The Scam That Really Isn’t A Scam – But It’s Still Illegal
What the heck does THAT title mean?
Well, it’s this. Walk down any street in a tourist town in Mexico (or New York or LA, I’m told), and you can find fake Rolex and other brand watches for sale. $100 will get you a really nice knock-off.
You know the watch is fake. I know the watch is fake. The seller knows the watch is fake. Everybody knows the watch is fake.
And this practice is illegal. You know it. I know it. In all likelihood, the vendor selling it on the street knows it. And if you get caught entering the US with such a piece, you’re the one who’s going to pay, not the vendor.
And yet, this illegal market flourishes.
Is it because so many honest people want the look of a Rolex, but they can’t pay the price? Are they just on a lark because “what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas”?
Or are these buyers scammers of a sort themselves? Playacting, scamming, faking their way through life?
I honestly don’t know. I think too many people want the goods without paying the price. They want the Super Bowl Championship without the hours and weeks and months and years of hard work it takes to get there.
Sad, really, when genuine Rolex can be had for a few months of hard, honest work to earn the price of a nice pre-owned piece like Beckertime sells.