For those of you who don’t know, AliExpress.com is a merchant-to-consumer marketplace site that is owned by the Chinese company Alibaba Group Holding Limited. It is very similar to eBay since both sites merely serve as a platform for 3rd party vendors to sell to consumers although nothing on AliExpress sells though auctions. Additionally, both eBay and AliExpress differ from sites like Amazon because Amazon does actually sell products themselves… But anyways, AliExpress is inhabited mostly by medium-sized Chinese companies/factories looking to sell their Chinese made products to the rest of the world. And as any normal intelligence person will have noticed by now, there is a metric-s**t ton of blatantly dishonest businesses in China. It won’t take long for you to notice all the copies and fakes being sold by Chinese Vendors on AliExpress and today I’ll be sharing some screen shots of some interesting counterfeits.
Also, let me preface this by saying I obviously don’t find anything wrong with buying Chinese products and I don’t think it should be a crime to sell copies but when it comes to selling counterfeits, I get very annoyed. No one can deny that when a person goes to sell an item that is branded under a name that differs from the true company who produced it, they are intentionally misleading customers and conflating their products with another company’s products.
Check out these screenshots I took while looking around on AliExpress. Also, knives aren’t the only thing being faked on this website but I don’t care about those other products. Also, you may have to expand the pictures to get a better view of them. You can do this right clicking the image and selecting “open image in new tab” or “view image” depending on the web browser you are using.
Hopefully you enjoyed these pictures as well as my commentary. So have you seen any wacky or outrageously bold listings for obvious counterfeited products? Feel free to leave to any comments, criticisms, or general comments down below. I will try to answer questions as soon as I can.