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(Sun Sentinel)   So...about that Cartier bracelet you bought from that kiosk at the Boca Raton mall? Turns out it was such a great deal is because it wasn't a real Cartier bracelet. Oh, and that Chanel necklace is a fake too. How stupid are you?   (sun-sentinel.com) divider line 64
    More: Florida, Center Mall, esplanades, private label, woman arrested, Coconut Creek  
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2014-03-29 05:30:55 PM  
But they go so well with this $1,200 Koach purse I bought for $200 in Chinatown.
 
2014-03-29 05:31:10 PM  
What?  Fake?  Next you're going to tell me the Rollex I bought from the corner stand for $75 isn't real either.
 
2014-03-29 05:31:42 PM  
Next you're gonna tell me that the Bose Acoustics speakers I bought from the back of a white van aren't really audiophile quality.
 
2014-03-29 05:33:53 PM  

hugh chardon: What?  Fake?  Next you're going to tell me the Rollex I bought from the corner stand for $75 isn't real either.


What, my $50 Ohmega my not be real?
 
2014-03-29 05:34:02 PM  
Cartier bracelets, Hello Kitty and Chanel designer jewelry

One of these things is not like the others.
 
2014-03-29 05:35:51 PM  

theorellior: Next you're gonna tell me that the Bose Acoustics speakers I bought from the back of a white van aren't really audiophile quality.


You know the outfit that makes those speakers actually provides training videos on parking lot sales.
 
2014-03-29 05:36:09 PM  
You mean that the Beats by Dre headphones that I bought at Best Buy are really just pieces of shiat with a shiny surface?

Doesn't have to be a full blown scam to be a scam.
 
2014-03-29 05:41:26 PM  
What does it matter?   As long as you fool that Biatch sitting next to you at Benigans you're good to go.
 
2014-03-29 05:42:38 PM  
First World South Florida Problems.
 
2014-03-29 05:42:38 PM  
Ha! The rubes.

But seriously, now that all of you enlightened and discriminating buyers are herein this one time only exclusive thread, boy do I have a deal for you!  My contact in the Middle East has run out of garage space!  He needs to rid himself of this F50 to make room for his new Veyron!

45k US.

i62.tinypic.com
 
2014-03-29 05:43:06 PM  
You mean those Monster Gold Cables don't make my music sound better?  Shut your mouth.
 
2014-03-29 05:43:35 PM  
I hope no one is going to try to destroy my love of monster cables.  They certainly can't be a scam.
 
2014-03-29 05:44:56 PM  
My $20 Rolex is real though.

i.imgur.com
 
2014-03-29 05:46:31 PM  

TheYeti: Ha! The rubes.

But seriously, now that all of you enlightened and discriminating buyers are herein this one time only exclusive thread, boy do I have a deal for you!  My contact in the Middle East has run out of garage space!  He needs to rid himself of this F50 to make room for his new Veyron!

45k US.


Don't knock the Fiero
 
2014-03-29 05:48:10 PM  
CSB time, but can't be bothered to rewrite it myself:

Here is a bulletin for the folk from the US customs department, now visiting Hongkong and learning about counterfeiting techniques.

Nip down to The Lanes, which are little alleyways between Queen's Road and Des Voeux Road in Central.

You will see people selling goods by Moschino. These are distinctive because they have the name in large metal capital letters on the products.

As you approach, you will be surprised to find that the name does not read MOSCHINO, but rather WOSCHINO.

You pick up the handbag and say: "Isn't this supposed to say 'Moschino'?" The salesman leans forward, shows you his screwdriver, and says: "You buy. I turn 'W' upside-down."


/from the January 7th, 1993 edition of the South China Morning Post
 
2014-03-29 05:53:04 PM  
I think I passed her kiosk last week on my way to Bvlgari.
 
2014-03-29 05:55:15 PM  
So the 'Romex' watch I bought is a fake?
 
