You Like Fake Items?

@Ritchelle (3797)
Philippines
December 12, 2010 12:35am CST
I believe there used to be a time that the saying, “It's fake. So what? Who would kow?” is as powerful as one's presence ladened with unknown fake luxury things is. I also believe now that that this saying isn't true anymore as even fake chests of women can now be noticed by a knowing, informed, educated pair of eyes. Tons of information to detect fake things, fake body parts and fake personalities are spilling from the net. So, you still like fake items even if you know many people can detect you have a fake source of pride and joy? Uggs, Coach handbags and leather items, Tiffany's, athletic jerseys, perfume, Nike sneakers, Rolex, Omega and Tag Heuer are really dream items so much so this coming holiday season. Some resort to buying these for their loved ones bcaause of the “Who would know” mantra while others would settle for the best next thing to the best real things – the counterfeits. Can you tell a counterfeit item from a real one?
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@Hatley (164065)
• Garden Grove, California
14 Dec 10
ritchelle with education comes knowledge and with knowledge comes knowing what is the real mccoy and what is fake. Price for one thing usually gives the fake items away, also durability. a fake piece of anything usually will come apart in a matter of months not years.The real thing lasts much longer. I am not into fakes or the too highly priced items'either so I just buy what I like at a price I can afford and am happy with not being scrutinized by those who love overpriced high brow crap. To each his own, and my own is not going bankrupt.[
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@Ritchelle (3797)
• Philippines
22 Dec 10
well said. we're two peas in the pod.
• Philippines
13 Dec 10
I don't have the eye of spotting which is genuine and which is fake. Specially if the the other one is close to the real thing. But personally I would prefer not having any if what can I afford is the fake one. It's something you can't be proud of. Though, it depends upon the person as to what can make him/her happy, proud and confident.
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@Ritchelle (3797)
• Philippines
14 Dec 10
1) Labels. Be sure to know exactly what the real logo, label, and/or hang tag looks like, and check to see if they are spelled correctly, in the proper fonts, and located in the right positions on the item. Also check out the point-of-origin tag. Louis Vuitton bags are not "made in Taiwan." 2) Seams and stitching. Most designer bags are made carefully so all-over prints continue evenly around the sides. If you see something that doesn't match up properly or stitching that looks uneven or crooked, it's probably not legit. Lining. Knock-offs often skimp on the interior materials to cut costs, so the real bag may be lined with suede, whereas the fake one will use cheap synthetic fabric. Soles. If you're buying footwear be sure all identifying marks (ie, the designer's name and logo) match up on the bottom. 3) Details. Make sure zippers are working, threads are the right, matching color. Many brands include authenticity cards and instruction booklets with their merchandise—you can check with the company directly to find out if your purchase should have these. 4) Expiration dates. Discounted designer perfumes could be authentic, but so old that they've actually gone bad years ago. 5) Packaging. Is the item you're buying supposed to come with a dust bag or logo shoe box? If it's not included with your purchase something is wrong. And remember: just because something is sealed in plastic does not mean it's real. People have been known to fill perfume bottles with household cleaners—or even urine—and shrink-wrap them.
12 Dec 10
I dont really care about names, so I dont really want anything fake because Im not bothered about owning the original item. I buy things because I like them, not because I like the name. There are other reasons why I dont like fake items, I dont like fake Jewerlly as it brings me out in a rash, and so does fake perfume. I wouldnt use fake make up as I like to know what I am putting on my skin, and the people who make fake clothes and bags get hardly any pay, I saw a documentary about it, and the way they get treated is really nasty. For christmas my parents usually get me a small designer piece, I had a gucci bag once and it was so nice that I havent used it! Im too afraid of ruining it. So to be honest I prefer non designer as Im not afraid to use it. This may sound a bit silly but as we are talking about fake things, my nails are natural and really long, and people ask me all the time how much they cost me and which salon did it, and never believe me when I say they are real, I actually tell them to feel them just to prove it! I dont understand why people just dont stop biting thier nails and grow them, its a lot cheaper!
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@Ritchelle (3797)
• Philippines
14 Dec 10
as for the nails i wouldn't say i have fake ones but ones that should be made to look presentable. i have a nail condition where a part of the nail would become brittle and it kind of looks bad. so i have to have it colored at the salon. it may cost something but i think there are some aspects in our lives, even minute ones like in grooming, that we have no choice but to spend.
@visavis (5945)
• Philippines
12 Dec 10
Actually around us everything is fake... Fake means items that like original in design and other. Ok there are original but the price is high like heaven.. so what is the big deal about imitation or fake as long as your like it... But some people unable to wear fake items - I don't know why? ... see you around
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@Ritchelle (3797)
• Philippines
14 Dec 10
some original pieces don't have to cost a lot. the brands proudly made by one's own country are the ones that is, i believe, the real guideline as to what the people from that country can decently own with pride. world class brands being faked are bad since it's proven in countless documentaries that counterfeit world class brands support terrorism.
