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Assasin creed hoodies, scam?

September 14, 2014 88 comments

Updated 30.12.2015: The website has now simply changed their domain name to leogary (http://www.leogary.com/) but be aware: Its the same scam and the same company!

A few weeks back I came across this website: www.assassinshoodies.com, which sells some alternative and cool looking hoodies, sweaters and jackets based on the in-game design from Assassin’s Creed. So I ordered two pieces of size L hoodies for my 12-year-old son. Since sizes differs across borders I would have to order an XL for myself if I wanted one — but my son loves the game and he was so looking forward to getting “real” assassin creed hoodies so I went ahead and ordered.

The odds of missing the size, sending a completely different low-quality brand – and missing the postal code is in my view extremely low. It’s like ordering Italian Pizza and getting a kebab delivered next door from a place you never called.

As you can see from the picture below, the hoodies doesn’t actually have a hood. They have a high neck with supported brim, which is perfect for Norwegian weather in the fall / autumn, add a small scarf inside the neck and you can safely go jogging or send your kid to soccer practice in cold weather.

No hood for the hoodies

No hood for the hoodies

What did we get?

First of all they managed to send us 2 pieces of hoodies size XXL, meaning that they dont even fit a grown man, let alone my 12 year old son! Secondly they sent it to the wrong postal-code, so I had to drive 40 minutes to pick them up.

But last and perhaps more importantly — they sent us two ordinary hoodies of a completely different brand (!)

A plain, sad looking, grey hoodie - with a hood!

A plain, sad looking, grey hoodie – with a hood! XXL

The hoodies are plain old sweater-hoodies, low-quality fabric, marked “MIAO DU”, which after googling it seems to be a production company creating just about everything under the sun in China.

The odds of missing the size, sending a completely different low-quality brand – and missing the postal code is in my view extremely low. It’s like ordering Italian Pizza and getting a kebab delivered next door from a place you never called.

So while the company I ordered from is American, their production and storage is kept in China. How many people do you think bother to return a $80 order which took 5-6 weeks from China — back to China after being ripped off? Might as well throw the money out the window, twice!

So I urge everyone to not order a single piece from http://www.assassinshoodies.com. I was under the impression I was buying from an American company which could be trusted, but in fact everything seems to take place in China. And I don’t order things from China due to past experiences with false information, scams and an utter lack of respect for customers.

Be warned — stay away!