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China, The Words Bad Apple- Faking Apple Stores in China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on July 21, 2011

Here is an interesting story about China and surprisingly enough, knockoffs. According to the report, the Chinese are faking entire stores. This got me to thinking that it’s true that Beijing really only has two Apple stores but by Yonganli and Dawanglu SOHO I have seen two stores that appear to be Apple stores as all of the sales people are dressed as such, but the signs outside say something different. I will investigate tonight…

Here is the story from Yunan and maybe tomorrow I can post stories and pics about the ‘Dragonstar’ Apple stores…

“SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Chinese counterfeiters have had a field-day pumping out knockoffs of Apple Inc’s best-selling iPhones and iPads but one appears to have gone a step further — a near flawless fake Apple Store that even employees believe is the real deal.
The store in Kunming was stumbled upon by a 27-year-old American blogger living in the city, the capital of China’s mountainous southwestern Yunnan province.
Complete with the white Apple logo, wooden tables and cheery staff claiming they work for the iPhone maker, the store looks every bit like Apple Stores found all over the world, according to the blogger, who goes by the name “BirdAbroad.”
But Apple has no stores in Kunming and only 13 authorized resellers in the city, who are not allowed to call themselves Apple Stores or claim to work for Apple.”
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