VAULT DENIM Scam, Rip-off or Opportunity?
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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