2014-03-29 05:55:55 PM  
I don't know about Boca Raton, but in Orlando a lot of merchants at the malls cater to Brazilian visitors who can obtain foreign made goods much cheaper in the States than they can in Brazil, where the tariffs are very high. I've even seen a Brazilian tourist group at a Target.

Perhaps these kiosks are meant to fool tourists.
 
2014-03-29 05:56:07 PM  
My son bought a $20 "Romex" in Panama. The TSA stole it out of his luggage at MIA. He was devastated.
 
2014-03-29 05:57:06 PM  

Badafuco: So the 'Romex' watch I bought is a fake?


45 seconds away from a simlupost. Awesome.
 
2014-03-29 05:57:35 PM  
This is real, though, right? I'm asking for a friend.

www.stopfakes.com
 
2014-03-29 05:58:11 PM  

TheYeti: Ha! The rubes.

But seriously, now that all of you enlightened and discriminating buyers are herein this one time only exclusive thread, boy do I have a deal for you!  My contact in the Middle East has run out of garage space!  He needs to rid himself of this F50 to make room for his new Veyron!

45k US.


45K for a 3000GT?
 
2014-03-29 05:59:20 PM  

theorellior: Next you're gonna tell me that the Bose Acoustics speakers I bought from the back of a white van aren't really audiophile quality.


FTFY
 
2014-03-29 06:00:07 PM  

TheYeti: Ha! The rubes.

But seriously, now that all of you enlightened and discriminating buyers are herein this one time only exclusive thread, boy do I have a deal for you!  My contact in the Middle East has run out of garage space!  He needs to rid himself of this F50 to make room for his new Veyron!

45k US.

[i62.tinypic.com image 639x346]


Is that...is that a Fiero? It's.....beautiful.
 
2014-03-29 06:00:43 PM  
It's not a Wizard, it's a Wilard.
 
2014-03-29 06:03:07 PM  
So she'll probably end up being punished more than George Zimmerman, and she did nothing different than people sharing files over the internet.   After all, the people buying this crap knew it was fake and weren't going to (or weren't able to) buy the real thing, so it's not like Cartier lost a sale.
 
2014-03-29 06:03:19 PM  
Necklaces and bracelets are a stupidity tax. You got taxed however much you paid, since the actual value of the items, where bona fide designer products or not, is zero.

Please be less stupid.
 
2014-03-29 06:12:26 PM  

LazyMedia: This is real, though, right? I'm asking for a friend.

[www.stopfakes.com image 600x400]


Sorry, no - the real one that I have is marked "Guchi"
 
2014-03-29 06:13:00 PM  
Are you suggesting that a kiosk at the mall might not be a good place to buy expensive jewelry?
 
2014-03-29 06:15:10 PM  
"Cartier representatives told police they also had been able to buy a similar bracelet a week earlier for $84. The bracelet normally retails for $6,850."

Sounds to me like who ever bought the knockoff was the smart one, they saved $6,766. It's probably not obvious to anyone who sees you wearing it whether was the real deal or not, therefore the aim of being a pretentious twit was served at a lesser price.
 
2014-03-29 06:19:35 PM  
Yet when some jerk in Oregon decides to draw a picture of Link or MLP or The Doctor with a clever slogan or some other DeviantArt bullshiat twist, and puts it on a t-shirt on some for-profit site? You're all over that and support the IP thief.
 
2014-03-29 06:22:15 PM  

SevenizGud: Necklaces and bracelets are a stupidity tax. You got taxed however much you paid, since the actual value of the items, where bona fide designer products or not, is zero.

Please be less stupid.


Designer jewellery is usually of even less value than any other sort due to essentially paying a premium for the brand. But it's not that different to paying extra for Nike shoes over some other low profile brand. People use it for one reason only, to show off the fact that they identify with a certain group as promoted by the advertising campaign. They want to think they are in the "in" group. People who don't follow the advertising wouldn't even notice what brand someone was wearing, let alone care.
 
