size.
It looks like the majority of the jeans at the party are not actually knockoffs but they are cheap brands that try to mimick designer brands and non designer brands that are popular. During the video I saw a brand called “miss chic” that tries to look like ‘miss me’. I did see one pair of William Rast… I saw several attempts to mimic rock revivals(which are already so ugly anyways) and they were total disasters. I saw what looked to be Paper Denim and Cloth as well. I doubt they were fake because why would anyone want to fake something you can get at TJ Maxx for $16.99? How far have they fallen, eh? Anyways the jeans in these parties… are so incredibly hideous that no one that is a lover a designer jeans should ever waste their time. Just the pics on one of the fb pages made me throw up. There were also some things that were supposed to look like TR that are laughable.
Super cheap jeans…the bling falls off and buttons come off…and that is before you wash them. buyer beware…and if you become a rep…make sure you know what you are getting into..lots of work for little pay off. they say they check for authenic jeans… right. super cheap stuff…its a flash in the pan company.
I went to one of these “designer jean” parties. Lame sauce. While trying on a pair of the knock offs I decided to Google the brand. It took me directly to the home page where I could buy the EXACT pair I was trying on for $30 less, and FREE freight; the party host charges about $2.00 for freight, even though you have them in your hands.
The sizing is off, they’re TOTAL knock-offs, and bad ones at that! Buyer beware. Go to a party, but do your homework and Google on the spot, you may be surprised as to what you find!
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September 17, 2012
Vault Denim Jeans: Do you love’m or hate’m?
And can you make any money selling them?
First, we gave the haters their day by asking: VAULT DENIM Scam, Rip-off or Opportunity?
Now we give some of the Vault Denim Defenders the stage (below).
What do you think of Vault Denim Jeans as a consumer? What about as a business opportunity?
If you’re familiar with Vault Denim, please leave a comment below.
Vault Denim Jeans: What the haters are hating
Here’s a taste of the complaints being dished out:
“My buttons came off of my jeans BEFORE I EVEN WASHED THEM and the jewels were coming off of my pockets. I asked for a refund for the jeans that I had purchased since I hadn’t washed or hemmed the jeans, and I was rejected.”
“the “bedazzling” started falling off and I hadn’t even worn them out of the house, I was pissed to say the least… I have been told by their rep that I cannot have a refund, but a voucher to get more jeans”
“Super cheap jeans…the bling falls off and buttons come off…and that is before you wash them.”
“TOTAL knock-offs, and bad ones at that!”
“Vault Denim jeans aren’t fakes but they are old designs, factory seconds or cheap wannabe brands for the most part.”
“I WAS a VFC for this crappy company! Total scam!! The jeans are ugly…”
“They sell OLD jeans that no one wants for a HIGH price!! I quit after only doing this for a few short months.”
“I hosted 10 parties are only made a little over $200 TOTAL!! Dont waste your time what so ever!”
Vault Denim Defenders Lash Back at the Haters
Britney Beneke writes:
I wanted to make a quick clarification on Vault Denim being fake, damaged, or poor quality.
I would never jeopardize my family and my freedom (I would go to jail) to sell fake jeans. I know you can go to jail doing that. So no worries there everyone :) What you see is overstock jeans that we are able to get from high end companies to sell at home parties. This is a legit, fabulous company that is changing lives every day. I am living proof of this.
We are still a new ground level company always looking to improve our products and services. Keep an eye on us! Think back to the 60′s with Mary Kay or Tupperware, NOW is the best time to be a part of the company.
With any business, there may be something that happens. Heck I was in the buckle recently and someone came in complaining of their bling falling off there too. It happens. To be a consumer who doesn’t think this happens everywhere would be way off.
So give it a try. No where else can you get full access to an everchanging inventory of designer jeans at up to 50% off retail as well as their own exclusive kids, men’s, maternity, and more. PLUS these jean sales help support families, good causes and it’s a great way to earn fabulous income.
If you seriously have more questions. Call me! I’m open to discussing our product openly without bias! I will tell you how it is. Hey, If I have girls accross the nation, and people in my own family making a living with this, that should speak volumes for how much I love it! I’m not going anywhere!
Doug Kerns writes:
I’m amazed at the comments on this site.
My wife is a Vault Denim consultant, and it’s been over a year, and she’s doing well with it. She has a blast doing parties, meeting people and she makes decent extra income for our family.
From what I’ve seen the jeans are great quality, and I’ve done some research for her as well, in stores that sell $100+ jeans, and personally I can’t see much difference at all. To those that had an issue with a button coming off, or “bling” um, well I’ve had Levi’s do that, manufacturing isn’t a perfect thing, but one thing I know, Vault will fix it, or exchange it, no problems.
With my wife not only being a consultant, but also an inventory coordinator for 2 different inventories, she has had to deal with a few of these issues, but always does it quick, and with no questions asked. For those that expect a refund, well my suggestion would be to keep shopping at Walmart, where refunds are more common than expensive boutique jeans.
If you look at other companies based on similar principles, usually you have to buy inventory, with Vault, you do not. I was skeptical at first, as is my nature, but I can see no bad at all, and the company as a whole really wants their people to succeed. They have even set up goals with benefits of having a paid trip to Lake Powell which my wife qualified for and another trip to Cancun, all expenses paid.
Someone will always be unhappy with something in this world, but my experiences with Vault is this isn’t the case. As far as your comment on the company faking positive comments to fill up google, do you think it could be that there are more positive comments than negative?
Just a thought, not even sure why I felt the need to comment back on this, but just thought the “other”point of view might make someone else realize that some of you just might not be positive people :)
Sandra Torres writes:
So sorry that some people have to complain about everything and try to defame other peoples livelihood.
The quality is awesome.
The price points on the products are perfect.
Business startup cost… Every company has a business startup cost. Tupperware, Mary Kay, 31 Gifts, Miche, just to name a few. Vault Denim happens to be the lowest start up cost of all. It covers the cost of materials- policies & procedures, a website and personal website that has no additional charge.
Do your homework before you cry wolf. Every company on the planet has a complaint about something.
Be professional and not rude. It is not very becoming.
ARE YOU FAMILIAR WITH VAULT DENIM JEANS AS A PRODUCT OR BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY?
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