The overwhelming reason why so many people get tricked into buying fakes are because they're looking for good deals on Louboutins. With so many fake sites out there, it's easy to think that discount Louboutins are the stuff of dreams, but that's absolutely not the case - there are plenty of good deals out there for the frugal fashionista.
end of season sales
See the list of genuine Louboutin retailers and make sure you join their email newsletters so that you're the first to know when their end of season sales start. Often the styles on sale will be outgoing seasonal styles which are rarely worth paying retail for anyway.
online sample sales
Online sample sales such as Gilt and The Outnet are probably your best opportunity to get brand new Louboutins for often hugely discounted prices. Be prepared for disappointment as styles will sell out fast. Make sure you are tactical - filter by size, make sure you are logged in, and make sure you add more to your basket than you will end up buying, as it's inevitable by the time you check out, some of the shoes will have sold out.
Online sample sales are one of the few places you will be able to get classic styles discounted. The classics will never go on sale in Louboutin boutiques, and rarely make it to sale on Net-a-Porter etc.
Pam Jenkins is a great place to find discounted Louboutins - their 'Previous Collections' section often has huge discounts - often at (or below) £200.
Shoephoric is another website to keep your eyes on. They have had contests where you can enter to win Louboutins!
eBay is still a minefield when it comes to fakes, but there are genuine bargains to be had. The following are all legitimate sellers of real Louboutins: