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   Woman SHOCKED to find the "official" jersey she bought on-line from a Chinese website selling Steelers jersey with President Barack Obama's name on it isn't really official, or even the right size

29 Dec 2012 05:49 PM   |   7406 clicks   |   WTAE
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CoolBeans    [TotalFark]  
well, OK - I mean, you've pretty much summed everything up in the headline.

So...what doe we talk about now???

29 Dec 2012 01:38 PM
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vossiewulf    [TotalFark]  
Green alien sex slaves, of course.

29 Dec 2012 01:44 PM
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aimtastic    [TotalFark]  
I actually own a Chinese knockoff hockey jersey, knew it was a cheap knockoff when I ordered it, and wasn't surprised when I received a jersey with frayed seams and a crest that's about two inches lower than it should be.

The deal with these jersey is that they often get made in the same sweatshop as the legit ones, using the same equipment on an off shift, but with cheaper materials, lower paid and less experienced workers, and no quality control inspections.

The lady in TFA says she went to the second search result, probably a PPC ad, probably advertising a price on the search results page that she recognized as far lower than what she'd seen anywhere else, and yet she didn't think that was fishy, just thought, "Woo hoo! Cheap jersey!" And now she's mad that she got what she paid for.

29 Dec 2012 01:51 PM
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MaudlinMutantMollusk    [TotalFark]  
ROR

29 Dec 2012 05:24 PM
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Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener     
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Go on.

29 Dec 2012 05:32 PM
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Apos     
"Full refund is not fair to us."

I read this in James Hong's voice.

29 Dec 2012 05:54 PM
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fusillade762    [TotalFark]  
Did it come with a note?

s3.jrnl.ie

29 Dec 2012 05:54 PM
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TheMysticS     

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Go on.


*snert*

29 Dec 2012 05:54 PM
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laid back w/bud light     
Was it a nigerian soccer jersey? Kidding, DNRTA

29 Dec 2012 05:56 PM
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Gyrfalcon     

fusillade762: Did it come with a note?

[s3.jrnl.ie image 617x455]


OK, what is that?

29 Dec 2012 05:57 PM
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martid4    [TotalFark]  
She got an extra-medium.

29 Dec 2012 05:58 PM
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Bit'O'Gristle     
"I went to the website and found there was no phone number, I had to email them," she said.

Silvio said she's embarrassed to admit it, but she quickly learned she had ordered from a fake sports-jersey site located in China. She added anyone could have made this mistake because the Chinese site looks like an official team site, including the words "official online store."
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/Why the hell not? We don't make anything in the USA anymore, all our shiat comes from china japan, and other smaller lesser nations that pay crap wages to their workers. Look at Wal Mart, Hobby Lobby, or really any other store. Filled with cheap crap from other countries. Why not just purposefully buy it from a rip off place? You're getting screwed anyway.

29 Dec 2012 06:00 PM
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06Wahoo     
Why do we give attention to idiots like this? I understand that some people are compassionate and all, but seriously, the only way dumb people learn is to experience something like this and be told to deal with it, not giving them attention or justifying their frustration by going after the company that, admittedly, is targeting idiots.

29 Dec 2012 06:00 PM
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BigDaddy1978     
Obvious tag busy in the sweatshop??

/Really?
//Not hard to figure out it was fake.

29 Dec 2012 06:00 PM
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Farker4Life2     
PEBKAC!!!!

Along w/a ID10T error!

29 Dec 2012 06:01 PM
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Jebdiahbob     
Surprised this wasn't a Consumerist article.....

29 Dec 2012 06:02 PM
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Ronin_S     
seemslegit.jpg

29 Dec 2012 06:03 PM
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gc.c     
subtard fails as much as the lady in the article:

Subby: " Woman SHOCKED to find the "official" jersey she bought on-line from a Chinese website selling Steelers jersey with President Barack Obama's name on it isn't really official"

Article: "Charlie Batch jersey."

29 Dec 2012 06:04 PM
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Spanky McStupid     
Chicken pot, chicken pot, chicken pot pie!

29 Dec 2012 06:04 PM
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jtown     
"It said official online store, Pittsburgh Steelers, the official logo was there," Silvio said.

And I'm a french model. Dumbass. When the URL says www.chingchongcheapchinashirts.cn, it's probably not a legit NFL outlet.

29 Dec 2012 06:05 PM
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KeelingLovesCornholes     
Problem #1? Ordering a Charlie Batch jersey. She's wanted one for a long time? Honey, they've been on clearance for at least 5 years.

