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Buying Replicas = Getting Sued?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by SpellZ, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. SpellZ

    SpellZ Regular Member

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    ... So you're telling me if I go to Alibaba, buy a replica for $10 (while whosale is $44) and sell it for retail at $100... I can get in trouble?

    Can't you just play dumb and say, "I didn't know?"
    I didn't know that it was a replica...
     
  2. Markthedude

    Markthedude Power Member

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    Ignorance isn't above the law, if you are running a business it's your responsibility to know what's going on.
     
  3. Thisguy18

    Thisguy18 Registered Member

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    so could u get in trouble or no?
     
  4. jonnyquest

    jonnyquest Regular Member

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    Enough said....YES

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  5. Roparadise

    Roparadise BANNED BANNED

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    Is it possible to make replica items in u.s. or would it cost to much?
     
  6. thedon23

    thedon23 Elite Member

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    If it was one item, the chances of it getting caught at customs is fairly low. You could probably say you didn't know, and get away with it, but after the 2nd and 3rd time using this argument, they will obviously catch on.

    Again, the chances of getting caught if you were to order a single item is LOW, but there IS a chance. So ask yourself; is it worth the risk?

    Personally, I'd stay away from replicas. Some of my friends have almost got in deep shit for it. But if you're really keen on getting into it, I'd check out the forum for it here, and read up on advice from some of the pros here. It can be done, but it's a risky business.

    A member of the forum is being sued $700,000 (he's from the US). Last I read the thread, he was debating whether to flee the country, or take on the legal battle..no fun if you ask me.