2014-03-29 06:32:24 PM  

Nidiot: Designer jewellery is usually of even less value than any other sort due to essentially paying a premium for the brand. But it's not that different to paying extra for Nike shoes over some other low profile brand. People use it for one reason only, to show off the fact that they identify with a certain group as promoted by the advertising campaign. They want to think they are in the "in" group. People who don't follow the advertising wouldn't even notice what brand someone was wearing, let alone care.


Not quite. The shoes might at least have some utilitarian value to them; the jewelry has none whatsoever. There's also a vastly, vastly lower markup for the brandname.

/don't wear Nike's myself because I found them not to last very long
//do wear a name brand, although I do so because I find them significantly more comfortable than no-name shoes, and my experience is that they last more than long enough after the others have fallen to pieces to make up the slight cost difference.
 
2014-03-29 06:35:01 PM  
www.china-mike.com

chinalert.com
 
2014-03-29 06:38:43 PM  
Why? Why do women feel the need to fake it?
reymartwrites.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-03-29 06:48:58 PM  

SevenizGud: Necklaces and bracelets are a stupidity tax. You got taxed however much you paid, since the actual value of the items, where bona fide designer products or not, is zero.

Please be less stupid.


Not necessarily. If you own something like a string of pearls, and they're good ones, you can resell them. You won't get what you paid for them, or even close to it, but they have value.
 
2014-03-29 06:49:54 PM  
Scam artists in Boca Raton? What's the world coming to!
 
2014-03-29 07:17:19 PM  

gweilo8888: Nidiot: Designer jewellery is usually of even less value than any other sort due to essentially paying a premium for the brand. But it's not that different to paying extra for Nike shoes over some other low profile brand. People use it for one reason only, to show off the fact that they identify with a certain group as promoted by the advertising campaign. They want to think they are in the "in" group. People who don't follow the advertising wouldn't even notice what brand someone was wearing, let alone care.

Not quite. The shoes might at least have some utilitarian value to them; the jewelry has none whatsoever. There's also a vastly, vastly lower markup for the brandname.

/don't wear Nike's myself because I found them not to last very long
//do wear a name brand, although I do so because I find them significantly more comfortable than no-name shoes, and my experience is that they last more than long enough after the others have fallen to pieces to make up the slight cost difference.


Which actually proves my point. A 'name' brand might be better quality, or it might not, you have to check that out for yourself. Having the name does not guarantee it is a superior product.

As for utilitarian value of jewellery, it's a status thing, and the fact that it has no function is pretty much the whole point. It's purpose is to say: look I am worth wearing something expensive that serves no purpose other than to look pretty. I have something you don't. I am better than you because I can afford to spend money on something other than the utilitarian. Or, I have someone who both loves me enough and has enough money to buy me things that are not utilitarian.
 
2014-03-29 07:20:00 PM  
Beats me why the designer brand stuff is worth so much in the first place. Yeah I'm sure it's better quality than the knockoff stuff, but you can get some very good quality stuff that isn't designer brands for a lot less. If your goal is just to show off how much money you have, just get the knockoff. Sometimes they have to have experts appraise and authenticate that stuff so the knockoffs must be pretty good on occasion.
 
2014-03-29 07:23:19 PM  
sprudge.com

/link is hot, like any legit merch you buy from a guy in the street, otherwise it's fake.
//there is anyone out there who doesn't know this?
 
2014-03-29 07:51:27 PM  
My Rollex is real.
 
2014-03-29 07:55:14 PM  

theorellior: Next you're gonna tell me that the Bose Acoustics speakers I bought from the back of a white van aren't really audiophile quality.


Well, to be honest, Bose speakers bought from an authorized dealer aren't audiophile quality, either.
 
2014-03-29 07:58:24 PM  
"All of this is because of one bracelet that an employee sold while I wasn't there," she said.

Well, that and everything you'd been doing up that point.

/I lock my million-dollar inventory in my mall cart.
//Overnight.
///On wheels.
 
2014-03-29 07:58:46 PM  
How about the Air Jorbans I got at a shopping mall in Beijing? I haggled them down to $100.
 
