Im travelling to China, so Im thinking about buing camera there, but according to low prices and news about fakes Im little confused. I read, that some D800 were sold as D810 in boxes of D810... so my first question is, what does exactly mean "dslr fake"? Are there cameras (copies) made by other company than Nikon or is it about cheat? Im thinking about D300s, D3300 or D5500 Thanks you
Generally speaking buying out of your country is unwise, because you will not get warranty support. While 7 times out of 10 the camera will work fine, if the device you get happens to be a dud you're out of luck.
I have seen similar $2000 prices in the US for the D810
I know that I wont have warranty but for such prices...?
If I think about it, D5500 has unique size of body? Am I right? So there shouldnt be problem with rebadging....?
(I've included an excerpt from the Fortune article)
"But can they enforce copyright in China?
Search results found 61,000 items, most fake or unlicensed.
The West is again focusing on Alibaba’s BABA -0.80% problem with counterfeits, and again, it’s not a pretty picture.
The latest evidence is the supply of Star Wars products being sold on Taobao, Alibaba’s eBay-like marketplace. Clothes, light sabers, action figures, key chains, stormtrooper pillows, and Darth Vader masks are all being sold for prices—the action figures go for $2—that suggest they are not official goods from Disney DIS -1.83% , the franchise’s owner. A search on Taobao for Star Wars merchandise on Monday produced 61,000 listings.
The issue of counterfeits was largely cast aside in Alibaba’s runup to an initial public offering in New York last year, when Western investors were assured the problem was under control. However, a string of recent news reports and a warning from the U.S. Office of the Trade Representative offer evidence that the problem is far from under control.
Four years ago, in 2012, the U.S. Office of the Trade Representative took Alibaba’s Taobao marketplace off a blacklist of marketplaces known for being havens of counterfeits, which it had been on since 2008. But last week the same office issued a warning to Alibaba to upgrade its processes for brand rights’ holders to issue complaints about counterfeits being sold on Taobao or it intimates it risks going back on the “Notorious Markets List.”
(You can read the rest for yourself)