The Chronic Consumer

I buy things — all the time!

Top counterfeit goods seized by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol

Have you ever wondered which counterfeit products are seized by the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol most often? Well, wonder no more as the agency has just released this list:

  • Electronics (including smartphones, DVD players, tablets)
  • Shoes (Christian Louboutin, Jimmy Choo, etc.)
  • Drugs (Viagra, Cialis, etc.)
  • CDs and DVDs
  • Clothing (especially jeans and sports jerseys)

Nothing on this list surprises me because the originals are all so damn expensive to begin with! I don’t support counterfeiters or anything like that, but as a consumer, I can totally see how it would be tempting to pay $50 for an “authentic” sports jersey instead of the $300 that they cost at legit retail establishments. I mean, there is a MAJOR markup on that stuff, so a black market is inevitable. Again, I DO NOT buy these kinds of things myself, but I understand why others would!