Top Five Counterfeit Commercial Goods
Can YOU tell which photo contains the genuine ROLEX watches, and which one contains the FAKES? What's the difference, you may ask? Well, about $10,000 is the difference, that's what!
TOP FIVE COUNTERFEIT COMMERICIAL GOODS
Perhaps you've seen them for sale on the streets --- a $50.00 BOLEX watch --- complete with authentic-looking logo and jewel-encrusted inlays. The only problem is that ROLEX watches do not cost $50.00 --- and you've just gotten ripped-off $50.00 --- which you've handed over voluntarily.
Here they are, the TOP FIVE COUNTERFEITED CORPORATIONS, whose products are only affordable because they are FAKE:
- LOUIS VUITTON
The O.J. Simpson trial of the summer of 1994 made Louis Vuitton a household name, here in America. Partly because of this dubious association with a murder trial involving Simpson's wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her 'friend' Ron Goldman, Louis Vuitton has gone on to infamy --- becoming the number one company whose products are the most counterfeited on the entire planet. This also speaks to how desperately the middle class wants to be associated with wealth and affluence, especially those in the African-American communities, who buy the majority of all counterfeited goods.
If someone wanted to flaunt 'false affluence,' then perhaps they should save and invest some money, instead of spending $3,000 for a ladies purse.
Just a thought, but hey, who am I to judge those who desire $3,000 ladies' purses?
Microsoft is year in and year out, the singlemost counterfeited of all software vendors. But, with Bill Gates constantly being referred to as "the wealthiest man on the planet," most people justify theft of Microsoft software as being just a few dollars from someone who will not miss it. But, what is wrong with this picture?
First of all, Bill Gates is not now, nor has he ever been, the "wealthiest man alive." That distinction belongs to the head of the Rothschild family, who are the global leaders of the Illumnati. But, their money is hidden behind false-front corporations, blind-trusts, and similar tactics, and this is why they prefer to HIDE the fact that the Rothschild family has an estimated wealth in excess of $100 TRILLION DOLLARS!
In the photos above, can you spot the bogus software?
How about the real deal?
And, did you know that eBay is a mass purveyor of counterfeit goods of all types, and are the frequent targets of corporate lawsuits?
The price of sneakers has gotten out of control. Oooh, I'm sorry ... they are no longer referred to as sneakers. Sneakers do not cost $250 for a pair --- but Nike Air Jordans do. Get this, in most cases, the same Chinese corporations that manufacture the real authentic articles, also produce the counterfeit goods! They are the only ones who have the proper manufacturing set-up, as in the case of the BOLEX watches. It is the same tooling and die stamping. What is missing is the real GOLD and DIAMONDS that are obviously a part of the real thing.
Fake Gucci clothing and handbags are everywhere as well. While it might look real when first purchased, the inferior manufacturing has the handbags falling apart after a relatively short time. Impress your friends with fake goods?! Come on, who in the hell would be impressed by a fake handbag or wristwatch?!
The thirst and hunger to be in fashion has people buying the fake sunglasses for $20.00, instead of the $125.00 for the real McCoy. Here again, the same manufacturing plants are making BOTH the real thing AND the fake articles. For example, when I went to purchase new eyeglasses for myself, I ended up buying Tommy Hilfiger frames, simply because to buy anything else would have me looking like a Dork McDweebie, or a member of the proto-synth band DEVO.
The post-consumer wasteland that is known as the Free-Trade America is littered with wanna-be's and pretend-to-be's. We are taught from an early age that our own net-worth as a person comes from purchasing and owning Madison Avenue images of what we think our lives should consist of. It used to be honor and dignity and honesty that gave people a sense of purpose and value. Now, it comes with the purchasing of greater and greater amounts of worthless bullshit, which only clutter our lives, instead of providing a sense of purpose and direction.
As we see by the photos above, we can PRETEND to be wealthy and affluent, but I have not as of yet seen a counterfeit Mercedes or Rolls Royce. Or a counterfeit mansion, with counterfeit servants. If one wants to be wealthy and affluent, then, they need to go out and do whatever it takes to meet that objective. And don't forget to leave your conscience and soul at the door before you enter.
Me? I guess I will make do with what I can afford --- what i can HONESTLY afford.
© 2006 Kentroversy Papers
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The following sources were used in the creation of this Kentroversy Paper . . .
Microsoft Drags Eight Sellers Into Court (March 16, 2006)
China Grows More Aggressive In Thwarting Counterfeiters (April 20, 2006)
Seeing Fakes, Angry Traders Confront eBay (January 29, 2006)
Fake Items Sold on Internet