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(The Eagle Tribune)   DHS, city, and county team up to arrest 40 for selling ... counterfeit clothing at flea market? "The safety risks of buying fake goods are real"   (eagletribune.com) divider line 107
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2014-05-11 10:34:04 AM
They are subby I saw a movie about it.

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2014-05-11 01:09:06 PM

Nefarious: They are subby I saw a movie about it.

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OMG that movie was a knock-off.  That was the first movie I ever saw that left me thinking "well, there's 2 hours of my life I'm never getting back".
 
2014-05-11 01:33:53 PM
My sister got cancer from a fake Gucci bag with bad stitching.
 
2014-05-11 01:36:10 PM
I was once on a grand jury for this kind of thing.  It seemed like an incredibly silly waste of police resources to go around busing people for selling fake Gucci bags at MARTA stations and I let them know.  The best part was the lady cop who did the bust had a giant fake Dolce & Gabanna belt buckle.
 
2014-05-11 01:37:43 PM
the nazis weren't this harsh regarding fake goods. maybe north korea is. the goal in enforcing this stuff is to browbeat the populace into submission. meanwhile, bank ceo's who stole trillions will never be punished.
 
2014-05-11 01:38:43 PM
They did this at a big flea market near me a few years ago, and they were specifically targeting NFL jerseys.
 
2014-05-11 01:42:07 PM
I bought a watch at the flea market that said "Swiss".  I found out later it was not a Swiss watch.
It keeps perfect time and I only had to pay $2 for it.
Is there anyone out there who could right this wrong?!
 
2014-05-11 01:43:58 PM
They can take my Adiaas shirt from my cold dead hands.
 
2014-05-11 01:44:18 PM

Rapmaster2000: I was once on a grand jury for this kind of thing.  It seemed like an incredibly silly waste of police resources to go around busing people for selling fake Gucci bags at MARTA stations and I let them know.  The best part was the lady cop who did the bust had a giant fake Dolce & Gabanna belt buckle.


It's part of the 'broken windows' theory of law enforcement. If you let all this petty crap slide, it fosters an environment of lawlessness that enables more serious crime. If nothing else, the flea market appearance of the places selling knock off purses in Atlanta, along with the sometimes aggressive sales pitches of those who are selling is annoying. Don't really feel sorry they're being driven off of public property.
 
2014-05-11 01:46:04 PM
I can't say who I hate more, People who sell high-end fakes, the high-end labels themselves for their own rippoffs, or the people who feel it is necessary to buy either.
 
v15
2014-05-11 01:48:19 PM
"Counterfeit goods, or knockoffs, are different from the cheaper imitation versions found at major retailers, like Wal-Mart or Target, in that those retailers sell items that follow Consumer Safety Product Commission guidelines."

Translation: "We are against the free market system"
 
2014-05-11 01:49:06 PM

cowgirl toffee: I bought a watch at the flea market that said "Swiss".  I found out later it was not a Swiss watch.
It keeps perfect time and I only had to pay $2 for it.
Is there anyone out there who could right this wrong?!


No, you're fu(ked.
 
2014-05-11 01:49:27 PM

v15: "Counterfeit goods, or knockoffs, are different from the cheaper imitation versions found at major retailers, like Wal-Mart or Target, in that those retailers sell items that follow Consumer Safety Product Commission guidelines."

Translation: "We are against the free market system"


Shh. It's too early in the day for people to deal with cognitive dissonance.
 
2014-05-11 01:49:31 PM

EngineerAU: Rapmaster2000: I was once on a grand jury for this kind of thing.  It seemed like an incredibly silly waste of police resources to go around busing people for selling fake Gucci bags at MARTA stations and I let them know.  The best part was the lady cop who did the bust had a giant fake Dolce & Gabanna belt buckle.

It's part of the 'broken windows' theory of law enforcement. If you let all this petty crap slide, it fosters an environment of lawlessness that enables more serious crime. If nothing else, the flea market appearance of the places selling knock off purses in Atlanta, along with the sometimes aggressive sales pitches of those who are selling is annoying. Don't really feel sorry they're being driven off of public property.


Also it is a trademark and copyright issue. If you do not go after people knowing off your brand it becomes de-facto public domain and then anyone can go xerox a box for thier kleenex brand.
 
