Saturday, February 19, 2011

Ang Isinanlang BIRKIN (The Pawned BIRKIN)

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Photo courtesy of DR
designer carrying the Birkin before he pawned it

If the Louis Vuitton Speedy is the gateway to luxury, the Hermes Birkin is definitely the epitome of luxury.  Designers are exposed to the world of luxury and sometimes they feel the pressure to keep up with the Joneses.  This was what happened to one popular designer.  

The designer bought this Hermes Birkin (40cm in Tan) from DR, an Hermes reseller, on an installment basis.  The buyer did not have a checking account (why? don't you have a business?) so he promised to give cash for the monthly payments. When it was time for the monthly collection, the buyer was nowhere to be found.  He refused to answer DR's calls and when DR got hold of the sister, he was told that the buyer went to the USA (convenient excuse for "estafadores").  This upset DR (it's a six digit bag!), so he threatened to sue him (not effective).  Common friends finally offered to help recover the Birkin but the bag was missing in action.  Where did the Birkin go?

 THE BUYER PAWNED THE BIRKIN IN BAGAHOLIC !!!
(mind blowing tongue twister). 

Can you imagine pawning something not yours?  The buyer told DR that he could not raise enough cash to retrieve the Birkin so DR agreed to share the burden.  The worst part was the buyer could not even give 100% of his share.  Sad, sadder, saddest!

Do you know who pawned the Birkin?  
Clue:  You can spot him in the glossy magazines carrying it.

By the way, this designer has a stylist friend who bought an Hermes Herbag from DR.  He did not pay for it as well.  "Birds of the same feather flock together."  Oh..... wait, this will require another post!

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31 comments:

  1. thats the problem with some people, mahilig sa hulugan, ndi naman pala kaya. ang sosyal nga ng mga bags, jewelries, watches, kotse... etc lahat naman pala utang. i think mas maganda ung you just live to the level of your status pero wala kang utang. nobody will laugh at you magpaka totoo ka lng.

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  2. i hate social climbers, i think they are very insecure people,
    spend only what you have earned already. borrowing money for luho??? tsk tsk!!!! puro yabang pero puro utang, tapos 2nd hand pa ung inutang. tsk tsk sign of a social climber na talaga yan

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  3. who's the stylist friend. I want to know that story...

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  4. As always, it's about trying to be something they are not. Bakit di na lang kasi magpakatotoo. Meron ka ngang mamahaling bag, pero alam naman ng mga tao na utang sya, so ganun pa rin, di sosyal dating mo...trying hard lang. =P Susme. Kakahiya!

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  5. This is just awful. Kawawa naman the aggravated parties!

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  6. So this is also PQ?! Omg. Grabe na to!

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  7. DSP: Interesting Story! :-)
    : My model-friend owns a croc-leather Birkin also...OMG, it's a stunning bag...jst don't think of the price because you'll be amazed of its tag price.

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  8. It is my dream to get a Birkin in croc someday. It costs at least 45,000USD. If I get rich from blogging which I think is impossible =).

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  9. maganda na din yang Depruse Blue na birkin sa profile pic mo...it's a limited color Hermes with palladium hardware...kahit yan na lang at hindi croc.

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  10. It is not blue de prusse, my Hermes Hac is in Blue de Thalassa.

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  11. Nasa nagdadala yan...yung iba naka-Goyard mukha pa ring nilamutakan ng Goya sa mukha hahahaha

    Nakakadiri sila Pue!

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  12. LOSERS! if you can't afford it, don't buy it. why make a bag an indication of your standing in life? gosh, if this is P.Q. again, he should just concentrate on improving his craft & his work ethics so that he gains the respect of people and that will speak more of who he is than an hermes bag that he can't even pay for in gives. GEEZ!!

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  13. I know that bag..I saw that in his shop when he was still talking to me..after nyang makuha P60k dp ko di nya na ko hinaharap!!

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  14. Naku kaya ako since kailanman ay hindi ko mabibili itong Birkin na ito buy na na lang kayo ng Banane Taipei 4T pesos lang may Birkin na kayo bwahahaha!

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  15. i know sobrang late na itong comment na ito, gusto ni PG sangla ito sa friend ko, that time me and my friend was in SG shopping. actually hirapan friend ko singilin sya sa utang nya. yun isang assistant ni PQ is known na subs. abuser...

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  16. If the clue I read above is right, barkada ni PQ ata.

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  17. kailagan ba meron kang birkin bag ka para mapansin ka sa fashion industry..? parang mali naman yata un. Ang true na mayaman di nila pinag dadakdakkan kung anong gamit nila.. kaya minsan,nawalan ako ng tiwala sa nag tao sa fashion, kasi maraming iba dyan wala naman talaga dinadaan nalang nila sa outfit para matawag na they belong sa fashion pero wala naman talent. Dapat gawin mong maayus ang trabaho . Being a designer dapat alam mo kung ano ang trabaho mo.para makuha mo ang respeto ng Tao sayo. Hinde yun kung anong luho. Kasi pag minahal mo ang trabaho mo mabibili mo ang gusto mo na dimo huhulugan. at kung hulugan man alam mo na pangbayad ka monthly. sana mag pakatotoo nlang kung anong meron sayo. yun lng

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  18. ok lang secosana bag lang ako kesyo naman mangoyo ako... mas nakakahiya yun

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  19. I prefer the blue Mulberry Bayswater than Birkin:D

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  20. You guys are hilarious!!!

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  21. I prefer to have the cash than to have the bag!!!!

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  22. Anonymous said...
    I prefer to have the cash than to have the bag!!!!
    March 31, 2011 8:47 PM

    Trulala, i also prefer cash than the BAG.

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  23. This is a typical modus operandi of some people who wants to get the easy money.

    Kaya ingat na lang tayo because maraming ganyan sa mundo. Manloloko at namemera lang.

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  24. What a shame.. Kung walang pambili wag ipilit!

    Since the Birkin is too pricey (and too bigat as well) and that Banana Taipei is still pricey. I'll just buy that one in SM. looks like the Banana Taipei. Di pa nakakahinayang kung masira or madumihan :))

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  25. sabi ng asawa ko ibibili daw ako ng lindy bag for my birthday this month, at ang sagot ko, no honey its a waste of money, lol.. true story.

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  26. I would rather buy a no brand bag with a nice design than a fake brand that i would be ashamed to carry!!

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  27. With the worth of the bag? I would rather own a house. The bag won't shelter you from the heat, cold, rain, and typhoon. Owning that kind of bag is a privilige. If one has money to burn eh di GORA! Kung wala huwag pilitin. Sabi nga diba, don't live beyond your means. Masisira pangalan mo ng dahil sa bag? Kaloka yan.

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  28. privilege rather :D

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  29. my fren saw a lindy hermes bag in an ukay2 at monumento near victory liner terminal..he wasnt able to buy it coz hes not sure if its authentic or not and the price is kinda high for an ukay2(P4,700) so what he did was he showed it to his fren hu is a prof of their flight attendant skul since shes a hermes lover and when her fren saw it, she went to the ukay2 and bought evendo shes not sure if its authentic or not..so when she had the bag already she went to her fren hus working in hermes and get the bag authenticated and the outcome was the bag is authentic and it cost 380k plus originally...so ung fren nagthumbling at muntik di makarecover..hahaha..sayang sana binili nlng nya..hahaha

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