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    How Does Everyone Feel About Counterfeit Merchandise?

    Specifically, I was perusing the wares at the Pawn Shop yesterday, and they had a counterfeit Breitling Bentley Chronograph for thirty bucks.

    It is pretty close to the watch I have always coveted, although the build quality is not nearly that of a genuine piece, it is aesthetically identical.

    Considering that an actual model would cost just over $7000, would you consider buying one for thirty bucks?

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    **** yeah I would. When I'm at conventions or near big wigs, I wear my fake Rolex watch. Nobody is going to examine it that closely like I'm a ****ing newlywed chick showing my ring to my girlfriends.

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    I wouldn't touch it with my ****.

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    Originally Posted by SiggyPoke View Post
    I wouldn't touch it with my ****.
    Is that something you typically do with watches?
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    Do it, I still have a Caca Cola shirt.

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    depends on what it is and how much it costs. when i was in college i rocked a knock-off rolex daytona, cost me $20. everything was fine until i got drunk on the boat in the bahamas and dove in the water. it rusted nearly instantly.

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    I have an epiphone Les Paul...

    I stuck a Gibson sticker over the Epiphone logo, no one knows.

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    I've owned counterfeit stuff in the past (when I was poor.) Now, I wouldn't do it. If I don't want to spend the actual money for something, I don't want to put on airs like I have spent the actual money for something.
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    Not counterfeit ones, but yes.

    Originally Posted by oucub23 View Post
    Is that something you typically do with watches?
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    If you don't care that it's fake then go ahead and get it. I personally wouldn't do it, but I'm not really into rich guy stuff.

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    You're into rich batch stuff?

    Originally Posted by smot poker View Post
    If you don't care that it's fake then go ahead and get it. I personally wouldn't do it, but I'm not really into rich guy stuff.

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    How Does Everyone Feel About Counterfeit Merchandise?

    I still have one of those "Mountain Dow" can wrappers that I put over my beer cans while driving, so I say go for it.


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    I don't because I don't want to be supporting that sort of business or the people in it.
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    Originally Posted by oucub23 View Post
    I've owned counterfeit stuff in the past (when I was poor.) Now, I wouldn't do it. If I don't want to spend the actual money for something, I don't want to put on airs like I have spent the actual money for something.
    Generally, I would feel this way. I was going to buy a seiko for around 300, but if I can get this watch (it does have some quality) for less than a Timex, I'm thinking about going for it. It really has nothing to do with impressing others.

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    How Does Everyone Feel About Counterfeit Merchandise?

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    Originally Posted by HeroOfTheDay View Post
    I have an epiphone Les Paul...

    I stuck a Gibson sticker over the Epiphone logo, no one knows.
    Bullshit.

    Anyone that would even know the difference between the two would immediately notice the very obvious Epiphone headstock, then laugh at the insecure douche that tried to hide it.
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    Originally Posted by KCRuf/Nek View Post
    I don't because I don't want to be supporting that sort of business or the people in it.
    I can see that sentiment too, and generally I would agree. I just don't see how a third hand or perhaps fourth hand purchase moves the needle with respect to the support given those that perpetrated the fraud.

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    15 posts and no one has said it???

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    Originally Posted by lauderdaleOU View Post
    15 posts and no one has said it???
    He'll, a $7000 watch should even send out a "don't be upper middle class" or two.
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    Don't be poor.

    You're welcome.
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    Originally Posted by lauderdaleOU View Post
    15 posts and no one has said it???
    It's too easy in this case... just seems unnecessary really.
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    Re: How Does Everyone Feel About Counterfeit Merchandise?

    Originally Posted by KCRuf/Nek View Post
    I don't because I don't want to be supporting that sort of business or the people in it.
    I agree with this. It is the same reason I don't torrent. I value the property of the producer.
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    Originally Posted by azwe View Post
    **** yeah I would. When I'm at conventions or near big wigs, I wear my fake Rolex watch. Nobody is going to examine it that closely like I'm a ****ing newlywed chick showing my ring to my girlfriends.
    They don't...they just assume it's a fake.
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    How Does Everyone Feel About Counterfeit Merchandise?

    Originally Posted by HeroOfTheDay View Post
    I have an epiphone Les Paul...

