If you’re like me, you spend a lot of time shopping on the internet. You may even have looked for a Black Friday deal on Canada Goose. If you didn’t, this is what your search results would look like:

Black Friday Canada Goose SERP

Out of those five links, four lead to fraudulent websites. All the listed websites, other than The Globe and Mail, have been compromised. They will redirect you to a scam site like the one shown below:

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In other words, the websites have been hacked by individuals trying to make a dime on the back of people looking for discounted Canada Goose.

So before I dive into why Canadian luxury brands like Canada Goose, Nobis and Mackage are most likely not on sale when you want them to be, here’s how to spot a scam site.

How to Spot a Fake Canada Goose Discount

1. Are You Still on the Same Domain?

If you clicked on a link to HighPrairieRecreation.com, you should still be on the same site after the page loads. If you’ve been sent to a different domain selling cheap jackets, it’s probably a scam website.

2. Check the Authorized Online Dealer Section

If you’re still not sure, most official websites for luxury brands will have a section showcasing authorized retailers. For example, Altitude-sports.com is on Canada Goose’s authorized online retailer list, but CheapCG2014.info (I made that site up) isn’t.

3. Spelling Mistakes Everywhere

No legitimate website would have “Lorem Ipsum” in their copy or blatant misspelling or capitalization errors. If the website’s copy doesn’t make sense, you’re probably going to get scammed.

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If you follow these three tips, you will not be fooled by 99% of fake luxury brand outlets websites.

Why Canada Goose Never Goes on Sale

Truth be told, it’s resources. Canada Goose parkas are all made in Canada with premium down and coyote fur from certified Canadian trappers. Due to the limited resources and manpower, Canada Goose never ends up creating enough supply to satisfy the growing demand for their products.

That’s why you won’t be finding cheap Canada Goose anytime soon and should be wary of any retailer offering them at a discount.

In any case, you can’t go wrong with paying full price for outerwear produced by any Canadian premium outerwear brand. Their winter coats will keep you warm for years and I doubt they will be going out of style anytime soon.

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