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Anytime I see a bag with that logo, I associate a turkish cleaning lady trying to be somebody.
Off topic, but in my world, a Turkish cleaning lady already is somebody.
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Anytime I see a bag with that logo, I associate a turkish cleaning lady trying to be somebody.
Yeah, let's use this opportunity to step on Turkish cleaning ladies. They deserve it.
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People with class tend to wear things with no labels, but still stylish. Wonder how all the others chasing for 'LV' fail to notice?

Anytime I see a bag with that logo, I associate a turkish cleaning lady trying to be somebody.
Wow! Someone miss the chance to keep it quiet....
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People with class tend to wear things with no labels, but still stylish. Wonder how all the others chasing for 'LV' fail to notice?

Anytime I see a bag with that logo, I associate a turkish cleaning lady trying to be somebody.

Any difference between a turkish lady and a HUNGARIAN one??
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I always get a huge laugh out of threads like this.

People are so lame.

Whiny voice: 'I did something wrong and got caught, so can someone please agree with me so I can reclaim my bruised ego?'

Hilarious.

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People with class tend to wear things with no labels, but still stylish. Wonder how all the others chasing for 'LV' fail to notice?

Anytime I see a bag with that logo, I associate a turkish cleaning lady trying to be somebody.
I wonder if you are in the salary band that can afford to shop at LV... otherwise you would know what the real bags look like. My wife has for example this one:



But that might be lost on you if you only know the brand from the kiosks selling fakes at the beaches of the Balaton.
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Old 06.03.2011, 10:07
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People with class tend to wear things with no labels, but still stylish. Wonder how all the others chasing for 'LV' fail to notice?

Anytime I see a bag with that logo, I associate a turkish cleaning lady trying to be somebody.
What was it about people with class....?
Never mind..
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Re: My fake Louis Vuitton contraband was seized at Geneva Airport's Customs

If it was just that....

Her comment is as bad as if she says that a black guy from the guetto wear a suit to look like he is somebody.

It is wrong wrong wrong..... in sooo many ways!
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Calling other people of this forum lame makes you feel big isn't it? You believe that you are better than they are?
You're right - 'lame' was a bit too strong. 'Predictable' is perhaps better. I think most people like to believe that they do the right thing, but are uncomfortable and defensive when they are confronted with evidence (or a more powerful situation) that they were actually incorrect. Come to think of it, much like I am doing now.

But you're also assuming that when I said 'lame' I was referring to 'other people on this forum', which I did not do.

Still, such threads are wonderful examples of human nature. Most people are ticked off when they get caught but face it - if you want to dance you have to pay the band.

People buy the fakes so they can enjoy the 'envy' of their peers, but how many people will admit to their peers that it is a fake? Since it is a fake, it is theft. Which is punishable. So when someone gets caught with something they knew was a fake, is self-righteousness as a reaction justifiable?

So admittedly 'lame' was too strong. But I don't see how Praktikum has any justification to blame anyone but the image in the mirror. So instead of whining, the post should have read 'just got nailed and fined for carrying fake stuff, so be on the lookout at xxx airport.' instead of the on-line pity-party invitation.

Am I better than other people? Depends on your definition of 'better'. In some ways, yes and in many ways, no.

How about you? Are you 'better' than some people here? Or anywhere?

PS This is not intended to be provocative or insulting. It is merely written question that can't be asked with regard to tone of voice or body language. But it is an honest question.
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I wonder if you are in the salary band that can afford to shop at LV... otherwise you would know what the real bags look like. My wife has for example this one:



But that might be lost on you if you only know the brand from the kiosks selling fakes at the beaches of the Balaton.
Looks elegant and good, true, and by having a genuine one, you and your wife do NOT risk to have the bag confiscated by an ambitions-driven Grenzschutzcorpsangehöriger The question rather is whether the bag is worth the price or whether there would have been products of the same quality but of a "minor" brandname around for a fraction of the price.

To give examples. I recently bought good sport-shoes for CHF 19.-- at Lidl, WITHOUT trademark and have seen the same product but WITH trademark at other shops with prices of around CHF 190.-- . I have bought similar shoes without trademark at Dosenbach for between CHF 30.-- and CHF 90.--, which are offered WITH trademark at a specific other shop for CHF 180.-- up to CHF 290.--

Sure, sometimes the product you really wish is only available in the expensive genuine variant, so that you may decide to go ahead.

Reminds me of the fir-coat of my mother purchased in the mid-50ies. My mother had seen it in a shop, but the price-tag was too far up. My father then told his colleague, a Russian, about the problem, and Mr B.... said "leave it to me ..... what could you pay ? " And so, the three on a Saturday afternoon (people were still working on Saturdays up to 12am) embarked to the shop. Mr B... took over and about three or four times took my mother out of the shop remarking "well if people don't want to do business ....." and the shop owner followed them onto the pavement ! After more than an hour of intense bargaining Mr B... had achieved the affordable price, about 60% of the original price ! And it still was nice business for that shop-owner I admit that this was in the high-price 1950ies when companies like Conforama, Top-Tip, etc were not yet on the market and Migros was the only low-price discounter company, with Denner and Coop (then still KVZ Konsumverein and LVZ Lebensmittelverein) still on the high-price side.

