The 5 most-counterfeited products in America

Buyer beware: Don't let a good deal fool you. Fancy fakes and high-tech knock-offs are getting harder to spot.

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Apr 14, 2014 10:15PM
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A simple solution is to stop sending the specs to countries that allow counterfeiting of products like China, India, Korea.....


Big business sends the manufacturing there eliminating American jobs then cries when they lose more money than they saved trying to compete with the people producing counterfeit goods who they sent the manufacturing to in the first place....

Apr 15, 2014 9:21AM
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Wow , a woman needs a $1500 handbag to make her look like she's special , so she buys a $100 knockoff . Really?  How many men notice the handbag , and why are they so important in the first place ? Just asking , and SMH
Apr 14, 2014 8:25PM
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Top 5 Most Counterfeited Products in America?

1. Democrat Voter Registrations. 
2. 0bamaCare Enrollment Numbers
3. 0bama's Approval Rating
4. 0bama's 'Intelligence'
5. 0bama's Birth Certificate(s)
Apr 15, 2014 5:40AM
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Today, most counterfeit products are made in the same factories. by the same people, using the same raw materials as the original products. In some cases, the product materials are moved out the back door to a separate smaller factory dedicated to making counterfeit goods. In that case, the workers finish one shift at the "front door" factory and then go start another at the "back door" factory. 

The major difference is that with electronics, specs will be "dumbed down" compared to the original. With most other products, the major difference is there is little to no quality control. 

Until companies stop shipping their product specifications and raw materials to be formed, processed, and assembled in slave-labor countries, this problem will not go away. 

Especially as companies move away from China and into "poorer" countries in which to find cheaper labor, the issue will only get worse. 
Apr 14, 2014 7:24PM
Apr 14, 2014 9:17PM
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What you mean to say is that counterfeit goods may cost some board member their yacht payment. People are still buying and selling regardless of who made it.
Apr 15, 2014 10:58AM
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#6 MEMBERS OF CONGRESS.


You know how to tell? They do nothing and yet get paid big bucks.

Apr 15, 2014 12:01PM
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Most of the pharmaceuticals coming from India are not fake. A lot are even made here and then shipped there and back again. The FDA seizes them because they are in bed with the pharmaceutlical companies and have outlawed us from obtaining drugs from outside the USA, because they want us to pay 8000% markup on the patented drugs. The patents last 17 years and then the drug companies change the formula slightly to keep the patent going to keep tucking to us. We need to demand the government regulate the drugs like all the other countries do. The Veterans Administration negotiates with the drug companies by law why not Medicare and regular health care. The drug companies are literally killing us in more than one way with their pricing and outrageous salaries and profits of their CEO's.  Many people skip some of their life benefiting medications because they can't afford them. We need to get rid of the Lobbyists and make the politicians work for us and the good of the country and not themselves and the special interests.
Apr 15, 2014 5:08PM
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The real problem is that people believe that the "real" stuff is worth the money being charged for it in the first place. A $1500 hand bag doesn't have any more value than the $50 knock off
Apr 15, 2014 9:06AM
Apr 14, 2014 8:45PM
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the reason that here is so much counterfeit things is that the real stuff is overpriced and not  good quality, some of the fake things are better made than the real thing. What the consumers are paying for is a popular item worn by some singers or movie stars ,so the item becomes a prime selling item and the counterfeiters roll into production to ride the money band wagon.
Apr 14, 2014 8:35PM
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What they really mean is that it may cost the already rich 250 billion.
Apr 15, 2014 10:09AM
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my 5 $ blue diamonds work just as good as my 35 $ ones did ....thank you india ..
Apr 14, 2014 8:44PM
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Lets see now. HILLARY CLINTON will have forever blood on her hands for the cover up of Benghazi and, the deaths of Ambassador Chris Stevens, information management officer Sean Smith and former Navy Seals Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty. The federal government employee Hillary Clinton has basically gotten away with murder.   Now, federal authorities filed federal charges against a U.S. citizen ( Alison Ernst ) for tossing a shoe in the direction of Hillary Clinton. ( the shoe missed Hillary ) However, Ernst is now facing up to one year in prison for the shoe toss. It is quite obvious the federal system is very broken and very corrupt . Hillary is Evil Hillary.
Apr 14, 2014 8:38PM
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We want to keep in style if we can't afford the real thing we buy knock offs,Handbages, Jewelry, sunglasses EST it big buisness again most of these items come from overseas so there Illegal  On the other hand what about all the apparel that made by Kings of the apparel business there products are made overseas So they should be Illegal Right it all about greed bring the jobs back to the USA were they belong and keep the prices in line.Good Luck
Apr 14, 2014 7:46PM
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Who is buying all this fake stuff? Do they not know the risk or is the stuff so good it is a

real bargain?

Apr 15, 2014 8:09AM
Apr 14, 2014 8:06PM
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People trying to make money off other peoples lack of knowledge on a given item such as t-shirts. Their are all kinds of people out there trying to make money anyway they can, so it is illegal, what do they care. It is only illegal when they get caught and as far as they are concerned that will not happen as they are too smart to get caught.

 

I am sorry, but I would rather make my money legally and be able to say I did it legally than to take advantage of people and have to hang my head in shame, which by the way these people doing it illegally have no shame so that does not matter.

Apr 15, 2014 11:15AM
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Any article on MSN touting Obamacare. It will not help you save money on car insurance. It will not lower workers compensation costs, It will not help treasury bonds.


It's pathetic how these kind of articles are put on this site to attempt to sway us into believing this crap. They are good for a few laughs though.


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