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    As you point out, a knockoff (think manufacturers' reps dashing away from runway shows with sketches) is not the same as a counterfeit.

    I'm not wedded to many name brands, but some are known for style, and some are reliably well-made, so I do end up buying some repeatedly. Often on sale, used, or thrifted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JaneV2.0 View Post
    I've bought used Dooney and Bourke and Roche bags (mid-range prices) with no qualms.
    My only bag is a vintage Dooney and Bourke leather lunchbag style. Basically looks like a short leather paper lunch bag with leather handles. I got it for $3 at a thrift shop 15 years ago. Have had a leather friend restitch one corner. I've never researched it though it has label and number. If it's counterfeit I don't care. I like the shape.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JaneV2.0 View Post
    As you point out, a knockoff (think manufacturers' reps dashing away from runway shows with sketches) is not the same as a counterfeit.
    Correct, it hasn't been too terribly long ago since virtually every personal computer was an IBM knockoff. 90% of the PC industry in the 80's were known as IBM clones.
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    I bought a used D&B bag on eBay in Stewart plaid wool that I'm particularly pleased with. EBay is pretty careful about shutting down sellers with counterfeits, and I doubt any counterfeiter would bother with a bag that retails for under $200, anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JaneV2.0 View Post
    I bought a used D&B bag on eBay in Stewart plaid wool.
    Stewart is my DH's tartan! Is yours Royal (red background), Dress (white background), or Hunting (green background)? When I met DH he was wearing a Royal Stewart tartan jacket. I think that's why I noticed him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by catherine View Post
    Stewart is my DH's tartan! Is yours Royal (red background), Dress (white background), or Hunting (green background)? When I met DH he was wearing a Royal Stewart tartan jacket. I think that's why I noticed him.
    Royal. It's my family's tartan, too--as far as I can tell. The Scots part of the family.

    I like that "meets cute" jacket story.

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    I bought a dvd of a LONG out of print VHS tape of a concert that meant a lot to me and a few freinds. The band wasn't particularly happy during that time frame as they had just split and did a bunch of legal stuff against a former bandmate. A couple years later, they did a concert that while similar and popular (both album and concert dvd) are not the same.
    If one has a VHS player they can buy a used copy, which may be wore out, or if one has a laserdisc player (no longer available new), one can buy a copy in that format.

    I also have an optic,(legit version) that while not expensive, is often copied, so one must be careful about where they purchase that, because even authorized sellers have been got before.

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