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the post should have read 'just got nailed and fined for carrying fake stuff, so be on the lookout at xxx airport.' instead of the on-line pity-party invitation.
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just for the information of whomever wears fake-bags and fake-watches (etc) around, according to the Schengen agreement, the border zone is not just 20kms from the actual country border, but 20 kms around all international airports (Zurich/Geneva/Basel/Lugano/Altenrhein-St.Gallen) and 20 kms around all major train-stations (Zürich-HB, Luzern, Olten, Bern), so that you all over Zürich, Luzern and Bern are in the border-zone.
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Most people are ticked off when they get caught but face it - if you want to dance you have to pay the band..
Ok, but wait a second..People are caught, wearing some gift some friend gave them. So, why not punish the person who wears the fake gift, right? This bit does not make sense to me. If somebody wants to punish me right at the moment when I am, sneakily and vainly, buying myself a fake, then I understand it. Not that I have ever done it, but still. I think it is a lost battle. Go after the people who manufacture these, distribute these, sell them, make cash on people who are putting these into circulation. Not after the final client. if somebody gave me a fake I would really have no idea, nor do i care. Do I want to be humiliated by some crazies at the airport while traveling? I think the whole shtick is fundamentally wrong. And I don't think it is going to last, thb. It's harassment, all it takes will be that one person who can actually afford a good lawyer.
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I landed in Geneva airport 2 weeks ago. I knew i will be searched at the customs, like everytime.

They found with me one small fake make-up bag from Louis Vuitton, which they confiscated. They took my passport and my "ausländerausweis" and made me sign a paper without giving me any explanation.

I asked few questions and they said, i need to give the consent, that I am ok they destroy my stuff.

Basically this trousse was an old gift from my friend.
At the same i had another 2 real Louis vuitton bag and porte-cle that the guy was examining for half an hour. I shouted at him saying, I paid more than a 1000 CHF for these 2, so you have to see it is real ones and not fake.

Anyway this is not it, today i received a post from the lawyer of Louis Vuitton asking me to pay a fine of 200 CHF, or LV will SUE ME!!!!

I was pissed off, since it is a lot of money for a 5 bucky make up bag!

I am not willing to give up and want to give that lawyer a call, to negotiate with him and tell him that it was a gift and i didnt know,it was fake and I own real stuff from LV!!

Do you think I am able to come up with something with him? Anyone been there?

Please advise me what to do, i am just so annoyed!!
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I was lead to believe the fine should be the retail price of the item. A college of a friend found some great quality fakes, emailed a few mates of hers "who wants one?" the eight bags she had cost her CHF40,000, my friend's wife had "ordered" one. One hell of a predicament to be in. So depending on the bag it may not be so bad.
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So if I drink Bud beer in the USA and come back to Switzerland with my beer belly, will they pay for the surgery to have that fixed, seeing The Anhesuer Busch company may not use the Bud brand in Europe as the Budweiser company owns that and consider the US Bud brand to be an illicit counterfeit.
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It's all crap anyway.5k for a bag is stupidity.

I'd rather a nice hand crafted bag/shoes one off piece from a non brand local shop in somewhere like spain/portugal/italy.

Screw these brands.
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good question especially when you know following facts:
- different parts are produced in asia and assembled in France/Spain allowing them to make insane margins while writing "Made in France".

- LV was a family business since end of 19th century and they collaborated witht the pro-nazi regime of Vichy during WWII

- they organize the grey-market when it serves their business.

- only 1% of the bags you see in the street are genuine LV bags

I've seen in Paris buses of chinese tourists queuing to buy LV bags for 600 euros (everything is organized that way).

LV is a damn good business with high margins.
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Re: My fake Louis Vuitton contraband was seized at Geneva Airport's Customs

How funny,

Some here pretend to be more catholic than the Pope....

Please, those of you who don't like brands, real nor fake, tell me...

You never buy anything that has a brand on it? Running shoes from Nike? Suit from Boss? Coffee from Nespresso? Jacket from Max Mara? Ipod? Iphone? Ipad?

And for sure, none of you download music, movie, video, pictures or applications for free?

How many of you should be on the canonisation's list for not buying any fake, any copies and God forbid any brand?

Funny bunch!
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How funny,

Some here pretend to be more catholic than the Pope....

Please, those of you who don't like brands, real nor fake, tell me...

You never buy anything that has a brand on it? Running shoes from Nike? Suit from Boss? Coffee from Nespresso? Jacket from Max Mara? Ipod? Iphone? Ipad?

And for sure, none of you download music, movie, video, pictures or applications for free?

How many of you should be on the canonisation's list for not buying any fake, any copies and God forbid any brand?

Funny bunch!
Of course I do ! My toilet paper is "Cashmere Premium" 2ply made in BC Canada.Nothing but the Finest for my assFurter more"labatt Blue" Beer
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