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2 hours ago, Nickp said:

 

WOW...that is one powerful read..."everything you wanted to know about counterfeit goods but were afraid to ask.

 

Thanks for posting this...gonna take a couple reads before it all sinks in...thanks...

 

 

 

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no problemo....

sorry to see you were the only interested party...

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12 minutes ago, Stick486 said:

 

no problemo....

sorry to see you were the only interested party...

Waddaya mean? 

It was quite interesting. And, alarming. 

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15 minutes ago, Gene Howe said:

Waddaya mean? 

It was quite interesting. And, alarming. 

 

the PDF has been posted for the better part of a week... it even seemed to have killed the thread...

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2 hours ago, Nickp said:

WOW...that is one powerful read...

 

and that only seems to be the tip of the iceberg...

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13 minutes ago, Stick486 said:

 

the PDF has been posted for the better part of a week... it even seemed to have killed the thread...

Probably, folks read it and, like me, wonder what we can do, other than be rigorously vigilant. 

 

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18 minutes ago, Gene Howe said:

folks read it and, like me, wonder what we can do

 

keep your money at home...

way easier to burn actual counterfeiters on home soil...

support America...

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7 minutes ago, Stick486 said:

 

and that only seems to be the tip of the iceberg...

Hate to hi-jack the thread, but along similar lines the FBI, the Indiana State Police and other agencies have taken the knock-off stuff seriously. During last year's Covered Bridge Festival several were arrested and thousands of counterfeit items confiscated based on consumers complaints from the previous year festival. There have been additional raids since both related and unrelated turning up warehouses full and trucks transporting items through the state. Flea markets seem to attract fake merchandise(rs) quite often.

Indiana Covered Bridge Counterfeit Merchandise Arrests

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7 minutes ago, Gene Howe said:

like me, wonder what we can do,

 

go to HF...

there isn't hardly a thing in that store that isn't a knock off....

many poorly done too...

look what happen to Pony... but their junkie knock off are at HF...

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3 minutes ago, Grandpadave52 said:

Hate to hi-jack the thread,

 

this was no high-jack...

 

4 minutes ago, Grandpadave52 said:

the Indiana State Police and other agencies have taken the knock-off stuff seriously.

 

EXCELLENT!!!  unfortunately it doesn't nail the suppliers...

the suppliers will always find another outlet...

think of what the lost tax revenues and what they would have done for the health and well being of you and yours had they been collected...

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Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm......

 

Police arrested the following individuals:

  • Xuxiang Yang, 34, of Chicago, IL
  • Wei Cheng, 59, of Chicago, IL
  • Huiquan Qiu, 40, of Chicago, IL
  • Fina Zhang, 47, of Flushing, NY
  • Lin Xiaoqiong, 27 of Flushing, NY
  • Yiqiad Wang, 25, Flushing, NY
  • Xiaomei Ke, 49, Flushing, NY
  • Jian Chen, 36, of Flushing, NY
  • Cheng Yu, 47, of Flushing, NY
  • Chang Wang, 59, of College Point, NY
  • Na Xing, 29, of Chicago, IL
  • Michael Barry, 18, Lake Forest, IL
  • Samuel Pickering, 20, of Burbank, IL
  • Jarad Wazeen, 22, of Chicago, IL
  • Guohueshi Shi, 58, of Chicago, IL
  • Zekeriya Teke, 55, Stroudsburg, PA
  • Asharf Sailveh, 25, Bridgeview, IL
  • Chen Long, 26, College Point, NY
  • Lehni Zheng, 24 of New York, NY
  • Chong Zhang, 54, White Stone, NY
  • Chin Mai Ying of White Stone, NY
  • Xiang Yan Hu, 44, of Stafford, TX
  • Jian Sheng Chen, 59, Trenton, M
  • Zu Jing Zhang, 43, of New York, NY

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2 minutes ago, Stick486 said:

EXCELLENT!!!  unfortunately it doesn't nail the suppliers...

the suppliers will always find another outlet...

Some of the later raids did get the "middle men" by locating the distribution centers/ warehouses which helped lead to the trucks transporting illegal merchandise through the state.

But you're correct, did not shut-down the "importer" only slowed them a bit. It will be interesting to see during this years festival how many "new" ones show up...I've known a couple of the undercover excise officers...they say they're understaffed to attack this like it needs to be...but at least they made a strong statement last year.

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34 minutes ago, Grandpadave52 said:

but at least they made a strong statement last year.

 

the stronger statement is the list of those arrested...

the names are one thing... but look at the HOR...  (Home of Record)...

hmmmmmmmmmmm......

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9 minutes ago, Stick486 said:

the stronger statement is the list of those arrested...

the names are one thing... but look at the HOR...  (Home of Record)...

You mean the diversity of locations, the commonality of concentration from same location or nationality or all 3?

Definite association and ties to a bigger ring...PS there was also a line to human trafficking established in some of the cases...

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yup....

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3 minutes ago, Nickp said:

There's probably more but these are first impressions...

Great to hear Nick...Glad to you know you finally got what you really wanted. I'm sorry you had to go through this, but since you did, I applaud you for your posting the entire story and truth behind it. A valuable awareness and learning experience for al of us. Hopefully this mess will prevent someone else from getting ripped off like you nearly did or at least from going through the same hassles you experienced. THANKS again for this thread!!

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@Nickp...

all in all what did Amazon do and say about this???

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"Caveat emptor", or for those of you who didn't take Latin, "Let the buyer beware".

 

I understand that for some people Amazon is the easiest source of obtaining some goods. Not everyone has access to what they need locally. This is where a business like Amazon is a good resource. However, you will not convince me that Amazon does not know that this counterfeiting is happening. They should be taking steps to police their own business. If they fail to do so, people will wise up and stop doing business with them.

 

Until they do, it is up to the purchaser to do due diligence when purchasing goods. Buy from established vendors who you know are legitimate. Many have their own websites and, in addition, use Amazon as an outlet, also. Sometimes, that $3 lower price for an item is not the best move. Spend a couple of dollars more and deal with an established, legitimate, vendor/supplier. It is OK to order through Amazon, just make sure that you are dealing with a good supplier.

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10 hours ago, Nickp said:

and again advised me they had never heard of this before.

 

I believe that to be horse hockey...

I was scammed...

Counterfeit_products.pdf

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