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Discussion in 'Oakley Sunglasses Discussion' started by Simonh, 8/28/14.
Hi guys. Any one know if these are genuine or fake. Very cheap
Shouldn't b allowed to advertise as Oakley
They're not - there's always some version of these sites out there; they get shut down on one URL and then just pop up again with a new URL... same with other counterfeit product sites...
But here's a (maybe) interesting dollop of Useless Knowledge - these days most counterfeiters sell online because it's harder to get caught; it's not like you can rent out space at the local outlet mall, open a counterfeit O Vault, and expect to get away with it...
But for the Australian boot maker Ugg, there's an interesting twist - Ugg products are also highly counterfeited but Ugg has the name trademarked all over the world... except in their own home country of Australia. It turns out "Ugg" is a local term for "boot" and they can't trademark it anymore than we could trademark "boot" over here. So any local can open a brick-and-mortar "Ugg factory outlet" selling counterfeits and stay in business for years - Ugg can't do a damn thing about it. Only in Australia...
I know this because there's one in Wollongong (about an hour south of Sidney) and I contacted Ugg HQ directly asking about their legitimacy; that's what they told me. In writing.
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Well iv sent Oakley the link. Thought they were too cheap but was just hoping
If you ever see a website selling O's for under MSRP ask yourself serious questions...
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