This guide is only intended for people who want to purchase authentic Nike shoes.
<--Fakes Nike shoes from eBay.
The chances are high that you will encounter other replica or imitation brand names at some point as well.
Fake, counterfeit, variant or replica Nike shoes and many other brand name products are a huge problem in general. Everyone loses in the long run because the basis of counterfeiting is deceit. We don't really know what we are buying, how long it will last, or if it has been tested. It is becoming more and more difficult to tell the difference between real and fake products, but the quality of fakes will always be compromised.
Why are fakes sold on the eBay? Athletic shoes are a huge market, and it stands to reason that some less than reputable sellers would try to cash in on it by selling fakes and variants. If you're looking for authentic Nike shoes on eBay, it's best to play it safe...
"Black market" fakes are not made by the actual company, instead they are manufactured from stolen moulds by companies who do not have the rights to produce them. They are illegal to make and distribute.
Most Nike shoes are actually made in Asian countries, however, the new fake shoes coming from Asia are very close reproductions in looks, but not in physical attributes and quality.
<--More fakes found on eBay.
From what I've heard, (anyone can correct me if I am wrong) an employee working in a licensed Nike factory in Asia steals the mould for a certain style of shoe and sells it to another random counterfeiting factory. The main difference is that they don't use the same high quality material that Nike does. In some cases the shoes fall apart in the first few days.
Agents in Asia who make these fake shoes will try to sell them on eBay, often encouraging Australian eBay sellers to buy fakes from their websites.This is a dangerous risk for Australian sellers and buyers if customs discovers them. The shipment can be seized and destroyed. The Nike company will probably be notified, and you could possibly be fined and taken to the Federal Court.
Fakes are often siezed and destroyed by Australian customs which is why so many eBay seller's ship directly from parts of Asia like China, Hong Kong and the Phillipines.
Authentic Nike shoes should not be shrink wrapped in plastic.
Before you buy Nike shoes online or on eBay, here are some suggestions to look out for:
I hope that this information will prove helpful to those of you who read it. If there is anything you feel we should add, please email us. I hope you are now more equipped to recognize a scam and take your hard earned dollars elsewhere.
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