Oh, the internet. So many products at our fingertips, so little time to tell if those products are actually legit. How many times have you bought something online, only to find it wasn’t at all what it appeared to be?

With so many copycats “borrowing” images and words of genuine products, it can be hard to determine if you’re getting the real deal. That’s why we came up with this helpful list to make sure you’re getting the Classic Accessories® Difference.

Tip 1: Look for Our Logo

The quickest way you can spot a true Classic Accessories® product is by looking at our logo. The picture above shows how our logo is displayed on tags, labels, manuals, and covers. When we want advertise our products online, we include images that show a close-up of our logo. Many imposters are getting smart and copying our words when describing their dupes, so it’s more important than ever to check the logo first. If you don’t see our logo, odds are that item is a no-go.

Tip 2: It’s All About the Details

Classic Accessories is proud to be the leading company in outdoor covers, cushions, and more. With over 35 years of experience, we consider all the little details that make our products easy to use and built to last. When shopping online, look for our signature words and phrases that support those details, like “woven polyester fabric”, “patent-pending click-close buckles”, or “taped seams”. What is a taped seam? Good question! A taped seam means the stitching has been taped or sealed over so water cannot leak through. Other companies may claim their covers are waterproof but won’t go into specific detail about how they do it.

Another key phrase to look for is our ‘patent-pending click-close straps’. This means we’ve invented a special design that keeps the cover or cushion exactly where you want it. If you see a product that looks like ours but doesn’t include detailed descriptions, chances are it’s not a genuine Classic Accessories item.

The picture below is a perfect example. The imposter cover looks exactly like our Classic Accessories Veranda’s Best cover! However, you can see that the vague and generic descriptions show that this imposter doesn’t explain how the cover is waterproof; they are just hoping you believe the words.

Tip 3: When in Doubt, Ask Us!

Finally, the best way to make sure you’re getting a high-quality cover, cushion, or hammock is to go straight to the source. We sell all of our products at a secure website, classicaccessories.com. There you can sign up for discounts, be first in line for new products, and talk to our Customer Support Team. We are proud to be a real company with real people available to serve you five days a week. Our Customer Support Team has excellent knowledge to help you find exactly what you’re looking for. Their hours are Monday through Friday, 7:30 am PT to 4:00 pm PT, and for the quickest response, please email them at customerservice@classicaccessories.com.

With these handy tips and tricks, you’ll end up with high-quality products that stand the test of time and will last season after season.