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Thai border market vendors torpedo crackdown on counterfeits

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French perfume industry, pfff !

seriously, how many customers that buy the fake perfumes would buy the real thing for ten times the price?

Fair point. I know it's copy fake but people who buy it aren't in a position to buy the real very expensive stuff. And people who do buy the real McCoy would never buy the fake stuff either.

Two very different markets.

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French perfume industry, pfff !

seriously, how many customers that buy the fake perfumes would buy the real thing for ten times the price?

At 10 times the price you have a captive audience. The world is full of dumb people and each generation gets dumber. Read the Jimmy Kimmel video clip when he asked passer bys whether they wished to congratulate North Korea on exploding an H bomb. And to think these people are physical able to reproduce.

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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

Who would you sooner face - a bunch of blue rinse OAP's or 400 angry Cambodian market traders?

No doubt campaign ribbons will be awarded for that daring raid on those ruthless card sharps.

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When the cops do a raid, 50% of the goods are kept for evidence

and 50% are sold back to the suppliers.

Its a nice earner for the BIB.coffee1.gif

You're speaking with real evidence, right? Sure you are.

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The french can't help putting their nose in where it is not wanted.

It's perfume. What other body part should be put in it?

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When the cops do a raid, 50% of the goods are kept for evidence

and 50% are sold back to the suppliers.

Its a nice earner for the BIB.coffee1.gif

You're speaking with real evidence, right? Sure you are.

Experience & Knowledge

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The french can't help putting their nose in where it is not wanted.

You just couldn't help throwing in your pathetic little francophobic note, huh ? Get a life darhut.

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Probably a lot of BIB sick on the day of the raid.

I guess not too many of them could face the vendors trying to confiscate their goods after taking tea-money off them.

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What happened to the French agents when the rocks and bottles began to fly?

I hope there were no reports of injuries smile.png

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Years ago when I first came to Thailand the copies were all part of the fun. I bought plenty of clothes, watches etc. I'm not the copyright police so I couldn't care less.

These days even the real thing is usually made in China much cheaper but still see the companies still charge the same price.

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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.

That should return a little happiness to some people scratching a living at the bottom of the economic pile.

Nobody buys "French Perfume" at a border market and believes it is the real thing.

If you are in the market for fine cosmetics you don't go shopping for them in a border market.

It does no harm whatsoever to the French Perfume Industry.

Now if they were shipping it to Paris, and trying to pass it off as the real thing....

Counterfeiting costs legitimate firms billions of dollars a year. They spend a lot of money to create the brand, only to have it ripped off. Most counterfeits are made here in Asia, with the vast majority coming from China. Counterfeit products can and have caused lots of damage.

That is some serious BS you have here lol...

Aye, we would not want those multi trillions companies to lose some market shares in the border market or Cambodia LOL...

Better oppress some of the poor 99% to show them who is the master....

Big corporations exploiting the poor anyway..

And no one around those markets could buy the real thing anyway..

Not a lot of people in Asia (BKK and big cities excepted) would watch US and European movies if it wasn't for fake copies....

What disgusts me the most in this event is the fact that reps from the French Embassy were there...

Protecting interests of the paymaster were they?

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What happened to the French agents when the rocks and bottles began to fly?

I hope there were no reports of injuries smile.png

They threw down their briefcases and surrendered. (sorry had to say it)

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Yup, Cambodians can be rough. You've been warned.

a bunch of charming laughing farmers as we know whistling.gif

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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.

That's true but then you look at the companies like Pfizer and it's little wonder that their products are being ripped off ( but it would be better if the ripoffs were done under proper controls rather than just another money scam).

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What happened to the French agents when the rocks and bottles began to fly?

I hope there were no reports of injuries smile.png

They threw down their briefcases and surrendered. (sorry had to say it)

Or legging it, tout de suite ( as I would be)

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