Poking around on eBay this morning, I came across one of the many Chinese sellers who offer what are counterfeit copies of brand name designs—purses, leather briefcases, and the like.
What’s cute about this one is the “Letter of Authority” they have displayed on their product pages, to soothe the conscience of gullible folks who are willing to believe that yes, you can get an authentic brand name product for a quarter of its normal retail price. (It must be the conversion rate in China, or something.) I just love the very thin veneer of authenticity bestowed by this piece of paper, doubtlessly put together in five minutes on a (pirated) version of Chinese-language MS Publisher:
It must be authentic. It has a big red stamp, and everything.