2014-05-11 01:49:40 PM
I sold sunglasses from a kiosk at the mall. we had a drawer that had knock-offs in it. instead of 15.00/ea. 2 for 25.00. they were $20.00 or 25.00 ea. the young urbanites knew they weren't the real deal. but if they look exactly the same, and you are going to lose/scratch/sit-on/have stolen, who cares? the upside is CASH ONLY. so it helped my bottom line.
/I stole from a thief, is that wrong?
 
2014-05-11 01:51:43 PM
Obviously, there is not enough to do at the Department of Homeland "Security".

/grab a mop, motherfarkers, and get cleaning
 
2014-05-11 01:52:06 PM

BafflerMeal: v15: "Counterfeit goods, or knockoffs, are different from the cheaper imitation versions found at major retailers, like Wal-Mart or Target, in that those retailers sell items that follow Consumer Safety Product Commission guidelines."

Translation: "We are against the free market system"

Shh. It's too early in the day for people to deal with cognitive dissonance.


Actually this is antithetical to a free market system since it give the buyer false information to make a proper and educated choice as well as giving an unfair advantage to the seller against his competitor.
 
2014-05-11 01:52:53 PM

Seacop: cowgirl toffee: I bought a watch at the flea market that said "Swiss".  I found out later it was not a Swiss watch.
It keeps perfect time and I only had to pay $2 for it.
Is there anyone out there who could right this wrong?!

No, you're fu(ked.


Damn... If I had just known... I would have bought this perfect time keeping, nice looking, affordable device again.  f*ck.
 
2014-05-11 01:54:13 PM
There's a fake Coach bag in my house.

I think it's starting to get sexually aggressive with the neighbors :(
 
2014-05-11 01:55:15 PM

Ambivalence: Nefarious: They are subby I saw a movie about it.

[www.ruthlessreviews.com image 348x500]

OMG that movie was a knock-off.  That was the first movie I ever saw that left me thinking "well, there's 2 hours of my life I'm never getting back".


So it was your first Van Damme movie?
 
2014-05-11 01:59:02 PM
"Counterfeit goods, or knockoffs, are different from the cheaper imitation versions found at major retailers, like Wal-Mart or Target, in that those retailers sell items that follow Consumer Safety Product Commission guidelines. .."

They actually said that.
 
2014-05-11 02:00:49 PM
why didn't they just hash tag the flea market scoflaws into submission like Mrs Obama did the Nigerian kidnappers?   That'll stop them cold in their tracks !
 
2014-05-11 02:01:08 PM

All2morrowsparTs: Also it is a trademark and copyright issue. If you do not go after people knowing off your brand it becomes de-facto public domain and then anyone can go xerox a box for thier kleenex brand.


I'm not sure if you're confused about how trademark violations are pursued or if you're implying the DHS and police are at the beck and call of the trademark owners.
 
2014-05-11 02:01:41 PM

EngineerAU: Rapmaster2000: I was once on a grand jury for this kind of thing.  It seemed like an incredibly silly waste of police resources to go around busing people for selling fake Gucci bags at MARTA stations and I let them know.  The best part was the lady cop who did the bust had a giant fake Dolce & Gabanna belt buckle.

It's part of the 'broken windows' theory of law enforcement. If you let all this petty crap slide, it fosters an environment of lawlessness that enables more serious crime. If nothing else, the flea market appearance of the places selling knock off purses in Atlanta, along with the sometimes aggressive sales pitches of those who are selling is annoying. Don't really feel sorry they're being driven off of public property.


If you let petty crap slide, how will it enable, lets say, murder?

Seems like a slippery slope fallacy.
 
2014-05-11 02:03:32 PM
For all we know maybe they heard the term "knock off" and thought someone was going to get "knocked off."

/rolls eyes
 
2014-05-11 02:04:33 PM
I once had to shoot a pair of knock-off Prada shoes because they were trying to burn down my house.
 
2014-05-11 02:05:08 PM

bigbobowski: /I stole from a thief, is that wrong?


It doesn't make it right, so there's that.
 
2014-05-11 02:06:20 PM
Hey poor people, stop pretending to be rich by looking like rich people.
 
2014-05-11 02:06:39 PM

generallyso: All2morrowsparTs: Also it is a trademark and copyright issue. If you do not go after people knowing off your brand it becomes de-facto public domain and then anyone can go xerox a box for thier kleenex brand.

