Fake Chinese electronics sell better than the real deal

Posted on Thursday, Nov 30 2006 @ 12:29 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
The Inquirer has a pretty funny story today. It appears that in some cases fake Chinese electronics sell much better than the real deal.

The main reason is because these Chinese pirates manage to produce and ship their products much faster than other manufacturers. By the time that the real product arrives in China, consumers believe the real product is a fake of the "original" Chinese version:
LG was so slow in getting its Chocolate phone released in China that the pirates put some excellent copies into the shops. When LG did release the phone, it failed because the discerning Chinese punters thought they were fakes copying the 'original' Chinese version.

Chinese pirates cloned the PSP fairly successfully and even chucked in a stack of pirated Nintendo games to go with it.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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