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Old September 24th, 2008, 10:01 AM
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Does anyone have any information on knockoff purses, watches, etc.

I read several different information on them.

- They will confiscate at the airports - which ones.

- You can bring back one of each, example one purse, one watch, all others will be taken away.

- Do not buy in Rome or some parts of Italy as the police will charge you.

Can you bring back from say Turkey where they have a lot, and do not hide the fact that they are fakes.
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Old October 1st, 2008, 04:15 PM
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you will find them all over naples in italy, piraeus in greece, and in istanbul there is endless supply!! however, be careful in italy and greece, as they are EU member states, which have strict business ethics laws, and whilst it's not illegal for them to sell knockoffs, it's illegal to buy them. makes no sense i know, but that's how it is. i've just come from 4 months on a european run, have heard of many problems in italy and greece, but never any from turkey. the grand bazzar is AMAZING, and you can buy great knockoffs at a good price, and they're usually pretty good quality too.
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Old October 3rd, 2008, 11:39 PM
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Be well advised, US Customs has a zero talerance policy for anybody bringing any counterfeit items into the US.
You must declare all items on an affidavit otherwise known as a US Custom declaration. failure to claim the item(s) will be considered wilful neglagents and you will be fined.
Lables from Europe contain metric lables, Us contain Standard lables.
If an agent were to determine you had knolledge of counterfeit items, all items will be taken as evidence, you will be arrested on the spot and charged under Federal Law.

You will be required to produce a receipt, Customs agent will contact the manufacture to verify merchindise authenity with the retailer.
If the inventory at that retail establishment is not authenticated, you will be in deep trouble.
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Old October 12th, 2008, 07:56 PM
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Thanks for info on knockoffs.

I will abide by the rules.
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