I'm not sure if you're confused about how trademark violations are pursued or if you're implying the DHS and police are at the beck and call of the trademark owners.


I'm not, I'm just adding that this is another consideration on why a company would want to pursue counterfeiters
 
2014-05-11 02:06:59 PM

megarian: I once had to shoot a pair of knock-off Prada shoes because they were trying to burn down my house.


I hate to say it... but only real Prada shoes will light fires in their foot steps.
/rip Prada
 
2014-05-11 02:08:26 PM

cowgirl toffee: megarian: I once had to shoot a pair of knock-off Prada shoes because they were trying to burn down my house.

I hate to say it... but only real Prada shoes will light fires in their foot steps.
/rip Prada


Heheheeee
 
v15
2014-05-11 02:08:28 PM

All2morrowsparTs: BafflerMeal: v15: "Counterfeit goods, or knockoffs, are different from the cheaper imitation versions found at major retailers, like Wal-Mart or Target, in that those retailers sell items that follow Consumer Safety Product Commission guidelines."

Translation: "We are against the free market system"

Shh. It's too early in the day for people to deal with cognitive dissonance.

Actually this is antithetical to a free market system since it give the buyer false information to make a proper and educated choice as well as giving an unfair advantage to the seller against his competitor.


No, I still believe that in a free market system this matter would resolve itself on its own. If someone misrepresents a product or service then eventually that person will drive former customers towards more trustworthy competitors.
 
2014-05-11 02:10:26 PM
They'll be after our Vape gear next.
 
2014-05-11 02:11:50 PM

Caffeine Induced Diarrhea: EngineerAU: Rapmaster2000: I was once on a grand jury for this kind of thing.  It seemed like an incredibly silly waste of police resources to go around busing people for selling fake Gucci bags at MARTA stations and I let them know.  The best part was the lady cop who did the bust had a giant fake Dolce & Gabanna belt buckle.

It's part of the 'broken windows' theory of law enforcement. If you let all this petty crap slide, it fosters an environment of lawlessness that enables more serious crime. If nothing else, the flea market appearance of the places selling knock off purses in Atlanta, along with the sometimes aggressive sales pitches of those who are selling is annoying. Don't really feel sorry they're being driven off of public property.

If you let petty crap slide, how will it enable, lets say, murder?

Seems like a slippery slope fallacy.


Well he never said murder, but there is a certain amount of permissiveness that is percieved that will get tested further. If say an abandoned building has all it's windows shot out and looks neglected there will be a likely attempt at squatters entering and residing in the building. After the squatters take hold it is likely that it will become a shooting gallery, then inevitable drug deals, and then a drug deal gone bad or overdose. It seems like a slippery slope, but go to Oakland, or the South or West side of Chicago, or Detroit, or Baltimore and you will see it.
 
2014-05-11 02:12:21 PM
I thought I was being thrifty when I bought "Niky" brand shoes.  Then they killed my mom and started selling crack out of my house.  Don't let this happen to you.
 
2014-05-11 02:13:42 PM
A few years ago I was walking to my car after work (I worked in a bar, so this was very late at night). I heard a woman screaming in the alley I was passing. I turned my head and saw a tall shadowy figure pistol-whipping a waif-like woman, demanding her money or her live. I thought she was going to die, so I cracked the guy on the side of his head with my purse. The force knocked his hat off and I got a good look at him. I was staring directly into the eyes of evil - he was a fake Kate Spade purse.

(My purse was real.)
 
2014-05-11 02:15:11 PM
The real problem is these fake goods are many times made by child labor, support terrorism and other very bad things. If you don't believe me read up on it. It's not just housewives trying to make extra cash. These fake good are driving up costs of authentic items (trying to combat fake goods market) and the fake stuff is lower quality and more likely to fall apart after a couple of uses. If interested try reading the book How Luxury Lost Its Luster, the author has actually seen children making these bags, chained to tables and sometimes legs broken so they wont leave. So yes, I am more than happy seeing this stopped, even if it's just two flea markets. I can't tell you how annoyed I get going to them and seeing those booths pop up like weeds with their fake goods.
 
2014-05-11 02:15:24 PM
Poor lil Mary Pong...
 
