|Although MBTustore claims to be an authorized online retailer of MBT shoes, they are not. There shoes, according to MBT -- are conterfeit. There is no phone number to contact. The shoes are shipped from China. There is a strict return policy which includes a 15% restocking fee and the shoes have to be in "new" condition with all tags intact. Furthermore, be careful about providing any credit card information to them. They use a third party site to handle credit card transactions. Here is what MBT.com replied to my inquiry to them about mbtustore.com: My Question to MBT: Is and authorized online retail seller of MBT shoes, or are they selling fake merchandise? Thank you for your help. Response from MBT: Thank you for your email. |
The retailer you asked about is not an authorized retailer of MBTs. They are a black market retailer selling counterfeit shoes. Do NOT buy from them. Please tell any of your friends that wear MBTs as well. We want our customers to benefit from our product.
For a list of authorized retailers please visit and click on the stores tab.
After placing an order on Dec 15, 2010 for a pair of shoes, I went to the mbt.com website to see if mbtustore was listed as an authorized seller. Mbtustore was not listed as an authorized online retailer. (I should have checked first -- my mistake.)
Within 30 minutes of placing the order, I sent mbtustore an email canceling the order. They have so far refused to cancel my order. Below is a transcript of my interaction with them:
Ticket ID xxxx Contact name xxxx Contact email xxxx Date 2010-12-15 17:58:58 Subject Order Cancellation Transaction ID: TRxxxx
Transaction item(s): Women's MBT SIRIMA shoes- black (women size:US7=UK4=EURO37 ), qty 1, price 88.00, total 88
Transaction amount: 88
Site: http://www.mbtustore.com/ Message(s)
2010-12-15 17:58:58 xxxx Please cancel this order.
2010-12-16 04:18:25 feiyi Dear Xxxx could you tell me why. we are MBT authorized dealers, our goods are popular with people. any questions pls tell me. greetings
2010-12-16 04:35:51 Xxxx These were for a gift. The shoes are no longer wanted. Please cancel the order. I have stopped payment on the transaction with my bank.
2010-12-16 04:42:08 feiyi Dear Xxxx i had replyed you via email. wait for your reply, best wishes,
2010-12-16 05:17:51 Xxxx Why are you being so evasive? Why can't you simply cancel the order? Because you are making it so difficult to cancel this order, I suspect you are a fraudulent store. I will be contacting MBT to verify whether you are an authorized dealer. Again, please note -- I have already stopped payment on this transaction.
2010-12-16 05:32:55 feiyi Dear Xxxx sorry and i want to explain that i only want to get business with you, why did you say we are fraudulent shop?if we are cheater there is unnecessary to contact with you so much. so pls give us a chance. looking forward to our cooperation.<!--[if !supportLineBreakNewLine]--><!--[endif]-->
2010-12-16 05:39:22 Xxxx All you need to do is cancel the order. I don't expect to make more than one request to cancel an order. The fact that I have now asked five times is proof enough that I don't want to do business with you. If you would have canceled the order when first asked, I would give you a chance. But now, I will never do business with you again. Is that clear?
2010-12-16 05:47:37 feiyi Dear Xxxx i never say i don't want to cancel or not. pls wait, i need to ask my superior
2010-12-16 05:50:30 feiyi Dear Xxxx i never say i don't want to cancel the order or not pls wait,and i have to ask my superior to.
2010-12-16 05:59:27 feiyi Dear Xxxx i never say that i don't want to cancel the order, pls wait and i have to ask my superior <!--[if !supportLineBreakNewLine]--><!--[endif]-->
2010-12-16 06:54:08 Xxxx Well, how long does it take to ask your superior? And why can't you authorize the cancellation? If this were a legitimate website, you would be able to cancel the order promptly without giving me such a difficult time.
2010-12-16 17:14:55 Xxxx I checked with MBT and you are not listed as an online retailer for their shoes. Therefore, you are not authorized to be selling their shoes. I can only conclude that the shoes you are selling are fake. I demand that you cancel this order. If you don't, I will seek every legal means possible to expose your illegal activities.
2010-12-17 00:24:27 Xxxx Here is the response I received from MBT. Question: Is mbtustore.com an authorized online retail seller of MBT? Answer: The retailer you asked about is not an authorized retailer of MBTs. They are a black market retailer selling counterfeit shoes. Do NOT buy from them. Please tell any of your friends that wear MBTs as well. We want our customers to benefit from our product. For a list of authorized retailers please visit www.us.mbt.com and click on the stores tab. You can rest assured that I will let everyone know that you are selling counterfeit shoes.