That Fake Rolex You Buy In China May Cost You More Than The Real Thing

from the after-customs-has-its-way-with-you dept

Petréa Mitchell writes in to let us know about yet another case where trademark protection is being abused. "A guy decided to bring back some obviously fake Rolexes from China as souvenirs for his family. This was probably not a bright idea in any case, but US Customs thinks it's worth fining him $55,300. The fine is allegedly based on the street value of real Rolex watches, but he points out that there's no way anyone would pay a full Rolex price for fakes as obvious as these. The government says he should be glad it's only $55,300, because if Rolex had gotten personally involved it could have been $100,000... per watch." This one raises all sorts of questions. The thing is, buying these fake Rolexes shouldn't be against the law -- selling them should be. However, the guy wasn't caught selling them. Either way, while aren't there more important things for Customs to be doing than fining people for wearing fake Rolexes?

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    Miguel A. Alarcon, 26 Jul 2007 @ 6:28pm

    Re: Scary

    That is not just scary it is called smart bussiness selling fake Rolexes for about 10 grand or more what is the price of the real thing is called smart bussiness and that is making money smartly.

    How many people in South America sell fake Rolexes and keep the real ones for themselves ? Well it will be alot of course if you have China on your side will you like to do this on an authrized Rolex dealer in the US on in any part of the world just to keep the shipment from Switzerland in the warehouse or just for promo and sell the Chinese fakes for the price of the real thing, well that is called working smart and China is the miracle place to have to real thing Rolex wathces soterd not even sold just for the kepts of having a lot of the real thing is it nice to work that way man I bet you will sell more Chinese fakes for the price of the real thing and you'll make more money and lots of effort.

    Selling fake Rolexes to convince that people are buying the real thing is the biggest pride of people that do that if you don't do that it is called making money stupidly making smart money is being an athurized Rolex dealer just to keep the real ones for themselves and selling ordering the Chinese fakes by going to China or Hong Kong to buy the same amount of the number of the real Rolex watches but their the knockoffs to sell them in the price of the real ones is called working smart and that is why China is contributed the pride of selling fake Rolex watches.

    That is why when some small time Rolex dealers autherized by Rolex of Switzerland in Colombia kept the real ones with selling it and you see a bunch of Colombians going to China and Hong Kong to buy a bunch of Rolex knockoffs to sell them for the price of the real thing back home that is how smart to work with Rolex fakes.

    If you sell it for 300 dollars that is called stupid bussiness if you sell the phony Rolex for the price of the real thing is called smart bussiness and that is called working smart the best trick in the book is to concive the people that you are selling the real thing that is the best and smart way to sell a phony Rolex.

    Please let people work smart by selling phony Rolex watches with the price tag of a real one, Just let them work smart man!

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