Knock-offs

Sep 18th, 2006, 09:13 AM
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Knock-offs

Next year I will be in Beijing, Hong Kong and Bangkok - in that order, with stops in between. I plan to do some(alot) shopping and want to by clothes, jewelry, accessories etc.. I have been reading that these places sell alot of knock-offs. The question is, which place would be the best? I don't want to overbuy in China just to find out it is cheaper and there is more selection in Thailand.
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Sep 18th, 2006, 09:22 AM
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Insead of knock-offs, why not buy real items that are unique to those places? The local items are much more interesting and will be better quality.
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Sep 18th, 2006, 09:29 AM
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...and no potential violation of intellectual property. You shouldn't be aiding illegal activities as a tourist, IMO.
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Sep 18th, 2006, 09:32 AM
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Again I have to apologize for my ignorance - W9London, I didn't even think about the illegal aspect. Thank you for pointed it out.
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Sep 18th, 2006, 10:02 AM
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I think it's fun to buy knock-offs. And my buying knock-offs certainly doesn't prevent me from buying quality crafts that are indigenously produced.

I especially like knock-off watches. I bought fake Rados on my last 2 trips to Bangkok -- good quality, and they look terrific.
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Sep 18th, 2006, 08:09 PM
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yea don but do they run after 6 months???
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