Whether you have been burned by counterfeit goods or not, everyone is aware of their existence. When it comes to their manufacture, no country on the planet can compare to China’s remarkable ability to mimic. I’m sure that such practices are common throughout the world, but I tend to think its all on a small scale, so its easy to hide. China has no intention of hiding their actions, shouting it from all the rooftops.
If you really want some great counterfeits in the USA, there is no better place to find them than eBay. If the retail stores sell a product for $100, and eBay has it for $50 brand new, you can be pretty sure its a fake, and chances are that fake was made in China.
While some goods that come from China are virtually indistinguishable from the real thing, others don’t quite have that property. I am not sure if the images below represent a bad joke, intentional mimicry, or just poor attention to detail on the part of the counterfeiter, but either way I find them all quite funny.
Next time you buy your Calvin Klein shirt from eBay, or your next apple product, pay close attention. Sometimes the signs are so apparent that only an idiot wouldn’t notice.