All about importing from China

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29 Jul 08 09:02:56 am
There are a lot of threads going at the moment regarding doing business with Chinese companies, and the dis-satisfaction off receiving fakes when you are told they are genuine.

I'm not going into all the pitfalls about doing commerce with China, but I don't need to, because there is one simple fact you must bare in mind when looking for the impossible.

NO GENUINE LICENCED BRAND NAME PRODUCT CAN BE PURCHASED FROM A CHINESE MANUFACTURER.........PERIOD!!

Yes, most brand name products are made in China, but they are made under licence from the company who owns the brand.

The companies who manufacture licenced products do not hock off a few cheap ones for extra pocket money people, it doesn't happen. If it did they would find themselves slapped with a dirty big claim against them!

Ask yourself why there is such a huge fake market in China, if you can buy the authentic gear so cheap?

Come on, seriously...a little common sense goes a long way. You don't expect to get thee authentic products in the US, or Aust on the cheap.

What makes you think you can get them in China?

The truth is you can usually source brand name products cheaper at home because they have already been imported in volume numbers to keep the price down.


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27 Jul 09 01:40:20 am
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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27 Jul 09 01:44:46 am
Point taken and agreed!


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27 Jul 09 02:31:25 am
Good points. Let's hope the members here read this thread. Personally, I think some of the best deals can be had from the no name companies selling decent quality non branded or unknown branded electronics.

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27 Jul 09 02:33:36 am
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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