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Offline bilko

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Chinese Department Store
« on: June 09, 2012, 12:00:03 am »
Take a look at this site. It offers genuine 'fake' items and gives reasoning for their low prices and how they can afford to do it.

http://www.chinesedepartmentstore.com.cn/osc/about-us.php

What do you think, many items are made in the same factories, some go out the official channel others don't

 

Offline nanofrog

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Re: Chinese Department Store
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2012, 01:49:49 am »
I suspect it's a mix of fakes, OEM's selling out the "back door" (i.e. no permission from the IP holder to do this, and it may be goods that failed whatever QC is in place <seconds>), and possibly ODM's that just change the name on it (legal as there's no IP infringement). This does assume they're current products BTW; if not, it could be real, but old stock found sitting in a corner of a warehouse somewhere in China.
 

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Re: Chinese Department Store
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2012, 08:58:48 am »
Nice story, but does not exactly match reality. E.g. there is no conspiracy about brands controlling the borders. There are just companies using the law. Is the law partly stupid, yes. Same like some Chinese laws. Google the number 64.89.

They want to make you believe that when a Chinese shoe maker sticks a NIKE label on a random shoe it automatically becomes as good as an original NIKE shoe. That doesn't happen. A crap shoe will be a crap shoe, regardless of legally or illegally carrying a NIKE sticker. Now, I am not into shoes. But just ask all the people who bought a fake iPhone, iPad or iPod from China when they were first introduced. I don't know anyone who was happy with such a fake. E.g. a battery lifetime of 30 minutes in standby.

Or open your OneHungLow "like Fluke" multimeter, and check the protection circuit.

And would I knowingly drink an illegal uncontrolled imported Coke from China? No, I wouldn't. Who knows what rejects they shipped to the west. Maybe the first run after they cleaned the production facilities to flush out the cleaning chemicals. Or they needed to get rid of some used paint stripper. As you can see from your electrical stuff like wall warts, they have absolutely no regard for safety when it comes to stuff to ship to the west. Their organized crime doesn't even give a shit killing Chinese people http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008_Chinese_milk_scandal
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Re: Chinese Department Store
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2012, 05:01:53 pm »
Today, in the USA, you can't even trust fuses to work as designed unless you get if from a fuse maker, like Bussman or Littefuse:

http://www.amazon.com/review/R2MWWJ06LSHOFA/ref=cm_cr_pr_viewpnt#R2MWWJ06LSHOFA

The semi-infamous recall:

http://images.harborfreight.com/cpi/recalls/fuse_sets.html

http://money.cnn.com/2007/09/05/autos/fuse_recall/index.htm
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Offline tom66

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Re: Chinese Department Store
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2012, 05:31:04 pm »
I inadvertently purchased a pack of 10 fake fuses from Maplins. When one blew, it shattered sending flying glass everywhere. (It was a mains primary side fuse.) It failed to suppress the arc properly, the main breaker tripped.
 

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Re: Chinese Department Store
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2012, 07:12:15 pm »
So you bought them 'Craplins'
 

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Re: Chinese Department Store
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2012, 07:17:11 pm »
So you bought them 'Craplins'

I only shop in Maplins at a last resort; they are almost useless for everything.
 


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