Sunday, May 16, 2010

292. FAKES AND REPLICAS, A CHOICE?

If you are a lover or collector of fake and replica items, look no further. There are many places selling these merchandises, day and night in Ipoh and Alor Star. There are loads of them or should I say bucketful of them. There are fake sportswear, fake sport shoes and fake watches.

Watches as cheap as RM5 to as high a few hundreds of RM are retailed at every nooks and corners. Just look closely at the display panels, you'll be amazed at the range of fake Swiss brands and fake Japanese models available. You'll be surprise at the enthusiastic responses especially among the youth.

Liking fakes and replicas is nothing wrong really but fake watches are for fake people...

So, folks if you have the urge to join the fake people, go purchase a fake Romain Jerome, Roger Dubois, CVTOS or a Bell & Ross at the Ipoh Gerbang Malam (Night Market), Alor Star Stadium night market or Ipoh Sunday Flea Market, there are plenty of them at cart-away prices. 


Just wonder whether peddling these fakes contravene the Trade Descriptions Act?

Me, SORRY, fakes and replicas we don't gel. Thank you so much. I'm staying real. I'm sticking to the Originals which give me the most satisfaction.

Just like when going for Dental care, I prefer the qualified professional dental consultant than the Tukang Gigi ( Dental smith), no matter how cheap the tukang might be!

5 comments:

duniajam said...

Buying original watch no matter how much the price is always a pleasure. If you go to Padang Besar, there's a bunch of replica watches on sales. Some are really good replica & some very poor in quality. I'm not against people buying replica. Its a matter of interest & choice. But for me, replica is not for me anymore even though I've have owned a couples before...

As for dentist, qualified dentist took at least 5 years training before being qualified. Need a lot of guts, time consuming, money, good psychology & able to stand a high level of stress... I assume...


The Tukang Gigi are recognized by the Ministry Of Health. They are not qualified to do any treatment accept for denture. The training are informal training from father to son & continue from a generation to another.

Limau tambun said...

Actually the cost of some replica can easily buy a good preowned original.

Well, I guess... again it's a matter of choice like you rightly point out.

Thanks DJ...

duniajam said...

Yes Dato', some replica are not worth buying. Better buy a pre-owned which is better & worth buying.

I heard from a friend, there are replica sells for RM5k at Petaling Street.... Not worth buying at all. Maybe there are targeting tourists. With that kind of money, can get a pre-owned Omega, Rolex, Fortis & other Swiss brand... also a high-end Japanese watch.

Irhomdeys Vintage Watches said...

I attended the IPR (Intellectual Property Right) Seminar organized by US Patent Trade Office (USPTO)in Brunei last March and were informed that Malaysia ranked no.5 for producing fake DVD and Computer Software. There were video showing our Domestic Trade Enforcement and Customs raided few premises selling counterfeit software, movie, music, branded shoes,handbags and watches. Ministry of Domestic Trade & Consumer will table new amendment under Trade Description Act and Copyright Act to make it an offence for any person, having one counterfeit product even though for his own consumption. So for those who like to own a fake watches, beware.. you could be arrested and charged for only 1 fake watch. Sayangi Malaysia jadikan Malaysia negara bersih dari barangan tiruan.

Limau tambun said...

salmu alikum Dato' Syed,

It's great to know that Malaysia is taking positive steps to curb counterfeits and fakes.

Knowing that you are in the thick of action in this crusade is very heartening and assuring.

thank you sir.

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