2014-03-29 07:59:13 PM  

TheYeti: Ha! The rubes.

But seriously, now that all of you enlightened and discriminating buyers are herein this one time only exclusive thread, boy do I have a deal for you!  My contact in the Middle East has run out of garage space!  He needs to rid himself of this F50 to make room for his new Veyron!

45k US.

[i62.tinypic.com image 639x346]


I love Fierrari!
 
2014-03-29 08:01:38 PM  

DrunkWithImpotence: [sprudge.com image 500x382]

/link is hot, like any legit merch you buy from a guy in the street, otherwise it's fake.
//there is anyone out there who doesn't know this?


Are you telling me my Panaphonics plasmid TV is a knock off?

What next, my Sorny Plaidstation is a fake too?
 
2014-03-29 08:09:43 PM  

Nidiot: gweilo8888: Nidiot: Designer jewellery is usually of even less value than any other sort due to essentially paying a premium for the brand. But it's not that different to paying extra for Nike shoes over some other low profile brand. People use it for one reason only, to show off the fact that they identify with a certain group as promoted by the advertising campaign. They want to think they are in the "in" group. People who don't follow the advertising wouldn't even notice what brand someone was wearing, let alone care.

Not quite. The shoes might at least have some utilitarian value to them; the jewelry has none whatsoever. There's also a vastly, vastly lower markup for the brandname.

/don't wear Nike's myself because I found them not to last very long
//do wear a name brand, although I do so because I find them significantly more comfortable than no-name shoes, and my experience is that they last more than long enough after the others have fallen to pieces to make up the slight cost difference.

Which actually proves my point. A 'name' brand might be better quality, or it might not, you have to check that out for yourself. Having the name does not guarantee it is a superior product.

As for utilitarian value of jewellery, it's a status thing, and the fact that it has no function is pretty much the whole point. It's purpose is to say: look I am worth wearing something expensive that serves no purpose other than to look pretty. I have something you don't. I am better than you because I can afford to spend money on something other than the utilitarian. Or, I have someone who both loves me enough and has enough money to buy me things that are not utilitarian.


Or, I have mortgaged my house, my life, my children's futures; I fark someone who disgusts me; I commit larceny, fraud, embezzlement - all so I can have a bigger, better, flashier car/boat/ring/bauble than you. Are you not impressed?
 
2014-03-29 08:37:21 PM  

James10952001: Beats me why the designer brand stuff is worth so much in the first place. Yeah I'm sure it's better quality than the knockoff stuff, but you can get some very good quality stuff that isn't designer brands for a lot less. If your goal is just to show off how much money you have, just get the knockoff. Sometimes they have to have experts appraise and authenticate that stuff so the knockoffs must be pretty good on occasion.


It goes way beyond that.  I had the local T&Co store ship an 1880s Tiffany & Co. Silver tea service to the NY store for R&R.

I got it back in three weeks shined, authenticated on T Co. letterhead, ivory roundels replaced, dents removed and ready to use for almost no charge

Which non-designer outfit is going to be around in another 130 years much less interested in backing their product?

BTW...Cartier told me to take a flying fark when I brought some old Cartier silver into their store.
 
2014-03-29 09:03:12 PM  
i1210.photobucket.com

/anyone hungry??
 
2014-03-29 09:07:12 PM  

Nix Nightbird: Yet when some jerk in Oregon decides to draw a picture of Link or MLP or The Doctor with a clever slogan or some other DeviantArt bullshiat twist, and puts it on a t-shirt on some for-profit site? You're all over that and support the IP thief.


It depends. If you mean a one/few-off commissioned piece, w/e. No one cares. If you mean setting up a storefront, fark that. I laughed at all the butthurt when that place making "hug pillows" got C&D-ed by Hasbro. And laughed even harder at the artists biatching about it.

Of course, I've also been known to make a distinction between low-volume, customized stuff and commercial store-fronts. So there's that.
 
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