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September 9, 2010

Knockoffs: Pro or Con?

On the left are the pants from Melodia Designs that I have been lusting after for my hula hooping classes. They're available in five sizes, and are priced at $85 per pair. A company based in the U.S., the website doesn't say where they are made.

On the right are the pants I found today on ebay, shipping from Hong Kong, for only $20, including shipping. They come in one-size-fits-all sizing, so I'd expect some alterations to be made, at least in my case in the length.

But for such a deep discount, would you pass up the knock off for the real thing to stay with a local product of possible better quality? I had to test the theory so I ordered just one pair of the Asian pants (instead of one in every color made, which I could have for about the same price as a pair of the Melodia pants). I'll do an update when they arrive, but for now, I'd love to hear your opinion. Please leave a comment on the blog with your reasoning.

1 comment:

  1. Ouch. Pocketbook versus support the US economy (a US business if not US garment workers--although you don't know that). Pocketbook versus child labor laws. Pocketbook versus will the $20 pants wear out quickly, not fit right, etc?

    Glad it is you and not me, Ellen!

    I have to ask--WHAT the heck goes on in a hula hoop class than you are dressed in such glam wear?????????? ;-)


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