29 Dec 2012 06:05 PM
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Brick-House     

vossiewulf: Green alien Chinese sex slaves, of course.


FTFY so we can keep the topic somewhat related...

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29 Dec 2012 06:05 PM
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mat catastrophe     
...clicked on the second link

Who even does that?

29 Dec 2012 06:06 PM
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rhiannon    [TotalFark]  
Silvio said she's embarrassed to admit it

Oh really.

29 Dec 2012 06:07 PM
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boinkingbill     
I had this happen to me once when I ordered an official NFL Miami Dolphins jersey with Dan Marino's name on it from Bumpkin Billy's official NFL site. Instead of Miami Dolphin's Dan Marino Jersey I got an old dirty Fat Albert T-shirt with Fat Albert's name crossed out and the name "Nose Picking Nellie" written underneath it. I knew it was fake because Fat Albert the Cosby Kids played for the Kansas City Chiefs.

29 Dec 2012 06:10 PM
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rhiannon    [TotalFark]  
Brick-House: That third picture, is that from a game or something? CGI is pretty wild now.

29 Dec 2012 06:11 PM
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Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener     

Apos: "Full refund is not fair to us."

I read this in James Hong's voice.


Oooooh, good call, that!


TheMysticS: *snert*


I *had* to!

29 Dec 2012 06:12 PM
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Farkenhostile     
It's a well known fact that Steeler fans aren't very bright.

29 Dec 2012 06:14 PM
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fusillade762    [TotalFark]  

Gyrfalcon: fusillade762: Did it come with a note?

[s3.jrnl.ie image 617x455]

OK, what is that?


Chinese Labor Camp Worker Sends Plea For Help Hidden In Cheap Halloween Decorations

29 Dec 2012 06:15 PM
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ZAZ    [TotalFark]  
Women's clothes are never the right size. Why is this news?

29 Dec 2012 06:17 PM
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KatjaMouse     
Yeah, my sister was telling me last night about a number of returns she had customers bringing in that were knock-offs. She works for an Uggs of Australia boutique and had one woman open the box and realize right away that her husband gave her knock-offs and came into the store to get the legit ones. Husband thought he was saving $30 off of $190 boots and got a cheaply made product instead that his wife recognized as fake without even touching them.

Then she told me at least 3 people came in with knock-off Christmas gifts wanting exchanges without knowing they were fakes until their teen daughters pointed it out Christmas morning.

29 Dec 2012 06:19 PM
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Apos     

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Apos: "Full refund is not fair to us."

I read this in James Hong's voice.

Oooooh, good call, that!



Heh....Thanks.

29 Dec 2012 06:21 PM
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MadSkillz     

KatjaMouse: Yeah, my sister was telling me last night about a number of returns she had customers bringing in that were knock-offs. She works for an Uggs of Australia boutique and had one woman open the box and realize right away that her husband gave her knock-offs and came into the store to get the legit ones. Husband thought he was saving $30 off of $190 boots and got a cheaply made product instead that his wife recognized as fake without even touching them.

Then she told me at least 3 people came in with knock-off Christmas gifts wanting exchanges without knowing they were fakes until their teen daughters pointed it out Christmas morning.


The crime is that anyone still buys or wears Uggs.

29 Dec 2012 06:23 PM
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serialkittenkiller     
I'll bet the Chinese slave factory workers even think it's funny that someone ordered a Charlie Batch jersey.

29 Dec 2012 06:23 PM
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Death Whisper     
A phony steelers jersey with Obamas name on it? Ironic.

29 Dec 2012 06:25 PM
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Rapmaster2000    [TotalFark]  
This reminds me of when I was in Nam.  A lot of good men died in that sweatshop.

29 Dec 2012 06:28 PM
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Gordon Bennett     
The seller's blog is truly remarkable. (pops)

A sample:

"I apperceive I didn't play able-bodied endure anniversary," said accumulation, who threw three interceptions during the 20-14 abruptness accident in Cleveland. "Any time that you accept addition befalling like this anniversary, for me it's traveling out there and authoritative abiding I don't accomplish those mistakes afresh."

29 Dec 2012 06:29 PM
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rockforever     

Rapmaster2000: This reminds me of when I was in Nam.  A lot of good men died in that sweatshop.


You're confusing your life with Rambo.

29 Dec 2012 06:30 PM
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BadAttitude4U     
Her first clue should have been that they were selling Charlie Batch jerseys.

29 Dec 2012 06:31 PM
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Gyrfalcon     

fusillade762: Gyrfalcon: fusillade762: Did it come with a note?

