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post #316 of 772
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Originally Posted by twistoffat View Post

What does buying fakes tell about the buyer:- Low income, average education, inability to appreciate intangible value, slave to trends in such a way that rather than saving they´d buy a fake just to say they have one rather than admitting that they cannot afford one.

What does obsession with designer names tell about the buyer:- Low income, average education, inability to appreciate marketing hype and inflated profit margins, slave to trends in such a way that rather than investing they´d buy a designer name just to say they have one rather than admitting that they are broke with no assets.
post #317 of 772
Sometimes it just so happens that a lot of big names make nice things.
post #318 of 772
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Originally Posted by MikeDT View Post

I've heard about that before quite a few times, with many Italian famous brands involved as well like Armani, Versace, Gucci, etc. That's Mafia involved with the Italian government(Silvio Berlusconi and all that). Sweatshops in southern Italy employing illegal immigrant Chinese labour.

But as long as the tag says "Made in Italy" .... that's OK.

Made in Italy is a brand in it self, but we can pretty quickly agree on most of the Italian high fashion brands have become money machines owned by gucci group etc..

D&G may have to close do to a tax evasion case, so I wouldn't be surprised if the mafia was involved as well.


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Originally Posted by Reevolving View Post

Actually, people who buy fakes have a much higher income and net worth than low IQ people who spend all their income on designer goods.
Go to your local Section-8 projects. Lots of genuine logos, and no assets to speak of. Just debt.

Look at the typical SF poster: Typical lower middle class logo whore who shops at thrift stores for USED clothing!
  • Median income was $60k
  • The most common salary was $40k
  • The bottom quartile earns under $40k
  • Only 20% made over 100k
  • Only 2% made over $1mm a year.

You are missing something very important here, if people wasn't buying "the real thing" and rolex etc. didn't exist your friend would have a watch and not a fake status symbol.

Speaking of status symbols, that is was designer goods are, it's so people can say look have good I'm doing envy/desire me, which is the exact same thing your friend is doing. Which is what the project people want as well, as no one wants to buy clothes at Wallmart or look poor, so in the end having expensive designer goods or an expensive car is more proof of poor financial planing than anything and a society focusing on material things,


Having a low income job, doesn't mean you are stupid, poorly educated maybe, but some people choose it, so they can focus on other things.

That survey is useless as a lot of people don't like to talk about money and people who makes a lot, really don't like to say how much they make.

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Originally Posted by SkinnyGoomba View Post

Sometimes it just so happens that a lot of big names make nice things.

Noo...... that doesn't happen, they just build their company on being shit and crossed fingers.
post #319 of 772
LOL. I actually have a friend who bought bespoke shoes from Gucci, they are incredible, nice enough to make a SF'er blush. They were delivered in a handmade wooden box with a gorgeous lacquer finish.
post #320 of 772
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Originally Posted by SkinnyGoomba View Post

LOL. I actually have a friend who bought bespoke shoes from Gucci, they are incredible, nice enough to make a SF'er blush. They were delivered in a handmade wooden box with a gorgeous lacquer finish.

Sounds like xx.xxx$
post #321 of 772
Yeah, basically.

But as I found with some of the other brands that suck in America, they are awesome in the original country in their flagships.
Edited by SkinnyGoomba - 7/29/13 at 12:30pm
post #322 of 772
Not that it fucking matters either way, but wouldn't it be cheaper to just buy a vintage watch/chair/senseofpersonalworth than a knock-off?
post #323 of 772

Good lord, people.  Just because I have a reproduction chair doesn't mean that my life revolves around reproductions!  And that goes for anyone else that decides to buy one as well.  Do you have any common sense?  And you really need to stop assuming things.  It's a waste of time and effort.

post #324 of 772
Some old people I know have the chair, but got it from some replica place like Nood or whatever- I said 'hey nice chair' and they said it was just a chair. No idea that it was something to be knocked off, or was in itself, a knockoff.

I spat on their floor, called them disgusting criminals and left the party all the same.
post #325 of 772
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Originally Posted by CBrown85 View Post

Some old people I know have the chair, but got it from some replica place like Nood or whatever- I said 'hey nice chair' and they said it was just a chair. No idea that it was something to be knocked off, or was in itself, a knockoff.

