Hefei Expat - China

Expat English => Feature Articles => Topic started by: x0vash0x on October 15, 2013, 03:34:19 am

Title: Chinese fakes cash in on Dr. Dre's Beats headphones bonanza
Post by: x0vash0x on October 15, 2013, 03:34:19 am
http://edition.cnn.com/2013/10/13/business/china-fake-headphones-dr-dre-beats/index.html?hpt=hp_c1#cnn-disqus-area

Highlights:

"A CNN reporter approached wholesale companies about buying in bulk in order to learn how the underground sale of knock-off headphones works. "Business is very good," said a woman, who, with her family, runs a wholesale company selling copied headphones in one of Shenzhen's many mega-malls. "You buy cheap from me, you sell expensive in your home country, we all make a lot of money," she added."

"CNN spoke with another woman involved in the trade -- a "copy brand exports professional" according to her business card -- who helps companies to transport counterfeit goods from Shenzhen to other countries. She said she advises her customers to avoid Chinese logistic companies and always use European or American shipping companies since "customs usually trusts these brands better."

Storeowners reveal other tricks to bypass customs. They send all Beats in two boxes; the outer box has a made-up name to hide the real goods. "We got the idea from a European customer," she said.

Precautions aside, in the Huaqiangbei commercial district few seem to have any moral objections about the pirating of goods.

Outside the Huaqiangbei Police Station, a friendly officer in sunglasses points down the street when asked where the best fake mobile phones can be found. Asked if such purchases are legal, he just breaks out in loud laughter."

That last sentence makes the article. I burst out laughing! It's funny, because it's true....
Title: Re: Chinese fakes cash in on Dr. Dre's Beats headphones bonanza
Post by: YetAnotherCanadian on July 13, 2014, 08:07:08 pm
I had read somewhere about this. also that I had read that most counterfeit money comes from North Korea. to buy "said" shoddy products then sell for a profit to unsuspecting customers.
NK produces Counterfeit USD

I doubt run of the mill North Koreans have ever seen a USD. How the could be producing counterfeit USD is a mystery.