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Please help me find the "Fake designer purse" Thread

Old Mar 6th, 2007, 04:32 AM
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Please help me find the "Fake designer purse" Thread

Forgive me if this is the wrong forum, but I am pretty sure it was originally in the "Europe" forum.

I'm trying to find the thread which talks about knock offs in France or Europe in general.

DD said she heard some disgruntled workers are selling cheap Louis Vuitton bags, etc. I told her I'd find out about it here on Fodors - told her it was a scam.

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Old Mar 6th, 2007, 04:59 AM
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Hi C,

Odds are that the rumor she heard was false.

However, let's assume it's true:

How many items could these disgruntled workers steal?

How many people would want to buy these items?

How many people are already in Europe and looking to buy these items?

What is the probability that DD could get one? Vanishingly small.

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Old Mar 6th, 2007, 05:55 AM
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Your DD would be advised to know that in Italy, if you are caught buying a knock-off from a street vendor, you will be fined a hefty fee.

While in Paris, I haven't seen any of these knock-offs made available (not saying it's not there, just harder to find).
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Old Mar 6th, 2007, 06:04 AM
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Yes - I know it IS a scam! I am just trying to find the thread so she can read it herself.

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http://fodors.com/forums/threadselec...1&tid=34950154

Is this what you're looking for?
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There was one titled "Knock off shopping" but perhaps others as well?
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Old Mar 6th, 2007, 07:07 AM
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You were close, TX. I searched again and couldn't come up with it.

DD had seen an article in the newspaper about some designers actually producing their own "knockoffs" because they didn't want to lose the business.

DD never buys knockoffs but was intrigued by the article to see if there was any truth in it.
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