Post Reply Would you buy New Balanec apparel?
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Posted 4/1/16 , edited 4/1/16
Just had to snap this picture at a train station in Tianjin, China.
It's cheaper, or the wearer just didn't notice the incorrect spelling and bought a knock off without knowing, or doesn't care.
But what about the stores that sell them or the company that makes them? There is no actual New Balanec company, so New Balanec can't sue them. And it would probably be too much of a headache for the real New Balance to go after all these knockoff retailers and producers.
I'm not encouraging pirating goods, but I'm just like meh, it happens.
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Posted 4/1/16
never even heard of NB. if the design is close enough to some other company, they can sue for violating their copyright / trademark, whatever.
whether they'd go that far is another story.
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I don't know about New Balenec clothes but have you heard of that new movie that just came out called the Little Panda Fighter?

Directed by Michelle Gabriel who has brought original and highly acclaimed works such as What's Up?

Only the best is worthy for me to buy, and clearly these are far better.
Posted 4/1/16
Nope, that seem like the kind of thing you'd quickly be relieved of by customs. New Balance can't go after them in China but they can definitely ask western government to prevent it's import.
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No. I would never buy counterfeit goods. When I worked in a jewelry store, people were constantly bringing in counterfeit Rolex watches that they thought were real to be repaired. Most of them had been bought by servicemen in the middle east and almost all of them were laughably fake. Every once in awhile we'd see a fake that was a better fake but there were still major things that would tell you it was a fake.

Counterfeiters deliberately try to take your cash for poor quality goods masquerading as high quality goods. Plus the stuff they sell is often cranked out by sweatshops with abhorrent conditions.
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Posted 4/1/16
Never heard of it.
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Posted 4/1/16 , edited 4/1/16

JustineKo2 wrote:

Just had to snap this picture at a train station in Tianjin, China.
It's cheaper, or the wearer just didn't notice the incorrect spelling and bought a knock off without knowing, or doesn't care.
But what about the stores that sell them or the company that makes them? There is no actual New Balanec company, so New Balanec can't sue them. And it would probably be too much of a headache for the real New Balance to go after all these knockoff retailers and producers.
I'm not encouraging pirating goods, but I'm just like meh, it happens.


And I was just about to correct the "typo" in your thread title.
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Might be a Misprint. Those actually go for alot
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Posted 4/1/16
I wouldn't buy knockoffs, but some are really close to the originals I've noticed...
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Posted 4/1/16
Some of these products from the genuine owner of the trademark are made in China anyway. Personally I don't like to wear clothes that make me a walking advertisement. But I do like certain brands for their level of quality. It all comes down to you get what you pay for.

Also, China has some seriously expensive clothing stores, for brands you can get at Target and Kohl's in the US. I was shopping in a Timberland store in Tianjin and they wanted almost $200 for a hoodie.
Posted 4/1/16
Just buy New Balance
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Posted 4/1/16
they screw'd that up
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There is a lot of counterfeit going on nothing new handbags, shoes I try not to support it.
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Posted 4/1/16 , edited 4/1/16

jaykirbydudee wrote:

Yes.. 2 very good classic's right there!
They are so hot they could burn up!
Into the skies we go!

Sogno- 
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jaykirbydudee wrote:

I don't know about New Balenec clothes but have you heard of that new movie that just came out called the Little Panda Fighter?

Directed by Michelle Gabriel who has brought original and highly acclaimed works such as What's Up?

Only the best is worthy for me to buy, and clearly these are far better.


lol wow
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