We don’t see many or probably any fake/ripoff store here in the States, cause we know what will most likely happen to the owner: a lawsuit in 2 seconds. But shit like that ain’t happening in other places like China.
An American who is currently living in Kunming, a city located somewhere in China, came across this fake Apple Store selling fake Apple products. As he described the store on his blog, this Apple Store is the best ripoff store he has seen. The store had the winding staircase found in real Apple Store, heck the employees were even wearing the Apple t-shirt with the Apple name tags in their necks.
They looked like Apple products. It looked like an Apple store. It had the classic Apple store winding staircase and weird upstairs sitting area. The employees were even wearing those blue t-shirts with the chunky Apple name tags around their necks.
But for the guy, the store wasn’t completely perfect, many things were not as good and as you will see in a real regular Apple Store. He said even though the store was a beautiful ripoff there were things that weren’t looking right. The stairs were not well made and the walls were not properly painted. Another mistake he found was on the store signs. Apple never put “Apple Store” in its signs, they just put the Apple logo.
You have already guessed the punchline, of course: this was a total Apple store ripoff. A beautiful ripoff – a brilliant one – the best ripoff store we had ever seen (and we see them every day). But some things were just not right: the stairs were poorly made. The walls hadn’t been painted properly.
Apple never writes “Apple Store” on it’s signs – it just puts up the glowing, iconic fruit.