Operation Holiday Hoax II
This article provides a pithy summary of the rise in counterfeit trade goods and seizures (a 34% increase between '09 and '10).
- counterfeiters are drifting down into the low-end, copying items that are already inexpensive, like Christmas tree lights. Where's the money in that? Well, it's in the cost savings associated with skimping on safety features such as fuses and adequate wiring gauge.
Take heart that the Obama Administration is paying attention and devoting ever-increasing resources to the problem, which certainly manifests itself in the memorabilia space.