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-SpArKs-

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#1 12 years ago

I just went round the local corner shop to buy some cigarettes, and as I was just about to leave the shop the Asian guy behind the counter asked if I would be interested in any clothes. So I said "what kind of clothes" he then started to real off or these top class makes like Armani and Timberland and all that sort of stuff. After nearly half an hour looking at all these clothes we uncovered a box, a Nike box, an Air Max'95 box. "oh, yeah, we sell trainers as well you know" he said. "really?" I said in a kinda sarcastic kinda way. Anyways, it turns out that they're size 11 and his last pair. "ha ha, good thing I'm size 11 then ain't it" I said. So I cycled home as fast as I could to get the 40 quid he wanted for the trainers, went back and got them. How do I feel? Knowing that most Nike trainers are between £60-70 to a £140+ I thought I got a pretty good deal. Now I looked around on the internet and in a few catalogs and all I could find was this: Nike Air Max 95 White / Blue Crystal / Medium Grey. They look a little bit like them but not exactly like them.

Now don't get me wrong, there's a few points to this topic...

  • Have you or someone you know paid for these type of trainers recently? <-- Both legit or illegally.
  • Did I get a good deal?
  • Do you like these kinda scams?
  • How do you think they do it?
  • Do you think my money is going to Bin Laden?
  • Do you think Nike are bothered?
  • How would/should they deal with this kinda thing?

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marvinmatthew

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#2 12 years ago

Dude, this is stupid and illegal. You shouldn't be talking about this.




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#3 12 years ago

Do you think these trainers are "Fake" or something? Because you cant find the trainers on the net or catalogue.

And if you can find them, or even cant but they look relitivaly new, Then they are obviously stolen goods for that matter.

And in my opinion i wouldnt have bought it because i wouldnt care too much for that, Now if it was a SonyVaio Laptop selling for 100pounds then my money would be out on his desk in 1min.

But in saying that, It is still wrong and that guy could get into alot of trouble, especially if you go and report him :rolleyes: . But yea if i had abit of time i would just think and walk off because its basically like stealing if you think about it, And in that case i would not purchase the good, But thats just me really :)

Edit: The thought just came into my head, All of you guys buying illegal DVD's your doing the same exact thing here




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#4 12 years ago

marvinmatthewDude, this is stupid and illegal. You shouldn't be talking about this.[/QUOTE]

There's more than one question you know + I cant remember anything like this being mentioned in the rules...

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FireThrone-LastWarriorDo you think these trainers are "Fake" or something? Because you cant find the trainers on the net or catalogue.
No they aint, good point though. [QUOTE=FireThrone-LastWarrior]Now if it was a SonyVaio Laptop selling for 100pounds then my money would be out on his desk in 1min.

Tempting, isn't it?


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#5 12 years ago
FireThrone-LastWarriorDo you think these trainers are "Fake" or something? Because you cant find the trainers on the net or catalogue.[/QUOTE] No they aint, good point though. [QUOTE=FireThrone-LastWarrior]Now if it was a SonyVaio Laptop selling for 100pounds then my money would be out on his desk in 1min.

Tempting, isn't it?


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Griffin_NL

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#6 12 years ago
-Sparks- Have you or someone you know paid for these type of trainers recently? <-- Both legit or illegally.
  • Did I get a good deal?
  • Do you like these kinda scams?
  • How do you think they do it?
  • Do you think my money is going to Bin Laden?
  • Do you think Nike are bothered?
  • How would/should they deal with this kinda thing?

Well.. there are a lot of fake 'brand' clothes being made. Some are just a common sweater with a brand name on it, others are (probably) stolen or gotten in another illegal way. Well anyway, it is both illigal.

- Did you get a good deal? Well, depends. If it are 'just' shoes with the Nike logo, then you might haven't gotten a good deal. Most of these things are just poor-quality things with a brand logo. On the other hand, if you think they are genuine (and therefore probably stolen), you might have gotten yourself a good illigal deal. - Well. I got nothing against it, as the profit of e.g. Nike is huge anyways. But, it's is a naughty thing to do :p (to both sell and buy) . - They either steal the goods, or just make a logo on it. -I have no clue. How should I? - Well. They won't like it, no. (not that they'll notice the difference) - Well, that'd be hard.

But anyway, as soon as you were offered the brand-clothes for a low price, you could have known not everything was as legal as normal.




DnC

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#7 12 years ago
-SpArKs-Do you like these kinda scams?

Oh yes, I thoroughly enjoy all kinds of scams.




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#8 12 years ago
DnCOh yes, I thoroughly enjoy all kinds of scams.

A bit more input as to why would be nice...


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nowhereman

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#9 12 years ago
-SpArKs-
  • Have you or someone you know paid for these type of trainers recently? <-- Both legit or illegally.
  • Did I get a good deal?
  • Do you like these kinda scams?
  • How do you think they do it?
  • Do you think my money is going to Bin Laden?
  • Do you think Nike are bothered?
  • How would/should they deal with this kinda thing?

1: No 2: No 3: No 4: Buy one pair of whatever it is and copy it in asian sweat shops 5: No a small store sending money to Bin Laden no way, more likely just for profit. 6: Yes 7: Raise consumer awerness and request that people turn copyers in.

Filefront dosen't like people talking about illegal things they might close your thread.




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#10 12 years ago
-SpArKs-A bit more input as to why would be nice...

Well it was a sacastic remark. Because I don't think anyone actually 'enjoys' scams. Unless you mean: think they are great before they are scammed? If so, then yes, scams are exciting and pleasing until you realised they added an S onto the end of the designer's name.




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