Many people think that counterfeiting only applies to luxury goods, DVDs, CDs and the like. This could not be any further from the truth. Counterfeiting applies to any desirable or needed item from household items to automobile parts to pharmaceuticals. It doesn't just apply to designer handbags. It is a worldwide industry and just about anything you can imagine is being counterfeited.
Gillette products are counterfeited also with the Mach3 & Fusion cartridges and disposable razors being very widespread. Quite often you will find these in bulk, with prices being too good to be true. There is a reason why the price is so low: they are counterfeit and of poor quality. You will find tons of fake Gillette blades and cartridges all over Ebay!
Be prepared to be stuck with a bunch of blades that you will not be able to use. You may end up throwing your money out the window.
Only buy from a seller you know and trust (and you can't base this on feedback, many sellers with counterfeit items have great feedback because many people leave feedback before actually using the item and then its too late to go back and change it once they've sliced and diced their face).
If you search the internet, you will find tons of people complaining about getting phony Gillette blades and how cheaply they are made and how they even caused injury!
Gillette razor blades have tiny serial numbers on them and most of the counterfeit blades are missing this small detail.
PLEASE VISIT THE FAKEBLADES . COM WEBSITE for photos comparisons of real vs. fake blades! You will find TONS of information at this site and many quotes from people who have ended up with the fakes. It is a GREAT site!
You can also visit a site called Gilletteblade . com which is a counterfeit site out of China selling phony Gillette blades. The interesting thing is if you look at the bottom of their main page, you will see a link to Proctor & Gamble and also a link to "Health & Safety". If you read this information it is all the negative press you've heard (or may not have heard) about Proctor & Gamble. The FAKE Gillette site is basically blasting Proctor & Gamble and P&G owns Gillette! This Chinese company is using the Gillette name, making phony Gillette products and blasting the ACTUAL Proctor & Gamble Company! It is amazing!
Please read the following quotes from Chad Dickerson's website:
"I attached one of the not-quite-52-pack to my gorgeous Truefitt & Hill razor, did my usual old school routine, and on the first stroke: OUCH! I thought maybe I hadn’t lathered enough, so I lathered more, and it still hurt. I eventually got the hair off my face, but I’m pretty sure a cheese grater would have worked better. It says something about a deep trust in brands that I wasn’t even aware of in myself, but I kept trying all last week, just not believing that my trusty Mach3 blades could work that poorly, and maybe it was something wrong with me.
After another horrible shaving experience with a “new” blade today, it suddenly struck me: are these things fake? A quick search for “counterfeit Mach3” made it clear that these were not my beloved Mach3’s. Enter the public servants at fakeblades . com to lay out in excruciating detail just how screwed I (and many others, apparently) were on my bulk Mach3 purchase. Shocking."
Richard K. Willard, Senior VP & General Counsel for Gillette Speaks Out
Please read the following testimony by Richard K. Willard, Senior Vice President & General Counsel for Gillette, given before the Judiciary Committee of the US Senate:
"While corporations that sell well-known, branded products are the obvious and direct victims of counterfeiting, this illicit activity also poses a real threat to the livelihoods and lives of workers and consumers, though many may not realize it.
When the average American thinks about counterfeit goods, he or she may think of phony Rolex watches, fake high-fashion handbags, or cheap knock-offs of designer T-shirts. The purchasers of these items usually know the products are not originals, so they may readily conclude that buying a fake is no big deal, no harm done. What many consumers do not realize, however, is that this benign and somewhat limited picture of counterfeiting could not be farther from the truth. Counterfeiting is far more pervasive and dangerous than street vendors selling fake luxury items. In fact, only a minute portion of counterfeit goods are luxury items; most product counterfeiting has a far more immediate, and sometimes devastating, impact.
Consider for a moment the consequences should the counterfeit batteries wind up in firefighters’ flashlights and fail during a major rescue operation? The counterfeiter, a criminal, is the only one who stands to gain.
My battery example involves just one package of one product at one company. The magnitude of the problem at Gillette alone is staggering. Our lawyers are working alongside law enforcement agencies worldwide to identify and arrest counterfeiters. Recently in China, over the span of one week, we seized more than 1.5 million fake Gillette products that were destined for France, Russia, South America, the Middle East, and English-speaking nations. In one province, we seized a substantial amount of fake packaging for several of our products. In another, we recovered 100,000 counterfeit razor blades, 400,000 fake disposable razors, more than one million counterfeit Duracell batteries, and 40,000 fake Oral-B toothbrushes. Again, all of this is in just one week, in just two Chinese provinces, and involving just Gillette’s products. Imagine how much bigger the problem is for all U.S. manufacturers and for manufacturers around the world.
The danger of counterfeiting goes beyond mere financial harm and theft. Organized crime and terrorist groups use the sale of counterfeit goods to raise money for illegal activities and violence. The Basque separatist group, ETA, has been linked to the sale of counterfeit clothing and handbags. Paramilitary groups in Northern Ireland have funded terrorist activities through the sale of pirated products, including copies of Disney’s The Lion King. Protection rackets in Italy no longer demand just money from retailers; instead, they want shelf space to sell counterfeit goods. Most alarming is that those who aim to terrorize United States citizens look to counterfeiting to help them achieve their deadly goal: Seized Al Qaeda training manuals recommend the sale of fake goods as a financing source for its terrorism."
Sometimes a deal that looks too good to be true....really IS too good to be true!
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