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Is Selling Replica Clothing Worth The Risk?

Discussion in 'Dropshipping & Wholesale Hookups' started by thedon23, Aug 7, 2010.

  1. thedon23

    thedon23 Elite Member

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    Is selling replica clothing really work the risk? I mean, it's obviously more risky on eBay than selling locally. But all in all, is it worth the risk?

    It just seems attractive because you can make a LOT of money, but aren't the chances of being caught, sued, and possibly jailed quite high?

    I've ordered from China for years (for myself and friends) and although the average person cannot tell whether the items are real or fake, someone who is ordering from you (for example, ordering a Lacoste shirt) is BOUND to be able to tell whether it is a fake or not.

    Is it worth the risk?
     
  2. iq465

    iq465 Regular Member

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    If you have your own ecommerce site there is less risk. If you absolutely have to do this for cash go local. You'd be suprised how much money a high school kid with a business card hawking replicas can turn over. Shoes are huge in city schools, fake pumas diesels etc with super low risk.
     
  3. thedon23

    thedon23 Elite Member

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    Yeah, I agree. I have some Puma's myself, LOL.

    But the only problem there is that high school kids talk a lot; your name could spread eventually, and that's never good.
     
  4. iq465

    iq465 Regular Member

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    I'll ask some of the kids in my studio what exactly theyre doing lol. They come in to record their shitty rap vocals and every time some kid is like yo man you want some half price kicks? Even crappy wanna be rappers gotta hustle to make it :) Replicas, blackhat, whatever it takes lol.
     
  5. smokey1

    smokey1 Newbie

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    My favorite sig quote so far on here: "Black Hat doesn't necessarily mean that you're scamming people."

    If you are able to make a lot of money there would be a lot of risk i imagine. The risk is compounded by the volume of sales.
     
  6. thedon23

    thedon23 Elite Member

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    Hahaha, that's pretty funny.

    Yeah, makes sense.
     
  7. evion

    evion Newbie

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    the basic of any business, high risk high gain. :p
     
  8. pasdoy

    pasdoy Power Member

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    you should really dropship when you start. Get some damn Lacoste polo and shoes.
     
  9. eBayMafia

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    I know someone who makes 6 figures selling knock off's on CL, and at local swap meets and flea markets. Those $60 replica nikes probably cost about $14. You make just 10 sales a day, that $460.

    One time we went to a themepark, and the dude brings a box full of fake shoes and shirts and bags and has them ALL sold before the park even opened to people standing in line. He made over $2,000 that day within 2 hours, it was crazy. People knew it was fake, they didn't care in the slightest. Most of the people commented on how much more comfortable the shoes were, and if they messed them up, then they didn't really care that much.
     
  10. Mjordan

    Mjordan Power Member

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    That's risky, you start selling on that volume through CL and you're bound to have a fake buyer one day that is really a ftc agent and then they come take you to jail. There's news all the time of big sting operations on big time sellers at flea markets and stuff.
     
  11. Mkayy

    Mkayy Newbie

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    A huge sting just happened in New Jersey
     
  12. Uncertainty

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    This is a 4 year old thread..
     
  13. Ochocinco

    Ochocinco Newbie

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    So...IS the risk worth it offline?
     
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