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messageAre you allowed to sell fake items on here?
Posted by maxamydus 29 July, 2012 11:59

?

messageRe: Are you allowed to sell fake items on here?
Posted by DulwichFox 29 July, 2012 12:11

What do YOU think. ???

Fox

messageRe: Are you allowed to sell fake items on here?
Posted by Alan Medic 29 July, 2012 12:31

Surely you can work out if you sell something that isn't what it's supposed to be it is illegal where ever you try and sell it? If you describe something as fake then why wouldn't you be able to sell it?

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Posted by maxamydus 29 July, 2012 12:33

thats what im asking my friend. If i list something on here as a replica or fake would that be allowed? its a simple question i dont need muggy people being rude about it

messageRe: Are you allowed to sell fake items on here?
Posted by ultrauk 29 July, 2012 12:37

Your answer is.....NO

messageRe: Are you allowed to sell fake items on here?
Posted by Pickle 29 July, 2012 12:45

This was addressed by Admin here

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messageRe: Are you allowed to sell fake items on here?
Posted by maxamydus 29 July, 2012 12:50

thankyou as i have not been informed or let known by any1 before (just get smartass answers from rude people) i now know i can not. And i have never sold fake goods on here before

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Posted by tiddles 29 July, 2012 13:28

what about describing something as a genuiune imitation?? That way everyone knows what it is.

messageRe: Are you allowed to sell fake items on here?
Posted by Otta 29 July, 2012 14:30

I think of you were selling a Les Paul copy, that would be okay, as you can buy them in most guitar shops. Selling stuff that is claiming to be genuine, complete with brand names is illegal.

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Posted by DulwichFox 29 July, 2012 14:34

Imitation is not the correct term..

Imitation would refer to Imitation Fur or Leather.

The Term Replica is more accurate..

Replica Vs Fake.

Replica

A replica is meant to be an exact copy of the original and is meant for display purposes. There are examples in sports where teams winning world cups are handed over replicas while the original trophy is kept safely being more expensive and of antique nature. Replicas are often used in museums for display purposes. In market, if you find a seller showing a replica handbag (Gucci), it means that the bag has been made by another company and may be identical in looks and also same material may have been used to make it. But still it is only a copy of the original and not the original itself. The bag will of course carry the logo of the company making it and not the Gucci logo. You are told that it is a replica and that you are getting it at a fraction of the cost of the original. This is the biggest feature of a replica and you are not duped in any manner.

Fake

As the name implies, a fake is only meant to deceive the customer and lure him into buying the product. In this case, not only the quality of the product is very low, the manufacturer does not use his own logo but keeps the logo of the original thus giving an impression that the customer is getting a chance to buy the original at throw away prices. This of course has a great effect on many buyers and they buy fakes thinking they are actually buying original product.


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Fox.

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Posted by richardtj 30 July, 2012 15:41

Goes beyond that by far I'm afraid. Imitation or fake only matter when a "Brand" has not been attached or implied to a specific product. In the same vein, products may contain proprietary parts or be wholly proprietary, they may be covered by one or more patents and as such, their replication, either knowingly or otherwise, may leave both the vendor and customer in hot water. In effect, replicas can only be applied to goods that don't have a patent or brand. You can make Asprin and Paracetamol but can't brand a can of Fizzy Pop as Coke. I suspect that you can't produce Imitation Burberry and get away with it either as the material is technically a Brand and although not "clear cut" may, if an operation got too big, lead to some "court time" at best.


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