If you want an iPad and that too at 50% discount, do you think what you are getting in return would be a genuine, authentic product? Certainly not as this is what experts say, cautioning against buying from unreliable online sources. This is because in a research conducted recently, it was found that tablet knockoffs were being sold in the name of originals on the net, especially by websites offering huge discounts on branded products. It is a fact that a top notch product like Apple’s iPad would not be available at a fraction of its MRP. This is what prompts frauds selling tablet knockoffs to offer discounts on such products as they know that a vast majority of the population would not be able to resist the temptation to own a braded product.
Most of tablet knockoffs are originating from Asia
The next time you see a deal on your dream product online, beware as it may be a ploy to sell tablet knockoffs in the name of top brands. A brand protection company based in San Francisco has found more than 23,000 listings of abused brands online in a single day. Apple was obviously the most abused brand followed by Motorola Xoom as far as tablet knockoffs were concerned. Out of all knockoffs or grey market products, more than 75% are made in Asia and shipped to various parts of the world. In fact, an overwhelming percentage of all clone products shipped from Asia were meant for customers from outside the continent.
Holiday season signifies biggest sales
The report has come just before the start of this year’s holiday season and is important for all those who seek discounted products during pre Christmas and New Year sales organized everywhere, especially online. Black Friday is one sale that people look forward to, and a high proportion of all those who look for discounts buy their dream products during this period.
These days, websites selling tablet knockoffs are making use of the trick that hides the brand name but allows them to reproduce the image of the branded product to convince the prospective customers that they are indeed selling genuine product.