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Do you ever feel like you're being cheated into buying fake products? Do you ever feel like you are BOUNCING off the walls with anger when you find out that have wasted all of your birthday money to buy fakes? Did you beg your parents to buy you the latest brand name in sneakers just to find out that they were KNOCK OFFS? Well, you're not the only one!!! People across the globe are being cheated too. Kids are a major target of fake products. They see something that is low cost and that has their favorite characters on it and Voila, the greedy and immoral store owner is left with a bundle of cash. Kids are targeted by advertising and advertisers are targeted by counterfeiters. In other words, what kids want, the counterfeiters will make. But you won't get the quality, authenticity or what you think you're buying when you buy RIP OFFS, BOOTLEG VIDEOS, FAKES, KNOCK OFFS, and CHEAP COPIES!!!!!!
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            This happened to me when I turned 11 yeas old. The craze was Pokemon Trading Cards so that's what I wanted. I went to this store named H&K Gift Shops that had just opened. Packs of Pokemon Cards were selling for $7.00 for 8 cards in my neighborhood, but H&K had them for $3.00 and the cards seemed REALLY GREAT!! I didn't have any of them in my collection. The best part is they were all first edition!!   I brought ALL of my birthday money ($18.00) and bought 6 packs of cards that turned out to be fake. I was really bummed out!! I mean, ALL my birthday money. GONE!!   I couldn't trade ANY of the cards with my friends or anyone else because of their un-authenticity.   Kids had been beaten up over trading fakes and I didn't want to be one of them.   Besides, I wouldn't cheat anyone. The store wouldn't take them back which REALLY got me bouncing mad!!!   I filed a complaint with the Consumer Affairs Department but it never really went anywhere. I'll never go back to that store. All of my friends know that that...

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  • Submitted by: martinvertigo
  • on July 26, 2012
  • Category: Business and Economics
  • Length: 787 words
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