Monday, February 23, 2009
Africa has long been plagued by poverty, war, disease and famine. While perhaps not up to that high standard of pox, counterfeiting has also tormented the continent, causing economic loss and hardship for many. Counterfeiting persists even though the margins for counterfeit goods in Africa are quite a bit lower than in the West. This post by the blog Africans in China details counterfeiting problems endemic in Africa, including for such products as Kiwi Shoe Polish and Nice Tooth Brushes.
Friday, February 6, 2009
From Channel Insider, five tips to avoid counterfeit IT goods. Essentially, the tips cultivate common sense. If it seems too good to be true, it probably is. And given that counterfeit IT goods are more likely to malfunction without recourse to the manufacturer, the best bet is always buy real.