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PSA. FAKES & BOOTLEGGERS

So we found something out quite interesting recently about a couple of resellers on eBay and wanted to let you guys in on the scam. It’s not only for you that buy on eBay cause we’ve sold out of a product but also for other brands out there that constantly battle people bootlegging products and reselling for top dollar. There are some people out there that will stoop low enough to make profits off peoples designs by producing similar, if not exact, and reselling them on the ever so popular eBay.

It happened to us and how we found out was thru our manufacturer who produces our goods. A customer of ours who resells legit products bought from our store decided he wasnt getting enough money selling our goods 10x the retail value on his eBay store that he decided to contact our manufacturer to re-produce a particular product so he can keep his store stocked since we put a limit on what people can buy to be fair to everyone. Wack, yes indeed, and I’m sure this happens alot to brands that own trademarks and copyrights. Is it hard to stop, yes but its not beatable. We run short runs on purpose and because of the lifestyle we grew up in with limited this / that, the product needs to stand out and be custom enough so bootleggers will not be able to copy without making molds etc.

For those that don’t already know, register for our mailing address so you can get a heads up on when things drop. It’s the best way to get our stuff and it assures real and authentic goods. Stay away from any product on eBay from Thailand and any and all fake stickers and tees on ebay. We can assure you, if they’re not printed, they’re not real.

23 Responses to PSA. FAKES & BOOTLEGGERS

  1. LeslieFatlace

    Damnit! I just bought an item on eBay that told me how many licks it takes to get to center of a Tootsie Roll Pop!! FUHH…..

    But for real, glad you posted this up :)

  2. FelixtheCatalyst

    Hells Yeah! Cease & Desist!

  3. Ya can’t fake the funk!

  4. Shut these fools down!

  5. EUR0

    FUCK YOU POSERS

  6. slimm

    yea yo a website stole wrong fitment crew die cut stickers and r selling them…but we all kno better i hope

  7. haterone

    wait a minute! are you sure they are fake on ebay for real?!

  8. Dan

    I’ve seen people try to resell your stuff on ebay for several times the original cost. Like one guy trying to sell used hellaflush plate frames for $90 each. WTF.

  9. jj

    If you are rockin fakes cuz its a little bit cheaper, please understand that you are a poseur of top magnitude. This applies to anything: wheels, clothes, etc. You are cheapening a brand a lot of us really enjoy.

    If you are buying items from Fatlace to flip them, well thats your perogative since idiots with too much of moms and dads money are actually paying for them but please realize that you suck balls (both sellers and buyers).

    Maybe Fatlace can come out with a license plate frame a la JDM EGO that says “I hate your fake shit”. Id buy it.
    Thank you.

  10. DB

    Get a uk distributor.

    • Chris

      I totally agree! It’s a bit too expensive for us UK buyers including shipping overseas :(

  11. chris

    Booo, original fatlace ftw!

  12. Jhooks

    death to the FUNK!

  13. jj

    I just checked ebay. I cant believe that there are already 3 black/silver frames for sale at 2x-3x the original price. They just sold out a few days ago and the low lifes are already trying to sell them for a profit. Apparently some people dont mind trying to make $$ off someone elses creativity.

    Another idea I have to weed out the “flippers”, although it may not be very practical: if Fatlace could do what Ferrari does on its most exclusive models: somehow find out who your most loyal customers are (those that dont abuse the privelege of owning a certain item), and offer them first crack at the new goods, it might reduce the amount of flippers although it may be easier said than done.

  14. DB

    Supply and demand.

    If you don’t supply enough and there is demand there will always be someone willing to exploit that.

    The other idea like Ferrari have is just ridiculous. It’s fine for someone like Ferrari who are known throughout the world and have an elite clientele anyway, but for a small business to suddenly decide to withdraw it’s products to the public and only sell them to people on a “list”, that’s just business insanity.

    You might as well lock up the store and give the privileged few a passcode to get in. Then wait for a while till you go bankrupt.

  15. jj

    Fatlace offers the opportunity for customers to be on a mailing list. If you are on the “list” you will be among the first to get info on new releases. If you are not on the “list” you may miss the opportunity to buy something since their items sell out fast and are limited. Therfore, there already is a “list” per say although it is not exclusive.

    Fatlace clearly states their items are “limited”. Therefore, only a certain amount of people will be able to buy them. For example, only 500 “illest” license plate frames were made in blk/slvr. The point is- would you rather sell to 500 buyers who are likely to flip the items and make more money than you off your own hard work or 500 buyers who are likely to keep the items for themselves because they genuinely like the stuff?

    As far as the remark about giving people a passcode and waiting to go bankrupt, Fatlace obviously sells out of their items made in limited runs. Hence the “flippers” on ebay. If you are selling out of a certain amount of items, the number of which I’m sure has already been determined by a business model, then you will not go bankrupt regardless if you give a “priveleged few” a passcode or not.

    • DB

      Why should they car who they sell them to? Money is money at the end of the day.

      I can see your point but it’s all getting a little too elitist for me.

      I’m going to go and drive my car now. ;)

  16. I mean the reason your buying it is cause you like it right? so that means you like the ideas of the person who made it? which means you support them? which leaves me wondering why you wouldn’t you buy off the site that you wanna support so that…you know….they can keep doing it? Im just saying…if your gunna rep….rep the right side.

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