So a Rapha brand cycling shirt for £9 plus postage was always going to be slightly dodgy - but how bad could it be?
I bought one to find out.
My parents used to own fashion shops and, back in the day, the factories which made designer dresses would often make extra, tweak a few things, then sell them as their own. It was called "cabbage" - no idea why.
I wondered whether this could be the case here because, looking at the photo of the shirts sold on the highly reputable website Wish.com, they looked close to the real thing. I added the price tag.
I have no idea how much of it is fake. But hey, how bad could it be? Let me show you. This is a genuine Rapha Brevet Jersey.
It's thin and very nylon. For a top to wear on the turbo, it's fine and perhaps £12.90 isn't too much to pay. But it's most definitely not a Rapha shirt. If you'd ordered brand name shorts or tights, then I suspect the pad would be low quality.
I immediately reported it as counterfeit to the highly reputable website Wish.com using their automated customer service tool and was promised a reply within two working days. Three days later I tried again. No result either time.
So I tried again and plastered it on Twitter and Instagram - copying in the genuine Rapha, who responded. Within hours I received a refund.
As of writing, all the fake cycling kit is still being sold openly on Wish.com the highly reputable website. I have deactivated my account.