TwistedMister wrote: ↑
Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:33 pm
I have long attempted to persuade folks to not by the cheap counterfeits, for several reasons (not necessarily in order):
A) Poor quality (fit, finish, materials, manufacturing process/defects). A poor quality device can produce a negative experience that can lead a couple to abandon the 'experiment', when the original high-quality device might have produced the opposite result.
B) The original manufacturer expended time, money and effort in designing the device, and acquiring the manufacturing capability to produce it, pirate knock-offs deprive the manufacturer of revenue that would offset these expenses and produce profit; which could lead to the original going out of business and thereby depriving the market of a good product.
C) Providing profit to the counterfeiters in a measure that does not legitimately belong to them encourages them to further piracy that exacerbates the problems in (B).
D) The counterfeiters are thieves, and they should be discouraged, not supported.
As a different view of counterfeiters,
If they produce crap it wont sell
If they produce good stuff it will
If the manufacturers were not over priced all the people that buy counterfeit would buy originals and the couterfeiters would not find it worthwhile to copy.
If you searched anyone's house even the most righteous anti counterfeiter I would not mind betting we will find at least one thing not made with the consent of the original designer.
Think on that before you answer.
The orginal jeans were made by Levi Strauss are there any jeans in your home made by someone else... and why? How many other products fall under the same criteria. COPIES.
We all have somethings that are copies or derived from copies Got any locks with keys, got any toothpaste or lipstick in a tube. COPIES
I wont go on.