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careful what you buy on the street in France or Italy

pierre_pierre
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careful what you buy on the street in France or Italy

you might get fined twice the real value of the goods
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8215519.stm 
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Re: careful what you buy on the street in France or Italy

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Authorities in France and Italy are not just targeting those who produce and sell fakes but also those who buy them.

Target the demand and you reduce the supply....sounds reasonable Smiley
However the comment from the woman, "many people can't afford the real thing so a cheap fake is ok", was interesting.
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Re: careful what you buy on the street in France or Italy

why don't the manufacturers of these copies call them 'in the style of'?  then there'd be no comeback at all.  why do the cops get involved at all?  it's a spat between businesses.  let them sort it out amongst themselves.
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Re: careful what you buy on the street in France or Italy

I have seen people in Italy be arrested for this, but not arrest the sellers - seems like a legal money making scam to me...
No one seems to care a bit in Tenerife..
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