[s3.jrnl.ie image 617x455]

OK, what is that?

Chinese Labor Camp Worker Sends Plea For Help Hidden In Cheap Halloween Decorations


Scary.

29 Dec 2012 06:34 PM
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Grumpynuts     
*Warning....personal feelings about to appear*

So if she was dumb enough to buy this shirt I'm guessing she was dumb enough to vote for him, too.

29 Dec 2012 06:35 PM
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rhiannon    [TotalFark]  

KatjaMouse: She works for an Uggs of Australia


Hard to believe but that porn site was below my own standards.

29 Dec 2012 06:35 PM
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Mutt Farkinov     

Farkenhostile: It's a well known fact that Steeler fans aren't very bright.


25.media.tumblr.com

29 Dec 2012 06:36 PM
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TheMysticS     

MadSkillz: KatjaMouse: Yeah, my sister was telling me last night about a number of returns she had customers bringing in that were knock-offs. She works for an Uggs of Australia boutique and had one woman open the box and realize right away that her husband gave her knock-offs and came into the store to get the legit ones. Husband thought he was saving $30 off of $190 boots and got a cheaply made product instead that his wife recognized as fake without even touching them.

Then she told me at least 3 people came in with knock-off Christmas gifts wanting exchanges without knowing they were fakes until their teen daughters pointed it out Christmas morning.

The crime is that anyone still buys or wears Uggs.


Fads are fads, but I love my UGGS. Not as much as my geeky renny-fair made sheepskin- lined boots, but they are nice.

29 Dec 2012 06:37 PM
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The Billdozer     
Well, this is as good as place as any...

The second most irritating thing about that "OH MY GOSH!" Fathead commercial is that even though Fathead is a licensed NFL company, the kid's dad is wearing a fake Bradshaw jersey.

29 Dec 2012 06:41 PM
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iron_city_ap     
Back in the early 90's, my girlfriend asked me if I could have any gift (reasonable) in the world, what would it be. I told her 'an authentic Steeler jersey'. She actually called the team and got put through to the right people to buy one. Today, we have been married almost 12 years and the jersey has been worn for EVERY game for the last 17 seasons. Its one of the few authentic ones I've seen that is actually fitted to wear shoulder pads under it. No matter the team, its freakin' awesome.

How you would consider buying an 'official' jersey from anyone other than the team's website or the NFL and even remotely think it would be authentic, is beyone me. Its reasonable to think the good ones aren't going to come cheap and if you do find one cheap, it probably is either fake or a non authentic one.

29 Dec 2012 06:53 PM
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jtown     

MadSkillz: KatjaMouse: Yeah, my sister was telling me last night about a number of returns she had customers bringing in that were knock-offs. She works for an Uggs of Australia boutique and had one woman open the box and realize right away that her husband gave her knock-offs and came into the store to get the legit ones. Husband thought he was saving $30 off of $190 boots and got a cheaply made product instead that his wife recognized as fake without even touching them.

Then she told me at least 3 people came in with knock-off Christmas gifts wanting exchanges without knowing they were fakes until their teen daughters pointed it out Christmas morning.

The crime is that anyone still buys or wears Uggs.


At least they're not Crocs.

29 Dec 2012 07:05 PM
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SteakMan    [TotalFark]  

gc.c: subtard fails as much as the lady in the article:

Subby: " Woman SHOCKED to find the "official" jersey she bought on-line from a Chinese website selling Steelers jersey with President Barack Obama's name on it isn't really official"

Article: "Charlie Batch jersey."


Lesson #439 on how to get a greenlight.

29 Dec 2012 07:05 PM
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rugman11     

Gordon Bennett: The seller's blog is truly remarkable. (pops)

A sample:

"I apperceive I didn't play able-bodied endure anniversary," said accumulation, who threw three interceptions during the 20-14 abruptness accident in Cleveland. "Any time that you accept addition befalling like this anniversary, for me it's traveling out there and authoritative abiding I don't accomplish those mistakes afresh."


LOL I'm assuming "accumulation" is what you get when you translate Batch from English to Chinese to Engrish. That's probably just an AP article run through a double translation.

29 Dec 2012 07:06 PM
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Amper     
"I thought I was dealing with a reputable website, but I was wrong," Silvio said.

"I want other Pittsburghers to know, do not use http://Nicesteelers.com, because they're a rip-off,"



Seems legit. Isn't that the standard URL format for all licensed NFL merch?

29 Dec 2012 07:12 PM
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