I spat on their floor, called them disgusting criminals and left the party all the same.

I hope their carpet is a thick as your irony.

There's a HUGE difference here, I know it's a double standard, but people who buy A chair and not knowing it's A replica Eames, is not really is no same ball park, as people who purposely buy a knock off.

If you don't know about design, it's just a chair like, a rolex is just a watch.

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Originally Posted by Brittany Paris View Post

Good lord, people.  Just because I have a reproduction chair doesn't mean that my life revolves around reproductions!  And that goes for anyone else that decides to buy one as well.  Do you have any common sense?  And you really need to stop assuming things.  It's a waste of time and effort.

She who throws the first stone, must expect to have stones thrown back at her.


Calling people blind sheep will result in stone throwing and I'm pretty sure you are just denying the fact that was is being said is correct.

Keep buying chinese shit and see what happens, with the american job market, it's not going to get any better and you guys don't have the EU to bail you out, I'm looking at you Greece, Cyprus and Spain.
post #326 of 772
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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post

I hope their carpet is a thick as your irony.

There's a HUGE difference here, I know it's a double standard, but people who buy A chair and not knowing it's A replica Eames, is not really is no same ball park, as people who purposely buy a knock off.

If you don't know about design, it's just a chair like, a rolex is just a watch.

This is my point. Nobody knew or cared.
post #327 of 772
I actually bought a cheap knock-off Samsung Note 2 phone a few months ago just to see what it was actually like to own and use a 6inch large phone, without spending a lot of money on one. In the end decided it was just too big for my uses, so not a lot of money wasted. I recently bought a Samsung Galaxy Win, supposed to be Korean, that's made in China.. biggrin.gif
Edited by MikeDT - 7/29/13 at 10:10pm
post #328 of 772
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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post

I hope their carpet is a thick as your irony.

There's a HUGE difference here, I know it's a double standard, but people who buy A chair and not knowing it's A replica Eames, is not really is no same ball park, as people who purposely buy a knock off.

If you don't know about design, it's just a chair like, a rolex is just a watch.
She who throws the first stone, must expect to have stones thrown back at her.


Calling people blind sheep will result in stone throwing and I'm pretty sure you are just denying the fact that was is being said is correct.

Keep buying chinese shit and see what happens, with the american job market, it's not going to get any better and you guys don't have the EU to bail you out, I'm looking at you Greece, Cyprus and Spain.

American job market? - maybe if you work for Boeing or General Dynamics or have a white collar job or something? Most consumer items are imported from third-world cheap labour countries, whether expensive or cheap....ahem Apple, Ralph Lauren, Nike, Disney, etc. Do they still make cars in the USA? - thinking of Detroit here. I know first hand about the British car industry, a close friend of mine used to work for MG, which is now a brand of Shanghai Auto(SAIC)...and he had to go and find another job. Same with the job market in the EU, like the UK, my own country....I didn't really fancy filling shelves in a supermarket.

Even my father in the UK was talking about it when I went to see him last month. He said "Everything I buy seems to be made in China, I'm not surprised you went there to find work."
Edited by MikeDT - 7/29/13 at 11:29pm
post #329 of 772
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Originally Posted by Brittany Paris View Post

Good lord, people.  Just because I have a reproduction chair doesn't mean that my life revolves around reproductions!  And that goes for anyone else that decides to buy one as well.  


Apparently it does. I just looked at some pictures and you happen to have a fake Eames Hang-It-All. I bet you paid $100 for it when you could have gotten a real one for $130 if you played your cards right. I happen to have two real ones so I do know. But obviously, you went for the RoveConcept/Kardiel/Amazon knock-off.
post #330 of 772
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Originally Posted by chronoguy View Post

Apparently it does. I just looked at some pictures and you happen to have a fake Eames Hang-It-All. I bet you paid $100 for it when you could have gotten a real one for $130 if you played your cards right. I happen to have two real ones so I do know. But obviously, you went for the RoveConcept/Kardiel/Amazon knock-off.

Buying a fake is like people who find wallets and make no attempt to give them back or find the owner. They know its wrong and dishonest but they will try to morally convince themselves that its right for whatever reason.
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