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How is it that websites can sell replicas for years?

Discussion in 'Business & Tax Advice' started by wackoflacko, Mar 15, 2017.

  1. wackoflacko

    wackoflacko Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Quick question. How is it that websites can sell fake shoes (Nike, Yeezy, Adidas etc) and still operate online for years without being shut down? Some sites include perfect kicks, UNHS. sneakerahead, and so many more.

    Very curious! Don't these big name companies take them down easily?
     
  2. Profitables

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    It depends on where the company selling those shoes is located. In China, you can easily copy other people's products. Also, their domain is .ru, and is harder to take down than .com.
     
  3. wackoflacko

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    Interesting. You are right, most of these fake companies are run in China. So what that said, the US legal power have not much stand in China? I know China people can easily copy products and sell but when they go online, isn't that different already? Globally people can visit them and why can't corporate giants take them down?
     
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    It's actually not that hard to figure out. The sites you gave have everything written in broken English with Chinese script. Anyone buying fake shit will be scared of losing money on these places.
    So companies don't bother much I guess. Plus the hosting company can always reply in Chinese and complicate stuff. Domain registrars will eventually abide but you can switch to something else real fast.

    But what I found amusing is that they take credit cards. Now how are em bastards doing it? GSPay? After all, VISA and MC are US companies.