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    why does everyone hate fake raquets? what's so wrong with them? i have some friends who has fake raquets of yonex, but they work alright. so, why??

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    1. Do a search...

    2. If the buyer is noticed the racket is fake, with a reasonable lower price, and still want to try it out, I am fine with it (for the market value, only). However, it still against the law to use the trademark without authorization.

    3. Many bad quality fakes are manufactured to rob buyers. They were sold at the same price (or, even higher) as the real one, without any warranty (of course), and the quality is soooo bad and could be broken in any single second. Do u want to pay big bucks for something look ugly and break in 2 shots?

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    I have been spending lots of time "spying" badminton forums in China (those big ones), and I have discovered that, many fake racquets are made in small factories, where they just buy rackets which doesn't pass the QC test from other places. Then, once they got those questionable rackets in, they will exam and do the following:

    Guy X: Oh, this racket's shape looks a little box-style.
    Guy Y: Ok, we will paint it in MP99, and sell it like it is the one.
    Guy X: Oh, this racket's shape looks oval.
    Guy Y: Ok, we will paint it in Cab20 (or other numbers), and sell it as one.

    So, you see, they just paint whatever they want and sell it.

    Also, the worst thing about selling of them is that, they will never give you any address or contact information. Factory calls agents/stores to pick some fake rackets up at certain place, but didn't leave any contact infos. So, it is always the upline people calling downline people to sell, and of couse they will not admit that they sell you the fake racket if it's broken. Stores don't even know how to contact factories or upper people. Not to even mention if they will replace for you or not.

    Another interesting thing about China's fake racquets is that, Chinese people (people in mainland china) are often very against to goods that are from Japan due to the Wars before. So, many of them (still) are thinking if they can use whatever that is made in china to beat whatever made in Japan. This idea is very wide-spread, and many of people/users I have seen so far on the china's badminton forums are having this kind of thought. Thus, Fake racquets are very popular in china.....since it's considered as a method to "beat" Japan.

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    Too many fake products in China..reputation for cheap fake stuff.

    No wonder they have a low standard of living.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGr8Two
    Too many fake products in China..reputation for cheap fake stuff.

    No wonder they have a low standard of living.
    That is a poor stereotyping view of anything.
    Japan, korea, mexico, HK, TW, etc make fake stuffs too.
    Are you saying you never had bought or used made in china goods before? If the poor china makes them, what do you call the consumers of nations who buys them?
    Last edited by cooler; 06-01-2004 at 01:25 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGr8Two
    Too many fake products in China..reputation for cheap fake stuff.

    No wonder they have a low standard of living.
    The preponderance of fake or imitation racquets is a symptom of a booming economy. Fakes and imitations thrive when the genuine products have very fat margins. Fat margins encourage more wannabies. Fakes also create new consumers, as there are consumers who would not otherwise buy another racquet if there were no fakes. Of course most consumers know what they are buying are fakes, and most of them buy them because they think its good value for money. If a Rolex were to be priced at HK$500, there won't be any fakes, as there is absolutely no incentive for the copycat industry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGr8Two
    No wonder they have a low standard of living.
    There's no doubt many 3rd world nation having cheaper labor rate and facility rent rate. However, that does not always mean they have to make fake or lower quality goods to make a living or boost up their economics.

    As u r proud of being part of the "leader" and wealth nations, just think about without the 3rd world nations, u might have to spend US$500 for a pair of sneaker, or US$8000 for a useable computer, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGr8Two
    Too many fake products in China..reputation for cheap fake stuff.

    No wonder they have a low standard of living.
    Er this is exactly how Japan, Taiwan and South Korea started on the economic success trail, and look within 50 years from being some of the poorest countries (just post WW2) in the world, now they have some of the highest standards of living in the world.

    China could well be the same with it's world leading growth.

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    Well imitation is the best form of flattery!

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    I believe the Americans were, many moons ago, the world's first violators of copyrights, especially of British literature, which would have seen Charles Dickens turning over in his grave.
    You must remember the most powerful were little potatoes at one time. Today's little potatoes could become tomorrow's giants. When you are a giant you do things differently from when you were a small potato.
    Just some food for thought : In one corner, you find an advocate of free trade in its purest form who denounces that copyrights and patents are a man-made restrain on free trade. In the opposite corner, you have the top dogs who have made it, have the money and muscle to write laws that protect their interests, which include copyrights and patents. Both sides of the argument have their points. From the perspective of "greatest benefit to the greatest number of people", there is no contest-the violators win easily. The other side also have their points, like if I get no protection it will discourage me from coming up with new ideas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGr8Two
    Too many fake products in China..reputation for cheap fake stuff.

    No wonder they have a low standard of living.
    lol. then I guess you don't anything that made in china?
    and isn't this pretty racist?

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    Question answered.

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