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    Default Haiti Earthquake Victims To Get $10 Million Worth Of Designer Knockoffs


    Haiti is about to get some style. Around 125,000 tons of style.

    About $10 million worth of knockoff designer goods is set to be donated to needy Haiti earthquake victims.

    The fake duds "from" companies such as True Religion, Rocawear, Ralph Lauren, Diesel, and Ed Hardy will be shipped to Haiti after having their labels removed, per legal requirement.

    Counterfeit goods are normally destroyed but an exception was made in this case.

    The clothes and other items were netted in raids over the past two years.
    - huffingtonpost.com


    Thoughts?

    I'm all for donations and such, but knock-offs? Those belong in the trash.

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    Default Re: Haiti Earthquake Victims To Get $10 Million Worth Of Designer Knockoffs

    I think it's great. I mean, these were all seized items that would otherwise be destroyed (= trash) by the police once the investigation is over. Instead, they are going to help people who are in need and they won't be taking up room in our landfills. Since they are removing all of the labels and such, I don't see any harm in it. Think of it as good karma that will help cancel out the bad stuff that went along with producing the items.

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    Default Re: Haiti Earthquake Victims To Get $10 Million Worth Of Designer Knockoffs

    Hmm...i guess the argument could go either way on this one.

    Even with the label removed, a c logo bag or a beige, black and red checked bag will be readily identifiable as being a replica. At the same time, i detest people dumping stuff into landfills where they stay forever...

    What i wonder about though is what use are designer knock-offs to people who need the basic necessities of life like food and shelter? Are these bags going to get new fake labels on them, get sold and the money used to buy what they really need???
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    Default Re: Haiti Earthquake Victims To Get $10 Million Worth Of Designer Knockoffs

    Yes I really wonder if people who are homeless with nothing to their name need a handbag... Nothing like looking classy in a slum... I could understand if it's clothing although I hope its weather appropriate for the tropics. Some people just don't think things through clearly.... Maybe they'll be crafty and create items they can really use like furnishings? Makes me wonder....
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    Default Re: Haiti Earthquake Victims To Get $10 Million Worth Of Designer Knockoffs

    Dunno what to think of this, these people need shelter, food, clothing.. anything to survive. Why give them purses? I'm sure they're far more worried about other things than toting around with a fake purse.
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    Default Re: Haiti Earthquake Victims To Get $10 Million Worth Of Designer Knockoffs

    I think the bags should be destroyed but it's a great idea for clothing and/or shoes. Unless they can make the bags into something useful for them, as kmarney mentioned, I just don't see how a fake handbag will help them.
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    Default Re: Haiti Earthquake Victims To Get $10 Million Worth Of Designer Knockoffs

    This is very strange but I guess I'd rather see them go to ladies who lost their bags and everything else than go into our landfills.

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    Default Re: Haiti Earthquake Victims To Get $10 Million Worth Of Designer Knockoffs

    From what I understand, it is mostly clothing but also other items like handbags. I agree, clothing is more important than a handbag. This isn't to say a handbag wouldn't be useful, at least they would have a way to carry their necessities around with them.

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    I think it's a great idea. It won't go to waste and will go to those who need it... not those who want it...
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