Fakes and replicas

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tscott
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11 Feb 07 09:30:23 am
It seems that everyone on ebay is selling knock-off replicas of name-brand clothing, and doing quite well at this by the looks of it. I mean why is this deemed so BAD? people want so-called name-brands, but dont wanna pay rediculous prices so why not get replicas? Is there anything wrong with selling them on ebay, as long as you dont claim them to be genuine???

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filho_domicio
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15 Feb 07 03:23:13 am
First of all: It is illegal to sell 'knock offs' on ebay & I believe it is anywhere in the U.S. Although you are correct many, many sellers are doing it successfully on ebay. Supposedly you are violating the ebay selling 'rules' or agreement but it seems as though it is overlooked or it is just too much to 'police' for ebay, also think about the $$$$$ ebay is making off of these replicas. I read on an ebay forum that 90% or more of these name brands are fake. WHO KNEW?
I sure as hell didn't. I always wondered where the hell everybody is getting all this stuff to sell.and for less$$$. I have been an ebay buyer for 3 years & never thought my Abercrombie coat I bought last year for $100 less than the mall price could be fake. If it is..who cares? I don't . $259 for a coat is a joke anyway, what is it made of frigggin gold?

Anyway, to answer your question, is it wrong? I'll give you my opinion: I say it is if you claim they are authentic, genuine or whatever and sell them for top dollar to unsuspecting buyers. I personally don't think it is if you sell these items (that look the same, feel the same, etc. for a fraction of the cost to consumers. Beleive me it made my day when I came home from the mall after trying on that Abercrombie coat!! I figured I'd see if any were on ebay and yes, it was!!! To this day I do not know if it is authentic (never checked - don't care!) That's my theory.

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tscott
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15 Feb 07 04:05:58 am
yes thats exactly how i feel. I personally am just getting into this whole ebay thing, as a college side-job, and know that grabing so-called 'knock-offs' at great prices is quite appealing. It seems like as long as you dont advirtise items as 'authentic,' then who cares? But thanks for the opinion, just wondered what other people thought?

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winsome
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17 Feb 07 02:37:34 am
The problem is that someone somewhere: the designer and the people who put up the money to back them, have spent time and effort designing the item and for someone to come along and pick their pocket...

I personally think that it is impossible to police and when pushed, I'd say pragmatically 'buyer beaware'.

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