2014-05-11 02:16:18 PM
*life (among other errors)

Sorry. I am actually a fake Nautica jacket so I can't preview.
 
2014-05-11 02:16:36 PM

v15: All2morrowsparTs: BafflerMeal: v15: "Counterfeit goods, or knockoffs, are different from the cheaper imitation versions found at major retailers, like Wal-Mart or Target, in that those retailers sell items that follow Consumer Safety Product Commission guidelines."

Translation: "We are against the free market system"

Shh. It's too early in the day for people to deal with cognitive dissonance.

Actually this is antithetical to a free market system since it give the buyer false information to make a proper and educated choice as well as giving an unfair advantage to the seller against his competitor.

No, I still believe that in a free market system this matter would resolve itself on its own. If someone misrepresents a product or service then eventually that person will drive former customers towards more trustworthy competitors.


No a free market requires laws to ensure that the customer or competitor has a free flow of information. A knock off, if sold as the brand itself, is giving false information. Also, if the knock-off has poor quality it in turns damaging the original brand.

You are not describing a free market, you are describing anarcho-capitalism.
 
2014-05-11 02:17:36 PM

generallyso: All2morrowsparTs: Also it is a trademark and copyright issue. If you do not go after people knowing off your brand it becomes de-facto public domain and then anyone can go xerox a box for thier kleenex brand.

I'm not sure if you're confused about how trademark violations are pursued or if you're implying the DHS and police are at the beck and call of the trademark owners.


Are you implying that they are not?
 
2014-05-11 02:18:03 PM

BafflerMeal: They can take my Adiaas shirt from my cold dead hands.


counterfeit goods often use clever misspellings to attempt to skirt trademark and copyright laws
 
2014-05-11 02:18:11 PM
$250 for an NFL jersey. $40 for the knock off. I'm all for reaping the benefits of brand building but at a point it's just rape.

/ I guess I should feel guilty about supporting the nonprofit NFL organization.
 
v15
2014-05-11 02:18:13 PM

Bslim: "Counterfeit goods, or knockoffs, are different from the cheaper imitation versions found at major retailers, like Wal-Mart or Target, in that those retailers sell items that follow Consumer Safety Product Commission guidelines. .."

They actually said that.


That's what set me off !! No different except that they didn't jump through the hoops of the bullshiat Consumer Safety Product Commission!!
 
2014-05-11 02:18:23 PM
You know who else had a sixth sense for shoddy stitching?

img.fark.net
 
2014-05-11 02:20:12 PM

v15: Bslim: "Counterfeit goods, or knockoffs, are different from the cheaper imitation versions found at major retailers, like Wal-Mart or Target, in that those retailers sell items that follow Consumer Safety Product Commission guidelines. .."

They actually said that.

That's what set me off !! No different except that they didn't jump through the hoops of the bullshiat Consumer Safety Product Commission!!


Go ahead then and buy those vinyl pajamas for your kids. Just keep them away from sparks and open flames.
 
2014-05-11 02:21:24 PM

LarryDan43: Hey poor people, stop pretending to be rich by looking like rich people.


The amusing part is, most of the people I know who buy the knock-offs, could afford the real thing.
 
2014-05-11 02:22:28 PM
I once saw a guy die in the parking lot of the Trading Fair II flea market when his fake Rolex exploded from being overwound.
 
2014-05-11 02:23:22 PM

grumpfuff: LarryDan43: Hey poor people, stop pretending to be rich by looking like rich people.

The amusing part is, most of the people I know who buy the knock-offs, could afford the real thing.


We'll yeah. You don't get rich by spending your money poorly.
 
2014-05-11 02:24:21 PM
In the summer, I go to a very large and cold lake in northern Michigan (Torch Lake). When I was younger and stupider, I decided to go sailing at 4am. I got in the little Sunfish and off I went. In the middle of the lake, the winds mysteriously stopped. So there I was, dead in the water. Suddenly I felt a gentle tapping from underneath the boat. And then it got stronger. Then aggressive. The water all around me began to bubble and appear dark red. There was nothing I could do and I have never been so afraid. Then right in front of me a massive, fake bottle of Channel burst from the water and before I knew it, half my boat was gone. I awoke coughing and naked and terrified on the shore with no explanation as to how I got there.
 
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