Just wanna dispel a little bit of of what you said. I used to be a Brand Protection agent for a few large brands like Nike, Adidas, Ford, Holden, Manchester United and a few others in NZ. I can tell you with complete certainty that actually sometimes Chinese manufactures do sell off licensed merchandise after their order has finished, as I have been privy to a number of these cases here in NZ. One I obviously cant give details of was relatively recently, involving one of the countries largest retailers and one of the worlds largest brand names.
It's probably fairer to say that you are unlikely to get hold of genuine but unlicensed merchandise unless you are lucky enough to run into the right set of circumstances and have the buying power of a small international corporation (which yes, is almost the same thing as having no chance at all).
Just wanted to make a point of order.
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