    I stuck a Gibson sticker over the Epiphone logo, no one knows.
    You are dead to me
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    Originally Posted by OnlyOneOklahoma View Post
    I agree with this. It is the same reason I don't torrent. I value the property of the producer.
    I kind of stated my stance on this above, but to reiterate, I don't see how purchasing this well down the chain interferes with Breitling's bottom line.

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    Anyway, I just bought it...will post pics when I get back.
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    Originally Posted by SpankyNek View Post
    Generally, I would feel this way. I was going to buy a seiko for around 300, but if I can get this watch (it does have some quality) for less than a Timex, I'm thinking about going for it. It really has nothing to do with impressing others.
    Then what is it? The watch isn't that unique in appearance. There are several others that look similar. The thing that draws you to it is that it's a $6k watch, and the status that accompanies that.

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    Originally Posted by The View Post
    Bullshit.

    Anyone that would even know the difference between the two would immediately notice the very obvious Epiphone headstock, then laugh at the insecure douche that tried to hide it.
    Good thing none of my friends are as smart as you, my definitive article friend

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    Originally Posted by AcousticSoup View Post
    You are dead to me
    I make up for it for having a white Gibson Explorer like this guy


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    I am a high roller...got a VW bug with a Rolls front end...I impress people at the country club....

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    Re: How Does Everyone Feel About Counterfeit Merchandise?

    Originally Posted by OnlyOneOklahoma View Post
    I agree with this. It is the same reason I don't torrent. I value the property of the producer.
    But you'll lie to get a discount. Makes sense..
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    You should do the opposite of whatever azwe would do.
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    Originally Posted by HeroOfTheDay View Post
    I make up for it for having a white Gibson Explorer like this guy

    I think I've seen it, but bonus points if you've got a sticker on it like that. Acceptable decals besides the one pictured include

    "more beer"
    "fuk em up"
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    Originally Posted by OnlyOneOklahoma View Post
    I agree with this. It is the same reason I don't torrent. I value the property of the producer.
    yeah, well i don't.

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    Buy it for me. I'll PayPal you the $30

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    Originally Posted by oucub23 View Post
    Then what is it? The watch isn't that unique in appearance. There are several others that look similar. The thing that draws you to it is that it's a $6k watch, and the status that accompanies that.
    Again, no, it really isn't. there are no similar watches (I have looked extensively, as I am a tireless seeker of bargains and a frequent second guesser on such purchases) in the thirty dollar range. Here are the pictures: If it had even been $300 i would have passed. After inspecting it, i found it comparable to about a $200-$300 watch. It has a fully funtioning chrono and a pretty decent self winding action.






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    So it's a sock watch?
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    Originally Posted by Mississippi Sooner View Post
    So it's a sock watch?
    Lol. Somehow I knew this was coming.

    Light was becoming a factor and had to rig something pretty quickly. Hard to get a decent shot of it on the arm.

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    That looks like a counterfeit, thirty dollar watch to me.
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    Why not?

    I was in Hong Kong and bought a Rolex and a Breitling for $30 each. Looks good. I will eventually buy a full priced Brietling. They are incredible watches.

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    Originally Posted by SpankyNek View Post
    Lol. Somehow I knew this was coming.

    Light was becoming a factor and had to rig something pretty quickly. Hard to get a decent shot of it on the arm.
    Bounce told me there are other things you could have put it around.
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    Buy the real deal or forget about it. Counterfeit stuff is for posers.

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    I bought fake poop once...

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    Originally Posted by tcrb View Post
    Buy the real deal or forget about it. Counterfeit stuff is for posers.
    This was, admittedly, my main struggle. However, I do not intend to pass it off as legitimate under any circumstance. It was simply the most watch I could get for the money.

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    Originally Posted by SpankyNek View Post
    This was, admittedly, my main struggle. However, I do not intend to pass it off as legitimate under any circumstance. It was simply the most watch I could get for the money.
    Along with the fact it looks like a seven grand watch....
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    I almost had sex with a girl that looked just like Kate Upton, but I couldn't do it, it just wasn't the real thing.

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    Originally Posted by smot poker View Post
    I almost had sex with a girl that looked just like Kate Upton, but I couldn't do it, it just wasn't the real thing.
    I think the same girl came over to wash my counterfeit Mercedes...

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    maybe I'm poor, or stoned, but I guess I can't tell the difference between a 50 dollar watch and a 5000 dollar watch. You still only have to know what time it is. And for what it's worth, I wouldn't have paid 50 for that watch to much shit going on in there.

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