@bjcyrix (6857)
• Philippines
26 Dec 10
I agree with the other posters. Its not as if I "like" the fact that I have fake items but I like the fact that Im getting a specific item that's passable quality, can be used, and is affordable. I would not have minded buying a brandless item as long as it serves its purpose but most of the things that you'll see on shops are those fake knockoffs. Most people who see me wear a seemingly branded item comment and ask how much I got it for. I would tell them "6"(I tend to shorten words sometimes) while thinking of the real price. Then Id see their reactions and realize my mistake. So I would clarify by saying "P600". They would still ask for a confirmation if its fake and I wouldnt hesitate to tell the truth.^_^ They would then berate me for buying fake stuff. My defense would always be "I saw it on the rack, checked for abnormalities, tried it on, liked how it fits me, saw that it was within my budget then I just bought it." That's how much I dont care for brand names. I do admit that I have a few branded pieces. Those I bought for investment as in I dont mind if it is a bit pricey but I know that its something that I could still use many times for special occasions. I actually laugh at those who shower themselves with seemingly branded stuff and show it off but you know all of those things are fake. If you're gonna show it off, you should buy the original cause otherwise, showing fakes off are just pointless.
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@TheCatLady (4695)
• Israel
19 Dec 10
I wouldn't buy counterfeit, but I'll buy fake. I have a fake diamond solitaire ring set in gold. It's a zircon. It looks nice and only an expert can tell at a glance. I'm not about to spend thousands of dollars on a trifle.
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@ebuscat (5949)
• Philippines
13 Dec 10
For me not totally because it can damage my money as well us my figure.
@successlog (3172)
• China
13 Dec 10
Firstly,I think it depwnds on the people's attitude to the new fashion items.I think we should just consider it is only a fake item. Most women would love to make them fashion but tight with the money under the bad econmy. So they would like to shop on the designer bags outlet stores, like shop a wonderful coach handbags with perfect designs.They won't spend too much money but can get a discount one from the first source channel. Most of copie items are very unique and superb designs than the genuine brand. The problem is which thing do you care more, Become fashionable with less money or Buying the very expensive brand name ? in a words,if the original brands sell the items with a low price which more women can accept, so you won't care about the fake items, it will be gone automatically..
@buggles64 (2715)
• United States
12 Dec 10
Well, it depends on what the item is. I don't mind knock off brands for purses and clothing, because they are a lot cheaper. I have a artificial christmas tree for monetary reasons, but I prefer a real one freshly cut or bought from the christmas tree farm. I don't have "falsies" in my chest, because I like the size I am...so as I said, it depends on the item. And as for personalities, I think it's easier for some to fake sincerity than to be "real" or express real feelings. I like to be true to myself and that means being honest with everyone.
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@gunagohan (3415)
• India
12 Dec 10
Not all Fake items are bad... Athletic Jersey's cannot be bought original, it costs like a million dollars, so i go for a fake jersey.. Original items are kept for sale for multi millionaires and those have more money to buy anything and those who have excess of money. But, those who don't have excess of money, but like to wear such items is not a bad thing. Everyone has the dream to own a thing, so the fake items comes into this fact.. Just a Fake thing, i don't mind others would identify so easily, it's just natural !!!
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@sender621 (14956)
• United States
12 Dec 10
Sometimes those fake items can give us more joy than the real thing. it doesn't always have to be about the expense of something. If something isn't real, it doesn't make it less desirable to have. Only you will know the difference.
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@ratyz5 (7830)
• Philippines
12 Dec 10
I sometimes can distinguish a counterfeit and an original. However, there are times when the item seems to be quite well made and those who would be selling them would refer to such items as 'class A' or perhaps, that's how they distinguish very well made counterfeit items. With electronics, its quite easy to determine if its a counterfeit or not. When it comes to clothing or shoes, you just have to be keen with observing details, stitches that don't go well or the feel of the item. When I try to give gifts, I don't really like giving fake or counterfeit items. If I want to really give someone something, I'd try to give an original. Not that giving originals would imply that I was sincere while giving fake or counterfeit would mean that I was not really insincere. I just prefer originals as they would last longer, something that I would like those that would accept presents from me to keep and perhaps see them using it even after a long time. (^_^") I am more happy when I see the gifts I see being used by those that I have given such items. If counterfeit or fakes are of low quality, aside from them being disappointed when they easily break, I too would be disappointed.
@r3jcorp (1384)
• Philippines
12 Dec 10
For those who cannot afford the original items like me, I think it doesn't matter if it is Fake or not. The more important thing is if it is comfortable, durable and affordable. Though fake items are almost the same with the original, i think if you just looked at it thoroughly, you would recognized that it is not the real one.
@visavis (5945)
• Philippines
12 Dec 10
Yes I agree with you no matter to me whether original or fake as long as it is useable and not broken.. see you around
@PDBME2 (1023)
• United States
12 Dec 10
I doubt I would care if someone had a fake or real item. First of all if they want the real thing and can't afford it why even spend more money to have it copied? For example a Coach bag? I don't care for either one because I don't care about the name brand. I rather have a cheap bag that I will most certainly get bored with in time. I won't feel guilty about replacing it with another cheap bag. As for a fake chest? Hmmm...let me see that I wouldn't mind since the only one that would get to feel it would be my husband.