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Thai border market vendors torpedo crackdown on counterfeits

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It's a good job they don't know about the Patpong and Sukhumvit Road street markets.

Most of the stuff you see in any Bangkok market usually comes from Rong Kluea. They act as wholesale for all the fake stuff, and the street market distributors go there to source.

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and just what is the difference between a Fake and a Replica item ?

many years ago visited a factory of a world famous T-shirt manufacture and the end of the Tour you could buy a T-shirt, there were 2 options full price or a fraction of the price ones.. the Two I bought were the ones made at that factory but sold as replica/fake, 20+ years on there still great T-shirts, so last as long as the genuine ones..

It is not as if people in these Markets in Thailand are selling them as a genuine articular or price, myself do not see the problem.

Bought about 20 years ago a genuine watch, cost £ 75....... years before bought a world famous Replica much cheaper, the Replica still looks good and works fine, the genuine one has been repaired twice and is now not working + at least 10 years newer !! so not all Fake/ Replica items are bad, or fall to bits within days...

There again just myself would not buy anything Tech or electrical or spirits [don't drink]

Last time I went to the Cambodia Border [maybe 7 years ago] Cigs were 90 baht for 200, there is no way I would expect them to be the same as the same make @ 4 times that amount in a local shop.

Fake booze kills many every year. As does fake medicines. Fake products are involved in many problems. I know a guy who got a fake bike part. It broke, causing him to crash and ended up in the hospital. These fakes are not made to the same standards as the originals. Plus, it's not fair to the company who's products they are copying. Illegal, actually.

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It's a good job they don't know about the Patpong and Sukhumvit Road street markets.

Oh I'm sure they do.

I should imagine that the people who operate there are better connected, and better integrated into the "informal tax collecting system"!

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A great bit of tactical planning going to a potentially crowded market to disrupt peoples' livelihood with the minimum of personnel.

Elderly bridge players on the other hand... !

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They should really concentrate their efforts on the manufacturers of these counterfeit goods, not the low level market stalls that sell them.

The manufacturers of these counterfeit goods will be exporting these products all over the world by the container load. The market stall operators will be selling a tiny number of items compared to the manufacturers.

Talk about going after the low hanging fruit. There are massive factories churning out this crap by the truck load every hour. Why the interest in impoverished market stall holders ?

Well I'll be darned, clean up your own backyard b4 trying to clean others.

Try looking around the famous BK markets that are full of counterfeits, what a joke.

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Maybe this is why the now decide to arrest the old people playing Bridge in Pattaya, not much chance of the oldies fighting back?

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Maybe this is why the now decide to arrest the old people playing Bridge in Pattaya, not much chance of the oldies fighting back?

The didn't arrest the OAP bridge players - just the dastardly ringleader!

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Maybe this is why the now decide to arrest the old people playing Bridge in Pattaya, not much chance of the oldies fighting back?

The didn't arrest the OAP bridge players - just the dastardly ringleader!
seems from newer reports that they did arrest them all.

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Maybe this is why the now decide to arrest the old people playing Bridge in Pattaya, not much chance of the oldies fighting back?

The didn't arrest the OAP bridge players - just the dastardly ringleader!
seems from newer reports that they did arrest them all.

Ok. The report I read didn't say that. But due to the high level of excitement over this crime, no doubt conflicting information can be expected.

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50 cops raid a Bridge club in Pattaya and 12 DSI raid Rong Klua market, must have got the assignments mixed up...wai2.gifcoffee1.gif

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The police lost face here...

My guess is next time the police will be back with the Army, they should seal the boarder first, then implement road blocks around the market, then raid the market, not only checking for fake goods but also ID's and Work Permits.

Successful common sense western style thinking not allowed! TIT!

600+ years and still great difficulty thinking outside the square? sad.png

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Good on the vendor's.I love knock off's,especially the polo shirts in Soi Bukhouw.clap2.gifclap2.gifclap2.gifclap2.gifclap2.gifclap2.gif

There is better in Soi Bukhao to "knock off" than polo shirts! tongue.png

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